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Advanced Photoshop CC for Design Professionals Digital Classroom by Jennifer Smith, AGI Creative Team

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Lesson 6: Painting and Retouching

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In this lesson, you will discover how to manipulate the pixels in your image to create realistic retouching.

What you’ll learn in this lesson:

  • Using the content-aware tools
  • Combining images
  • Adjusting the tonal values
  • Using the Clone tool

Starting up

Before starting, make sure that your tools and panels are consistent by resetting your preferences. See “Resetting Adobe Photoshop CC preferences” in the Starting up section of this book. You will work with several files from the advps06lessons folder in this lesson. Make sure that you have loaded the advpslessons folder onto your hard drive from www.digitalclassroombooks.com/cc/advphotoshop. For more information, see “Loading lesson files” in the Starting up section of this book.

Content Painting tools

In this lesson, you will use a variety of the healing and retouching tools available in Photoshop to improve an image. In addition to the healing and retouching tools, you will activate an additional option, called Content-Aware, that allows the tools to be cognizant of the pixels surrounding your selection.

The Content-Aware features dramatically simplify the process of removing objects from an image or even expanding the boundaries of a cropped image. You will have an opportunity to take advantage of the capabilities in this lesson.

Retouching an image

In this part of the lesson, you will ...

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