Overview of innovations in Photoshop CS5

My article will be about innovations in Photoshop.

Content Aware Fill – Fill based on image content
– This is a new tool that allows you to remove unnecessary elements in the image by simply removing them. The background under these elements will be drawn based on the content.

Highlight the part of the image you want to fill. It would be better if the selection will be a little more than the element that you want to remove.
Select Edit ->Fill (Edit -> Fill) or click Delete
In the Use list, select Content-Aware (Subject to content) – seamlessly fills the selection with the surrounding image.

Sometimes, after using such a fill, there may remain artifacts that can be easily removed by the same tool or by others.

Spot Healing Brush tool with a tick Content Aware
– gives about the same effect as the previous tool.
Here is how this tool works:

Take the tool Spot HealingBrush (Spot Healing Brush)

Select brush size and tick – Content Aware (including content)

Swipe the area you want to hide.

HDR Toning
High Dynamic Range Imaging, HDRI or simply HDR is a common name for imaging and video technologies whose brightness range exceeds the capabilities of standard technologies.

If you want to make an HDR image, then you need several shots taken in one place with different exposures. Then all these pictures can be added to Photoshop and through the menu FileAutomateMergetoHdr merge into one.

If you want to get an imitation of HDR from just one image, then a new correction has been added to Photoshop – HDR Toning.

Open the image.
Go to Image menu -> Adjustments ->HdrToning (Image -> Correction -> HDR)

SectionEdge Glow (Glow edges):
Radius – Changes from 1 to 500. Determines the size of the area affected by the correction;
Strength – varies from 0.1 to 4.0. The power of color correction.

SectionToone andDetail (Tone and details):
Gamma (Gamma) – Parameter varies from 0 to 10. Lower gamma values ​​emphasize the middle tones of the image, and higher values ​​highlight shadows and light tones;
Exposure – Changes from -5 to +5. Sets different exposure values. Higher values ​​— brighter image;
Detail – Changes from -100 to +300. The greater the value, the clearer and sharper the details become and vice versa;
Shadow – Changes from -100 to +100. The greater the value, the brighter the areas in the shadows become;
Highlight (Light tones) – Changes from -100 to +100. The higher the value, the brighter the areas with light tones become.

Color section(Colour):
Vibrance – Changes from -100 to +100. The greater the value, the richer the bright colors become;
Saturation – Changes from -100 to +100. The higher the value, the more saturated all the colors of the image. A value of -100 is a b / w image.

Toning Curve and Histogram section (Toning curves and histogram):
You can also make the image lighter or darker using graphics
You can also use a set of blanks – Preset.

Mixer brush
In Photoshop CS5 several new types of brushes were added. Now they resemble real brushes:

A new tool has also been added. Mixer Brush (Mix brush), imitating the work of this artistic paint brush. This tool can mix colors, change the humidity of the brush.

Tool Mixer brush is in the same group with the tools  Brush (Brush), Pencil (The pencils Color Replacement (Color replacement).

Tool settings:

Thanks to this brush, any photo can be turned into painting.
Open any image. I will have this:

Create an empty new layer.
Take the tool MixerBrush (Mix brush)
On the menu Window -> Brush (Window – Brush) choose such a brush and settings:
Bristles – Number of Bristles
Length – The length of the brush.
Thickness – Brush Thickness
Stiffness – Makes the brush more dense
Angle – the rotation of the brush

Before drawing in the settings, put a tick – Sample All Layer
In the list of blanks, select the option Wet (Wet).
Ink Transparency Flow (Pressure) reduced to 40.

Adjust the thickness of the brush, if necessary, and make strokes on the layer.
You can periodically change the brush settings, its thickness. And also choose some other brush types depending on your image. I did everything with one brush, changing only its settings.
When you make strokes on a layer, take a sample of the color of the image. Alt + click on the desired color.
A couple of minutes of effort and this is what happened:

Puppet Warp – puppet warp.
On the image are placed the control points for which in the future it will be possible to pull.
Open the image. I will have this:

Select the object over which you plan to deform
I singled out a tool QuickSelection(Quick selection) – M function key

Press Ctrl + J to cut and immediately paste the selected object onto a separate layer.
Load the selection again by left-clicking on the top layer while holding Ctrl
Hide the visibility of the top layer and select the bottom layer.

The selection needs to be slightly extended, as we will now use the Content-Aware Fill feature, discussed today in paragraph 1.
Select -> Modify ->Expand (Selection – Change – Expand) 10 pixels.
Now delete the selection by clicking Delete. In the Use list, select Content-Aware.

Now turn on the visibility of the upper layer and make it active by clicking on it.
Edit ->PuppetWarp (Editing -> Puppet Warp)
Arrange the nodal points in the image. If you need to delete one of the points, right-click on it -> Delete Pin.

Now you can grab any point and move it in the right direction. It is very interesting. Let Bart finally catch this dollar:

After the deformation, click on Enter and that’s it.

Content-Aware Scale
Another feature that has been added to the menu. Edit ->ContentAwareScale (Edit -> Scale based on content). This feature allows you to reduce / increase the size of the image without changing important details, such as people, animals, etc.
Normal scaling changes the size of the pixels uniformly, and the Content-Aware Scale mainly affects the pixels in those areas that do not contain important information.
If you want to protect important details manually, the Content-Aware Scale feature allows you to add an alpha channel as protection during resizing.
Open the image. I took this:

To be able to use Content-Aware Scale, remove the lock from the layer by clicking on it 2 times with the left key -> Ok
Menu Edit ->ContentAwareScale (Editing -> Scaling based on content)
Size can be increased:

Or vice versa decrease:

Well, if you manually need to protect any part:
Select it first
Save selection via menu Select -> Save Selection(Select -> Save Selection).
Name the selection and click OK.
Remove selection by pressing Ctrl + D

When you resize using the Content-Aware Scale, pay attention to the Protect setting. Your selection will appear in the list.

Lense correction
The Lens Correction filter allows you to rotate the image, align the perspective, automatically trim the edges of the image, add vignetting, transform.

The filter is in the menu. Filter ->LensesCorrection (Filter – Distortion Correction)

Now about the Lens Correction filter settings:

Settings panel. Bookmark Custom (Client):

ListSetting (Settings) – List of saved settings.
Remove Distortion (Correction of distortions) – approximation / distance of the lens.
Chroma sectionticAberration (Chromatic aberrations) – Corrects the size of one color channel relative to another.
Vigne sectiontte (Vignetting) – adds vignettes – i.e. makes the edges of the image darker or lighter:
Amount (Strength) – Vignettes are darker or lighter;
Midpoint — Lays the vignettes closer to the middle or to the edges;
Trans Sectionform (Transformation):
Vertical Perspective (Vertical Perspective) – tilts the camera up or down;
Horizontal Perspective (Horizontal Perspective) – Setting allows you to correct the perspective due to the horizontal deflection of the camera;
Angle – rotates the image to change the angle of the camera or correct the horizon line;
Scale (Size) – Uniform image scaling
Here is what it will look like:

And after:

Rule of Thirds Crop Tool
The rule of thirds is one of the key rules of composition in photography. The rule of thirds makes it possible to more strongly convey the natural perception of the human eye on certain parts of the image.
The rule of thirds is an imaginary grid that you put on top of the image to divide it into nine equal squares. The four points at which these lines intersect are focal points.
When there is one object in the picture, it is best to place it on the left side of the frame. The exception is the cultures in which the information is read from right to left, in these cases the object located to the right will make a greater impression.

In Photoshop CS5 to the tool Crop (Crop) such a grid has been added.
Take the tool Crop (Cropping)

After creating a rectangular area on the image with this tool, a grid should appear.
If the grid does not appear, on the settings panel in the list Crop Guide Overlay select – Rule of thirds (Rule of thirds)

Author: Grandma Oksana (neon ka).

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