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How to create a winter scene in Adobe Photoshop CC using Adobe Stock images and a 3D object from PixelSquid.com
3D object I downloaded from PixelSquid
First of all I downloaded two images from Adobe Stock website. I downloaded those files as preview files and after I tried them out I licensed them directly within Adobe Photoshop CC:
Right Click on a image in your library panel you want to license > License Image
Double click on your licensed image (in the library panel)
To bring another file into your document from your library panel > Click on the image > Drag into your document
Using the Quick Selection Tool select Santa Claus and the reindeer? (don’t worry if your selection is not perfect. You will be able to fix it later on)
Select > Select and Mask
Change the View Mode to Onion Skin and Moon Transparency Slider all way to the right 100%. This way you will be able to see the background layer and make all the necessary corrections toyour initial selection right away.
Zoom In your document
Using the Brush Tool correct your selection (switch between “+” and “-” if needed to correct the selection)
After you are happy with your selection switch to the Refine Edge Brush Tool
Switch View Mode to Black and White
Using the Refine Edge Brush Tool clean up the edges of your selection.
After you are happy with your final selection change the Output Setting to New Layer with Layer Mask
Click on the Mask Icon (Santa Layer) > Gradient Tool with Black color
Correct the part between snow under the reindeer and background snow line (simply paint it out using gradient tool)
Previously I downloaded a 3D object from PixelSquid.com and now I will simply click on this object (snow) and object will be added to my document
Now I will rotate my 3D object, also will Switch to High Resolution and remove the Shadow
Resize your 3D object using the Free Transform tool
Delete the Hidden Layer from Layer Panel
Window > Adjustments
Color Lookup Adjustment
Adjustments > Curves
Adjustments > Brightness / Contrast
Make 3D object layer’s opacity = 67%
Now your image is ready
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How to add a sunset effect in Adobe Photoshop with only in one step
The above image was taken in the evening through a glass window with MANY PEOPLE around me so I did not have time to adjust my camera settings. Thanks to Adobe Photoshop I can improve my image (because I know how warm and beautiful the sunset looked and I want to make my photo looks as close to original condition as possible).
You can change the layer’s opacity (if needed)
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From earliest recorded time on earth people have been trying to express, capture, the moment, emotions, and their lifestyle. From century to century people developed new skills, new style bringing art to the next level…year by year, decade by decade, century by century.
We are lucky to live in the 21st century with all the available technology that gives us the possibility to combine different types or media from traditional methods of painting to photography and digital painting.
In this book we will discover beautiful the world of painting using digital technology such as Photography and Adobe Photoshop CC.
File Saving Options in Adobe Photoshop CC
One of the basic “intelligent” rules in Adobe Photoshop is setup the right (and that means >>> right for you) saving options. And this is NOT something that you’ll remember to do later on. Just do it NOW. It will make your life easier and your files more protected.
Here is my preference in File Saving Options in Adobe Photoshop CC.
Never Save (If I go with this option I am at risk of losing my work)
Always Save » This is my preference (In this case my files will be saved all the time so I am protected against losing my file/work)
Ask When Saving (if I go with this option it will slow down my workflow. Could you imagine clicking every single time on Save/Don’t save?)
√ Save As to Original Folder
√ Save in Background
Always Save » My option
Ask When Saving
√ Use Lower Case
The last option in File Saving Options is VERY important: Automatically Save Recovery Information Every 5, 10,15,30, 1 Hour.
With this option if your computer crashes when you are working on your file, the next time you open your Photoshop your latest autosaved version of your file will be opened as well.
I setup this option to Automatically Save Recovery Information Every 5 minutes.
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