Photoshop CC 2019 Tutorials - MUST-KNOW New Features in Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Hi. Welcome back to the Photoshop training Channel, I'm mrs. Ramirez in this video I'm going to show you all the new features, of Adobe Photoshop, CC, 2019. This. Will be a comprehensive, guide with. A ton of information so. Make sure that you stick around to the end of, the tutorial, so that you don't miss a thing make. Sure that you let me know in the comments, which, was your favorite, new feature, also. If this, is your first time at the Photoshop training channel don't, forget to click on that subscribe and. Notification. Buttons before. We get started I want to mention that I have time, codes for each of the features in the description, if you're. Watching this video on YouTube then you, can click on the timecode to, jump to that section in the video also. Check, out the links below I've, created, a written, version of this tutorial, you can find it on my website and. I want to point out that I'm working on a pre-release. Version. Of Photoshop, CC 2019, that. Means that I recorded, this video before. The public release which, means that there's a slight possibility that. Some things may be a little different on my version so, I just wanted to throw that out there just in case ok let's. Get started. One. Of the first things that you will notice in the new Photoshop, CC 2019. Is a new home screen this, is what it looks like let's, start by looking at the, tour. If you're, not familiar with Photoshop you might want to take a tour you can click on take tour this. Will open up this file and the. Tour in the, Learn panel, you can see the learn panel here on the right and you, can read. The instructions and then, click on the next button and. Photoshop. Will highlight different panels and tell you what they do you. Can also click on all projects, hit. No and in. The Learn panel you'll see different tutorials, that you can follow along with when, you open up a tutorial you, can follow. All the steps once. You complete the steps you can actually upload, your own image. And redo. The tutorial, with your own images that. Way you better understand, the concepts, so that's, one of the new features in Photoshop CC, 2019. Inside, of the learn panel also. This. Home button in the options bar you. Can click on the home button and go back into the home screen even though a document, is open I also. Want to point out the learn, tab, here on the left hand side when, you click on that you'll also have access to all these tutorials, and if. You click on go to adobe.com. You'll. Come up to the Photoshop tutorials, page on Adobe's website, and, you can watch, more tutorials also. I want to point out that if you go into the Lightroom. CC. Tutorial page. You. Will see a course, that I made and you can watch that for free it's, on the Lightroom cc tutorials. Page on the Adobe website I'll. Place a link down, below in the description but. This is the course beginner photo editing course so, you can just click on a, video watch. It or follow, the written instructions, and you can also download these sample files to follow along so, check them all out but anyway back, to photoshop on the. Left hand side you also have the LR. Photos these are actually the Lightroom photos, that you have stored on the cloud so. I'm, going to go into the home screen and I, want to point out that if you want to disable, the, home screen you can do so by pressing ctrl K command key on the Mac, to bring up the Preferences panel and then click on disable. The home screen I like. The home screen so I'll just uncheck, it and press. Ok, Photoshop. CC has a lot of new features but, it also changes, a lot of the user experience, so, I'm going to spend some time now showing, you the new user, experience, improvements. That, way you're aware of them before you actually start working on your projects. We're, gonna start with the. Modern. Undo, so. I'll create a new adjustment. Layer and I'll just make a few quick, adjustments, now.
You Can simply press ctrl. Z, to undo. Changes. And. Ctrl. Shift Z. To. Redo there. Is no longer the step, backward. Option, under, the Edit menu now. Ctrl, alt Z which, was the old undo, keyboard shortcut simply, toggle the last state and the. Menu, now reads undo, in the name of the command that you're undoing or, redo. In the name of the command that you're redoing so, you no longer have to press ctrl, alt Z to, undo you. Can simply press ctrl. Z. One, of my favorite new features in Photoshop CC, 2019. Is the blending mode preview so. I have two layers a dog, and. This. Graphic. And now. You can, click on the drop down menu, to select the blending mode and simply, scroll, down through the blending modes to get a live preview so. This will make it much faster, for you to find the right blending, mode for your project. Another. Change in user experience comes. With the transformation, if you press ctrl, T command T to transform you. Will notice that now you don't have the, pivot point or the reference point as is also known if, you. Want to enable the reference point you have to click on this check box in, the options bar and there. It is you. Can of course click and drag it to place it somewhere else or you. Can use these boxes. To. Snap the reference point to a particular area for example the, bottom right corner here, it is now. I can rotate from that reference point. One, of my favorite user experience, enhancements, in Photoshop, CC 2019. Is the, ability, to auto commit changes by, simply, clicking outside, of object, boundaries, or anywhere, else in the UI when. You're working with the, crop tool, transformations. Place. Or, text entries let, me show you what I mean by that I'm gonna select the, text. Tool and I, can click on commit. And I. Can add the. Word Auto and then, I'm gonna create. A blind break and, I. Can auto commit this adjustment, without, clicking, on the check box by. Simply, clicking outside of. That, text area notice. On now that committed, to change I can, press the V key on the keyboard to. Select the move tool and move that text around you. Also have this auto commit ability, with transformations, ctrl T commands you to transform, and. If I transform, the text I can. Click outside of. That transformation area, to, commit the change. Same. Thing is true for the crop tool. Click. Right outside and it commits the change and you. Could also do this with placing. Objects so I'm gonna click and drag an image from, the libraries, panel onto my canvas and click right. Off to the side of that image and it commits the changes so, you no longer have to press Enter. Or return in the Mac to commit changes. One. Of the biggest changes in Photoshop, CC 2019. That you will notice if you've been using Photoshop, for a while is the proportional, transform, and it. Can be confusing since, it works differently on, pixel. Text, layers compared. To vector layers so. Let me show you what I mean with a. Regular. Image layer selected, you, could press ctrl, T command T to transform to. Scale the image you can click on a corner handle and notice how I can simply. Scale proportionally. Without, holding the shift key in, previous, versions of Photoshop you had to hold the shift key to, scale proportionately. Now. If, I hold shift and, click and drag on a corner handle I can do a free, scale without scaling proportionately. So, that's the biggest change now you no longer have to hold the shift key to scale and proportion the. Same thing is true when, you're working. With a text layer if, I press ctrl T command T to transform I can, click. And drag on a corner handle and, I. Scale, the. Image in if I, hold alt option, on the Mac as some scaling, I scale in and out of the reference point the reference point is currently in the center so, I go in and out from that reference point right, here now the confusing, part is that when you're working with a vector, layer it. Works differently if you press ctrl T commands you to transform and you, click and drag on a corner handle, I'm, not. Scaling. In proportion. If I, want to scale in proportion, with a vector, layer I have to hold shift then. Scale in proportion, so I think that this is where the confusing part will come into play since.
Scaling, And proportion, works differently, with different layers whereas. Before it worked the same on all layers so. Keep this in mind in case the layers are not transforming, the way that you're expecting, them to. Photoshop. Cc 2019, now truncates. Long, layer names differently, I have. Some long, layer names in this image and if I click and drag the panels you, all see that the layer names are truncated, now, they trunk it from the middle so that you can see the beginning of the layer name and the, ending, in old. Versions of Photoshop the truncation, happen at the end so, you could only see beginning part of the lair if, the beginning part of all your layers was the same it was, difficult to tell which, layer was which but now you, can see the ending, of the layer name as well. In, Photoshop. CC 2019. The text, tool gives you a new feature when. You select the type tool you, can click to type and in, this new version you. Will see dummy text appear, immediately. This is to give you a preview of the size of the text and you can of course come in and adjust the size and. The. Font if you wish and, when. You're ready you can start typing anything, that you like. Once. Again you can commit, the changes by clicking outside. Of the text and there, it is also. Since we're talking about text another, new feature in Photoshop CC 2019. Is that with the move tool selected you can double click on a, piece of text and you can enter the edit mode and adjust. The text if you need to so. Those were some of the user experience enhancements. In Photoshop, CC 2019. Now. Let's, focus on the new features we'll. Start with the small ones and we'll end with the biggest features so stick around to the end. Photoshop. CC 2019, is a great new feature for those of you who are compositing, and, retouching. In Photoshop, so. I have a composite that I made here and sometimes. When you're working on a composite or retouching, you, need to look at an image in a different way so that you can spot mistakes before. You. Could go into image image. Rotation and, flip the canvas. Horizontally. And this, would actually transform. The pixels, and flip. Them horizontally as you saw there was a render, bar so it took some time for Photoshop, to generate, the transformation.
And That, was an actual transformation I actually transform, the pixels I'm going, to undo that in Photoshop. CC 2019. You do not have to transform the pixels all, you have to do is go into view and select, flip. Horizontal. And this, flips the image horizontally but, it's only a preview, I didn't actually change, the pixels, if, I were to close. The file save. It and. Open. It again. You'll. Notice that the file has not been rotated. It was just a preview rotation, and it, happens much faster than. Actually, flipping, the image horizontally so. Take advantage of that if you're compositing, or retouching. Images in Photoshop. Photoshop. CC 2019. Has a new capability for, distributing, objects, across your canvas now, distributing, objects, is not a new feature what's, new is the spacing. Let, me show you what I mean by that I have, four objects, on my canvas and I can select them all by clicking on the top one holding. Shift and clicking on the bottom one and that selects them all with, the move tool selected I, can, then click. On the, distribute. Icons which are found here new. To this version of Photoshop is two icons this, icon which, is distribu, spacing. Vertically, and distribute. Spacing. Horizontally, and this. Three dot icon that shows you all the buttons, so, what. Was in the old version of Photoshop was that you can click on this icon to distribute. The objects in between the. Two objects. On the, far end, now. If, I select the, cat then. Hold control command, on the Mac in hover. Over. The phone you'll, see that the distance between the cat and the phone is 169. Pixels, the. Distance between the cat in the star is a hundred, and fifty four pixels, so, the spacing is not the same if I select the star and then select the paw you'll, see that the spacing between those. Two is a hundred, and eight pixels even. Though the objects, were distributed, in between, the, two layers the, spacing, is not the same so, that's where this new tool comes in if I select the top layer hold. Shift click on the bottom one and then. Go into this icon, I can select distribute, spacing. Horizontally, which, is the same as this icon here so I can click on that the, icons shift and if. I select the cat hold, control command in the Mac you'll see that the space in between the cat in the phone is now a hundred, and forty four pixels so. The objects, were distributed. Equally, amongst, themselves and of, course the same thing will be true if, I were to use the, vertical. Alignment and, this. Option selects what, you're aligning to the selection or the canvass. Photoshop. CC 2019, now allows you to do basic, math in input boxes this, is on all input, boxes let, me show you what I mean by that I can, select any input box like the opacity, input, box and I can do a mathematical, equation so. I can do 100, minus. 38. Hit. Enter. And that gives me the result which is 62%, if I press ctrl T command T to transform and go. Up into the scale, input. Boxes in the options bar, I can, do a mathematical equations. For example 100. Times. Point. 27. Hit, enter and that gives me 27. Percent obviously this feature becomes more useful with different, numbers not 100, because that's really easy to do in your head but you can see the power of being able to do mathematical, equations, on input, boxes you, can add subtract. Divide, and multiply. In Photoshop. CC 2019. You get a useful new feature the. Ability to lock workspaces. You. Might accidentally, click and drag a panel away and, it could be confusing, or time-consuming to, bring it back into place in order, to prevent panels. From moving you, can go into window. Workspace. And at the very bottom of the list click, on lock, workspace. This. Will prevent panels from moving but, you, can still resize, the, panels if you need to. A great. New feature in Photoshop CC 2019. For selecting, color is the. Color wheel color picker if you, go into window. Color. You. Get the color panel, clicking. On the flyout menu will, now give you access to a color wheel you. Can click on it and you can use this color wheel to select the color, clicking.
Around The wheel selects. The hue, moving. Up and down on the triangle controls, the brightness and. Moving. Left to right on the triangle controls the saturation, using. The color wheel helps, you select complementary. Colors much easier for, example if I have blue selected, I can look at the opposite, side of the wheel and see, what colors are complementary. To blue so, yellow in orange. Of course. Photoshop. CC 2018. Introduced, the symmetry, tool as a technology, preview but, it is now a full, feature in Adobe Photoshop CC, 2019. If, you select the, brush, tool in the. Options bar you will see the symmetry icon, clicking. On it will show, you a drop-down, where you can select a symmetry. If I, click on vertical, it'll. Create a vertical symmetry, and what. That means is that I have this line here and I'm gonna paint, on this blank layer, symmetry. Allows, you to paint. In a mirror like, so to, create very. Interesting, designs and. You have a lot of options of how you want to create those designs for, example you can use a spiral, and. Simply. Paint, in on. That, spiral I'm. Gonna undo that, one. Of my favorites is the, radial, you. Can select the number of segments, will start with 5 and press ok and I. Can simply start painting, and creating really, interesting. Designs. Like. So. Can spend a lot of time but these designs are really fun so. I'm gonna press the V key just. So that we can hide the overlay and that's, my design I'm gonna undo that and I'm. Now, gonna try a different symmetry. So I'm going to select the brush tool and, I'm. Gonna try the mandala. And I'll. Increase, the segments, to, 8. Press. Ok and I. Can, paint. Inside. Of that and you start creating these really cool. Designs. Really quickly using, the symmetry tool so, it's now a full, feature you, do not need to enable it in the technology preview. In, Photoshop, CC 2019. You, now have extra, features, in the keyboard shortcuts, menu as you may know you can apply your, own keyboard shortcuts to all the tools and menus inside of Photoshop but, now you, can also add keyboard, shortcuts to your task spaces, that, includes the, selected, mask and the. New content-aware fill I'll. Talk about the new content aware fill tool, next but. I'm just, letting you know in advance that, you can assign your own keyboard shortcuts to, the tools inside. Of that task space. Photoshop. CeCe's 2019, s biggest and best feature is perhaps the new content-aware fill the.
Previous Version of content aware feel didn't give you many options besides a layer mask hack, that you probably saw in one of my older tutorials, and, this. New version of Photoshop, gives you complete, control, over how. Content aware fill works, and it, allows you to work non destructively let. Me first show you how, the old content, that we're Phil used to work it's still available, in Photoshop, CC 2019. In case you want to use it so the, way it work is that you would create a selection, I'm using the lasso tool for that then. You would go into the edit, menu select. Fill. And under. Contents, you would select content, aware and check. On the box press. Ok in Photoshop. Would, analyze the pixels, surrounding, the selection, and use. Those pixels, to fill it in so I'm gonna zoom in so that you can see it. Was a pretty good fill but it's not perfect as you can see also. You notice that we had no options the, only way, that we were able to alter what Photoshop, was sampling was, by using a layer mask now. In the, new version of Photoshop you have complete, control over the. Content aware fill so. What I'm going to do is simply press ctrl Z to undo. Then. I'm gonna go into edit. Content. Aware fill this. Is the new feature in Photoshop CC 2019. You'll, notice that it's a complete, workspace, that, gives us a toolbar the. Working. Document, a, preview. Of what we're doing and options. For the content or fill just. To make sure that we're on the same page I'm going to reset. The. Options, and I'm just going to collapse these. Panels, just so that we're all looking, at the same thing and there's nothing else distracting, us we're. Gonna start with the toolbar on the left hand side you, have different, tools the, ones that you probably know how to use are the hand tool which allows you to click and pan on the image and. The. Zoom tool which allows you to zoom in or zoom. Out. You, can zoom out by holding alt option on the Mac and clicking, you. Can also click and drag for, the scrubby, zoom. Just make sure that this box is checked otherwise, when you click and drag you. Would create a box that, will zoom it into that area if you, click on scrubby, zoom and click, and drag you. Zoom in and out so use the feature that best works for you you then of course have the 100%, view fit. Screen and fill. Screen buttons but. In most cases you'll probably just use a zoom tool I like, to use the spacebar so, hold the spacebar and click and drag to use the pan tool. The. Next tools, in this, panel help you control what Photoshop is sampling, so, the first tool the, sampling, brush tool allows. You to remove. The. Areas, that Photoshop is going to sample from notice. That when I do that Photoshop. Automatically. Updates, the preview you, will notice a rotating. Circle that, means that Photoshop is generating, the preview you, will also notice a warning icon that. Means that you're looking at a low resolution preview. But. Once Photoshop, generates the high resolution preview, that, warning will go away and that's what you're gonna be seeing in the preview window so, watch what happens I'm going to paint release. The mouse button, Photoshop. Will analyze the image once a warning icon is gone then. That's when you're looking at the full resolution preview, by, the way just to be clear anything, that it's in green is what, Photoshop is using, to analyze this. Image when, I paint, I, remove. From. Those, areas that Photoshop is analyzing from, also. Notice that currently, the, subtraction. Button, is enabled if I, hold alt option, on the Mac it, switches over into the add mode. So, I can add to. The sampling area if, I had the, ad, enabled. When I paint I add and when, I hold alt option, on the Mac I subtract. So, pay attention to the buttons that you have selected and, then. Just realize that holding the Alt key will. Select. The opposite, when you release it will return to the selected one and of course you can control the size of the brush with this drop down then. We have the lasso, tool in polygonal, lasso tool notice. That when we select either of these tools we, get more options in the options bar this. Tool allows us to add to. The fill. Area and. Notice that the preview generates automatically, or. We can subtract, from it by holding alt + option, on the Mac so. Something. That I would recommend is, making. Your initial selection once, you're inside of. The. Content aware workspace. Just, refine, it so I always like to keep as much, of the original pixels, as possible, so. I'm refining, the selection, like so, you. Don't have to be very precise but just make adjustments, to the selection so, that it works on your image you.
Also Have this, feather. Option, right now I have a feather set to 2 pixels that simply means that the edge is not sharp it's gonna be blurry by two pixels, I like having just a slight feather just, so there are no sharp lines, when I'm filling so. My, feather set to two but you can change it to whatever works in your case then. We have these buttons that I actually wish, I could see outside of, this tool because I really, like them we have the expanding, contract, expand. Simply, means that the selection is going to expand and contract means, we're going to make it smaller notice, how that changed, that area here, so, I can just come in and just fill, that in and, hold. Alt option, the Mac and, subtract, and by. The way we're expanding, and, contracting by, 3 pixels because that is the number on this drop-down also, something I want to point out is that if I were. To paint with the brush tool like my example remove. The, sampling area from the top there and I. Expanded. My selection. Then. Contracted, my selection, notice how the green comes back so, keep an eye out for that but, anyway now, that you know how the tools work let's. Look at the image see, the preview, and see how we can improve it with the options available so. What, I'm gonna do first is just click on the zoom tool fit the image on screen and, I'm. Just going to paint the areas, away that I don't want Photoshop to sample and I'm gonna zoom in a little bit and. Keep. An eye out for the changes that our courier I don't, want Photoshop to waste time looking at pixels, that it shouldn't use for the fill so, I'm just going to subtract, the sky because, I really, don't want much. Of the sky, to be used they accidentally, deleted too much from the water actually do one put all the water because as you can see he's running and we can see the horizon line, and a little bit of the sky so I can, always add in case. I make a mistake like I just did there so I'm just adding these pixels, in also. I don't want these reflections, so I'm gonna subtract, all this. From. The sampling. Area and. It. Looks like I accidentally, zoomed in so let me just set that back to 100%, and. Maybe. Even zoom out just a little bit further, sorry. About that accidentally, zoomed in but anyway here we are and, it's. Looking, much better so. What I'm gonna do now is explain, what all these options do show, sampling, area simply means show. The, green areas, what we're sampling that's. All that does then. We have the sampling options, in. The sampling options you, can reduce the opacity of. That, green I like, 50% so that's where I'll leave it you, could also change the color to something else so maybe red. Yellow. Whatever, works for your image, the, default, green works great in this example and then, what. It indicates in this case it's indicating. What Photoshop is sampling, to generate the fill you. Could also select excluded. Areas so. The areas, that Photoshop, is not analyzing. In this, case sampling, areas works so that's what I'll select, then. We have the fill settings and this is where the real power of the new content-aware fill comes in let's. Start with color adaptation, color, adaptation. Allows. Contrast. And brightness to adapt, for a better match good. For feeling contents, with gradual, color or texture changes, so. You can just click on the drop down and select the. Different settings notice. When I select the setting it automatically, changes. The preview and. I can just click on these and see if any of these give me a better result for, an image like this I think that the, default, setting is perhaps the best but.
You Can switch, them around in your image to see what it works better also. We. Have rotation. Adaptation. Rotation. Adaptation, allows. The contents, you rotate for a better match is good, for filling content, with rotated, curves or patterns in this, case it can actually align, these, lines that you see there so, I can just select something like medium. And see how that adjusts a rotation, that might be too much so maybe bring it down to low. And see how that works it's really doing a lot of damage here in the horizon so maybe leaving. It at none is probably best and I. Can then use the other options, for example scale. Scale. Allows, the content, to resize, for, a better match it's, good for filling content, with repeating, patterns of different sizes or under, perspective, so, if I click on that notice, how it matches the. Lines much better, we. Also have the mirror option, which simply allows the, horizontal. Flip of content, for a better match so I can click on that and see if it makes any change and it. Does but I'm not happy with it so I'll return back to, mirror now. That I've made all these adjustments I can actually come back and see if color adaptation, gives me better results by using high. Or. Very, high and. I. Actually kind of like fast so I'll leave it at very high now. That I've made all these changes, I can select, the output settings, how. Do I want to output this. Adjustment, on a, duplicate, layer meaning, I'll duplicate, the original and apply the change or, I can. Simply, create. A new layer and fill those. Pixels, in that have changed on that layer. Or. On the current layer I like, working non-destructively so. I'll select either new layer or duplicate. Layer in, this case new layer will work so, I'll select that then, I'll press ok notice. That a new layer. Was created. With. That. Pixel, information and, I'll zoom in so that you could see it there. It is and. You. Can see the. Result I'm, going to press ctrl D command D to deselect the. Great thing about using a layer, is that. You, can also create a layer mask and, then paint with black in.
Areas. To. Reveal, some. Of the original pixels in case you need to in this case we don't need to but that option is there now. I know that that was sort of a long-winded explanation. Of how the, tool works but, now I want to show you the real power of this tool by showing you a few more samples so, I'm gonna go into this image, here, which, will really show the power of this tool so, I'm going to zoom in to this, area, here and if, I wanted to remove this, ban from, the image I would, need to make a selection around it of course I already have a, premade. Selection, just to save time so I'm gonna go into select load. Selection and. I'll. Select the. Selection title van and press ok it's just a selection that's all that is I just made a selection before I started the tutorial, to save some time and if. I were to select the background layer use the keyboard shortcut, shift & backspace to, bring up the fill window and select. Content aware you. Will see that the original content aware fill wouldn't, work because, it's sampling, all these pixels from different areas and again there, was a masking. Hack that you can use to. Force, Photoshop, to use certain pixels, but now we don't have to worry about that so I'm gonna undo that fill and then, just go into edit, content. Aware fill and. I'm. Gonna, find. That van there it is and I'm, just gonna make a couple of changes to the, selection so I'm gonna select a lasso tool and I'm. Just going to remove some pixels. That. I. Want. To keep, something. Like that maybe. I'll remove some of these so, I'll click, and drag. To. Remove some of these pixels as well there. It is now, if I click. On the reset button and all these I can. Zoom, in and, find. That area here it is so, Photoshop, is not doing that good of a job of course because I'm selecting all these different pixels that really don't have anything to do with the. Background that I'm trying to replace so. I'm going, to zoom, out and. I'm. Just gonna paint, with, this brush and I'm just gonna subtract all the pixels that are not necessary, to sample from so. All these, pixels, here are really, not necessary, for the sample. Notice. That as I'm doing that the, previous, updating, and it's already giving me much better results, in continue. To paint areas away that don't work for the sample source. Like these areas here and also. I'm, gonna zoom in so that you could see what I'm doing. So. I'm just trying to keep the pixels that look. A lot like the areas, it will be under that van and. If. You see any problem areas and try to find them on the pixels that Photoshop is sampling and then. Just simply paint those out so, I. Think that's already, pretty good and then of course I can use all these different settings like maybe try to scale and see how that works that looks pretty good maybe mirror flip. Things around and see if that gives us any, better result, if. They don't then, uncheck them and continue, fine-tuning, the different settings to get a good result I don't, think I need to rotate pixels, in this case so I'll just bring it back to none and what I'll do is I'll just keep looking, for. The best areas. To sample, pixels from. You'll. Remove some of these pixels and I. Think that something like this could work so I can just press OK and. Notice. Now how that's a much better fill than what. Photoshop gave me with the old. Content-aware. Fill. And. Of. Course it's on, its own layer and you can always come in and fine-tune, it if you need to I'm.
Going To show you another quick example just, to show you different ways that this. Tool Works so if I wanted to keep this, pattern, as design but I wanted to remove this person's hand let me show you how you could do that I could, simply make a quick, selection, using the lasso tool around, that area. Like. So and. Actually maybe even fine-tune, it a little bit before we go into the content, aware fill let. Me show you what the old content-aware fill looks, like so I'm gonna hold shift and backspace to bring it up and I, already have it selected so I'll press ok and you, can see that it didn't do that good of a job so. Now I'm going to undo, that and I'm, gonna go into edit content. Aware fill and. You'll. See the results there I'll zoom in so. That you could better, see the results and. I can start telling Photoshop what not to sample I don't want any of this Center area, to be sampled, I obviously, don't want his hand to be sampled, so I'm just painting those away just. So that we work with the areas that we really want. I can start fine-tuning, the image I know, that I want scale. Enable, because I want Photoshop to be able to resize, some of those pixels so that it fits better I know, that may be mirroring, could work so I'll check mirror and. Notice that by doing that the. Image is starting to look much much better see that and then. I can adjust color adaptation, rotation. Adaptation, and see if that works, I'll leave color adaptation, to default, for now and I'll, start changing, the rotation. Adaptation, settings to see if it gives me a better result and even though this is not perfect it's. Still looking pretty good so, I'll just keep adjusting the, settings and see if they make any more positive, changes. Setting. It too high is pretty. Good looking, at this area here in I'm not liking what that what's going on there so what I'll do is I'll adjust the selection so maybe I'll subtract, from. This area and see if it improves it, and. It's. Much better it's not perfect but I think it's better and. I just want to make it clear that you'll, probably never get a perfect, fill, with, a complicated, pattern like this but. You can already see the power of content-aware, because. I can, press ok I get. A new layer and, then. I can start working on the, finer details, so, one of the things that I could do is maybe make an elliptical, marquee, selection.
Hold. The spacebar, so. That I can move, the selection as, I'm creating it and I. Can. Right-click on it and select transform. Selection that's, something that a lot of people don't know it, allows me to transform, the selection as I'm creating it and I can. Distort. It and. Also. Use the warp, to. Warp, it so that it fits. The. Area, that I'm trying to select so I'm just trying to select around these. Golden circles. To get a perfect selection on this, example so I'll just stop, it here and just. Create, a, layer. Mask and then clip, this. Fill layer to, it ctrl. Alt G command option G on the Mac and, there. It is all you would need to do now is simply come in and fine-tune, the finer details, to make sure that areas. Like this. Are fixed. Which is a lot easier than filling, the rest and if you're wondering how to do that there's a lot of ways you can clone, for example, so I can take from that area and start. Cloning things away and just. Fine-tune it as best as you can. Also. I'm gonna delete this layer and I just want to show you one other thing if you have a layer mask active and. You. Use. The content, aware fill. Then. Those areas, will not be visible and you. Will not be able to use them pass the, source in the fill so. I'm not really looking for settings that work I just wanted to show you that you. Could also make a fill when you have a layer mask active in how that feature reacts to it. Photoshop. CC, 2019. Introduces, the brand-new frame tool it's the newest addition to the toolbar you, can see it here, this is a frame tool you can select it by clicking on, it or pressing, K on the keyboard the. Frame tool allows, you to create placeholder. Images, and you, can easily replace, the contents, in the future if. You've ever used a frame tool in Adobe InDesign then. You're probably already familiar with the function in this. Tutorial I'm going to show you two examples so, that you understand, why. You would want to use this tool but, before we get into that I'm just gonna start with a very basic, example so. That you understand, how the tool works then. We'll worry about why you want to use it in this. Image, I have a blank layer a fill. Layer for a background so I can change the color if I want to and. Then a pixel, layer and a. Smart object so I'm going to disable all the layers and then just work with, my. Background, and this blank layer then. With the frame tool selected, you can look at the options bar and decide if you're going to create a rectangular, frame or an, elliptical, frame, let's. Start with a rectangular, frame so I'll select that then. I'm just going to click and drag in, the canvas, notice.
That In the layers panel now, I have, a new layer type this is a frame layer I can, tell that is a frame layer because, I can see this icon here on the bottom right that indicates. That this is a frame is, simply, a square, with, an X on it which looks a lot like the frame that I have here so. This frame is an image placeholder and. What that means is that I can go into my libraries, panel and. I can click and drag any, image, I want onto it notice. That the image was automatically, resized, to fit the height of the frame notice. The layers panel there's this white focus, there's white outline that is really important, when I'm working with a frame layer because you, can either affect the frame. The. Content, inside of the frame or if, I hold shift and, click on both I can adjust both at the same time so, first I'm just going to select the. Content the, image if. I press ctrl T command T to transform I can, of course move. It. And transform. It if, I click, outside the bounding box I commit the changes you, can see the outline of the image here if, I, wanted to fit the image on to the frame again I cannot, do it automatically, I have to do it by hand so I would have to press ctrl, T command T to transform and try. To match. It. Also. I can. Click on the frame notice. A white outline on the frame then. I can click and drag on the corner handles to adjust the. Shape of the frame, if. I. Hold shift and, click on the. Frame and then. The content, the image and press. Ctrl T commands you to transform, I can scale both at. The same time. Frames. Were designed to be used with, images. And smart objects currently, the. Content, is a smart object but it's actually linked, to the cloud which is why you see this icon here I'm, going to delete, this, frame, then. I'm going to, select. The. Elliptical. Frame, click. And drag to create one and notice that we now have a circle. If. I disable the background. Enable. This pixel. Layer I can, click, and drag it, on to the frame and notice. That it gets placed inside. Of it also, notice, that this time it was not automatically, resized, because, we brought it in from, the layers panel if I were to bring it from an external source like the libraries panel or a file in my computer it, will resize it accordingly so. Just, note the difference also. Notice another thing that happened this, became, a smart object which, means that we can transform. It non-destructively, so, I can scale it way down if I want to and then. Scale. It up again, and I will not. Get. Any pixelation, because, smart objects allow me to work non destructively that. Also means that I can double click on this smart object and it, opens up in a new tab and I, can make an adjustment layer like a gradient. Map adjustment layer, and I'll, change it to a different color just so that you can see and I. Can close it save. It. And it gets applied on to my frame I can, also of course use, a filter, so maybe filter. Stylize. Find. Edges and. Here. It is here's my find edges filter and of. Course I can click and drag it into the, trash icon to delete it so, I'm just making it clear that it's a regular smart object inside of that frame now, also. You can work with a smart object directly, so. I have this smart object here if I double click on it you, can see what it looks like I have an adjustment layer I have, this, layer and the background. Another. Way of creating a frame is by simply clicking and dragging over, an image or a smart.
Object And that creates, the frame so, frames only work with images smart objects not, vectors not text layers or any other kind of layer also. If you don't have a frame selected, and you, have the frame tool selected, you can click once. To select. The frame, double-click. To select the contents, notice. The white outline the focus when, I double clicked on it it moved, over onto the, content, when, the content, is selected, if I double click on it again it selects, both the content, and the, frame and, I can adjust them accordingly, also. If I have the content, selected, I can select the frame by clicking once on the outline and that selects, the frame and I can adjust the frame if I need to so. This is just a basic example of, how the frame Tool Works so. What I'm gonna do now is show you a couple projects that will demonstrate how this Tool Works so, I'm gonna go into this. Example, and in. The old days if you are designing a website or, any type of design sometimes. The, images, will not be ready in time so you might be waiting for a photographer, for, a designer or somebody to create an image so. What you would do is just create a placeholder image, so in this case I have these images as placeholders and what you will do is delete, these images, and replace, them with the final images when they came in so. What I'll do now is just delete this, group because we don't need it and what, the frame tool is designed to do is to, create. Those placeholder, images, but, then make them smart, so that you could easily update, the content, so. I'm. Going to click on the rectangular. Option. And I'm, going to click and drag to, make my frame there. It is I can give it a name if I want to and I'm. Just going to create all these frames and, that's. All I need to do now, instead. Of deleting the frames and. Replace it with the final content, I can, actually drag and drop the final content onto the frames so. As you. Saw I can go into a libraries, panel and I. Can click and drag an image, onto a frame and adjust it accordingly, I, could. Also from the properties, panel. Select. The frame and. Use. The insert, image command, to. Find an image to place onto that frame I can, select find an Adobe stock which, opens, up a browser on the other we stock website and you can find images there you. Can select open libraries, which simply, opens the libraries panel. You. Could also place from local disk either, as an embedded file or linked, embedded. Files simply means that the file will be embedded. Into your working Photoshop, document, linked. Means, that Photoshop will reference an external, file so. It will not be embedded, into, the working Photoshop document so. I'll select the, embedded, option for this example, and. In this folder I have an image of me that I can select and click on place and of, course I can click and drag it and adjust it accordingly, but I'm not going to waste any time for that in this example because it's not necessary I do, want to point out the other options. Inside. Of the properties panel I also, have the ability to add a stroke, so I can just select, the color for my stroke then. Select a width and then.
Select A placement, so either inside. Center. Or. Outside. Then. We have layer comps these are very powerful so. I'll come back to those in just a second I'll explain commands, first, command. Gives, us two buttons edit, contents, and convert. To length if, I click on to edit contents, it just opens up my smart object and I can edit it if I need to that's. The same thing as double-clicking, on the smart. Convert. To linked will. Open the save as window so. That we can save this embedded. Object as an external, file. So. To do that I would have to give it a name so I can just call it image. The. Name is not important, save. It notice, that the icon changes, from smart. Object to a little chain icon which means that this is now a, linked. Object, so. When I double-click on it and open it I'm opening up that external file and now. That this is a link smart object I have a button that reads embedded, so, if I click on it and now, converts, it into a smart object inside. Of this document so. That's what those buttons do so we're now going to talk about the layer comp which is a really powerful feature so. What I'm gonna do is go into file new and. Just. Click on create and I have a document and I'm, just going to place several. Images, onto, this document. The. Images are really not that important, I just want to have three. Different images so that you, can see how this works. So. I have three images and, they're covering the, entire document and again it the content is really not that important, so, with these three images selected, I'm gonna, go into, window. Layer. Copps layer. Comes allow you to basically, create a screenshot, of, your layers panel you can control the visibility of, the layer the. Position, and layer, styles, which, includes blending, modes in this, case to make things very simple, we're gonna create layer comps, that simply, control. The, visibility, of the layers so. What I'm gonna do is click on this new icon and the new layer comp window will come up and I. Can choose what to say visibility, position, or appearance in this, case we're only gonna worry about visibility, so, I'll call this layer comp Ally I'll disable, the ally image, and enable. The image below this. Next, layer comp I will call cracks and. This. Final, layer comp I will call beach. Then, I can save this image I'll. Save. S and, I. Can just call it main. Graphic. So. I'm gonna close it go. Back into my working. Design and I can click on the frame for this main graphic here then. I can go into the properties panel and click. On, place. From local disk embed and I, can open that main. Graphics, dot PSD file I just created and, click on place and there it is if I. Click on this frame, then. Go. Into the properties panel you can see that in the layer comp section. I have this drop down and I can select the. Ally cracks. And beach so. I can select Ally and it, changes to the photo of the Ally I can. Select cracks. And it changes into the photo of the cracks and I. Can select beach and it changes into the photo of the beach obviously, so, it's a very powerful feature that you can use with frames, layer comes and smart objects in this. Next example I'm, going to show you how you can create frames, from text and shape layers so. I have this. Shape, layer here, if. I, select the, direct. Selection tool you can see that it's simply a shape and, if. I disable this, pixel, layer and right click on that, shape I can select, convert, to frame give. It a name if you want to impress okay and that. Shape is now, the, frame that. Means that I can go into the libraries, panel and simply, click and drag an image onto that frame and place. That image on that frame. You. Can do the same thing with a text. Layer so with. This. Text layer selected, I can. Right. Click and select, convert. To frame give. It a name if you want to and press ok and that. Is now a frame as well so.
I Can select a different image drag, and drop it onto that frame now. To be frank with you I probably, wouldn't, use the, text feature simply. Because I like flexibility. And I like to work non-destructively. I can't, change the text if I made a typo or if, my client, wants change the text so, it'll create more work so, I'll show you what I like to do instead I'm going to press ctrl Z several. Times to undo those changes and. I'm. Simply gonna drag that same, image and drop. It right above that layer then. I'm. Simply, gonna press ctrl, alt, G command option. G on the Mac to create a clipping mask and that, gives me exactly, the same effect, the. Advantage, is that I can double click on the layer and change. The word to something else. And, I can resize it as well of course, so. We have a little more flexibility, when you're working with clipping, masks, and text, but, using the frame feature is yet another option that Photoshop gives you to work with, text, and images, and there, it is I hope that all these Photoshop, CC, 2019. Tutorials, helped, you understand, the new features, let. Me know in the comments down below which, one was your favorite, also, if this is your first time at the Photoshop training channel then don't forget to click on that subscribe and, notification. Buttons thank. You so much for watching and I will see you at the next tutorial.