Photoshop is an amazing tool that most photographers find themselves using on a daily basis. It has countless features, and with the new Photoshop CC, more are added with each update. As a beginner to the program, it can get a little overwhelming on where to start learning all of the complex elements. In this, video you will see 10 of the features you need to know.
1. The Liquify Tool for Faces
One of the newer features to Photoshop. This tool automatically identifies faces within an image and allows you to make adjustments to the size and shape of specific facial features.
2. Color Lookup Tables
This allows you to take the color grading from a select image and somewhat copy it over to another image.
3. Selection Moving and Transforming
Using the marque tool is a fast and easy way to make selections. But by using the spacebar and a right-click, you can also make a quick move and edit to the selection without starting over.
4. Frequency Separation
It's more of technique rather than a feature, but this process is used by many professionals and is one of the best ways to retouch an image.
5. Using Calculations to Select Hair
Making selection of hair is one of the hardest sections to make within Photoshop. By using the calculations tool, it can be a lot easier.
6. Selective Sharpening
This is a way for you to quickly apply sharpening to certain areas of an image while either leaving the rest of the image alone or applying a different level of sharpening.
7. Color Range Within a Mask
Using a color range to make quick selections is an amazing feature, but this feature is also built directly into the masking tool. This allows you to quickly make masks based on a color range.
8. Curves Adjustment Layers
Curves are a very powerful tool that allow you to quickly change the contrast and/or color of an image
9. Adjustment Layers and Blend Modes
Adjustment layers can be used to make changes to an image, but by combining those with blend modes, you can open up a lot more possibilities.
10. Camera Raw
The video shows you how to access the Camera Raw tool even when not using a raw image. This allows you to use the easy and useful sliders to adjust an image.