– [Instructor] Hello and welcometo another episode of Photo Tools Weekly.In this week’s episodewe’re going to take a look at how we can extendour canvas for design or layout purposes.We’re going to go through a bit of a real world scenariowhere I have this photograph that I capturedand the whole idea with this photographwas to highlight the jewelry,yet the client needs more space around the subjectso that they can add some typographyand they also want the subject to be facingin a different direction.Well here we are inside of Lightroom.
I’ve already done some of my workusing some of the settings in the Basic panel.Here you can see this is the beforeand then now, the after.Basically, warming it up and changing someexposure and contrast settings.The next thing I want to do is flip this horizontallyand a really quick and easy way to do thatis to right click or Control + Click on the image itself.That will then open up this contextual menu.If you go down to that Transform option right here,you have the option to flip this horizontallyand what this will do is it will justflip the image horizontallyand this way the client will like it a lot betterbecause they need her to be facing inand there’s going to be some type over here.
Now there’s another little issue that I need to fix.The backdrop for this photograph was justthis piece of white fabric with sun behind itand you can see that it sort of came up over here.The wind was blowing,so I need to fix that little cornerand also add some more space.To do things like that we are headed to Photoshop.Photo, Edit In, and then choose Photoshop.This sends the image over to Photoshop for usso that we can begin some of our work there.Now when it comes to working on that littleback lower corner of the image,one of the things that we need to dois to figure out how we can do this most quickly.
So there are a lot of different methods we could use,but what I want to do is show you onewhich will allow us to work really quickly.Now that we have the image opened inside of Photoshopwhat we need to do is to first workon this lower corner over here.Now one of the problems with this corner is thatit’s on an edge where we have contrastand we need to figure out how we can fix this really quicklyand one way that we can do thatis with our Quick Select tool.Tap the W keyand then we can make a selection of a good part of the imagethat we want to protect.
In this case, this garment right here.Then next we’re going to invert that selection.So go to Selectand here we will choose Invert.So select whatever’s easiest.In this case, this was easy to selectand then we just flipped that or inverted that.Next step is create a new layerand I’ll call this one R1 for retouching one.Grab my clone stamp tool.Clone stamp, we want to have a brush without much hardnessand probably want a really big brush.Actually that size probably will work well.
100% opacity, that’s fine.And then just Option or Alt + Clickand then we’re going to paint that same exact backgroundthat we have down over that areaand make sure we don’t make any mistakes.Keep making a little mistake there.Option or Alt + Click to set my source areaand that’s because that brush was so big.And then here we have a really nice detailed edge.In other ways that would’ve been super hard to doif we tried to do it just by eyein’ itor doing it by hand,but by making that selectionit allowed us to really fix that little problem area.
Now if you have a problem area like that,you’re confident it’s a goodand you’re ready to move on,what I like to do is merge down.The shortcut for merging down is Command + E on a Macor Control + E on Windowsand that way you won’t have too many layersin your layers stackand it keeps your file a little bit more organized.On the other hand if you’re a little bit worriedthat it may not be good enoughor you may need to change it lateryou can always leave that there.Okay, well next we need to add some spaceas I mentioned before,they just need more white space,more layout space for this image.
So we’ll tap the C key for our crop tool.We’re going to go to Content Awareand because we have this really consistent backgroundif I extend this out,which I know what they need.They need a little bit of space here.They actually need quite a bit aboveand quite a bit to the right.I’m go ahead and just bring that out like thatand then press Enter or Returnand because we have that consistent colorin the background,what this is going to do is extend our crop.Then Photoshop’s going to work some of its magicand analyze the image and say,“Okay, it’s basically this brightness level.”“Gets a little bit darker”“down near the lower portion of the image”and it is going to rebuild or recreate that backdrop.
Alright, so there you have it.We can see that basically what that didis it gave more spaceand then this gives more space so that the clientcan then say Client Nameand whatever they want to have here for this little ad.You can kind of see how this opened up a lot of space.Even though it is an up close portrait,I’m then going to be able to deliver them this filewhere we have this space where they can addsome of their copy and whatnot.Of course they could even add more if they need,but sometimes making little changes like thiscan be really helpful if you really knowthe final intent for the image.
Obviously I wouldn’t have that type layer in it,but I would have the image laid out in this way.Alright, well that’s a wrap for this week.Thanks for joining me.Have a fantastic rest of your dayand I will see you next time.Bye for now.