TruCUT RDWorks (2nd Part) Prep Images with Photoshop (Part 3) Cut and Engrave Mini-Series

rdworks prepping photoshop

When it comes to prepping images for engraving, having a more sketch type style has a great final look.

You should notice that when you engrave images, the less variation you have in your tones from light and dark the better the final result looks.

This video is part of a Mini-Series.
Next video covers EP – Within Gimp.
Previous video covered EP – Within Photoshop.

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Okay. Hi there, guys. This is part two of it and prepping your image for engraving within Photoshop. But before that, let's have a quick intro first. Yes. Mm. So today's video can be found on softwaretraining.co.za c o dot z. We make sure needs to watch problem solving videos. And we also daily updates always back in the programme. Yeah, and I like I mentioned this continuation of the Photoshop series. We're doing our Photoshop, but rather on prepping your images for engraving. So now we've already got our layers set up here, so we've got a nice outline. But now what we wanna do is we want to clean up the image. So in order to do that, we wanna have our brush tool selected, which is b the shortcut. Paintbrush. Our foreground. As we said, two white. So many ways to go about it. I simply just normally keep halting. Select a nice white area, and it's set. Then you also want to be able to sit your brush size, which over year we can see we've got a few different options. You can also set your brush, hardness and stuff, then right click and do the same thing years. You can set up the hardness and, uh, brush size. Or do you, as usual, open and closing brackets to adjust the scale. Then you simply just left click and start painting in. Now, if for some reason your bags and go over the head like I mentioned the previous video, you can simply just go to your, uh, razor tool saying that we are on a separate layer and setting your breast size. We can paint that back out again, Then go back to your paintbrush and carry on. So I'm just gonna pause the video while I do this. So it takes quite some time, but I'll be back with you guys now. Yeah. Now, back in years, you know, we've cleaned up a bit, something to keep in mind, and sometimes these small areas can be problematic. So what you wanna do is you wanna zoom in on the on these actual areas, set your brush, and then clean up between them as well that when your final cut does not show up. Obviously, like I said, if you can even do it two year like onto the line which sometimes looks nice. And then you come in here, you raise it afterwards and you just scale the brush it down and go quite tightly on this. You'll see that nice black room jobs back and engraving. She say within engraving. That's normally quite important. But I'm not gonna go into too much depth on a nice clean up. So this is just a sample of a process. Now, once that is done, what I like to do I will make a duplicate of this group. So right, click it on the fold itself a duplicate group. Just say okay. And then I like to sit there sometimes to, um, multiply in case it was not dark enough. If I hide this little I and put it back on, you can see how it really pumps up the darkness. So the pain on your image But this sometimes works quite well for me. Then what I'll do is I'll make another duplicate or rather, I'll just select. Both of them were keeping shifting or click one shift, click the next and you're right, Click and then we want to go to merge layers. So now we've got a single layer. All those things and I'll duplicate. This is a bit complicated process the India, but it does bring good results. Then, with a new duplicated one, I'm gonna to lay a mode again and then I wanna set it to linear light. Now, if I zoom in here on an image, you guys will notice whether it's on and off height really cleans up the lights. And then once you have your image the way you like it and you've cleaned it up, you can still play with brightness and that if you want, But in general this will be good enough for engraving. Then you wanna save your file or export it so I'll go to file and the export of a PNG. Then I'll name my father whatever I want. I'm just put you at the end, leaving them Sam and call it, um, grave. And then he is for Photoshop. Say that And then, yeah, you've got found out. That's really pretty much for engraving. Well, otherwise, if we head here to softwaretraining.co.za c o dot z, you guys don't know. It's got a variety of different software to cover, and also you can isolate your search on top, right? If you do not, however, find the village looking for Jessica here requests a training video, fill in the mini form and will make that video for you. But otherwise thanks, guys for watching and cheers.

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