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Threshold adjustment in Photoshop
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Eddie Russell

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Eddie Russell
In this lesson, we'll take a brief look at Photoshop's threshold adjustment. All right, so the threshold is a very, very simple adjustment in Photoshop. And really, it's just a way of compressing all of your brightness values down to either pure black or pure white. Now, this can be sort of an interesting way of giving your images a bit more of a hand drawn, or sort of a graphical type appearance. And this is a very, very simple adjustment to use. So we click down in our adjustment layers. Again, I always prefer to use an adjustment layer. If we come down toward the bottom, we have our threshold. So once we click on this, you can see the result that we get. And again, this is a very, very simple adjustment to make. So again, this is just taking all of our lightness and darkness values, and just compressing those down, either to pure black or pure white. We really only have one slider to work with here. So you can see as we start to pull this back, Photoshop is going to start to kind of blow out our values a little bit, and kind of shift those more toward the white end of the spectrum. As we start to bring this over, we start to really crush these down and limit this a lot to the blacks. So depending on the look that you want to go for, you can start to slide this back and forth. There we go. So let's say something like that. And there we go. So with just one simple little adjustment, we've now taken our image and given it sort of a nice little graphical, maybe a little bit more of a hand drawn appearance, if that is sort of the look that you want to go for. So that's a look at this threshold adjustment in Photoshop.
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Introduction and project overview
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Introduction and project overview

 
01:13
Diving in head first with a mini-project
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Diving in head first with a mini-project

 
09:54
Continuing the mini-project
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Continuing the mini-project

 
14:56
Interface and UI overview
4

Interface and UI overview

 
13:41
Creating, opening and saving files
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Creating, opening and saving files

 
11:40
Opening and managing multiple files at once
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Opening and managing multiple files at once

 
10:17
Utilizing workspaces
7

Utilizing workspaces

 
06:48
Understanding Photoshop’s rulers, grids, and guides
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Understanding Photoshop’s rulers, grids, and guides

 
14:17
Resizing vs. resampling
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Resizing vs. resampling

 
16:29
Zooming, panning and the navigator panel
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Zooming, panning and the navigator panel

 
08:48
Straightening an image with the ruler tool
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Straightening an image with the ruler tool

 
05:32
Cropping an image
12

Cropping an image

 
12:29
Layers panel overview
13

Layers panel overview

 
08:47
Using the move tool in Photoshop
14

Using the move tool in Photoshop

 
07:23
Managing multiple Photoshop layers
15

Managing multiple Photoshop layers

 
06:50
Locking Photoshop layers
16

Locking Photoshop layers

 
03:34
Undos and the history panel
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Undos and the history panel

 
03:49
Enhancing an image with layer styles
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Enhancing an image with layer styles

 
06:12
Using smart objects in Photoshop
19

Using smart objects in Photoshop

 
05:13
Filtering layers in the layers panel
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Filtering layers in the layers panel

 
04:53
Making selections with the marquee tools
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Making selections with the marquee tools

 
09:44
Making selections with the lasso tools
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Making selections with the lasso tools

 
09:19
Using the quick selection and magic wand tools
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Using the quick selection and magic wand tools

 
09:24
Refining and modifying Photoshop selections
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Refining and modifying Photoshop selections

 
08:54
Using the Quick Mask mode to create selections
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Using the Quick Mask mode to create selections

 
06:15
Saving and loading selections
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Saving and loading selections

 
06:04
Selecting ranges of colors
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Selecting ranges of colors

 
05:03
Inverting selections in Photoshop
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Inverting selections in Photoshop

 
02:29
Transforming layers in Photoshop
29

Transforming layers in Photoshop

 
04:45
Removing the background layer from your document
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Removing the background layer from your document

 
02:43
Content-aware scaling in Photoshop
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Content-aware scaling in Photoshop

 
03:03
Puppet warp in Photoshop
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Puppet warp in Photoshop

 
04:26
Using adjustment layers in Photoshop
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Using adjustment layers in Photoshop

 
08:08
Brightness and contrast adjustment
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Brightness and contrast adjustment

 
04:24
Understanding a histogram in Photoshop
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Understanding a histogram in Photoshop

 
06:54
Levels adjustments in Photoshop
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Levels adjustments in Photoshop

 
06:19
Curves adjustments in Photoshop
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Curves adjustments in Photoshop

 
08:34
Adjusting the hue and saturation of an image
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Adjusting the hue and saturation of an image

 
07:16
Threshold adjustment in Photoshop
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Threshold adjustment in Photoshop

 
01:47
Gradient maps in Photoshop
40

Gradient maps in Photoshop

 
03:56
Converting color images to black and white
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Converting color images to black and white

 
06:07
Document color modes
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Document color modes

 
06:20
Background and foreground color picker
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Background and foreground color picker

 
08:37
Color and swatch panels in Photoshop
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Color and swatch panels in Photoshop

 
06:03
Using the eyedropper tool
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Using the eyedropper tool

 
05:51
Filling selections with the paint bucket
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Filling selections with the paint bucket

 
08:05
Content aware and history filling
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Content aware and history filling

 
07:18
Content aware moving and extending
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Content aware moving and extending

 
07:41
Using and customizing gradients
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Using and customizing gradients

 
13:51
Brush basics
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Brush basics

 
13:31
Customizing brush dynamics in the brush panel
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Customizing brush dynamics in the brush panel

 
11:41
Defining a custom brush preset
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Defining a custom brush preset

 
12:49
Working with presets and the preset manager in Photoshop
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Working with presets and the preset manager in Photoshop

 
08:52
Painting with natural bristle brushes
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Painting with natural bristle brushes

 
07:19
Painting with air brushes
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Painting with air brushes

 
09:09
Painting erodible brush tips
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Painting erodible brush tips

 
06:18
Blending colors with the smudge tool
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Blending colors with the smudge tool

 
06:17
Blending colors with the mixer brush
58

Blending colors with the mixer brush

 
07:20
Painting in time with the history brush
59

Painting in time with the history brush

 
09:39
Duplicating pixels with the clone stamp tool
60

Duplicating pixels with the clone stamp tool

 
09:31
Repairing an image with the healing brush
61

Repairing an image with the healing brush

 
07:49
Repairing an image with the spot healing brushes
62

Repairing an image with the spot healing brushes

 
06:47
Repairing an image with the patch tool
63

Repairing an image with the patch tool

 
07:25
Dodging and burning an image
64

Dodging and burning an image

 
07:17
Enhancing an image with the sponge tool
65

Enhancing an image with the sponge tool

 
05:35
Erasing tools and workflows
66

Erasing tools and workflows

 
11:35
Exploring layer masks in Photoshop
67

Exploring layer masks in Photoshop

 
11:07
Refining masks for increased precision
68

Refining masks for increased precision

 
04:37
Clipping Masks
69

Clipping Masks

 
05:15
Drawing paths with the Pen tool
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Drawing paths with the Pen tool

 
13:03
Creating shapes with the Shape tools
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Creating shapes with the Shape tools

 
06:45
Using the custom shape tool
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Using the custom shape tool

 
05:33
Understanding how to implement vector shapes in Photoshop
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Understanding how to implement vector shapes in Photoshop

 
15:24
Adding text to an image
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Adding text to an image

 
14:55
Managing large amounts of text using character and paragraph styles
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Managing large amounts of text using character and paragraph styles

 
12:36
Blurring an image in Photoshop
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Blurring an image in Photoshop

 
04:34
Using the blur gallery in Photoshop CS6
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Using the blur gallery in Photoshop CS6

 
08:32
Sharpening an image
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Sharpening an image

 
10:33
Exploring the filter gallery
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Exploring the filter gallery

 
06:15
Using smart filters in Photoshop
80

Using smart filters in Photoshop

 
08:04
Liquifying images in Photoshop
81

Liquifying images in Photoshop

 
09:40
Exploring the timeline panel in Photoshop
82

Exploring the timeline panel in Photoshop

 
10:51
Editing a video in Photoshop
83

Editing a video in Photoshop

 
15:34
Rendering a video out of Photoshop
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Rendering a video out of Photoshop

 
03:53
Creating 3D layers in Photoshop
85

Creating 3D layers in Photoshop

 
08:02
Rendering 3D layers
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Rendering 3D layers

 
06:05
Beginning a second mini-project
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Beginning a second mini-project

 
11:41
Finishing our second mini-project and conclusion
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Finishing our second mini-project and conclusion

 
12:11