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2.3 Customising Our Label and Placing Our Moon

Hello, and welcome back to the Advanced Retouching Techniques course. I'm Les Morehead, and we are now on lesson five. In this lesson, we will apply our personalized label for you to change on the bottle, and also add our moon into the night sky. Okay, so in the project files, you will find the label PSD. Open that up and you'll find this. So on this you can change all of the text. I'll give you the names of each of the fonts, they're in the course files. So you can change, for instance, the Flews, which would be my name of course, Lewis Flew. Change it to, I don't know, whatever your name is. So let's try it Toms, and it would change it like so. So the way I actually made this, if you're interested, I'm not gonna show that as part of this course, but I will show you how I did it quickly. So take away all the text, I'll do that first, group those together. Now how I made this label, I got a default label from a bottle online and then traced around the contours, making this shape. And then I used the add-on in Adobe Photoshop CC, a new thing. So it's Window and then Browse Extensions > Extensions and I got this Adobe Paper Texture Pro. So with this added on it's a really great tool. But take off for instance, let's get the big one on here, this one here. If I get this layer here, which is this shape, and then click on one of these, so I click on this scratch. Let's see what it does. So as you can see, it's added the texture to the design. Now what I'll do is click the Masket. So between the two layers, join on. And that's made a nice little texture for us. It's a really good technique, a really good tool to use if you've got Adobe Photoshop CC. Honestly, use this, it's a really great tool. Okay, so let's go back, keep the original texture. I believe it's one of these. I think it's that one there, possible culprit. Okay, let's bring back in the text and then when you've done that, this bit's really important, group all of these layers together and right-click. So we've got all of them selected into one label. Delete that background if you wish and on that, right-click Convert to Smart Object. This is very important, make sure you do that. And then what we do, drag it into our image. Going to get rid of that black bottle. Okay so we've got that in there. Now the good thing about making this smart object in here is that I can right click on the smart object and go Edit Content. This means we can open up the folders and edit the text. So if we made a mistake, we made a spelling error, we can always go back and fix it. Okay, get rid of that, don't need that anymore. Okay, so we've got this here. So now we're gonna attach it to our actual bottle. So we're gonna make this a bit smaller, so zoom in a bit. So let's drag this down holding Shift and Alt on my keyboard, going inwards. We don't want it too big, we don't want it too small. Something like this will be fine. And now we're going to wrap it around our bottle, so let's zoom in a little bit. And then go to Edit > Transform > Warp. And that's just bringing in the size. These middle points here is what we're gonna be using. So bring in this one here. And this bottom one here just a little bit. This one here and then this bottom one here a little bit as well. And bring that in a bit more as well so the edge of the label is actually on the bottle. Okay, make sure you're not distorting this middle section here. So if you want to bring down the top ones to make this a bit more circular, this top circle can do. After, hit OK. Cap's looking good. I'm also gonna stretch it a little bit just to make it a bit more encompassing the actual bottle instead of being just a little small label in the middle. Not too worried about distorting it. So it would be distort on a label on the bottle. Now it's looking good. Okay, now we're gonna change the color cuz we want to get that green in there. So to do that on a new adjustment layer go hue and saturation. Again if you've not got the adjustments up, it's Window and Adjustments, and then obviously this is magenta and a lot of purple. So we don't change this color to magentas, and then we're gonna add in some more, so click on the plus icon, or dropper, then add in some more of the purple in the image, in the label. Yes, now that we got that done, we're gonna bring out these white bars a little more, just so we're encompassing a bit more of the color, just so we get all that color in there. Then on the hue layer, or bar, go right down to green. And we haven't attached itself, so it's done affected the background, so make sure you go between the two layers, the label, and the hue, and saturation layer. Hold Alt, and make it click mask. So when we've done that, we're gonna change the lightness. So bring the lightness right down on the magentas, make sure on the magentas here. Looking better. Let me change the saturation a little bit, okay. Quite dark, not too dark though. Bit more of the subtle green in there, bit of the blue. It's looking good. So if you want to add a Levels adjustments, maybe change the brightness and contrast of the label you can do. So darken it up add a bit more shadow, a bit more highlights. Free to do so. Yeah that looks good. Just leave it like that. Okay, cool. All right, let's make a group of the bottle layers so that's, all these layers at the top here and also the stump underneath if you want. Actually, let's leave the stump free. Let's just call this bottle so we know that it's just affecting the bottle layers. Cool. So let's add in the moon, which I've provided for you. So open that one up. So you've got this moon here. So don't worry about the blurriness of the image cuz it won't affect how it looks in the back. It's quite small, I'm not gonna see the actual blurriness of it. So what we're gonna do is with the Elliptical Marquee tool, holding Shift+Alt on your keyboard, from the center, drag a rough circle about the same size. And use the arrow keys on your keyboard, make it in the center, get as much as you can. Doesn't matter if you're not getting all of it cuz the moon isn't completely spherical and then hit the mask. Okay, cool. We got a bit too much at the top there, so let's go in a little bit. Try that again. Or, just mask it out, and then on the refine mask right-click Refine Mask, do shift-edge, go inside so you add a bit of a smart radius on there as well, if you want to. Not going to, click OK, should have got rid of it. If it still hasn't then on the mask, go to Control, hit on the thumbnail and do what we did earlier on the last lesson. Select > Modify and then contract by two and then select Inverse, and then Edit > Fill> Black. So if you don't understand what I just did, what I did is I made the normal selection on the thumbnail. Select Modify > Contract by Two, so I'm contracting that selection inside of the moon, as you can see, and I don't want to edit fill yet because that will fill inside of the moon. When I select Inverse or Ctrl+Shift+I, and then Edit > Fill > Black. Okay, so it's gotten rid of that horrible edge. Cool. Okay, let's bring this into our scene. Now let's put this directly behind the bottle. Now we don't want it this big, a lot smaller than that. Let's drag this down. Okay. Okay, so I think we need a bit more space at the top here for our text which we're going to add in later. So we're gonna shrink the bottle and the moon a little bit more, I think. So with the bottle, go on the layer with the labels as well, because you're gonna have to shrink that a little bit, just a tiny bit. That's fine, and of the moon, showing the right layer, that one there. It's a bit smaller, just a tiny bit smaller, and then bring that down a bit, make sure it's in the middle, that's looking good. Okay, so on this layer let's make a new group. So, Ctrl+G, that makes a group for us. Let's call this Moon, of course and on this layer directly or on a adjustment layer, so Levels, attach it to it using Alt between the two layers. Let's bring up the highlights, make it a bit more moon colored and the mid-tones, bring it up a little bit. We don't want to detail in the moon, as I said, it was a bit blurry so and bring down the shadows as well. Bring a little bit of the detail back, but not too much. That's looking quite good, then like the little black bit over here, spot, we're gonna get rid of that with an adjustment layer. So on the blending options of that layer, right-click, Blending Options and then add in a Inner Glow. So bring up the size. So that's quite a shiny moon and bring out the opacity. Okay. Something like that and then a outer glow as well. We got the size and the opacity. Bring that up, something like that will be fine. Change the outer glow, inner glow a little bit. Don't want it to look too fake. Turn on anti-alias, that means it'll just be a better quality. As you can see, it says quality here. Okay, so just make it as realistic as possible. I'll see what that looks like. Okay that's looking pretty good. You can always change it later on. That's that. So that's the end of this lesson. Please join me in the next lesson where we'll continue this course.

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