You Suck at Photoshop - Measurement Log

Uploaded by MyDamnChannel on 18.07.2008


My name is Donnie.
And you suck at Photoshop.
And you're hurting everyone around you.
Um, first off, last week we did a lesson, and some people
got re-- a little carried away.
Um, and I just don't appreciate this.
You know, we--
we did a lesson with Ronnie.
And now Ronnie's been showing up, Iron Chef,
all over the web.
People are putting Ronnie in places where he j--
he just doesn't belong.
And I think it's--
you have to you have to decide for yourself what's right and
what's wrong, but please, don't download Ronnie and
doctor up photos of people.
Please don't download Ronnie and hack into other people's
sites and replace those photos.
Please don't download Ronnie.

Dot com.
Today we're going to talk about a feature in Photoshop
that goes widely underused.
So much so that the people who created Photoshop don't even
know it's there.
It's called measurement log.
And measurement log is typically used to compare
features and photos from a technical standpoint.
So, for instance, if you wanted to, uh, measure how
much an unidentified rash has spread across time.
Or you want to examine an aerial photo to measure the
distances of certain routes to prove or
disprove stalker charges.
Or you've got DNA data that you are measuring for a
paternity test.

But today we're going to just use measurement log to do
something a little bit different.
And we're going to learn it in a different way.
So I can know that you can keep up.
We're going to do it as a play.
And we're going to open up-- we're gonna--
we're gonna cre--
Photoshop theater.
And we're going to select our cast of characters.
And I've created these two lovable guys.
And they're--
we're going to go to Window, Arrange, Tile Vertically, so
we can see these next to each other.
We're going to compare the features in these two photos.
And, just so you know, I--
I sized these photos so that they are--
they have a similar feature and for consistency.
And that's in the eyes.
With a human face you can measure the distance between
the eyes, which um, which allow us to then examine all
of the other features.
So, um, so this is the son.
And this is the dad.

Hey, son, how's it going?
Fine, Dad.
Um how's your infant latent acne, how's that going?
Fine, it's it cleared up.
You would have known that if you weren't living with Carol
Hey, don't bring up the Carol Breckmuller thing.
I just wanted to--
I'm here to see how you're developing.
So let's measure how--
how the son's developing.
We'll go to Window, Measurement Log.
And that's going to open up this window down here where
we're going to be able to record all of our
Grab the ruler tool.
And yeah, so the sign of a-- of a--
of a man is the distance between his ears.
That's how you tell how smart a guy is.
So what we're going to do is we're going to click and drag
the ruler tool across from ear to ear.
And we'll click Record Measurements.
And that's going to record, um, that length.
And we can see if we scroll over here it's-- it's girthy.
So now all we have to do is go over to the other document and
go from ear to ear.
And hit Record Measurements again.
And then now we can compare these two measurements.
and the son's shorter.
Yeah, that's right shorter.
Short head.
Ha, ha, ha.
You you wish you had the--
the girth and the thinking power that I do.

I guess.
Well, let's now-- let's look at the brawn.
We're going to measure the shoulder distance.
So let's click our ruler tool again.
And go from shoulder to shoulder.
Click Record Measurements.
And do the same thing over here.
And we can go compare those two.

Yeah there's, uh--
don't stack up there either.
Yeah, don't stack up.
Never did.
You know what?
Why don't you just leave me alone?
Well, why don't you cry some more about it?
Obviously you did a good job of that.
That was not.
There was a scary clown there that day when
the picture was taken.
I don't care about scary clowns.
I'm sick and tired of the fact that my
son's turned into nothing.

OK, all right, well maybe, maybe you don't measure a
photo by how many home runs he passed for, or how many girls
he ding donged on prom night.
Maybe you measure a photo by how the photo of his son
turned out.
Yeah, you measure the photo by how the photo of his son
turned out.
Maybe instead of wanting this photo to stop here we sh-- we
should be wanting this photo to have a photo of a son.
Wait a minute are--
are we talking about photos, or paternity tests now?

OK, um, well you can you can take these measurements, and
you can export them to a comma delimited text file.
But in this case, these don't matter at all.
So we'll just delete them.
Hey, what are you doing?
And we know there's just one measurement result we're
interested in now, positive.