You Suck at Photoshop - Puppet Warp & Content-Aware Fill

Uploaded by MyDamnChannel on 26.04.2012


DONNIE HOYLE: My name is Donnie
and you suck at Photoshop.
You hear that sound?
It's the sound of nobody clapping for you.
Let's say you've been gone for a while, and you narrowly
escaped a homicidal attack.
And you found solace in a remote location where you
thought you would have enlightenment
and peace and quiet.
But in the meantime you discover that the fun stick
that your ex-wife has been breaking records
with embabied her.
And su--
four years later, there's a four-year-old maniac running
around who is hellbent on destroying your legacy and
stealing your intellectual property.
And running up attorney bills with a lawyer who clearly
works for a larger organization.
And you're getting emails like this.

We need to take care of this ASAP.
And we're going to do it with Photoshop.
So let's open up an image.
We're going to create an
advertisement for our attorney.
This is the trade that we agreed upon
for services rendered.
And we're gon--
huh hey, Pu Thai will you stop?
Please stop playing the flute.
This image says that fr--
I-- flute--
I didn't-- why would I ask you to stop playing fruit?
stupid monk.
This image says, I'm a bad ass attorney.
and I just blew up a court room with my mind.
And there are bits of litigants and pieces of
courtroom flying in the air.
And I'm coming for you, law.
And that's just, that's sort of the action that-- that we
want to evoke and get people to be excited enough to
believe that this--
he's a good attorney.
So what we're going to do is we're going to create more
action in his body.
And so we've got the attorney on a separate layer but you'll
notice that in the background--
th-- the attorney is part of the background.
So we're going to have some trouble there and we'll have
to come back and do that in a moment.
But let's duplicate this layer so we can come back to it.
And in the meantime, we're-- we're going to create action
with this attorney using a technique called Puppet Warp.
did you just pee pee?
did you just pee pee?
I heard you.
Just take a deep breath.
Get a wet nap.
Swab it up.
Let's do some grownup Photoshop.
It's not that hard.
Our cursor has turned into this pin.
We're now looking at the toolbar for Puppet Warp, and
we're going to pin yellow balls where we think there
might be joints.
So on shoulder, elbow, wrist, neck, head,
shoulder, elbow, wrist.
Just pinning joints, it's OK.
On the knee, ankle, foot.
Pinning joints.
And we're also going to put joints on the briefcase.
And now when we select one of the balls and move it, it
moves the parts.
But, oh Donnie, Donnie, look what it's doing.
It's moving my flaccid lawyer goo leg with it.
Just shut off your question sprinkler, and we'll--
we'll fix it.
Go up to Expansion, where it says two pixels, and
change it to zero.
And you'll see now that the mesh conforms to the bitmap
And so when we move the balls everything moves along just
fine, and we don't accidentally grab additional
lawyer parts.
And so we can now create a little bit more momentum in
his body to say, hey, I'm getting ready to dash in and
file an affidavit.
And bill somebody 1/12 of an hour for my time.
All right, go up here and hit accept.
And now when we turn on the background, we'll notice that
our attorney has a lot more action and momentum.
But Donn--
aw, Donnie, there's-- the lawyer's still on the
background and we were gonna--
we're going to have a silence contest, and go.
What I'm going to do is I'm going to go back to my
original lawyer layer.
I'm going to Command Select, and that's going to have the
original selection, which will go around the lawyer on the
We're going to go to Select, Modify, Expand.
Go by about four pixels.
And now we're going to say Edit, Fill, Content Aware.
And Photoshop's going to think it through.
And it's going to disappear the lawyer from the
Now it needs a little bit of clean up but that's nothing
that you can possibly do.
But when we switch on our newly adjusted lawyer, he
covers up most of the-- the stuff.
And just like that, we've added a little
more action and drama.
And to finish out the ad, we have a headline.
Maybe actually start to make it look a little bit like a
movie poster just because we really want to trick people
into thinking that there's something to this guy.
QR code, of course, everything is required to
have a QR code now.
And a lens flare.
Which just uh--
makes it that much more sexciting.
And so in the end, what we've created is simply an
advertisement that looks like a movie poster in the hopes of
tricking people into believing that it's something that they
should be excited about.
Use the Magic Wand tool, and select the white background on
the phony billboard.
Select our ad layer.
Click the Add Layer mask.
And now unhinge the mask and the artwork, and select Edit,
Transform, Distort, to squeegee
the ad into the billboard.
And most assuredly, nobody would ever pick up on this
ruse that we didn't really buy the ad space.


You suck at Photoshop.