The latest addition to the Adobe Touch app line, Adobe Photoshop Fix CC, is the next step in harnessing the power of Adobe Photoshop for smartphones and tablets. It continues to amaze people who should know better, wonder why there isn’t a version of Photoshop for devices. One reason is that there is so much in Photoshop that if Adobe could deliver this technical feat, our devices would melt in our hands. Instead, Adobe’s wizards bring Photoshop’s core functionality—imaging and composition—to devices, separating them, and placing them in separate applications. The first step in this process was the composition snippet, which appeared in Adobe Photoshop Mix CC. Another competency, Retouching/Imaging, was added to the lineup with the release of Adobe Photoshop Fix CC.
There’s a lot in this app, so let’s get started.
- Using the Adobe Photoshop Fix CC interface
- How To Remove Artifacts In Adobe Photoshop Fix CC
- Correct image color in Adobe Photoshop Fix CC
- Make local color adjustments in Adobe Photoshop Fix CC
- Crop an image in Adobe Photoshop Fix CC
- Change the color of an object in Adobe Photoshop Fix CC
- Add and Adjust Vignette in Adobe Photoshop Fix CC
Using the Adobe Photoshop Fix CC interface
The Fix interface is quite easy to use, although hidden under the hood. At the top is a row of menus. From left to right they are:
- layers † If the image is a layered document, you can move between layers.
- send † The usual choice is here. This is your Creative Cloud, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Camera Roll, Facebook, Instagram, or image library that can be shared across multiple social media apps or devices.
- Back forward † These two curved arrows move you backwards or forwards when you press them. Think of them as Undo and Redo.
- Full screen mode † Click and the interface will “disappear” and the image will be displayed in full screen.
The tools are listed below. Keep in mind that these tools are more like menu items. When you click on a tool, the menu bar changes to show you the different options for the selected tool. Tools, from left to right:
- crop † With this tool you can crop a little more. It also allows you to rotate the image, flip the image or crop the image to the selected aspect ratio.
- To adjust: † Here you can adjust the colors – exposure, contrast, saturation, highlights and shadows.
- liquify † Like its counterpart in Photoshop, this tool adds some interesting distortions to the image – warping, rippling and swirling.
- Therapy † Use this tool to remove artifacts. The tool includes several brushes: Spot Healing, Patch, Clone Stamp and Red Eye Removal.
- smooth out † Click it and you can smooth or sharpen parts of the image.
- light † Click it to lighten or darken parts of the image.
- Colour † Click to increase or decrease the saturation of the image.
- Paint † Click on it and you can use the brush to change the color of the object. Not only is there an eyedropper in this area, and you can choose whether or not to mix the color with the object being painted.
- out of focus † Think of it like a blur brush.
- Vignette † Click on it and you can add and manage vignettes for the image.
How To Remove Artifacts In Adobe Photoshop Fix CC
In the image above, there is a vent in the top left corner that needs to be removed.
To do this, we first touched Healing Brushes to open Healing Options † When they open you will have a selection of brushes at the bottom and a panel will appear on the left brushes † Press and hold to use the Brush panel size icon and drag up and down to increase or decrease the size of the brush. Icon Hardness lets you control the power of the brush by dragging it up and down, and the icon at the bottom has a red overlay, much like Photoshop’s Quick Mask, to show you the affected area.
First we chose Stain brush , adjust the brush size and opacity, and carefully paint over the vent. We then chose stamp tool and once touched the line between the sidebars to set the source. We then dragged the newly healed area to add a line.
This can be a little tricky. If the cloned area is not exactly where it should be, click the arrow Cancel †
When you’re done, click Finch in the lower right corner to accept the changes. Click X to undo the change and start over.
Correct image color in Adobe Photoshop Fix CC
You have two options for color correction in Adobe Fix CC. You can repair worldwide and you can repair locally. Let’s take a look at how global adjustments work.
To fix globally, click the icon To coordinate † This opens the adjustment options for exposure, contrast, saturation, shadows, and highlights. At the bottom of the image is a slider. You touch an option and move the slider to the right or left to increase or decrease the effect of the selected option. When changes are made, the applied settings are marked with a blue underline.
At the same time, a new icon appears in the top left corner of the image. Hold and you can see the effect of the change by showing a before and after preview.
When you are satisfied, click the icon Finch to accept the change.
Make local color adjustments in Adobe Photoshop Fix CC
Local changes to certain parts of the image are made in Lighting options: † When it opens, you will see three options: Lighter † darker and To recover † Use Lighten on the highlights, Darken on the shadows, and Restore to remove the Lighten or Darken effect from an area that doesn’t need it. In the image above we used Restore to remove the Darken option from the treetops.
If you are satisfied, click on tick to accept the change, or X start over.
parameters: Colour is another way to make local changes. Click on the color icon and you can choose Saturation or bleach image area, or you can click Pop to help Fix with the chores around the house. If there are areas that need to be restored to their original state, the tool can To recover is the tool for that.
Crop an image in Adobe Photoshop Fix CC
harvesting tools pretty cool. By clicking the icon crop you will see some unexpected options.
- To spin † This is exactly what you would expect. The protractor under the image was unexpected. If you’re a little crazy, use your finger to rotate the image. Note that when you rotate an image, the image will be scaled with higher rotation values
- Turn around: does exactly what you think.
The rest of the icons inject a bit of magic into a simple crop. To set the crop, move the lever. If the aspect ratio is absolutely critical, tapping one of them not only sets the crop area to the selected aspect ratio, but also scales the cropped image to match the new aspect ratio.
Change the color of an object in Adobe Photoshop Fix CC
The fix includes a rather interesting drawing tool. By clicking the icon Paint drawing options open.
At the bottom is a brush, a color picker that will sample the color in the image, and a blend toggle. The brush panel contains the usual options, including the Color Picker system.
In this example, we decided to match the color of the gloves to the color of her coat.
For this we have printed Choose color and then on to navy blue in a jacket.
Then we touched Draw and set parameters The size † Hardness † and coverage † We also touched mixing switch: to make sure the color matches the gloves. If you make a mistake, use a brush To recover † When we were satisfied, we pressed Finch to accept the changes.
Add and Adjust Vignette in Adobe Photoshop Fix CC
Vignettes move the focus of the image to the area you select, darkening the edges of the image. The great thing about Photoshop Fix is that the Vignette tool also includes a pretty nice surprise.
When you press Vignette will open parameters: † What you see are two circles, a crosshair above the image and a slider at the bottom. The slider changes the area of the vignette. Where the real power of this tool is in the circles with the handles. By dragging the knobs in or out, you can adjust the vignette and move the gun’s reticle to the part of the image where you want the viewer’s attention.
A pleasant surprise is color icon In chapter parameters: † Click on it and it will open color picker † You can then change the color of the vignette in one of the following ways:
Using the selector and slider.
Choose a theme from Adobe Capture.
Choose a color theme from your Creative Cloud library.