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Adobe Photoshop CC - Essentials Training

Use Google Images to find your image before retouching

Daniel Walter Scott

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Hi there, this video is just a little tip to do before you go off and start retouching, and like in the last video, use Content Aware Fill to remove things. 
A client of mine sent me this, and they said, "Hey, can you show us how to remove it," and I said, "Yes, it's super easy." You grab the 'Rectangle Tool', you drag across it, you go to 'Edit', 'Fill', and this one's going to do a particularly good job, it's going to be fine. In that case, it wasn't the best, it's okay. I could go and do a different selection, and try and fix it up, but there's just going to be times when you're like "Actually, this looks like a stock library image." And I've got some text burned on to it, or in that case, a logo. 
What you can do is you can take that image I've got it here in my 09 Retouching, here it is, Example, spelt badly. It's Exmaple, and I've got Google Images open. So in Google Images I can click this, so it's And I can go to Search by Image, I can say, "I like to upload an image, please." And I choose the file, I'm going to say 'Exmaple', and click 'OK'. And Google Images is amazing. It's going to go off and try and find images that kind of look like that one. And because it looks clearly like a stock library image it's come up with images, and you can see it's actually been used on quite a few different websites. 
What we're going to do is, we're going to click on this, 'Find other sizes'. Basically, you can see there, there's that image. They had the rights to use this image, they paid for it, they just somewhere through the process had lost the version that didn't have the graphic on it. So now what they can do is, one or two things, they can download this particular one. This is a nice big quality one, 300 pixels wide. It's the largest one there. 
What I tend to do is hover above them and just see-- see this URL here? Often eventually you'll find it's been used on so many sites, I'm trying to find like a stock library image site. Something like, or Envato elements, Shadow Stock. What else is there? iStock. I'm just looking for all these stock library images where I could go and buy it. They probably got a really big version on there, or I'm going to grab this one. Once it fully loads, I can right click it, and I can say 'Save Image As'. 
Now again, we had the rights to use this image. Well basically I'm not a lawyer, but you get the idea, right? It's a great way of finding images without the junk corollary on it, or manipulations, or say it's just a really small image and you know you've got the big one somewhere, but you can't find it, dump it into Google Images, and go find it somewhere else. Try and track it back to its source. The photographer or the stock library site that first sold it, and buy it from there. All right, just a little tip. Let's get on to some more retouching.