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Working with Photoshop History Brush Tool . . .



History Brush Windows Image



Adobe Photoshop has been famous for some exclusive tools. History Brush Tool is one of them. With this tool you can switch between the different states of an image during the current working session. And this tool is mush if you wanna change the color of dress of a person. Let's explore this tool . . .



Photoshop History Option - Window > History

After opening a new Photoshop Document, it creates a history of it. And every time you make a change to this document, it creates a new history. And Photoshop is capable of saving last 20 histories of your document.

Suppose you've opened an image in Photoshop. If you change its color, it will be history 1. If you type something, it will be history 2. If you erase any part or add something, it will be history 3. 


Another thing is, Photoshop is not good for undo (Ctrl + Z). By pressing Ctrl + Z, you can go one step back at best. History Brush Tool is the actual way to go back to your previous states. 

Go to Window Menu > and Choose History to check your document histories.


History Window in Photoshop CS 6




History Brush Tool - Y


History Brush Tool is marked on the following image. Keyboard shortcut for this tool is Y. There are two tools. Our focus is the first one. 

Photoshop History Brush Tool Location


With this tool, you can go back to previous states of an image. When you need to use this tool, simply click on it and your mouse pointer will be turned into a circle. You have to paint using this circle. 

The portion of your image gets the touch, it will be back to its original states. You can increase the circle size by pressing   ]   key. And   [   key will decrease its size. 



Always Remember

History Brush Tool will not work if you increase or decrease the size of your image during the current working session. So, before working with History Brush Tool, make sure that your image size is okay. 

If you need to change the image size, do it first. Then save the image. And open it again using Photoshop.



How Do you Use it?

I've already illustrated the use of History Brush Tool in my previous post - Changing Dress Color. And here you will learn how to choose a specific history. 


History Windows of Photoshop CS 6



Look at the above image again. There are 07 histories of an image except the original state. And Photoshop has also named the each history properly. And the last history is selected automatically. 

If you click on any previous history, your image will go back to that state. 

And also notice that every history got a check box at the left. And the check box of original state is selected by history brush tool icon. That means, if you start painting by history brush tool, the painted area will go back to the original state. 


Keep two things in your mind. 

  • Which history is selected
  • Which history is marked

The selected history is your current look. And your image will take the look of marked history if you paint using using history brush tool.


I know it's bit tough to understand without video tutorial. But I think you will find it easy after trying few times. Good luck . . .






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Change Dress Color Using Photoshop!!




Change the Color of Dress using Photoshop


Some little tricks of Adobe Photoshop may enable you to perform extraordinary works. Even you can prove yourself as magician to common people. Today I've come with such tricks which will help you to change the color of dress without hurting the background and subject of the image  . . .


Before you start, please have a look at this post also - 


Use Hue/ Saturation to Modify Color in Photoshop




Requirements:
  • Adobe Photoshop (I'm using version CS6)
  • A good quality photo of a person
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop



Step 1  |  Choose an Image



Rizwana Rahman Mou




Step 2  |  Change the Color


Open your image using Photoshop. And do the following tasks - 
  • Go to the Image Menu > Adjustment > Hue/ Saturation  [Ctrl + U]
  • Move the Hue slider to left or right.
  • Also move the Saturation and Lightness slider (Optional)
When you get the desired dress color, hit OK. 



Hue/ Saturation Window in Photoshop CS6


I've used 100 in Hue option and left the other fields as they are. It brings me the following result:


Change the Color of Image in Photoshop




Now compare it with the first image. This lady got a completely new dress. But Oh My God! What happened to her face and skin? And what about the background? 


Okay we've nothing to worry about until we have Photoshop. Now I've to take some parts of this image back to its original look. 




Step 3  |  History Brush Tool


At this step, we've to do some works manually. Except the dress, other parts of the image (Face, Hair, Skin & Image background) should be taken to their previous stage.


History Brush Tool Option in Photoshop



Look at the above Tool of Photoshop. This is our Trump Card. With this History Brush Tool, you can simply paint the area that needs to be backed to its previous stage. 

The keyboard shortcut of this tool is Y.


As soon as you choose History Brush Tool, you will get a circle. Start painting over your image. Press this key  [  to decrease the brush size and press this  ]  to increase.



History Brush Tool to Change Image History



Here I've just touched the upper left corner of the image. After painting the whole area except the dress, the final result is as below - 


Rizwana Rahman


I've edited this image within a very short time. But if you practice properly and spend little more time, hopefully you will get much better result.


Hope it will help you all. In my next post, I will write more on History Brush Tool. Till then, stay with Marks PC . . .



Caution!

No photo of this tutorial can be used anywhere in the web, print or any other media.



Model: Rizwana, Computer Engineer.



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Converting Numbers into Words in Excel



Convert Numeric Value to English Words by Excel


Well, actually MS Excel doesn't include any direct function to convert your numeric values into words. But with the help of Microsoft Visual Basic, you can input a module in your worksheet and convert numbers into English words. Let's do this - 



Applies to
  • Excel 2003
  • Excel 2007
  • Excel 2010
  • Excel 2013
  • Excel 2016


Prepare Workbook for Conversion
  1. Run MS Excel (I'm using Excel 2016).
  2. Open a new/ blank workbook.
  3. Press Alt+F11 to open Microsoft Visual Basic.
  4. Go to the Insert Menu > Module > Copy and paste the following code in the blank box.
  5. Press Alt+Q to close and return to Microsoft Excel.
  6. Go to the file menu and save this workbook as Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook (*.xlsm). I.e. Word Converter.xlsm. That's it!


Function words(fig, Optional point = "Point") As String    
Dim digit(14) As Integer    alpha = Array("", "One", "Two", "Three", "Four", "Five", "Six", "Seven", "Eight", "Nine", "Ten", "Eleven", "Twelve", "Thirteen", "Fourteen", "Fifteen", "Sixteen", "Seventeen", "Eighteen", "Nineteen", "Twenty", "Thirty", "Forty", "Fifty", "Sixty", "Seventy", "Eighty", "Ninety")    figi = Trim(StrReverse(Str(Int(Abs(fig)))))    For i = 1 To Len(figi)    digit(i) = Mid(figi, i, 1)    Next    For i = 2 To Len(figi) Step 3    If digit(i) = 1 Then    digit(i) = digit(i - 1) + 10: digit(i - 1) = 0    Else: If digit(i) > 1 Then digit(i) = digit(i) + 18    End If    Next    For i = 1 To Len(figi)    If (i Mod 3) = 0 And digit(i) > 0 Then words = "hundred " & words    If (i Mod 3) = 1 And digit(i) + digit(i + 1) + digit(i + 2) > 0 Then _    words = Choose(i / 3, "thousand ", "million ", "billion ") & words    words = Trim(alpha(digit(i)) & " " & words)    Next    If fig <> Int(fig) Then    figc = StrReverse(figi)    If figc = 0 Then figc = ""    figd = Trim(WorksheetFunction.Substitute(Str(Abs(fig)), figc & ".", ""))    words = Trim(words & " " & point)    For i = 1 To Len(figd)    If Val(Mid(figd, i, 1)) > 0 Then    words = words & " " & alpha(Mid(figd, i, 1))    Else: words = words & " Zero"    End If    Next    End If    If fig < 0 Then words = "Negative " & words    End Function



Run the Function

After going through the above options, your Word Converter.xlsm document is ready to convert numeric values into English words. Now follow the steps below:
  1. Open your Word Converter workbook.
  2. Type a digit in a cell. i.e. type 2124 in cell C6. 
  3. Put your cursor in a different cell i.e. C7.
  4. Type =words(C6) in cell C7. And you will get Two thousand one hundred twenty four.


Convert Number into Words in Excel


Look at the formula bar: =words(A2)


Or you can also use this method - 
  1. Type your digit and put your cursor in a different cell.
  2. Go to the Formula > Insert Function > Select a Category > User Defined.
  3. Now choose Words from Select a function.
  4. Choose your desired cell and hit OK.

Insert Function Dialogue Box



Warning Message!

When you close this document and reopen for the first time, Excel may warn you like - This document contains macro. And you should hit on the Enable Content button. If you don't hit the enable button, then word converter function may not work.



Lots of works to do ha? Seems complicated? No problem. I'm sharing a sample workbook for you. Just download and do your work. :) 






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Use Hue/ Saturation to Modify Color in Photoshop



Modify Images by Hue/Saturation



Adobe Photoshop offers some extraordinary photo editing tools that make it a great program to the users. Hue/ Saturation is one of them. With this tool you can modify the color of your photos and images. Let's explore this tool . . .



Necessary Tools
  • Adobe Photoshop (I prefer CS5 or 6)
  • Some photos or images (I prefer flowers)


Adobe Photoshop Hue/Saturation Option



Using Hue/ Saturation
  1. Open Photoshop.
  2. Go to the File Menu > Open an image you need to modify.
  3. Now go to the Image Menu > Adjustment > Hue/ Saturation (Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+U)
  4. You will get three options: Hue to modify the color, Saturation to adjust the amount of color > Lightness to adjust the lighting.
  5. Move the slider of Hue (left to right or right to left) and observe the changes.
  6. You can also try other options here (at your own responsibility).
  7. Finally, press OK and Save your image. That's it!


Showing you some Illustrations:

Example 1


Flowers & Fruits


Open it using photoshop > Image > Adjustment > Hue/ Saturation > Change the value of Hue from 0 to -55. And you will get the following view:


Amazing Flowers and Fruits


Example 2


Flowers and Leaves


Here I've used -75 in Hue and got the following image - 

Modified Flower



Modify the Color of a Part . . .

If you don't need to modify the color of whole picture then you can select the part you wanna modify. Simply use the Marquee tool by press M.


Modified Tulip Flowers in Vase


Lots of flowers ha? You can download them all!! 



Keyboard Shortcuts used in this tutorial - 
  • Hue/Saturation: Ctrl + U
  • Open: Ctrl + O
  • Marquee Tool: Ctrl + M
  • Crop: C
  • Polygonal Lasso Tool: L
  • Move Tool: V


Glad to get you here. Keep reading . . . 



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Claim your Business on Google Maps . . .



Verify your Business on Maps



In my previous post I discussed about adding your business to Google Maps. And in this post I would like to talk about claiming a business on Maps. If your business is not already listed on Google then you can read my previous post. But if your organization is already listed then you're good to go . . .



Prerequisites for Claiming your Business
  • Your business should be listed on Google Maps


Necessary Tools
  • Android Phone with GPS & Data Connection
  • Google Maps Application
  • Browser (I prefer Google Chrome)
  • My Business App (Optional)


Steps to claim your business on Maps




Steps in Claiming the Business
  1. Open Google Maps on your Android Device.
  2. Search and locate your business on Maps.
  3. Tap on your business and it will prompt you to a new window.
  4. Choose the option - Claim this business.
  5. Now you will be redirected (maybe by your web browser) to this address - business.google.com.
  6. Here you need to confirm your business. Tick the option - I'm authorized to manage this business . . .  > Continue.
  7. Tap on the Mail button > Google will show you postcard sample > Type a contact name if necessary > Hit on the Send Postcard button.
  8. Within few weeks (less than 30 days) this postcard should reach the destination. 
  9. After you get the postcard, get the PIN from there, and follow the steps again. Finally verify your business location by entering the PIN. That's it!


Claim your business postcard


Verifying your business address on Google will provide you several advantages. When people search for your organization using Google search, Google will show your business location on Google Map, including your phone number and web address.

And from that search result, your prospective clients can make direct phone call to you. It will also include photos and images you provided.


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Add your Business to Google Maps!


Add a business/ place in Google Maps


Google Maps is a great communication app developed by Google. Millions of entities are already listed on it. But your own business may be missing here. If you'd like to add your business to Google Maps, follow this post . . . 



Necessary Tools

  • Android Phone with GPS & Data Connection
  • Google Account
  • Google Maps App
  • My Business App (Optional)

Adding your Business to Maps
  1. Get your Android Phone and turn on its GPS & Data Connection.
  2. Make sure you're signed into your Google Account and its services.
  3. Run Google Maps from your Phone.
  4. I guess you're exactly on your business spot. Make sure the location indicator is in exact position.
  5. Now click on the menu button from the upper left corner.
  6. Scroll down and choose Add a Missing Business.
  7. Add a Place > Enter your business Name, Address, Category, Phone Number, Web Address, Photos etc. 
  8. If the location indicator doesn't locate your position exactly, then you can use this option (Mark Location on Map) from address.  
  9. Make sure everything is done properly. And finally, hit on the Submit button from the upper right corner.
  10. Immediately Google will confirm your submission through email. 


Step by Step process of adding a business to Maps



Now go to the Maps again and find your business there. Write reviews and add photos of your business to make it more attractive to public. 


In my next tutorial, you will know about claiming your business . . .




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Got a New Phone? Clone it Easily!!




CLONEit makes easy to clone your phone

Android Devices are getting smarter everyday with new features and styles. A handset you're using today, may not use tomorrow. But you may need to get back everything from your old phone. And CLONEit is capable of importing everything from your old mobile. Got a new phone? Try it now . . . 


CLONEit Icon


About the Tool
  • Name: CLONEit
  • Category: Tool
  • File Type: APK
  • File Size: 4.1 MB
  • Developer: SHAREit Technologies
  • Offered by: Super Tools Corporation
  • 100% Free!


Features & Benefits
  • The simplest way to clone your mobile
  • 12 Types of data can be transferred including contacts, messages, apps, call logs, SMS, MMS, pictures, musics, videos and even your system settings!
  • Fast, safe & reliable
  • No computer or cable is required except the Wi-Fi network of two devices



CLONEit steps



Using CLONEit . . . 
  1. Download CLONEit from Google Play or from this link.
  2. Both of your handsets require this tool. So install it on both devices.
  3. Now run CLONEit on your old and new mobiles.
  4. On your old device, hit on the Sender button. And on your new device, hit on the receiver button.
  5. Now both of the devices will detect each other. And you've to manually select them from local device. One device will request access on another. You've to permit it.
  6. Then you've to choose the type of data to be transferred.
  7. Finally, hit on the start button to begin cloning. During the data transfer, you can have a cup of coffee. :)

Note: You can also select data of each categories. To do so, you have to click on - Click here to choose details. 



Use CLONEit with SHAREit . . .

You know what? SHAREit and CLONEit are developed by the same team. Both are the free applications from Lenovo. SHAREit has an option for phone replication. If you choose Phone replication then it will download CLONEit from Google Play

In that case, you don't need to have a different app (CLONEit) for cloning your phone! 


Phone Replicate is and Extension of CLONEit



If phone replicate plugin is already installed with your SHAREit, then it will automatically open CLEANit. Otherwise it will ask you to download from Google Play


Hope this will save a lot of time when you set up a new Android Device! 




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Noiseware Professional 4.1.1 Free Download!!



Noiseware Professional by Imagenomic



Photoshop is a nice tool for editing images. But to work better you need some plugins. Plugins are somewhat like add ons as we use with internet browsers. And they make your tasks easier. Today I'm gonna share a must have a plugin for photoshop users who work with images. It's known as - Noiseware Professional.



About the Tool
  • Name: Noiseware Professional
  • Type: Plug-in
  • Version: 4.1.1
  • Size: Less than 1 MB
  • Developer: Imagenomic
  • 100% Free!!


What does it do?

Noiseware professional is an amazing tool that works with photoshop as plug in. And it's very helpful to remove unwanted noise from images. And it requires very short time and minimum efforts. 






Installing Noiseware Professional
  1. After downloading the above file you need to unzip it.
  2. You will get a file named Noiseware.8bf in this folder.
  3. Copy the file from here.
  4. Paste it to to the Plug-ins folder of your photoshop program. 
C Drive > Program Files > Adobe > Adobe Photoshop CS6 (or whatever your version is) > Plug-ins

I mean this file - Noiseware.8bf should be in the Plug-ins folder of your photoshop program. 



Using the Tool

  1. Run Photoshop in your PC.
  2. Open a photo that needs editing.
  3. Go to the Filter Menu > Imagenomic > Noiseware Professional . . .
  4. Now your image will be opened in Noiseware Professional window.
  5. If that image looks fine, then simply hit the OK button. Or you can tune it through other options available at this window. That's it.


Noiseware Professional under Imagenomic




Noiseware Professional Editing Window



Using the preview pane, you can preview your images from different angle. You can also tune the values of different options. But I usually left those settings as they are. In single preview mode you can use left mouse button to switch between your original image and edited image.


Remember - 

Photoshop may not allow using this tool two times in a row. If you try this tool twice in the same session, then program may stop working. So, before using this tool for the second time, you should restart your photoshop.




Caution! 

No part of this tutorial (i.e. image, text etc.) can be used in the web, print or any other media without permission. You can only use it for learning purpose.


Model: Rizwana, Computer Engineer.





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