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Adobe Photoshop Secrets - Tricks, Tutorials and Training to Get Amazing Effects

Adobe Photoshop Secrets - Tricks, Tutorials and Training to Get Amazing Effects

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Legal Notice:- The author and publisher of this Ebook and the accompanying materials have usedtheir best efforts in preparing this Ebook. The author and publisher make no representation orwarranties with respect to the accuracy, applicability, fitness, or completeness of the contentsof this Ebook. The information contained in this Ebook is strictly for educational purposes.Therefore, if you wish to apply ideas contained in this Ebook, you are taking full responsibilityfor your actions.The author and publisher disclaim any warranties (express or implied), merchantability, orfitness for any particular purpose. The author and publisher shall in no event be held liable toany party for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental or other consequential damagesarising directly or indirectly from any use of this material, which is provided “as is”, andwithout warranties.As always, the advice of a competent legal, tax, accounting or other professional should besought. The author and publisher do not warrant the performance, effectiveness or applicabilityof any sites listed or linked to in this Ebook. All links are for information purposes only andare not warranted for content, accuracy or any other implied or explicit purpose.
Table of Contents
Introduction.....................................................................................................................................3Palettes............................................................................................................................................5Using Images....................................................................................................................................6Layers.............................................................................................................................................10Using Selection Techniques...........................................................................................................12How To Make Your Photos Look Better.........................................................................................13Colors.............................................................................................................................................14Painting In Photoshop....................................................................................................................17Pictures In Photoshop....................................................................................................................19Other Features And Special Effects...............................................................................................21Resources.......................................................................................................................................27
 
Introduction
Photoshop is one of the premier graphic software packages used by a lot of people. Here youwill find an introduction on what the Adobe graphic software is about and how you can use it for your projects. You will be able to learn the secrets that can help you master this software so thatyour projects will appeal to others.Photoshop is not one of those software programs where you can easily start on your own. Youmay want to take your time while using it because you don’t want to go too fast while learningthe ropes. You will learn how to add images, and other tips that you need to know in order to become a professional in graphics.There are so many things to do with this graphic software, but it’s important to know the basicsfirst before you start diving into more advanced features and functions. When you learn to doone thing, you can move on to other tasks.In order to get started, you must open the Photoshop software. You will see the Photoshopdesktop. Within the desktop, you will find the following categories: title bar, menu bar, options bar, status bar, toolbox, image window and palettes.Within the title bar, you will see the name of the software, along with the most recent name of the file (if there is one). Each time a file is created, the extension will end with “.psd”.The menu bar will have different commands to use for your file, such as edit, image, layer,select, view). There are other commands, but the commands mentioned are some of the onesthat are used most often. You will find the options bar above the menus.The toolbox bar has tools that are used for images that are in the graphics software. You canonly use one tool at a time. In order to activate it, you must click on the corresponding icon.These tools are used for many of the Photoshop projects. Here are some brief details on the onesthat most people use:
Hand
– Dragged in order to move an image around.
Move
– To move a certain area, you must click and drag.
Zoom
– Zoom in and out by clicking or dragging.
Crop
– To do this, you must click and drag that certain area; to execute the crop, pressEnter; to cancel the crop, use the Escape key.

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