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You will find the options bar abo e the menus. the e$tension will end with (. You can only use one tool at a time.web-hosting-guide. "n order to acti ate it. You will learn how to add images. you must open the Photoshop software.psd). Crop * To do this. You may want to take your time while using it because you don’t want to go too fast while learning the ropes. image window and palettes.Introduction Photoshop is one of the premier graphic software packages used by a lot of people. !ithin the title bar.oom in and out by clicking or dragging. image. "n order to get started. !hen you learn to do one thing. There are other commands. iew&. such as edit. you must click and drag that certain area. menu bar. you will find the following categories# title bar. you must click and drag. The menu bar will ha e different commands to use for your file.to e$ecute the crop. !ithin the desktop.org/photoshop . www. There are so many things to do with this graphic software. you must click on the corresponding icon. you can mo e on to other tasks. use the 'scape key. you will see the name of the software. but the commands mentioned are some of the ones that are used most often.to cancel the crop. but it’s important to know the basics first before you start di ing into more ad anced features and functions. press 'nter. layer. toolbo$. along with the most recent name of the file %if there is one&. Zoom * . Here are some brief details on the ones that most people use# • • • • Hand * +ragged in order to mo e an image around. status bar. You will be able to learn the secrets that can help you master this software so that your projects will appeal to others. These tools are used for many of the Photoshop projects. The toolbo$ bar has tools that are used for images that are in the graphics software. 'ach time a file is created. Photoshop is not one of those software programs where you can easily start on your own. Here you will find an introduction on what the Adobe graphic software is about and how you can use it for your projects. Move * To mo e a certain area. options bar. select. and other tips that you need to know in order to become a professional in graphics. You will see the Photoshop desktop.
sing the type tool. designs or other drawings. Dodge * This tool is used for to lighten any picture where er you select it. The more you use them. Brush * . www. color or adjust. erase.web-hosting-guide.• • • • • • • Marquee * The selected images will be clicked and drug Type * .sed for painting brush strokes. They can help to enhance the beauty of your work. the easier it will be for you to utili0e them when the time comes. you will use these tools from the toolbo$ bar.org/photoshop . You can use it to select. They can help you when you’re creating images. click the image where you want to include type. At one point or another. Eraser * /ets rids of areas that ha e solid colors. Burn * This tool is used to make certain areas on your image darker. Wand * This tool is used for colored areas.
This graphics software also has rulers that you can use to see the measurements of your image. one group would consist of layers. "f you want to shrink a palette group. Palettes are placed into different groups. you can hide a palette group if you wish. www. 3r if you want to place them in a default setting. You will be able to iew and use one of the tools. you will ha e information regarding the current file that you’re working on. . The status bar shows which tool that you ha e chosen to work with. click on the blue bar twice. The palettes ha e tabs and they can be mo ed around by dragging them.sing the close bo$ %(2)&.Palettes You can use palettes to do different things with Photoshop. You can change the measurement from pi$els to inches. "f you don’t want to do that.org/photoshop . You can show or hide certain ones by going to the window menu and selecting a palette name. "f you want to change the si0e. or you can use the (Preferences) command. 1or instance. you can do so by dragging the blue bar that is located at the top of the group. You will be able to tell whether it’s too big or too small. . you can do that also.web-hosting-guide. click on the ruler twice.sing the status bar. channels and paths. "f you need to mo e a palette group. then the palettes can be mi$ed into other groups.
Using Images How To Get Images Into Photoshop You will need to ha e an image in order to create a file. 6lick or drag the image using the 0oom tool. click on the 0oom icon twice. 9can an image from a computer into Photoshop by clicking 1ile and then "mport. 5ost files that ha e images will open in Photoshop. . 6reate a new file. and also the palette that is used for na igating. You can drag the hand in order to do this. click !indow and 9how 7a igator. How To Move An Image Around You can mo e an image around in Photoshop when you are in the editing stage. This setup will help you to get in close up to an image. 3pen or 1ile and then 4rowse. The hand tool is used to go around the image while you are still 0oomed in. you should use the 0oom and hand tools. • • • "f there is a file that already has an image. "f you want to see more than one window of an image. You will be able to see how much the image has increased by looking at the status bar. You will also be able to see another window while you are looking at the first image.se the A. "f you want to see it in its entirety.T key to get out of the 0oom function. click !indow. you will be able to multi:task as you 0oom in and go around it. The more your 0oom in. Arrange and 7ew !indow. !"e o# Image$ %eso&ut!on and Pr!nt !"e www. There are se eral ways that this can be done. "f you want to mo e the image using the 7a igation function. 6lick 1ile and then 7ew. As you’re editing. the more the image si0e will increase and get larger. 6hoose a name for the new file and go to the Preset menu and enter the information re8uested. "n fact. "n order to do this. then click 1ile.web-hosting-guide. you can 0oom in and out to see what you need to do as far as adjustments are concerned. or at least part of it.org/photoshop .
9elect pre iew and wait for the scanner to get to the scan in pre iew format. "f you need to change the si0e of an image before you print.) Photoshop has scanning software that will open up to be used. 9elect ("mport). 6hoose the resolution for your image. !hile increasing the si0e. Pr!nt!ng Images !hen you want to print an image in a larger si0e. make sure that the (<esampling "mage) bo$ is not checked. "n Photoshop. then the result will be the opposite.org/photoshop . you should use dpi at =>. Howe er. "mage 9i0e and you’ll see the dialog bo$. Photoshop will need to be opened. resolution and print si0e. 1or maga0ines. the resolutions would be higher. if it is more on the line of newspapers and newsletters. "n the (+ocument 9i0e) function. 'ann!ng Images In Photoshop The image should be in the scanner. "f you do the opposite of this. 1or projects that use PowerPoint or the internet. 6hoose the selection tool to look at an area to scan in the pre iew. using a resolution of => ppi can work. Here are some suggestions for how you should set the dpi# • • • "f you are enlarging prints. There is only one color in each pi$el. The number of pi$els in an image has to do with width and height. Pi$els or picture elements make up digital images. you need to open an image. 9elect the tool icon and choose either photo or drawing.web-hosting-guide. There is a certain dpi %dots per image& you will need. from >@A ppi on up. This also correlates with how large or how small you can see the display on the computer screen. www. You will probably need to adjust settings afterwards. "f you’re printing an image for leisure use.You will probably want to know more about si0es of images. then Twain Ac8uire. face down on the glass. 9elect "mage. You can do that by using the dialog bo$ for "mage 9i$ing. using width and height allude to how large or small the image will be when you print it. This will help your image to look clearer and ha e a better contrast. you should decrease the resolution. you should use dpi starting at BAA or more. !ith general ? to ? printing. you should use dpi at BAA. you will need increased resolutions starting at ?@A to >AA ppi. the resolution will decrease if you increase the width and height.
The initial image should be used as a backup and ha e another copy that you can work on. "f the graphics take up a lot of space..jpg suffi$. choose the scan function and you will see (untitled document) in the image. you will need to sa e it. You ha e more fle$ibility to make changes and other adjustments in Photoshop than you would with the software used for scanning.web-hosting-guide.tiff or . use the . !hen making changes to an image and there is more than one layer. You would only sa e the image to . you would want to ha e a thumbnail si0e of the image. . they can take 8uite of bit of time to load on a dial up modem.sing Photoshop. . This si0e would be much smaller than the image you’re trying to resi0e. You would create these images from the scan. At least you will be able to start o er. you can change the si0e of it. "f you do make some changes to images."f you ha e other changes. such as color. There is more information in ol ed when you sa e an image using . do them only once the image has been scanned and imported to Photoshop. the changes would include the image pi$els. !hen it’s time to sa e the file.org/photoshop . etc. The graphics software has plenty of components and tools that can help with editing images. 6hoose the edit menu and select ("mage 9i0e). brightness. Here are some basic things that you should know when you are doing that# 5ake sure that you ha e two images when you’re creating them.tiff. the changes usually only affect the newest layer.gif suffi$. www. and would take up less space. "f the images come from the printer and they are of high 8uality. Howe er. This is good to do in the e ent you don’t like the way the image looks or you messed up. balance. !hen you create the first image in Photoshop. "t may be helpful to create a folder and sa e it for images only. "f the image is a photo and being used for the internet. 3r you can choose the History palette. 9o if this is your predicament. it comes without additional layers like . Ed!t!ng Images You can do 8uite a bit with images when you use Photoshop. there are se eral suffi$ formats you can use.psd if it contained layers. Then create the thumbnail si0e. "f the image is not a photo and being used for the internet.psd images ha e. You can also choose to use the file prior to when you made changes. only the part that is being changed is affected.sually. 9a e the file where you can easily locate it later on.jpg. use the . "n order to do this. You can do this by selecting 1ile and <e ert. you can use .
Here is the way you can sa e an image file in Photoshop# 9elect 1ile. then choose 3k. you can change it.org/photoshop .sing the dropdown menu.%otat!ng Images This is when you want to turn an image any way that you want when you’re using Photoshop. "f you ha e a certain number. 3r if your image file has layers. 9elect the file format that you will sa e it in. "n the graphics software. There are certain things that you can do in order to make sure that your Photoshop files are sa ed the correct way. 9a e. choose 1ree and put in the number. 6heck the image and if you don’t like it. Then click the rotate command located in the "mage menu. /o to the 'dit menu and choose undo to re erse what you did. The sa ing process will work better that way. 6reate a name for the file in the file name area. get a file location. That’s nothing compared to what you would feel if you created a Photoshop file only to sa e it in the wrong format. use a different name. .web-hosting-guide. /o ahead and proceed to sa e the file. Any additional options that you want you can include in the 9a e portion. !hen you sa e the file. You should flatten the files prior to sa ing them. you can use the P+1 format in Photoshop. only finding out that it’s not where you thought it was. www.or you can use the 6trl and the 9 key together. 9elect how much you want to turn the image by using the degrees of rotation. open the image that you wish to rotate. av!ng A Photoshop Image You can be irritated trying to look for a sa ed file. You can use a dri e or a folder to do this.
Layers .ayers palette from the !indow menu. you ha e commands and components such as lock pi$els. The background layer is usually the only layer that each image has.ayer palette. 3r you can create a new layer by mo ing the pre ious layer to the icon for the new layer. This is where you will be able to create the special effects for the layer that is open. click on the layer’s name twice and type the new name. You would choose the layer in the palette. You will notice the transparency when you see a checkerboard pattern. choose that layer in the palette.web-hosting-guide. To use the layers. This means that you will be able to see any layers that are under the initial one. "n the first column of the palette. There may be times when you will ha e to or want to change the isibility of a layer. "f you don’t want to make changes or adjustments to a layer. The larger files from Photoshop usually contain a lot of layers.ayers are used in Photoshop images. ty&es You ha e different styles to choose from when you ha e images with layers. lock layer position.ock bo$es area. "f you want to get rid of a layer. ' en though you will be able to see the layer. These are located at the top of the . whate er you change will also affect the newest layer. "f you want to create a new layer. You will see a layer style dialog bo$. use one of the . Another thing that you can do with layers is put images together by using different content. www. There are different special effects you can use to enhance your image in Photoshop. then choose the 'ffects button. use the icon for creating a new layer in the . for the most part. !ith the e$ception of adjustment layers.ock bo$es. it may not be totally transparent. lock transparent areas and lock all. use the trash icon.ayers palette. "f you want to use another name for the layer. go to the . "f you make a copy of a layer and then decide to change it. You would make changes or adjustments to the copy of the layer. you will see some layers on the computer screen. 3r you can mo e the layer to the trash icon. They can also be used for special effects. you will ha e the first layer as a backup. "f you decide to edit the layer. "n the . "f you want another layer to be the new layer. layers are re8uired to ha e 8uite a bit of memory.org/photoshop . You can use layers during the image editing process. You will be able to identify them by the eye icon.
& 3r you can choose the adjustment layer button and get the same menu of components. You can also use effects here. The dialog bo$ will be in the adjustment layer and you can adjust any settings that you need to.e els. www.!hen you want to sa e the effects. there’s a chance you may not see any changes after the layer effects are applied. An adjustment layer is created by using the .e els adjustment is not allowed to be totally edited. a regular . you will select (7ew 9tyle). 6ur es. . .web-hosting-guide. !ith the adjustment layer. you can edit any part of it. You can choose from 6olor 4alance. The initial image will look like a new layer in the ne$t image. You don’t need a lot of lot of memory and the file’s si0e does not get larger. 3pen two images and with the mo e tool. This can also create a new layer.e els. 9elect 7ew Adjustment . use the dialog bo$. "f there are not transparent portion. You can also put images together by copying and pasting one image to another image. mo e one image on top of the other. Parts of layers that you can see through will ha e edges. you can use adjustable layers to do that. they can be used with .org/photoshop . These layers are not only adjustable and editable. Photo 1ilters. "f you need to edit your images. You can use some of the same effect later for other layers. HueC9aturation and other commands as need. "f you need to adjust any settings with this. choose the style in the palette and you will ha e the same ones to use for that layer. To use the 9tyles palette. select !indow.ayer function. To do that. then 9how 9tyles. etc.ayers can also be used to put images together. 3n the other hand.ayer and then select one of the menu components.
. "f you want to feather a selection. You will see an outline of the selection on the screen. use the 9hift key. "f you wish to re erse the selection. use the mo e tool and drag it to where you want it. www. choose 9electD7one. "f you need to add more to a current selection because of color. choose 9elect.web-hosting-guide. .se !indows and 3ptions if you don’t see t hem. you can make a selection. use the 1eather checkbo$. essentially you are setting apart a portion of an image so that you can make changes to it. That portion is considered a selection. You may ha e to click on some tools in order to see the ones that are hidden. To remo e from a current selection. then 9imilar. use the Alt key. !hate er tool you will be using will be in the 3ptions bar. "f you need to include more on a current selection.Using Selection Techniques !hen you use selection techni8ues. !ith the selection.sing this will allow your selection to look softer. The selection portion is protected and is considered a (mask). "f you need to mo e a selection or part of it. You will not see all of the tools right away. This part of the image is protected in Photoshop. . then 9a e 9election. .sing a selection tool icon.sing 9elect. To sa e a selection.se the 6trl:H function to show and hide the selection outline.org/photoshop . then "n erse will make the selection in erted. choose 9elect. . 3r you may want to include that portion with other images. you can still utili0e the tools used to edit images and other commands.
9elect 3ptions where you will see three buttons. /o to .png suffi$ format.ayers. 6hange the colors back to black and white. 5ake new layers on top of e erything shown.sing the copy.@.ayer and . www. /o to .e els. The usual sharpness is between ?. . 7ew Adjustment . . you will need to use (3 erlay) or (9oft .web-hosting-guide. Paint the selected areas that you want to draw attention to in white and black.org/photoshop .se an image that has a .jpg or .ayer and 6ur es to set the image’s contrast. 7ew Adjustment . Place the images on your computer.How To Make Your Photos Look Better . Test all three buttons to find which one will pro ide you with the best colors for your image.sing Photoshop. /o to the 1ilters section and select 3ther and High Pass. click about E of the line upward and pull the image down just slightly. To form the shape of the letter 9. This will get you to the High Pass 1ilter.A and B. 9et the hardness at AG in the brushes palette. 5ake a copy of the background layer.ight).ayers.se the 3 erlay command and the brush tool. . The flow should be around BAG. Then go about F up the line and pull up slightly. open the photo. 6hoose an edge and adjust the radius to a different sharpness.
this is the main legend that is used in Photoshop. 6yan.sing different colors in Photoshop is part of the creation process. Inde(ed Mode * 3nly uses one channel for color and can hold up to >@H color alues. Yellow and 4lack. 4lue. The color modes are used to use the colors that are included in each color image pi$el.gif e$tension. "f you need to adjust the color modes. /reen and 4lue.se a black and white image that is already in the graphic software. You can drag the picture file on your desktop and place it on the Photoshop icon. 5agenta. After releasing the left mouse button.used to edit and adjust images in color. • • Add!ng Co&ors !n Photoshop !ith the ariety of colors that Photoshop has. "n fact. 3r you can open the software www. . then click "mage and 5ode. Grays'a&e Mode * A gray color setting that has >@H shades and only uses one channel.this method is used for professional publications. "n fact. They should be kept and sa ed in this mode. there is no e$cuse as to why your project won’t come out looking nice. the software will open and show the picture where the file was.sed for black and white colors only.web-hosting-guide. adding color to a strictly black and white photo will not only make it look different. CM)* Mode * 1our colors. 'ach set of modes consists of channels with a grayscale image. but it will also bring the 8uality of the photo up a notch or two. B!tmap Mode * . These images can ha e as many as >@H shades that include white and black colors.org/photoshop . "t is not difficult to add colors in Photoshop. Photoshop does ha e a default where there are certain colors that most if not all people use.it is also used for photos that ha e the . There are some color modes that are used more than others. The channels can be edited and adjusted if need be. Here are some of the ones that are used the most# • • • %GB Mode * <ed. You can look at the channels by clicking !indow and then I6hannels.Colors . /reen. !hen using colors you are considered to be in color mode. +oing this can help to impro e the way some of the images look. The color scheme is called </4 or <ed.
Adjustments and Photo 1ilters. you can use the Auto 6olor and Photo 1ilters. There is also a pre iew bo$ and you will be able to see how the settings help your image. Adjustments and HueC9aturation.and allow the program to come up. 6hoose hueCsaturation by clicking on it. 4oth of these are simple to implement and can make your images look better than they did pre iously. 6lick on it to change the mouse arrow to the lasso tool.org/photoshop . You will see photo filter settings inside your image. Test it to see how your image comes out. you can use different options. you can change all of the hues at once. "n the toolbo$ section. !ith HueC9aturation. /o to the Adjustments command by selecting it from the "mage drop down list. select "mage. you can edit it the way you want it. !hen using Auto 6olor in Photoshop. you are correcting images with color by checking the shadows. You can also get to the Auto 6olor command by going to the . 6hoose the black and white picture using the lasso tool by holding down the left side at the top of the mouse. To get there. !hen you do it this way. 3nce Photoshop is opened. "n addition to that.sing Photo 1ilters is another way to change colors on your images in Photoshop. midtones and highlights. choose the Polygonal . Adjustments and Auto 6olor.e els dialog bo$ and choosing 3ptions. use the density setting. www. You can also use HueC9aturation to change the color of your image. . .se the scrollbar until you get it the way you want it.asso tool on the left side of the Photoshop menu. you can use HueC9aturation to change whether or not you want deep colors or lighter colors as far as saturation is concerned. which gi es you an ad antage. you will be able to see them in the pre iew area. This is what you will need to use in order to add color to the picture. As you are making changes. click the 1ile command. you would select "mage.web-hosting-guide. You would do that by using the color wheel and changing their positions. You will drag the selection lines until they are wrapped around the picture. 9elect "mage. !hen the picture is surrounded by the lines. The lasso tool should be pointed on a top corner of the picture. "f you need to photo filter to ha e more effect on your image. "n order to do this. Then click open and look for the file that you need to open. Co&or Corre't!on "f you need to correct the colors on your images in Photoshop. "f you see that the highlights are too much. select the Highlights 6lip option to tone them down.
You will want to keep the pre iew bo$ a ailable. www.nsharp 5ask."f you wish to sharpen your image.web-hosting-guide. All of them may not work for e eryone. They are suggestions. 9harpen and . This way you will be able to see different iews of the effects. The thing with this is to make sure you it is magnified at ?AAG and keep the Pre iew bo$ while you’re looking at it. select 1ilter.org/photoshop . 9o the best thing for you to do is e$periment and find something that you will like. "t is not mandatory that you use these guidelines to sharpen your image. You should sharpen your image no less than @AG and no more than ?@AG for normal images.
• www. . Any of these can be use to change the colors to what you want for your image. "f you want to create straight lines. hold down the 9hift key.rush * 9elect the paintbrush picture from the toolbo$. paintbrush or block. You can also choose a new color by selecting the foreground color from the tool bo$. You ha e to do this because it pre ents the part that is not selected from being painted. 9elect an area that you wish to paint and mark it. and +isplays J 6ursors in order to adjust the display.Painting In Photoshop Te'hn!ques +sed In Pa!nt!ng You can also create or change images in Photoshop with paint brushes and colors. use the dragging method on the image. Eraser * The eraser gets rid of the background color if the process is done on the background layer. !hen you need to erase. Another way to choose colors is by using the swatches palette or the color bar. then nothing should be selected.web-hosting-guide. 9elect 'dit. This will allow you to see the arious painting tool si0es while you use them for your image. To change foreground and background colors. The brushes can also be used as a healing brush and to erase things that you don’t want or need. !hen you use the paint brushes in Photoshop. You can choose pencil. "t’s a good idea to ha e a copy of your work in the e ent you accidentally erase something you shouldn’t ha e.se the drag method for the image or part of the image that will be painted. as you’re dragging. use the other options to change the si0e of the paintbrush. You can also choose the 'yedropper tool. There are se eral types of erasers to use from the 'raser tool. if you decide to paint the whole thing. Pa!nt!ng Too&s • Pa!nt. you can type the letter 2 or select the double sided arrow. they will use the current foreground color. type the letter +. "f you want the black and white colors. 4lack is the default color for the foreground and white is the default color for the background.org/photoshop . "f you need to. Preferences. 6hoose the brush si0e you need for your image. Howe er. airbrush.
if you need more. +epending on what effect you want. you can always delete the layer. choose a tolerance alue. select the 6olor 4o$. A good suggestion is to use (7ormal) because that is what most people use. !hen you need to add another element. !hen you are learning how to use brushes. You will use the sliding control to choose between A to ?AAG. !hen you are implementing different elements to each photo. you can paint and draw on images. "n order to determine how dark you want your brushstrokes to be.sing a photo in Photoshop. Paintbrush or 9pray Paint&. "f you don’t want to ha e transparent spots filled. You can use the color scale until you get the color that you want. 6hoose the brush si0e you need by selecting 4rush 9i0e in the pull down menu. To use the color with your brush. you should always use a new layer. "n the main tool menu. the skill is not something that you can catch on to o ernight. 9elect the Paint 4ucket tool and in the 3ptions bar. Photoshop pro ides plenty of brushes for you to use. use the left click on your mouse. using the brushes will become a piece of cake. choose Airbrush for a light brush effect. 3nce you get the hang of it. Photoshop Brushes !hen using brushes in Photoshop.ayer from the menu and choose 7ew . This is one of the main parts of graphic design with this software. 9elect the part of the image that will be filled with the Paint 4ucket. choose Paintbrush for a solid brush effect and 9pray Paint for a spray paint brush effect. you will need to add a new layer. there are plenty of websites that offer them.ayer. make sure that (Preser e Transparency) is checked.org/photoshop . select the 4rush icon and choose 4rush Tool.• Pa!nt Bu'-et * The Paint 4ucket is used to fill in areas that are close to where you ha e selected pi$els. 6hoose the style that you want by selecting the 5ode menu. +oing this can make it easier for you as far as editing is concerned. you will need to use the (3pacity) arrow. .web-hosting-guide. You will also need to choose the type of stroke that you will use. 9elect the paintbrush icon and choose one of three components %Airbrush. Howe er. www. "t will take some work and some practice to get it the way it’s supposed to be. "n order to use the eyedropper. select . 9ee how it looks and if you don’t like it. There is also a sliding control to determine how much flow in regard to using your brushstrokes for color.
use the hand tool.Pictures In Photoshop P!'ture . select the mo e tool. +rag the image down until you ha e what you want to crop. "n order to mo e the images around. place the first picture on top of the other one. . +uring this time. your file is still in the 0oom phase. You can put images together or change the way the picture looks. 3pen two photo files in Photoshop. find the image that you want to change. 5ake sure that your layout is already in place if you are putting pictures together. 9elect the 5ar8uee tool and choose the part of the picture that will be copied. 6hoose the crop tool which is located in the Photoshop toolbo$. or something that you just don’t care to see. You will copy the area. "f you need to make adjustments to the photo that is pasted.sing the paste function. what is left is what you want on the picture. !hen you do that.web-hosting-guide. that usually signals that you don’t want that part to be there. . 0oom into the portion of the photo that is pasted. "t may be a portion of something that should not be there. Here are some steps you can take to get rid of portions that you don’t want. Part of the first photo should be placed on top of the second photo. After you’ e opened the graphics software. Here are some steps to take in order to make your picture layout look professional. 9o.sing the 5agnifier. . Cropp!ng P!'tures In Photoshop !hen you are cropping part of a picture. you will attempt to crop or cut it off.ayout / How To +se It "mplementing the picture layout is simple and doesn’t take a lot of time.se the Paste function and choose the second photo. 9elect the 'dit function in the 6opy menu. www.org/photoshop . /o to one of the corners to where you want to crop off the image and start there.
Photoshop has plenty of picture effects that you can use and these instructions will show you how to apply a double image and make that image into something that you may ne er ha e thought of. this is what you would use to do that. open it and choose the command (+uplicate . you will see the first picture.ayer). After you ha e sa ed the new file. . 3r you can try using the 1= key at the top of your keyboard..sing the right:click button on your mouse.web-hosting-guide. +s!ng P!'ture E##e'ts "f you want to make your pictures come ali e. You can also do this by clicking and dragging the selection. You will see a layer called (4ackground). adjust the area that is to be cropped. +rag the picture in whate er direction you choose. This will signal that you are gi ing permission for that area to be cropped. 9elect the green check mark that is located at the top of the screen in the toolbar. The only thing that is re8uired of you other than following the directions is that you should ha e some type of imagination. . After the action has taken place. using picture effects in Photoshop can help you do just that. 3pen a picture from Photoshop. you should see two layers in your layer palette. +oing that would also re8uire using the 5o e tool in order to get the picture to where you want it. 9elect the (1ree Transform) command from the 'dit menu.sing the resi0ing handles. you will find a spot and click on the newly created duplicate layer. . www. "f you need to change the second picture into different shapes and si0es. select (!indow) and choose (. Keep dragging it and under the duplicate one.sing this component of Photoshop is simple to do. you will only ha e the portion that you opted to keep.sing the 5o e tool. The actual duplicate layer should be named something else. "f for some reason the layers palette does not open in Photoshop.ayers). !hate er is outside of the s8uare will be cropped.org/photoshop . while the remaining part of the image will stay.
You can click the selection anywhere in your document. . You can also use it to create different images into a B+ shape. "f you’re just looking for a basic image. The Type tool is what you would use to do that. You can do this from the Type tool options bar. You will start typing your te$t and it will show with whate er selections you ha e chosen.sing the B+ Transform is used to create B:+ effects in Photoshop.sing this techni8ue will allow you to see your graphics differently.ther !eatures "n# Special $%%ects Add!ng Te(t In Photoshop You can add te$t to an image or a blank document.org/photoshop .sing Photoshop for this techni8ue allows you to use your imagination and creati ity. You ha e a choice of choosing from the following styles# 9mooth. . Creat!ng 01D E##e'ts B:+ or three dimensional effects is something that is uni8ue to create for your graphic projects. left and right.sing the first button on the type tool bar. 6risp. There are different ways that you can ha e your te$t set up. !hen you’re aligning your te$t. 9trong. To use the color picker bo$. then you can choose www. . "f you need to make changes use the Type tool to highlight the te$t already there and change what needs to be changed.sing Photoshop is a great way to create B:+ effects and other related images. you will be able to change back and forth from hori0ontal to ertical te$t and ice ersa. 6hoose a te$t si0e. You can start with something as simple as a cube.web-hosting-guide.se an old file from Photoshop or you can create a new one. font and style. You would then include different effects on the cube to make it stand out. You will use the Type tool. a font and allows you to make additional changes in regard to te$t. Here’s how you would go about adding te$t# . You can select the color for your te$t. This tool also works to choose an image si0e. you can choose to do it from the left. . 'ach one looks different. the image or document will look different. so you may want to look at them all to see which one looks the best for your creation. You want the cube to been seen from three different angles. . center or right. ' erytime you make changes in regard to te$t. select the color s8uare. 9harp or 7one. top.
sing the (4rightness) bar. You can turn regular lights into some uni8ue lighting effects. 6reate some where you can do 3-4 images with shapes5 te6t and other e22ects. After the con ersion. You will see a lot of lighted halo shapes. You can also create te$t using B:+ effects in Photoshop. create an e$tra copy. The te$t will be changed to where you can edit it as needed. Here is how you can learn it and create your masterpiece# 9elect 1ile. You can mo e objects with the 9elect function. 6hoose the (/radient) tool and click on the left button of your mouse. "n order to get the light where you need it to be. holding it down. you will need to con ert your image to make it look presentable for people to see on the monitor prior to you including filters or layers. To step it up a bit. you will ha e to create a new layer. slide it to the middle. 7ew and then click 3K. it is probably a good idea to test out some image effects. you are not allowed to edit any te$t. You will see something called objects that look like spheres %orbs&.sing fillers can help you to better see the B:+ effects in Photoshop. To create shapes in B:+. 6hoose the (Paint 4ucket) tool and choose the color 4lack. you will ha e to mo e the cross in the center of the screen. you may want to add darker colors or shadows. Creat!ng A . 9elect the 1ilter component and choose (<ender). Prior to completing the con ersion.ens 1lare). while you can change the images by dragging with the +irect 9elect function. !ith the Alt key.org/photoshop .9elect and +irect 9elect. and 'C1. 6hoose (<ender) from the 1ilter menu and choose (. and the 6trl key %hold down&. !ith the te$t layer.!ght!ng E##e't "ncluding special effects such as lights to pro ide some pi00a00 to a photo can be interesting.se the (@A to BAA mm 0oom) selection for the lens and select 3k. The background should turn black.web-hosting-guide. To get different image creations. www. 9elect (6ircle of . . A lot of people that ha e substantial e$perience using Photoshop use these effects for their projects.ightning 'ffects. This is how you will make changes to your photo. Then you can use color to fill in the white space. you can use the dragging method to do what you wish. "t’s a pretty easy task to learn. . 6lick the screen once. then choose . .ights) and choose 3K.
You ha e a choice of filters that you can use for your document. +istort.web-hosting-guide. "f you need to include additional filters you can do so. You will be able to see a pre iew of this filter to the left side of the L1ilterL dialog bo$. 9ketch. You can change the colors and resolutions if you wish.e els.9taying in the 1ilter menu. "f you ha e anything you would like to change. The rings will stand out on the screen. 3nce you learn this. This is used to decrease thickness of the halos.org/photoshop . you will be able to do just about anything using Photoshop. 9tyli0e or Te$ture. select (Artistic) and choose on the options for the 1ilter dialog bo$. www. They are all located in the drop down bo$ where the 1ilters category is. 6lose the 7ew dialog bo$ and present the can as on the computer screen. You will see the halos in the special effects on your computer screen. This will help you to ha e additional custom backgrounds. 6hoose (/lowing 'dges). Creat!ng Ba'-grounds You can create different backgrounds for your images. .ayers palette. you would ha e to select the !idth and Height components. 4rush 9trokes. you would ha e to select the 1ile menu and choose 7ew for a brand new dialog bo$. You can create custom backgrounds that are uni8ue and stand out from other creations. You will ha e to use more than one filter to do this. choose the (9tyli0e) command.sing the ("mage) menu. choose Adjustments and then Auto . You should see the word (4ackground) in the layer of the .earning about importing and e$porting images from Photoshop can boost your credibility in creating images from this graphics software. "n order to create a can as. 6onfirm the filter that you want to use by choosing 3K. To do this. Import!ng And E(port!ng . . There is Artistic. 9elect a filter from the category you ha e chosen.sing the filters can help to create a background that is different than what you may ha e seen before. change them in the settings section. "n the (1ilter) menu. /o to the right side of the dialog bo$ if you need to adjust the setting.
third or fourth frame if you wish. !hen you do this. The (.sing the 0oom tool in Photoshop is a good way to get a close:up look at your photo or image. You can choose e ery second. e ery frame will be imported. People that look to ha e se eral images to put together implement this step. you can use the Place command to do that. "f you ha e mo ie frames that you want to import. you can use the ideo frames to layer command to do that. but there will be an additional layer with the first image. . the same thing will be done to the image file. +eacti ate the <esi0e !indows to 1it button. the image window won’t change si0es as you adjust the si0e of the iew. You can also look at your photo or image as a larger or smaller iew. . if you make changes to the Photoshop file image.web-hosting-guide. !hen you do this. The new image can be transferred to a layer where it can be adjusted or edited. the other image will be a separate document. you can import it and use it as a layer. Hold the key down and continue to click with your mouse until the si0e of the image has decreased to the si0e that you want it. Zoom!ng Te'hn!ques . Press the Alt key in order to decrease the si0e of the iew. 6hoose and drag a mar8uee to the part of the image that will be enlarged. . Position where you want to enlarge the image and select it. "f you don’t choose anything.org/photoshop . You will ha e se eral choices that you can use to import certain parts of the mo ie. 9o. The new image will stay the same. This means that not e ery single frame has to be imported. "f you ha e to make adjustments you can sa e the image to the first file. "f you ha e an image to import as a layer. "t can also be used when you need to correct details. the si0e of the window will increase to the screen’s edge. The image would be placed in a Photoshop document. You will see a magnifying glass with a plus sign in it.se the shift key and place the slider on the mo ie clip to get certain portions of the mo ie.ook in the 1ile menu for this command.se the 0oom tool to start. Acti ate the "gnore Palettes command. Any clicks after that will help to enlarge it. !ith the original image in the background. 5o e the new image o er the original document.imit to frames) component allows you to choose frames that you want."f you are going to use an image in a Photoshop file that was already created. "t depends on how you want it set up. www. You can also import frames in a certain succession.
sa e your settings and close the dialog bo$. You will see the .mo e it to the left for a smaller si0e. Photoshop pro ides different ariations of what strokes you can add to your image. You will find this in the .ayers palette. center or outside.org/photoshop .In Photoshop You can create your own watermark to your image in a matter of minutes by using your mouse.web-hosting-guide. You will see it on the right side of the bo$. !hen it is chosen. you can make changes as follows# • • • 6hanging the si0e * mo e the slider to the right for a larger si0e. "n the same bo$. They also use them with te$t and shapes. 6hoose the layer in which you want to use to apply the stroke. 6hanging fill type / You can choose from color. You will also need to ha e a background that is transparent.ayer 9tyle dialog bo$. www. After you’ e selected what you wanted. 9elect 1ile. you will find the (9troke) component in the 9tyles listing. set you color to your choosing and type in what you want your watermark image to read. Creat!ng A Watermar. "f you want different stroke settings. 7ew and create the width and height using >@A2?>@ p$. in particular Photoshop 69B. also press the letter (T) keys on the te$t and choose the rotate command. You can either choose to change the stroke’s opacity %cloudiness or dullness& or implement blend mode.sing the 6trl button. 9elect the (Hori0ontal Type Tool). gradient or pattern.sing Photoshop 69B. .sing the right click button from your mouse. will use strokes. . !ith your mouse. You will see the changes in the chosen layer of your image or photo. the layer will be highlighted.tro-es People that create images in Photoshop. . select (4lending 3ptions). inside. 6hanging position * You ha e three choices. go o er the image and rotate it to what you want. select a file that you wish to use to implement a stroke with.
6hoose a simple color and put it in the te$t bo$ se eral times using the return key. At least you’ll ha e e$amples that you can go back to later.se NO point font for the te$t and center it. You should test the shadow effect options in Photoshop using different styles. As a sample. then you can do more using different settings. Also. . The one on the left should be (layer styles) and the one on the right should be (drop shadows). create a te$t bo$. You should e entually notice a shadow behind the word. ' entually. The image that you are using should be blank. Creat!ng A hadow E##e't 6reate a new image in Photoshop.sing the Hori0ontal Type Tool. This can be done by using your cursor at the upper left corner. you need to make sure that it blends in with whate er images you will be using. +efine Pattern and gi e it a sample name since it is a sample and not the real thingyou’re testing this techni8ue first to make sure it works. You can set the layer’ opacity to what you want it to be. Place the word in the center of the image.sing the (9tyles and 'ffects) menu. You want to make sure it comes out right.web-hosting-guide. 9elect one of the options for the drop shadow. hence the reason for using >AA pi$els and => pi$els as the resolution. use >AA pi$els and => pi$els as the resolution.org/photoshop . you will find one that suits you the best. open the file that you want to watermark. 6hoose a pattern from the 6ustom Pattern selection bo$. clicking it and using the dragging method to bring it to the lower right corner. look for two drop:down menus. The word (shadow) should be typed in the te$t bo$. "f you ha e other images or photos that you want to do this with. 9elect the 'dit and 1ill commands. This is for the width and the height. .9elect 'dit. Apply a new layer by pressing the 6trl and the letter (M) keys. The most important thing about using Photoshop o erall is to make sure that you sa e whate er you create. 5ake sure it is showing up large inside of the bo$. www. After you’ e created the effect. 9elect the (low) shadow and you will see the shadow behind the te$t. . 9a e the new image with the watermark.
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