Photoshop Basics Handout - artatHIS

ii. www.adobe.com/designcenter/video_workshop iii. www.pixel2life.com iv. www.photoshopessentials.com. 11. Creating adjustment layers a. Open a picture b.
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Photoshop
CS3
Basics
 Amanda
Harris
 


1. Basics
of
the
Photoshop
screen
 a. Menu
bar
 b. Toolbar
 


2. Cropping
pictures
 a. Open
picture
 b. Select
the
area
of
the
picture
you
want
to
keep
using
the
marquee
tool
 c. Select
Image,
Crop
 
 3. Resizing
images
 a. Open
picture
 b. Select
Image,
Image
Size
 c. Resizing
width
will
automatically
resize
height
as
long
as
Constrain
 Proportions
is
checked
 
 


Photoshop
CS3
Basics
 Amanda
Harris
 4. Auto
Adjustments
 a. Open
picture
 b. Select
Image,
Auto
Levels
 c. Select
Image,
Auto
Contrast
 d. Select
Image,
Auto
Color
 e. Go
through
the
various
adjustments
to
make
your
image
look
better
 
 5. Filters
 a. Open
Image
 b. Click
on
Filter,
Filter
Gallery
 c. Make
sure
you
select
“Fit
on
Screen”
in
the
bottom
left
corner
drop
 down
menu
to
see
the
full
picture
as
you
choose
different
filters
 d. Go
through
the
filters.
Note
that
by
selecting
a
different
filter,
 Photoshop
removes
the
previous
filter
from
your
image.
 e. Notice
that
you
can
change
the
settings
of
each
filter
on
the
right
side
 of
the
screen
using
the
slider
bars
 f. Click
OK
to
apply
your
filter
to
your
image
 
 6. Color
Effects
(keeping
one
color
and
turning
the
rest
of
image
to
Black
and
 White)
 a. Open
picture
 b. Click
Magic
Wand
tool
 c. Select
Color
you
want
to
keep
 d. Click
on
Select,
Similar
(may
have
to
add
to
selection
due
to
shadows)
 e. Click
on
Select,
Inverse
in
order
to
keep
the
color
you
want
 f. Click
on
Image,
Adjustments,
Black
and
White
 g. Remember
that
Control
(command
on
Mac)
+
D
deselects
your
image
 
 7. Basic
Photo
Taking
Tips
 a. You
can’t
fix
bad
photography




Photoshop
CS3
Basics
 Amanda
Harris
 b. Get
at
a
subjects
eye
level


c. Move
in
close
to
the
subject






d. Use
the
rule
of
thirds


e. Take
interesting
angles
of
subjects








Photoshop
CS3
Basics
 Amanda
Harris
 8. Saving
Images
 a. Save
as
.jpg
for
web
user
 b. Save
as
.tif
for
print
 c. Always
save
a
copy
of
the
.psd
(Photoshop
file)
so
you
can
go
back
and
 edit
layers/adjustments
later

 
 9. Resolutions
 a. The
higher
the
resolution,
the
better
the
quality

 b. 72
ppi
(pixels
per
inch)
is
recommended
for
the
web
 c. 300
ppi
is
recommended
for
print
use
 d. The
higher
the
resolution
(NOT
just
the
image
size)
the
larger
the
file
 size
 
 10. Websites
for
further
resources
 i. tv.adobe.com
 ii. www.adobe.com/designcenter/video_workshop
 iii. www.pixel2life.com
 iv. www.photoshopessentials.com
 


11. Creating
adjustment
layers
 a. Open
a
picture
 b. In
the
layers
palette,
click
on
the
adjustment
layer
icon
(black/white
 circle)
 c. Continue
creating
adjustment
layers
until
you
get
the
desired
result
 d. Note
that
each
type
of
adjustment
creates
a
new
layer.
You
can
turn
 layers
on
and
off
by
click
on
the
eyeball
next
to
the
layer.

 e. You
may
delete
a
layer
by
clicking
on
it
once
then
dragging
it
down
to
 the
trashcan
icon
on
the
layers
palette
 
 12. Using
the
healing
tools
 
 a. Create
a
new
layer
that
is
a
duplicate
of
the
background
layer
(right
 click
on
the
background
layer
and
choose
duplicate
layer)
 b. Rename
the
layer
healing
 c. Click
on
the
Spot
Band
aid
tool
(technically
the
spot
healing
brush
 tool)
 i. Click
on
areas
that
you
want
to
correct
(such
as
blemishes
on
 the
face)
and
notice
them
vanish
away!
 d. Click
on
the
Red
Eye
Tool
 i. Zoom
into
the
eye
so
that
it
very
large
on
the
screen
 ii. Click
in
the
center
of
the
red
eyeball
 


Photoshop
CS3
Basics
 Amanda
Harris
 



 13. Photo
retouching
tools
(Great
to
show
to
young
people
to
prove
that
 celebrities
don’t
always
look
as
great
in
person
as
they
do
on
television)
 a. Create
a
new
layer
and
name
it
retouch.
Make
sure
this
layer
is
a
 duplicate
of
the
background
layer.
If
you
do
this
after
the
masking
 technique,
move
this
layer
above
the
mask
layer
 b. To
remove
shinny
spots
 i. Click
on
the
Clone
Stamp
tool
 ii. Make
sure
you
mode
is