Pictures may speak a thousand words, but sometimes you may need to put at least a few words in your image compositions. Luckily, Photoshop has powerful text tools that let you add type to your images with great flexibility and control.
Digital photography is not just for professionals. Whether you have a collection of digital images amassed for various client or projects, using stock images you are going to need to develop the skill of refining, archiving and preserving for posterity. Photoshop has a multitude of tools for importing, editing and archiving digital photographs.
Adobe Photoshop uses masks to isolate and manipulate specific parts of an image. A mask is akin to a stencil. The cutout portion of the mask can be altered, but the area surrounding the cutout is protected from change.
Adobe Photoshop lets you isolate different parts of a project on layers. Each layer can then be edited as a independent piece of artwork allowing an amazing amount of flexibility.
Learning how to select areas of an image is a fundamental skill - you must first select what you want to affect. Once you have made a selection, only the selection within the area can be edited. Areas outside of the selection area are protected from change.
When you start using Photoshop you will notice that the tools panel appears on the left side of the screen. This list of most of the tools in the tools panel.
Photoshop Getting to Know the Workspace Lesson 1: Opening Files The frustrating aspect of learning photoshop is that when learning it you will realise that you can accomplish the same task several ways. The following tutorials cover some of the different ways that you can open up different files in photoshop. Opening an image Professional Development … Continue reading Lesson 1: Opening Adobe Photoshop Files