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1 EDET 722N M Swygert Adobe PhotoShop Workshop Tips and Techniques for Beginners

2 EDET 722N M Swygert Adobe PhotoShop Workshop Overview Introduction to PhotoShop The PhotoShop Workspace The Toolbar PhotoShop Project

3 EDET 722N M Swygert Section 1 Introduction to PhotoShop –PhotoShop is the leading digital image editing application for the Internet, print, and other new media disciplines.

4 EDET 722N M Swygert Introduction to PhotoShop RGB Color Space –(Red, Green, Blue)Essentially your computer has a Palette that holds a swatch or blob of red paint, green paint, and blue paint. By mixing these colors together, other colors are created.

5 EDET 722N M Swygert Introduction to PhotoShop Image Resolution –Resolution in digital imagery refers to pixels per inch (ppi) or density, similar to how many square feet a particular room in a house might have.

6 EDET 722N M Swygert Introduction to PhotoShop Dimensions –The amount of pixels contained in the width and height of an image is referred to as an image’s dimensions.

7 EDET 722N M Swygert Introduction to PhotoShop Dimensions –The amount of pixels contained in the width and height of an image is referred to as an image’s dimensions. Screen Dimensions Dimensions in Browser 640 x x x x x x 600

8 EDET 722N M Swygert Introduction to PhotoShop Color Depth (Bit-Depth) –Color depth describes the maximum amount of colors an image can contain. Bit-Depth Colors 1 bit2 8-bit bit16.7 million 32-bit16.7 Million +256 Color Alpha Channel

9 EDET 722N M Swygert Introduction to PhotoShop Digital Image Types: –Bitmaps –Vectors

10 EDET 722N M Swygert Introduction to PhotoShop Bitmaps –Bitmap files map out or plot the image on a pixel-by-pixel basis. Computer displays are made up of a collection of individual points or dots, called pixels, organized in columns and rows (similar to a table or a grid) where each cell represents each pixel in the image.

11 EDET 722N M Swygert Introduction to PhotoShop Vectors –Vector images do not plot images on a pixel-by-pixel basis. Instead, vector files contain a description of the image expressed mathematically. Essentially, the file tells the computer about the image and the computer draws it.

12 EDET 722N M Swygert Introduction to PhotoShop Internet Image Standards –GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) –JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) –PNG (Portable Network Graphics Each of these formats is a bitmap file. Currently, browsers do not support the display of vector-based images without a plug-in.

13 EDET 722N M Swygert Section 2 The PhotoShop Workspace –The PhotoShop workspace consists of four main components: the Menu, the Toolbar, the Options Bar, and the Palettes.

14 EDET 722N M Swygert The PhotoShop WorkSpace The Menu –The Menu contains controls for common functions such as opening and saving files, as well as specific functions, such as copying and pasting, calling up specific windows or Palettes, and controlling the PhotoShop workspace.

15 EDET 722N M Swygert The PhotoShop WorkSpace The Toolbar –The Toolbar contains a collection of Tools for creating, selecting, and manipulating images.

16 EDET 722N M Swygert The PhotoShop WorkSpace The Options Bar –The Options Bar, by default, is placed just below the Menu. Whenever a Tool is selected in the Toolbar, the Options Bar displays the available Options for the currently selected Tool.

17 EDET 722N M Swygert The PhotoShop WorkSpace Palettes –Palettes contain additional controls for other features in PhotoShop, such as the use of Layers, Colors, Layer Styles, and other features that you will learn about and use as you progress through the program.

18 EDET 722N M Swygert Section 3 The Tool Bar –This section covers the PhotoShop toolbar detail. In this section we discuss the each of the tools and how they are used.

19 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar

20 EDET 722N M Swygert The tools fall roughly into the following categories: Selection tools - used for creating closed boundaries - marquee tools, lassos, magic wand, & quick mask. Painting tools - used for adding color by using the mouse like a brush, or by simply filling areas with a selected color - brush, history brushes, airbrush, gradients, paint bucket, & pencil tool.

21 EDET 722N M Swygert Retouching tools - used for editing existing colors & image details - healing brush & patch tool, the clone stamp, erasers, dodge, burn, sponge, blur, sharpen, & smudge tools. Vector tools - used for creating, & editing vector shapes - pen, path select, shape, & line tools. Change view tools - used for moving & magnifying the view of an image, without affecting the image, itself - hand, & zoom tools

22 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Marquee Tools –Used for making rectangular, elliptical, or single row selections.

23 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Move Tool –Used for moving the contents of selections or layers

24 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Lasso Tools –Used for making selections.

25 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Crop Tool –Used for cropping image borders.

26 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Magic Wand –Used for selecting areas.

27 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Slice Tools –Used for dividing images into independent areas.

28 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Healing Brush –Used for seamless merging of cloned image data.

29 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Brush Tools –Used for painting.

30 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Clone Stamp –Used for painting with copied image data.

31 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar History Brushes –Used for painting.

32 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Eraser –Used for removing portions of images.

33 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Gradient Tools –Used for adding, and editing gradient color blends.

34 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Blur Tool –Used for retouching.

35 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Dodge Tool –Used to lighten tones.

36 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Path Selection –Used for selecting path components.

37 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Type Tools –Used for adding type to images.

38 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Pen Tools –Used for creating paths.

39 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Shape Tools –Used for creating paths in geometric shapes.

40 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Notes –Used for attaching text, and audio notes to files.

41 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Eyedropper –Used for finding color values, and choosing colors.

42 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Hand Tool –Used to move the view of an image.

43 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Zoom Tool –Used to change the image’s magnification.

44 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Foreground and Background –Used for choosing foreground and background colors

45 EDET 722N M Swygert The Toolbar Quick Mask –Used for making precise selections ImageReady –ImageReady is PhotoShop’s web-specific companion Program

46 EDET 722N M Swygert Section 4 PhotoShop Project –This section covers the process of creating new images and using the toolbar and palettes in Photoshop.

47 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project Creating New Images –If you haven’t already started Photoshop start it now. –Creating a new image involves five (5) key decisions: Image Name Dimensions Resolution Mode Contents

48 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project Creating New Images

49 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project Create your first image –Image name – Basic Shapes –Dimensions – 300 x 250 pixels –Resolution – 72 ppi –Mode – RGB –Contents - Transparent

50 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project Basic Shapes –Find your Layers palette and click the New Layer icon at the bottom right next to the trash can. –Double-click on the layer in the layers palette and name the new layer - Basic Shapes.

51 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project With the Basic Shapes layer selected in the layers palette, choose the Rectangular Marquee tool in the toolbar. Then drag a rectangle across your canvas as I have done here.

52 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project Choose the foreground color square Next let’s make a border on the rectangle, an operation known as stroking the selection.

53 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project Repeat with the other tools. Try using different layers and colors. File -> Save As and name this first project Basic Shapes.psd. Leave the file type as PSD. This will maintain your layers and the quality of your work.

54 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project Create your second image –Image name – Pearly Button –Dimensions – 300 x 300 pixels –Resolution – 72 ppi –Mode – RGB –Contents - Transparent.

55 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project Pearly Button –Make a SQUARE selection in the middle of your canvas. – Now create your square. File -> Save As and think of a name for this. Leave the file type as PSD. This will maintain your layers and the quality of your work. –3. Now let’s fill the square with a gradient

56 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project Pearly Button –The gradient tool is between the type tool and the eyedropper. Choose the Diamond Gradient tool. Choose your favorite color for your foreground color.

57 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project Beginning in the center of the square, drag the gradient out to one of the corners of the square. Stroke the selection. Ctrl-d to deselect. Ctrl-s to save.

58 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project Now we are going to put a pearly looking button in the center of this square. Make a new layer. Name the layer “Circle”. Then starting from the center of the square, drag out a perfect circle. (Alt-Shift-drag)

59 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project From your gradient tool, choose the Radial Gradient Tool. Switch your foreground and background colors by clicking on the arrow above and to the right of the color squares in your Toolbar.

60 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project Drag a gradient from about where I have the red dot in the circle along the red arrow to the far edge of the circle. If you don’t get this the first time, just do it again. Ctrl-d to deselect. Ctrl-s to save.

61 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project Now lets create a shadow under the center circle? Do that by clicking on the circle layer in the layers palette and then Layer -> layer effects -> drop shadow.

62 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project The outer part in the finished example has a nice beveled effect. Click on the square’s layer in the layer palette and in the top menu bar, click on Layer -> Layer Effects -> bevel/emboss. While you are there, add a drop-shadow to that layer.

63 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project Make a new layer, name it “Glow” and drag it beneath the circle layer in the layers palette. Choose alight yellow for your foreground color and your airbrush. Using a brush that is just about the same width as your button, hold it in the center of the button and hold it till the ball glows. Ctrl-s to save.

64 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project Select the circle layer in the layers palette and choose the Dodge tool. It is between the pencil tool and the type tool on the burn tool’s flyout. It looks like a black magnifier. Use a fairly large feathered brush and stroke repeatedly over that area until you have the effect you seek. Ctrl-s to save your work in psd form.

65 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project Make a copy of this in jpeg format. To save as a jpeg do the following: File - > Save as and choose.jpg from the format types in the dropdown box. Because your file is still in a layered format it will automatically tell you to save it as a copy. Find a suitable place for it and then click save.

66 EDET 722N M Swygert PhotoShop Project me the Basic Shapes.psd, the button.psd and the button copy.jpg. My address is written in your manual.

67 EDET 722N M Swygert Adobe PhotoShop Workshop Tips and Techniques for Beginners Please refer to your manual for reference and questions.


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