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  • GettingStartedWithAdobePhotoshopCS3

    Picturesinphotoshop aremeasured in inches or pixels

    SizingisdoneusingImage SizeorCanvas Sizemeasuredininchesorpixels.

    Apixelisone screendot.

    Canvas Size.

    IMAGE sizewillcalculateautomaticallythewidthorheightf h ( ) ( ) b Ifyourworkissizedat(W)300

    pixelsby(H)200pixels,itmeansthereare300dotshorizontallyand200dotsvertically.

    fromeither(W)or(H)numberyou assign.

    Theentirepicturewillgetbiggery

    Photoshopisallaboutlayers.Thinkoflayersinphotoshop ashighlighted segments in Word

    p g ggorsmaller.

    CANVAS sizeisadefinedsizebyyou both in width and height andhighlightedsegmentsinWord.

    Onlythehighlightedbitsareaffected.Onlythelayeryouhaveclickedonisaffected.

    youbothinwidthandheightandcroppingwilloccur.

  • PhotoshopLanguageTopoftheScreenMenu Bar is the line on top ith File Edit etcMenuBar isthelineontopwithFile,Editetc.OptionsBar isthesecondline(OptionsbarworkswiththeToolsPalette)TheopenspaceistheCANVAS

  • PhotoshopLanguageLHS oftheScreenTools PaletteToolsPaletteHovermouseovereachtoolanditwilltellyouwhatitsfor

    TogetoffofonetoolontheToolsPalette,justclickontoanotherone

    Each tool will give youEachtoolwillgiveyouoptionsforuseontheOptions bar at the top ofOptionsbaratthetopofthescreen

  • PhotoshopLanguageRHS oftheScreenTheLayersManager isontherighthandsideofthescreen.Togetoffofonelayer,clickontoanotherone.ThereisalsoamenuforlayersatthebottomoftheLayersManager.H i h h i ill ll hHoveringthemouseovertheiconswilltellyouwhattheyrefor.Enhancingaphotoisallaboutlayers.Makeasmany as you need but name them so you wontmanyasyouneed,butnamethem,soyouwon tbeconfusedaboutwhichlayeriswhich. Whencreatinganewlayer,justdoubleclickonThe highlighted layer no. in blue and give it aThehighlighted layerno. inblueandgiveitaname.

    Layer rectangleLayer ThisisaLayer Background

  • Savinga.jpganddecreasingpixelsizetoattachil i h P P itoemailsorusewithPowerPoint

    O h M B OntheMenuBar: File>Open(findyoursavedpicture) Image>ImageSize Inpixels,agoodsizetoworkwithis

    700900pixelsineither(W)or(H)dependingonthepictureorientationorientation

    Changethepixeldimensions(dontworryaboutthedocumentsize)

    Constrained proportions checked Constrainedproportionscheckedwillautomaticallyresizetheimageproportionately

    OKOK

  • Tosavea.jpgfordecreasingresolutionandattachingtoemails:To save a .jpg for decreasing resolution and attaching to e mails:

    Ifyoureducethesizeandthepictureistoosmalltoworkwith,clickonthe%signonthebottomlhs ofthelayerandchange to say 100%changeto,say,100%

    PressEnterandthenwithyourmousedragthebluelinesofthelayerframeonthecanvasdownandacrosstoexposeth h tthephoto

    OntheMenuBar: File>SaveforWebandDevices(makesureitisJPEGorGIF

    j i O i i d i h k d d Hi h lijpegismorecommon OptimizedischeckedandHighqualityisatleast72).ThisensuresfasterdownloadingonawebpageorprintinginPowerPoint

    Save and rename so that your original raw picture is not Saveandrenamesothatyouroriginalrawpictureisnotcompromised

    GoaheadandattachtoanyemailoruseinPowerPointwithout worry of sizewithoutworryofsize

  • When manipulating photos:Whenmanipulating photos:

    Always save as you go in the photoshopAlwayssaveasyougointhephotoshopprogram: File > Save OR Save As ( psd) in order to retrieve or File>Save ORSaveAs(.psd)inordertoretrieveoreditanylayersthatyouvecreated

    Once you have saved a photoshop document Onceyouhavesavedaphotoshop documentusingSaveforWebandDevices,youcannotretrieve the original you were working with )retrievetheoriginalyouwereworkingwith.)

  • To set the photo at a determined sizeTosetthephotoatadetermined size

    FromtheMenuBar: File>Open>Selectyour

    photo Image>CanvasSize

    Ch i h i l Changeinchestopixels Canvassizeisallabout

    anchoringportionsofaphoto which you want tophotowhichyouwanttokeep.Remembertheruleofthirds.

    Whichever arrow you click Whicheverarrowyouclickonistheanchor.Theanchorretainsthatportionofathird.

  • Tosetthephotoatacertainsize(width):F th M B FromtheMenuBar: File>Open>Selectyourphoto>

    Open

    Image>Canvas Size Changeinchestopixels

    Tochangethewidth(eitherrhs orlhs),clickonthearrowinthesquareonthesideofthephotoyouwanttokeep thisistheanchor andchangethewidthsize(e.g.,from800to400)

    OKandproceed InthiscaseIkepttherhs.Youseethe

    treeisgone

  • Tosetthephotoatacertainsize(height):

    FromtheMenuBar: Image>Canvas Size Change inches to pixelsChangeinchestopixels

    Tochangetheheight(eithertoporbottom),clickonthearrow in the square on thearrowinthesquareonthetoporbottomofthephotoyouwanttokeep thisisth h d htheanchor andchangetheheightsize(e.g.,from800to400)

    OKandproceed Youseethebikepathisgoneg

  • Experimentwithbrightnessandcontrast: File>Open>Selectphoto FromtheMenuBar:

    Image>Adjustments>Brightness/Contrast

    Make sure that Preview isMakesurethatPreviewischecked Playaroundwiththe

    b h dbrightnessandcontrast

    OK File > Save for Web andFile>SaveforWeband

    Devicesifyourefinished

  • Addingtexttothephoto: File > Open > Select Photo File>Open>SelectPhoto FromtheToolsPalette,clickthetext

    icon Ch th f t t l i d Choosethefontstyle,sizeand

    colour intheOptionsBar Clickonthephotoandtypethetext

    Note in the Layers Manager the new NoteintheLayersManager,thenewlayerwiththetext

    ClickontheMovetoolontheToolsPaletteandplacethetext

    h h h hanywhereyouchooseonthephoto Toreleasethetextmode,clickon

    anothertoolintheToolsPalette Save in psd if you want to close and Savein.psd ifyouwanttocloseand

    makechangesatanothertime File>SaveORSaveAs

  • Toenhancetextonthephoto: Do ble click on the te t tool in the Doubleclickonthetexttoolinthe

    LayersManager (thetextonthephotowillbehighlighted)

    TocreateDropShadowsonshapesortext,clickontheproperlayerintheLayerManager

    OntheMenuBar selectLayer>LayerStyle>DropShadow(playaroundwithdifferentsettings)

    TocreatespecialeffectslikeBevelandEmboss

    On the Menu Bar Select Layer >OntheMenuBar,SelectLayer>LayerStyle>BevelandEmbossandplayaroundwithdifferentsettingsfordesiredtexture

    Check drop shadow or inner or CheckdropshadoworinnerorouterglowandexperimentwithstructureorshadingandthenOK

    IfyouthinkyourefinishedFile>Savef W b d D i if Fil SforWebandDevices,ifnotFile>Saveas.psd

  • Toaddanotherlayer: OntheLayersManager,fromtheMenu

    Baratthebottom,addanewlayer (itlookslikeafoldedbitofpaper)andnameitrectangle:doubleclickontheLayer#to renametorename

    WiththerectanglelayerhighlightedintheLayersManager(clickonit),ontheToolsPaletteselecttheRectangularMarqueeToolM icon

    Withthemouse,drawarectanglearoundthetext

    Ifthecolour intheOptionsBarisasolidcolour,thetextwillbehidden,

    Iftheresnocolour atall,provideonefromtheMenu,bottomofLayersManager(1/2filledcircle)

    SolidColour >Pickone>OK OntheLayersManager,dragthe

    rectanglelayerbelowthetextlayerandthetextwillberevealed

  • Changing text orientationChangingtextorientation Tochangetextorientation

    Double click on the text tool DoubleclickonthetexttoolonthetextlayerintheLayersManager

    FromtheOptionsBar clickontheOrientationTool

    YoumayneedtoresizethetextontheOptionsBartomakeitfit

    Torotatetextorshapes Click on the layer you wantClickonthelayeryouwant

    changedintheLayerManager FromtheMenuBar,Edit>

    Transform>Rotateorfliphorizontallyorvertically

    ClickonApplyifyouresatisfied UsingthemovetookintheTools

    Palette,movetheshapeovertothetext

  • Experimenting with layer shapesExperimentingwithlayershapes OntheLayersManager,fromthe

    Menu Bar at the bottom add a newMenuBaratthebottom,addanewlayer andnameitbutterfly

    RightclickontheRectangleToolUintheToolsPalette

    ClickonCustomShapeToolp OntheOptionBar,clickonShape: Findthebutterflyandclickonit Outlineabutterfly asbigasyouwant

    onyourphotoI h O i B h h IntheOptionsBar,youcanchangethecolour orstyle

    Ifyouwantanotherone,clickonthebutterflylayerintheLayerManager,rightclick,duplicatelayer

    ClickontheduplicatelayerintheLayerManagerandusingtheMovetoolintheToolsPalette,movetheduplicatesomewhereelseonthecanvas

  • Cropping & RotatingCropping&Rotating

    Croppingisbetterdone Torotateaphoto:pp gusingtheAnchormethod CroptoolontheTools

    Palette is tricky.

    p FromtheMenuBar:Image>RotateCanvas>

    h f h i lPaletteistricky. Rememberthatwhencropping,theimageinsidethe rectangle is what is

    choosefromhorizontal,vertical,orarbitrary

    therectangleiswhatiskept;everythingoutsideoftherectangleisremoved

    If youre having troubleIfyou rehavingtroubledraggingthecroptool,useESCtoundo.

  • Erasing,Blurring,Lightening,DarkeningDarkening

    OntheToolsPalette,clickh

    Tobluredges,clickonthel l h lontheeraser.

    ChooseasizefromtheOptionsBaratthetop youllhave to play around with the

    BlurToolintheToolsPalette. Choosethesizeofbrush

    (strength indicates how muchhavetoplayaroundwiththesize.

    Holddowntheleftsideofyourmouseanderasewhatever you need

    (strengthindicateshowmuchbluryoureadding)

    Holddowntheleftmousebuttonandblurtheedges

    whateveryouneed Forlargerportions,RIGHT

    CLICK ontheerasertoolandselect Magic Eraser Tool to

    TolightenordarkenusetheDodgeTool ChooseaRange,playaround

    with shadows midtones andselectMagicEraserTooltoerasechunks.

    withshadows,midtones andhighlights.

    Usethemousetobrushacrossthecanvas.

  • To create a collageTocreateacollage Createanewcanvas

    FromtheMenuBar: Openapic