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Photoshop CS4 Made Easy. Tutorial. Screen Layout. Tools Window -left click and hold for sub selections Options Window Viewing Additional Palettes -additional palettes are listed under the window menu. Creating New Documents. Select File---New off the main menu bar.

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Photoshop cs4 made easy

Photoshop CS4 Made Easy


Screen layout

Screen Layout

  • Tools Window

    -left click and hold for sub selections

  • Options Window

  • Viewing Additional Palettes

    -additional palettes are listed under the window menu

Creating new documents

Creating New Documents

  • Select File---New off the main menu bar

Photoshop tools red eye removal tool

PhotoShop ToolsRed Eye Removal Tool

  • Open “red_eye.jpg

  • Zoom in on photo using the Magnifying Glass

  • Select the Red Eye Removal Tool

  • Click on the eye to remove red eye glare

Saving photoshop files

Saving Photoshop Files

  • Select File—Save As

  • Enter an appropriate file name

  • Choose either the .JPEG, GIF , or PSD format

    -GIF is best for line drawing or images with large areas of solid colors

    -JPEG is best for photographs or images with lots of colors

    -PSD should be used for unfinished work

  • Save file into you H: drive

Photoshop tools cropping tool

PhotoShop ToolsCropping Tool

Objective: Resize image and crop out unwanted elements

View Video

  • Open “cropping.jpg” from vol 1: directory

  • Select the crop tool

  • Crop or rotate the image as needed.

  • Click the check to “commit” the operation

  • Save in your portfolio as “cropping.jpg”

Photoshop tools spot healing brush tool

PhotoShop ToolsSpot Healing Brush Tool

Objective: Remove items from a picture

  • Open Spot Healing Brush Image 1 and 2

  • Zoom in with the magnifying glass

  • Click on the band-aid on the toolbar and select the Spot Healing Brush Tool

  • This tool does not require you to hold the ALT key down

  • Adjust the brush diameter from the option bar to brush size of 8

  • Make the pictures on the left look like the picture on the right by washing out elements of the image with you mouse

  • Use the healing brush tool to copy the bungee jumper onto the water fall image

  • Save both images to your portfolio as Spot Healing Brush 1 and 2

Photoshop tools healing brush tool

PhotoShop ToolsHealing Brush Tool

Objective: Remove Wrinkles and Skin Blemishes Video Link

  • Open “healing.jpg”

  • Select the healing brush tool. Be careful not to select the spot healing brush tool. They look the same

  • Choose a small sized brush diameter from the option bar

  • Zoom in on the photography

  • Hold the ALT key down and click on a bright colored pigment tone.

  • This will select a pigment tone and now you can just use the mouse to click and wash out any wrinkles, scars, or dark colors under the eyes

  • Save as “healing.jpg”

Photoshop tools patch tool

PhotoShop ToolsPatch Tool

  • Open “patch tool.jpg”

  • Use the patch tool to select an area that needs fixed

  • Drag the selection to another area of the image with better quality

  • Save As “patch tool.jpg” to your portfolio

Clone stamp tool removing unwanted objects

Clone Stamp Tool:Removing Unwanted Objects

  • Open empirestate.jpg

  • Use close stamp tool to remove unwanted elements

Healing tools practice

Healing Tools Practice

  • Go to Google Images and complete a search for “Faces”

  • Save some image to your student drive before opening them in Photoshop

  • Practice using the Healing Tools on these images

Photoshop tools adjustment panels

PhotoShop ToolsAdjustment Panels

Objective: Make photo appear old and washed out

  • Open “barn.jpg” from vol 1

  • Choose Image <> Adjustments <>Black and White

  • Adjust To Black and White

  • Add a yellow Photo Filter

  • Adjust Vibrance to even the yellow color out

  • Adjust to Levels to lighten

Ctrl, Alt, and Z to undo

Photoshop tools adjustment panels continued

PhotoShop ToolsAdjustment Panels Continued

  • Add A Blur Filter from the menu bar

  • Save As “barn.jpg” to your portfolio

Photoshop tools lasso tool

PhotoShop Toolslasso Tool

  • Open Spot Healing_Girl.jpg

  • Select Spot healing brush tool

  • Adjust brush size and feathering options

  • Fix blemishes

  • Select the lasso tool and lasso the hairline

  • Next select the “Quick Selection Tool” and make adjustments to your selected area using the shift and alt. key

  • Select Image <>Adjustments <> Variations to change hair color

  • Save as Spot healing_girl

Adjustment panels teeth whitening

Adjustment PanelsTeeth Whitening

Objective: To use adjustment layers to whiten the yellow teeth

  • Open “Teeth_whitening.jpg” from Vol1

  • Zoom in on the area you want to fix

  • Use the lasso tool to select the the outline of the teeth. Be sure not to select the gums. Adjust further as necessary with with the quick selection tool

  • Go to menu bar and select Image>>>Adjustment>>>Levels and drag the output adjustment to the right


  • Image>>>Adjustments>>>Hue/Saturation. Drag the saturation slider to the left

  • Drag the output adjustment to the right.

  • Save the image as “ teeth.jpg” when finished

Filter practice

Filter Practice

  • Find an image on Google Images and experiment with the filter menu

  • Use Edit-Step Backwards after each effect to start over

Layering black and white coloring

LayeringBlack and White Coloring

  • Open blacknwhite_Color.jpg for vol1 directory

  • Rich click the background layer and select duplicate layer

    • Rename the layer black and white

  • Select/Highlight the background layer

  • Remove the color using the adjustment panel

  • Select eraser tool and erase the middle strawberry color

  • When finished, select Layer > Flatten Image

  • Save as black and white.jpg

Layering text tool

LayeringText Tool

  • Open Text Tool Image.jpg

  • Select Text Tool

  • Select Color From Color Palette

  • Type “Split Rock Lighthouse”

Layering text tool continued

LayeringText Tool Continued

  • Double Click On Lighthouse Layer to activate Layer Style Window

  • Adjust “Layer Style Window”

  • Save as text tool image

Layers exercise

Layers Exercise

  • Open layers1.psd

  • Open layer window

  • Checkerboard indicates transparency

  • Rename the layers

  • Drag the layers to see how they overlap

  • Compose image so red sphere is behind the robot and the blue cube is in front of the street

Layering and masking

Layering and Masking

  • Open flag bearer.jpg and mountain.jpg

  • Position windows so you can see both

  • Select the magic wand tool and shift-click to select all the blue areas

  • Choose—”Inverse” from the “ Select”menu

  • Use the move tool and drag the figure onto the mountain

  • Repeat the steps and drag a second and 3rd figure over. Rotate each figure as necessary

  • Adjust opacity as necessary

  • Note the layers

Selection tools

Selection Tools

  • Create a collage using a black and white background with colored images pasted into accompanying layers

  • Open the Following Images:

    • old fashion.jpg

    • barn.jpg

    • tractor.jpg

Selection tools cont

Selection Tools Cont.

  • Use the Lasso tool and Lasso the girl from the “old fashion.jpg” image

  • Right Click on Girl and select “Layer via Copy”

  • Remove the “Eye” from the Background Layer in Layer Palette

  • Use the Eraser tool to remove additional color from around the girl

  • Use the Lasso tool to again select girl


    Use the quick selection tool and make sure the (-) is selected off option bar

    Select the picture and choose the inverse

  • Copy and Paste the girl’s image to the barn


  • Use move tool and Drag Image to Tab and Back

  • Repeat the same process with the tractor

  • Save the image composition as “Farm Scene”

Mr potatohead practice

Mr. Potatohead Practice

  • Open the mr_potatohead _body parts. psd


  • mr_Potatohead sample.jpg

  • Directions: Recreate the sample image on a blank document using the layering technique

Before and after

Before and After

  • Inside the Photoshop Image folder in the vol1 directory, you will find an additional folder titled “Before and After.” Open this folder

  • Choose one picture that you wish to work with

  • Before starting. Save this picture as the file name “before.jpg” to you portfolio folder

  • Directions: Make a minimum of 5 subtle adjustments to this picture. These should be the type of adjustments that are difficult to pick out.You may find the healing brush tools and the clone tool useful for this.

  • When completed, save this image as “after.jpg” to your portfolio.

  • Have another students look at your “before” image and then your “after” image and try to guess the adjustments you made.

Student images

Student Images


-Selection Brush Tools

-Clone Tool

-Layer via Copy or Cut

-Filter>Liquify Controls

-Edit>Transform>Warp Controls

-Image>Adjustments Tools

Replacing elements exercise

Replacing Elements Exercise

  • Use the photo of the office and replace the following elements

  • outdoor view

  • computer background

  • Wall picture

  • Table top picture

  • Save as “office.jpg”

Photoshop composition

Photoshop Composition

Make a realistic composition by combining 3 images into one.


Warp: Edit>Transform>Warp

Liquify: Filter>Liquify

Save Your Final Composite As


Sample composition

Sample Composition

Sample composition1

Sample Composition

Sample composition2

Sample Composition

Sample composition3

Sample Composition

Sample composition4

Sample Composition

Monster make up kit

Monster Make Up Kit


  • Resources are located in worksheet folder

What is a banner

What is a Banner

  • "Banner Images" (or simply "banners") are commonly used on websites and presentations as the title or top of a page. Banners are usually very flashy in nature, and are meant to catch the immediate attention of the visitor.

  • View Samples

Creating banners

Creating Banners

  • Open The 4 Banner Images From the the Vol1 Drive

  • Resize each image to a width of 250 px

  • Create a New 8.5x11 inch Transparent Document

  • Fill background in with paintbucket

  • Lasso and copy each picture onto banner

  • Adjust opacity

  • Create title “Photoshop Portfolio”

  • Crop picture with rectangle or crop shape

  • Save as “Banner”

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