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An Introduction to PhotoShop Getting started Increasing quality Adjusting color Adjusting size Copy Cut Paste Tools Rectangular marquee Lasso Brush Eraser Eyedropper Paint bucket Zoom PhotoShop Open PhotoShop Go to File Select Open… Select the file from you hard drive

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An Introduction toPhotoShop


Getting started

Increasing quality

Adjusting color

Adjusting size

Copy

Cut

Paste

Tools

Rectangular marquee

Lasso

Brush

Eraser

Eyedropper

Paint bucket

Zoom

PhotoShop


Open PhotoShop

Go to File

Select Open…

Select the file from you hard drive

Begin work on the file

Getting Started


Click on Image

Select Adjustments, then Levels…

A graph of the RGB levels will appear

Increasing quality

  • Adjust the levels with the slide arrows below the graph to adjust the quality of the photograph


To adjust red, green or blue while in Levels, select the desired color from the Channel pull-down menu and adjust with the arrows

Another way to adjust colors:

Select Image, Adjustments, then Color Balance…

Select Shadows, Midtones, or Highlights

Slide the arrows on the Red, Green, and/or Blue bars to get the desired color balance

Adjusting color


Select Image, then Image size…

Key in the desire height or width in either the Pixel Dimensions or Document Size area

The program will automatically enter proportional height if you key in the width or the width if you key in the height

Adjusting size


Select the Rectangular marquee icon from the tools menu

Select the area of the photograph that you want

Rectangular marquee

Copy the selected area

  • Select Edit, then Copy


Cut the selected area

  • Select Edit, then Cut

  • The selected area will be cut from the photograph

Paste the selected area

  • Open the photograph where you want to paste the area copied or cut

  • Select Edit, then Pasted

  • Select the Move tool from the Tool menu

  • Move the pasted image to the desired location


Open the image

Use the Rectangular marquee tool to select the area desired

Either Copy or Cut the selected area

Select Image, then Crop

Select File, then Save as… to rename the cropped photograph

Adjusting size by cropping


Open the desired photograph

Select the Lasso tool from the Tool menu

Use the mouse to outline the desired area

Use other editing tools or adjustments on the selected area

Tools: Lasso


Open the desired photograph

Select the Brush tool from the Tool menu

Select Window, then Options

The options menu will open on your screen

Select Brushes, then the desired size

Select Foreground Color from the Tools menu

Double click on the Foreground Color icon

Select the desired color

Select the Brush tool from the Tool menu

Draw using the Brush tool

Tools: Brush


Open the desired photograph

Select the Eraser tool from the Tool menu

Select Window, then Options

The options menu will open on your screen

Select Brushes, then the desired size

Select the Erase tool from the Tool menu

Erase the unwanted areas using the Erase tool

Tools: Eraser


Open the desired photograph

Select the Eyedropper tool from the Tool menu

Select the desired color from the photograph with the Eyedropper tool

Check the Foreground Color box from the Tool menu to see that the desired color has been selected

Use the Brush tool, Paint Bucket tool, or other tool with the selected color

Tools: Eyedropper


Open the desired photograph

Select the Paint Bucket tool from the Tool menu

Select the desired color from the photograph with the Eyedropper tool or by double clicking on the Foreground Color box

Place the end of the spilling paint in the Paint Bucket icon on the area where you want to change the color

Click using the Paint Bucket tool

Tools: Paint Bucket


Open the desired photograph

Select the Zoom tool from the Tool menu

Click on the photograph

The photograph will increase in viewing size

Hold down on the Apple key (Mac) or the Alt key (PC)

Click using the Zoom tool

The photography will reduce in viewing size

Tools: Zoom


Many tool icons have other tools under them

Click and hold on the tool icon and the names of all options for that box will appear

Select the one you want to use

For example:

Click and hold the mouse on the Lasso tool box

Three options appear, select the Magnetic Lasso tool

This works like the Lasso tool except that it follows the outline of the object you are lassoing

Makes it easier to get the object you want!

Tools: Other tools


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