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Adobe Photoshop 101 With Professor John Blandin Technology Department Old Dominion University

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adobe photoshop 101

Adobe Photoshop 101

With Professor John Blandin

Technology Department

Old Dominion University

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Adobe Photoshop 101 instructs students in the use of the various tools and effects available for photo editing and graphic design. Because of the growth of technology in this day and age, it is necessary to have the ability to work with digital media. This presentation is an introduction to the basics of Adobe Photoshop.

main menu
Main Menu

Click on any of the following topics to learn more about the tools involved.

Adjustments

Cropping

Resizing

Layers

Manipulation

Colors & Backgrounds

More Information

adjustments
Adjustments

The following tools are used to alter photos in order to bring out details and balance intensity.

Brightness & Contrast

Go to the Toolbar, click on Image → Adjustments → Brightness/Contrast

Curves

Go to the Toolbar, click on Image → Adjustments → Curves

Rotations

Go to the Toolbar, click on Image → Rotate Canvas

Back to Main Menu

cropping
Cropping

The Crop Tool is used to remove unwanted space or material.

1. Find the Crop Tool in the toolbox on the left-hand side of the screen.

2. Select desired area.

3. Click on Crop Tool again to finalize.

Back to Main Menu

resizing
Resizing

There are two methods to resize photos. Resizing photos is a convenient way to make sure the photo is the correct size for a project.

Method 1: Go to the Toolbar, click on Image → Image Size.

Method 2: Select desired layer, press Ctrl+T on keyboard.

Hold down the Shift key to maintain proportions. This method will resize only the selected layer.

Adjust width and height to desired measurements. This will resize the entire image.

Back to Main Menu

layers
Layers

Layers make it possible to add modifications that can be removed quickly and easily. They can be added individually or can be created from an existing part of the document.

To insert a new layer: Go to the Toolbar, click on Layer → New → Layer.

To make a layer from the existing document: choose selected area with the marquee tool, right click selected area and choose

Layer via Cut/Copy.

*To make a layer without deleting it, click the eye.

Back to Main Menu

manipulation
Manipulation

The following tools are used to edit and add effects to photographs.

Magic Wand

Shapes

Clone Stamp Tool

Opacity

Back to Main Menu

magic wand
Magic Wand

The Magic Wand Tool is used to select all the colors in a certain range. By changing the tolerance, one can adjust the sensitivity between ranges.

Step 2: Click the desired color area and experiment with the Tolerance level.

Step 1: Click on the Magic Wand Tool in the Toolbox.

*By increasing or reducing the Tolerance, one can select more or less of the selected color range, respectively.

Back to Manipulation

Back to Main Menu

shapes
Shapes

Shapes can be used to create a decorative touch to a picture.

Click on the Shape Tool in the Toolbox. Select preferred shape. Drag and drop on picture. Use Text Box to add text if wanted.

Back to Manipulation

Back to Main Menu

clone stamp tool
Clone Stamp Tool

The Clone Stamp Tool is used to simultaneously copy portions of a photo onto a specific area.

Click on the Clone Stamp Tool in the Toolbox. Alt+Click to select desired area. Click and hold to clone the selected portion.

Back to Manipulation

Back to Main Menu

opacity
Opacity

Opacity changes the transparency of a photo.

The Opacity scale is located on the lower right-hand toolbox.

Back to Manipulation

Back to Main Menu

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This concludes Adobe Photoshop 101. For more information or to review more advanced presentations, visit www.odu.edu/adobephotoshop101/info.html

or email Professor John Blandin at

blandinj@odu.edu