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Introduction to Adobe
Making your school magazine
When Opening a new page
Step 1: Title every new page
Step 2: Select International Paper
Step 3: Choose A4 paper size
You are working on with tools, commands
and palette’s. You are the artist!
Creating your ﬁrst text layer
Select Layer from Menu and
The keyboard shortcut is
placed alongside the
The basic principles of Photoshop is
to layer the ﬁle
Label Each Layer. This is essential practice
Hint: Colour code your
layers to help with easier Type in the name of
Step 2: Then simply click and drag across the page and type
Step 1: Select the type tool
Notice how the palette’s
automatically create a new layer
Selecting Colour and fonts for the font
Select the colour button and simply
choose the colour you want to use
This box lets you change the text. Hint, if you highlight the word and use the don
arrow it will scroll through the different fonts and lets you preview which font to
Stylising layers Step 1: Click on layer command
Step 2: Click on Layer Style
This drop down menu
appears and simply
click on any option
Did you know how a command gets its name?
because your ordering it to do something!
Layer Style Options
You can preview and experiment with the
blending gradient options
By using cmd + you can zoom into what
you are working on
This principle of design work allows to work in detail on a
layer. cmd - allows you to zoom out. This feature allows
to look at the overall layout a useful short cut!
Layers are there to be developed..
Look how the layer is
becoming more complicated
Once you understand the principal of layers you can
then start adding as many as you want.
I have placed a layered shape
Use this tool to select the shape or symbol
New layer appears here
Hint: Layers can be changed in order by simply placing the layers at the bottom of the palette
they move it to the background of the page you are working
Select the layer you want to colour and then
simply choose the colour picker
Hint: when using colours in your design be consistent and avoid using
illuminous or highlighter colours
How do I add an image?
Simply choose ﬁle and open the image in Photoshop
You will now see two ﬁles open at the same
Note the ﬁle extension has automatically the same code.
Hint: always check the ﬁle types are the same otherwise they lack
Then simply drag the image onto your front page
1. Select the Move tool
2. Click and drag the image onto your front page.
The image on your front page is now
ready to be transformed
By transforming a layer you can scale
and manipulate the layer itself
Go to the Edit command and select Transform
Then select scale
By selecting shift on the keyboard and then
dragging the layer across the page you can resize the
layer without pixelating it
Click and drag from here
Can you guess how I got the layer into the
Here’s the hint