Before my course work I never used Photoshop before so I was very uncomfortable using this technology. However after I purchased the software I later learned how to use most of the tools to help me manipulate images along with text.
Over the course of my coursework I have learnt how to use many different tools such as the gradient tool. Which allows me to create a gradient in the background or foreground of my magazine
Another skill I learnt is how to cut out images from their original background and dragging them onto a background of my choice. This tool is called the lasso tool. It allows me to automatically or manually cut out images. This helped me cut out my main images to go on to my front cover and my main article.
I also learnt how to change the colour of my models clothes for my front cover, using the colour replacement tool, which enabled me to make my model wear any clothes and allowed me to change the colour without my model having to change his clothes consistently.