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How to use Photoshop for students

How to use Photoshop for students

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  • 1. Photoshop How to use the tools
  • 2. Photoshop Tool Bars Tool Bars
  • 3. To Open an Image Click on File Open Go to student data and find our folder, your saved images will be there!
  • 4. To adjust the quality of a photograph use the image drop down menu.
    • Select:
    • Brightness/Contrast
    • Hue/Saturation (to adjust colors)
    • Color Balance
    • Black and White (to make b&w)
    • Exposure (to adjust light & dark)
    • Shadow/Highlights (lighter or darker)
  • 5. Image Size This is the % of the image size. You can adjust it to be larger or smaller. You can move this lever to change size quickly.
  • 6. Tools Move Tool Marquee To select an area Lasso To select an area Crop Tool Clone Stamp To clone color areas Eraser Tool Text Type Tool Zoom Tool To look closer or back up image
  • 7. To Add One Image to Another Open another photo then click on the move tool. Last, click and drag the new photo into the open photograph. Drag the image
  • 8. Layers You can now edit the layer! Layers- Make sure the layer you want to edit is highlighted green. Opacity Changes the image so you can see through it! Eraser- allows you to erase selected parts of the image on top.
  • 9. The two photos then look like one image!
  • 10. If you make a mistake, click Edit, Step Backward.
  • 11. When your ready to print, you must adjust the size of the image: Click on Image Size…
  • 12. Set the Document Size Not the pixel dimensions and do not unclick constrain proportions.
  • 13. Can you tell how many layers this student used?
  • 14. Create Your Photomontage Now you are ready to start, keep the following in mind:
    • Do not be afraid to try something.
    • You can always click edit-step backward.
    • Play around with some of the filter effects.
    • You must have at least 5 layers in your photomontage.
    • You want the images to look like they are one image not cut and pasted!