Adobe Photoshop Basics - Session 4

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  • 1. AdobePhotoshop Basics Instructor: Hanh Tran Arlington Public Schools Adult Education Program
  • 2. 2 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsWelcome Back Hope everyone had a great weekend! Adobe Photoshop Basics  Jan. 15th – Feb. 5th 2013  Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:30 PM  Syphax Education Center, Room 115 My email: hanhtee@gmail.com  Feel free to email me with any questions
  • 3. 3 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsPrevious Sessions Photoshop Workspace, Tools, Layers, etc. Making Selections  Using Shapes & Colors, Modifying & Transforming, Vignette Fixing Imperfections  Healing Brush. Clone Stamp, Eyedropper & Brush Combo Working with Colors  Changing, Blending Colors, Grayscale, Hue & Saturation, Brightness & Contrast, Color Balance, Curves Layer Styles, Filter Gallery, Liquifying an Image Class Exercises
  • 4. 4 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsSession 4 Objectives Quick Review  Sessions 1-3 Project Ideas  Logo  Banner  Flyer  Image Manipulation
  • 5. 5 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsReview Digital image: made up of dots called pixels  Use Photoshop to add, modify, or delete individual pixels or groups of pixels Image Resolution  Spacing of pixels in an image, measured in ppi (pixels per inch) or dpi (dots per inch) Image Size  Physical dimensions of an image, measured in pixels (width x height)
  • 6. 6 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsReview Most Photoshop images are composite:  Multiple images or visual elements from different sources combined into one Images can be saved in various file formats  Default file format is .psd  Photoshop’s native raw format, similar to .tiff  Preserves layers  Typical image formats: .jpg, .gif, .png  Flattened image
  • 7. 7 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsReview Photoshop Workspace:  Work area  Application bar  Tools panel  Options bar  Status bar  Panels  Dock Customizable
  • 8. 8 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsReview Layer: a section within an image that can be manipulated independently Use layers to control individual elements  Isolate effects Layers are ordered
  • 9. 9 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsReview Selection Tools: used to select a section of an image  A selection is enclosed by a marquee Fixed-area tools  Used to select rectangular or elliptical objects  Rectangular/elliptical marquee tool  Single row/column marquee tool Freeform tools  Used to select objects with irregular shapes  Lasso tool  Polygonal lasso tool  Magnetic lasso tool
  • 10. 10 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsReview Selections can be made via colors instead of shapes Color Range command (Select Menu)  Identify common colors to use for selection  Exclude colors if necessary Magic Wand tool  Tolerance: to specify whether similar pixels are included  Anti-aliased checkbox: to soften appearance of selection  Contiguous checkbox: to select pixels that are next to one another  Sample All Layers checkbox: select pixels from all layers
  • 11. 11 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsReview Vignette Effect: uses feathering to fade from a marquee, blurring surrounding area 1. Create marquee (marquee or lasso tool) 2. Modify feather setting (increase blur) 3. Layer  Add Layer Mask  Reveal Selection
  • 12. 12 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsReview Clone Stamp tool  Paints using a defined sample 1. Hold down Alt/Option key & click to define stamp 2. Click to apply stamp Healing Brush & Spot Healing Brush tools  Healing Brush: same as above, but blends results  Spot Healing Brush: does not required defined sample  More intelligent than Clone Stamp Burn & Dodge tools  Burn: lightens selected area  Doge: darkens selected area Eyedropper & Brush combo technique  Eyedropper: changes Foreground color to selected spot  Use shortcut keys: “I” and “B” to switch back/forth
  • 13. 13 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsReview
  • 14. 14 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsReview Gradient Tool: used to blend colors  Pick from presets  Customize gradients  Add color/opacity stops Gradient Map 1. Image  Adjustments  Gradient Map
  • 15. 15 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsReview Hue: color transmitted/reflected  Identified by the color name (i.e. blue) Saturation: chroma, strength of the color  Represents the amount of gray in proportion to the hue Brightness: lightness/darkness of the color Contrast: difference in luminance & color
  • 16. 16 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsReview
  • 17. 17 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsReview Layer Styles 1. Right-click layer  Blending Options  Check style  Set options If grayed out, convert Background to normal layer first: 1. Right-click Background  Layer From Background
  • 18. 18 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsReview Filters are used to give dramatic effects 1. Filter  Filter Gallery  Choose & Preview 2. -or- Filter  Choose category  Choose filter
  • 19. 19 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsReview1. Filter  Liquify2. Set options (i.e. brush size)3. Click and drag on image preview4. OK to save, or Restore All to revert to original
  • 20. 20 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsProject Ideas Pick one for tonight’s class  Logo  Banner  Flyer  Image manipulation  Other ideas
  • 21. 21 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsThe EndI hope you enjoyed the course!
  • 22. 22 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsReferences Elizabeth Eisner Reding. (2011) Adobe Photoshop CS5, Delmar Cengage Learning. Sherry Bishop, Jim Shuman & Elizabeth Eisner Reding. (2010) The Web Collection Revealed Premium Edition: Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, Flash CS5 and Photoshop CS5, Delmar Cengage Learning. Ye Diana Wang. (2012) IT 213 Lecture 5: Color and Graphics, George Mason University.