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Photoshop for Beginners
With Wes Holing, TechSoup
December 10, 2015
. © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved2
Using ReadyTalk
• Chat to ask questions
• All lines are muted
• If you lose you...
. © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved3
Presenter
Assisting with chat: Ale Bezdikian, TechSoup
Wes Holing
Senior Web Co...
4
About TechSoup
. © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved5
Where Are
You?
We Are Here
5
. © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved6
The Need Is Global – And So Are We
TechSoup’s mission is to build a dynamic bri...
. © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved7
www.TechSoup.Global
. © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved8
Our Impact
Together, we build a stronger, more resilient civil society.
$5.2B
i...
What Do You Want to
Learn?
10
Meet the Interface
“I am prepared to meet anyone,
but whether anyone is prepared for
the great ordeal of meeting me is
...
. © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved11
Meet the Interface
Menu
Tools
Panels
Options
13
Canvas and Image
“In the beginning the Universe was
created. This has made a lot of
people very angry and been widely
r...
15
Color Modes
“I used to be Snow White, but I
drifted.”
—Mae West
3
. © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved16
RGB CMYK
Color Modes
Used for screens Used for printing
18
Adjusting an Image
“Every person is responsible for
his own looks after 40.”
—Abraham Lincoln
4
. © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved19
Adjusting an Image
• Brightness: Overall lightness or darkness of image
• Cont...
. © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved21
Adjusting an Image
• Tint, tone, and shade
• Tint:
• Add white
• Lightens
• De...
. © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved23
Adjusting an Image
Image > Auto Tone
• Makes lightest colors white and darkest...
24
Saving an Image
“One half of me is yours, the other
half yours—Mine own, I would say.
But if mine, then yours, and so a...
. © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved25
Saving an Image
File > Save
• Save as Photoshop file (layers) or flat, high-qu...
27
Conclusion
“There are no facts, only
interpretations.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche
5
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Resources
Learn
• Adobe: Adobe Photoshop CC
• Vandelay Design: Learn Photoshop...
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Credits
Dog, slide X: Image: 825545 / CC0
Camera, slide X: Image: Republica / ...
30
Questions?
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Learn and Share!
Chat in one thing that you
learned in today’s webinar or will...
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Your Opinion Matters!
Immediately following this webinar you will receive a su...
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New to Photoshop and looking for an introduction to commonly-used features of this powerful design program? This free, one-hour presentation helps you build a foundation for using Photoshop and understand basic design terminology.

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Photoshop for beginners 2015 12-10

  1. 1. Photoshop for Beginners With Wes Holing, TechSoup December 10, 2015
  2. 2. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved2 Using ReadyTalk • Chat to ask questions • All lines are muted • If you lose your Internet connection, reconnect using the link emailed to you. • If you lose your phone connection, re-dial the phone number and re-join. • ReadyTalk support: 800-843-9166 Your audio will play through your computer’s speakers. Hear an echo? You may be logged in twice and will need to close one instance of ReadyTalk.
  3. 3. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved3 Presenter Assisting with chat: Ale Bezdikian, TechSoup Wes Holing Senior Web Content Developer
  4. 4. 4 About TechSoup
  5. 5. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved5 Where Are You? We Are Here 5
  6. 6. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved6 The Need Is Global – And So Are We TechSoup’s mission is to build a dynamic bridge that enables civil society organizations and social change agents around the world to gain effective access to the resources they need to design and implement solutions for a more equitable planet. Countries Served TechSoup Partner Location NetSquared Local Group
  7. 7. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved7 www.TechSoup.Global
  8. 8. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved8 Our Impact Together, we build a stronger, more resilient civil society. $5.2B in technology products and grants employed by NGOs for the greater good 35 languages used to provide education and support 100+ corporate and foundation partners connected with the causes and communities they care about 6.2M annual visits to our websites 600,000 newsletter subscribers empowered with actionable knowledge 79% of NGOs have improved organizational efficiency with TechSoup Global's resource offering* *Source: survey conducted among TechSoup members in 2013
  9. 9. What Do You Want to Learn?
  10. 10. 10 Meet the Interface “I am prepared to meet anyone, but whether anyone is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” —Mark Twain 1
  11. 11. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved11 Meet the Interface Menu Tools Panels Options
  12. 12. 13 Canvas and Image “In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” —Douglas Adams 2
  13. 13. 15 Color Modes “I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.” —Mae West 3
  14. 14. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved16 RGB CMYK Color Modes Used for screens Used for printing
  15. 15. 18 Adjusting an Image “Every person is responsible for his own looks after 40.” —Abraham Lincoln 4
  16. 16. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved19 Adjusting an Image • Brightness: Overall lightness or darkness of image • Contrast: Difference in brightness between parts of image
  17. 17. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved21 Adjusting an Image • Tint, tone, and shade • Tint: • Add white • Lightens • Desaturates • Tone: • Add black and white (gray) • Lightens and darkens • Saturates and desaturates • Shade: • Add black • Darkens • Saturates Shade Tone Tint Hue
  18. 18. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved23 Adjusting an Image Image > Auto Tone • Makes lightest colors white and darkest colors black • Use when image colors and contrast appear flat Image > Auto Contrast • Makes highlights appear lighter and shadows appear darker • Use when light and dark values appear flat Image > Auto Color • Balances color based on image’s shadows, midtones, and highlights • Use when colors in image skew in one direction
  19. 19. 24 Saving an Image “One half of me is yours, the other half yours—Mine own, I would say. But if mine, then yours, and so all yours.” —Portia, The Merchant of Venice 5
  20. 20. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved25 Saving an Image File > Save • Save as Photoshop file (layers) or flat, high-quality image • Use when original version needed later or when printing File > (Legacy) > Save for Web (and Devices) • Save as JPEG, GIF, PNG • Use when saving for use online
  21. 21. 27 Conclusion “There are no facts, only interpretations.” —Friedrich Nietzsche 5
  22. 22. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved28 Resources Learn • Adobe: Adobe Photoshop CC • Vandelay Design: Learn Photoshop Basics • Lifehacker: Learn the Basics of Photoshop Images • Pixabay: Free, high-quality images • The Noun Project: Icons for everything • Creative Commons search: All CC-licensed images
  23. 23. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved29 Credits Dog, slide X: Image: 825545 / CC0 Camera, slide X: Image: Republica / CC0
  24. 24. 30 Questions?
  25. 25. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved31 Learn and Share! Chat in one thing that you learned in today’s webinar or will try to implement. Will you share this information with your colleagues and within your network?
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  28. 28. . © TechSoup Global | All rights reserved34 ReadyTalk offers dedicated product demos for TechSoup organizations 4 times per week. For more information: www.techsoup.org/readytalk Please complete the post-event survey that will pop up once you close this window. Thank You to Our Webinar Sponsor!

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