Intro to Photoshop Basics

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Intro to Photoshop Basics

  1. 1. LEARN THE BASICS OF PHOTOSHOP Tips on being a savvy photoshop user Dont work for Photoshop... have it work for you. Jay Ramirez designedbyjay.com @designedbyjayWednesday, August 8, 12
  2. 2. WHAT’S ON THE AGENDA FOR TODAY? Learn some of the basics Explore the interface Have fun creating Learn some shortcutsWednesday, August 8, 12
  3. 3. WHAT ARE SIMPLE TASKS YOU COULD GET DONE IN PHOTOSHOP? PS is the leading software to... Create comps of many different photos Make collages of your favorite photos Retouch photos Brighten or darken, crop or resize photos. Create user interface design Mockup the app of your dreams. ... and of course much more.Wednesday, August 8, 12
  4. 4. LET’S GET STARTED AND SEE WHAT PHOTOSHOP LOOKS LIKEWednesday, August 8, 12
  5. 5. Wednesday, August 8, 12
  6. 6. WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE? THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR: Enabling auto select Clicking show transform controls Finding and adjust palettes Open projects as tabs or not?Wednesday, August 8, 12
  7. 7. TOOL PALETTE TOP MENU BAR LAYERS PALETTEWednesday, August 8, 12
  8. 8. WHAT’S A PRACTICAL WAY TO SEE A PHOTOSHOP DOCUMENT IN REAL LIFE?Wednesday, August 8, 12
  9. 9. A photoshop document is very much just like a sandwich! It’s all about layers making the entire whole and the order they are arranged. image from: gettyimages.comWednesday, August 8, 12
  10. 10. WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE THINGS EASIER FOR ME? Readjust location of different palettes Save a workspace that works best for you Reset a workspaceWednesday, August 8, 12
  11. 11. EXERCISE 1 LET’S SETUP A WORKSPACE THAT WORKS FOR YOUWednesday, August 8, 12
  12. 12. 2 EXERCISE MEET THE TOOLS YOU’LL OFTEN USE Pointer Crop tool Color Picker Text tool Shape tool Hand tool BG / FG ColorWednesday, August 8, 12
  13. 13. 2 EXERCISE 3 exercise three crop a photoWednesday, August 8, 12
  14. 14. ???????????? ???????????? HOW DO YOU RESIZE PHOTOS? ???????????? ????????????Wednesday, August 8, 12
  15. 15. ADJUST COLORWednesday, August 8, 12
  16. 16. LEARN YOUR SHORTCUTS trust me – it helps.Wednesday, August 8, 12
  17. 17. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR – NAME YOUR LAYERS & STAY ORGANIZEDWednesday, August 8, 12
  18. 18. it helps because...Wednesday, August 8, 12
  19. 19. makes it easier for you. ie: (10 days later you won’t remember half the things you did) ... and for others opening up your PSD file.Wednesday, August 8, 12
  20. 20. Group items that belong together Collect and merge layers to avoid confusionWednesday, August 8, 12
  21. 21. final thoughts Experimentation is key. Have a lot of patience! You’ll learn PS really well once you allow yourself to be wrong, catch your mistakes and give it another go. Don’t heavily rely on tutorials online. Focus on getting more oriented within the interface (software screen) and how to get simple things done.Wednesday, August 8, 12
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