Photoshop Basics - MECA 2011

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Presentation at MECA Mississippi 2011 about the basics of Photoshop. This was a hands on session.

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  • Clone stamp 8&9Healing, Spot Healing, and Patch 13
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  • Photoshop Basics - MECA 2011

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    2. 2. Integrating Photoshop CS5 in your Classroom <br />Michael Trest & Dr. Shuyan Wang<br />
    3. 3. Before we begin..<br />This session is for you if you want to know about Photoshop but don’t have a clue where to start.<br />Today will serve as a starting place for you to discover the vast world of things you can do with Photoshop<br />
    4. 4. Before we begin..<br />You can expect :<br />to learn about resolution and image size<br />to learn about image editing <br />to learn about the selection tool<br />to learn about layers<br />to discover the many ways you can enhance instruction using Photoshop<br />
    5. 5. Resolution and image size<br />Resolution is the number of tiny squares that make up a digital image.<br />
    6. 6. Resolution and image size<br />Resolution is measured in DPI (Dots Per Inch) or PPI (Pixels Per Inch) <br />High Resolution (for Print) = 300 DPI<br />Low Resolution (for Screen) = 72 PPI <br /> Images saved for use on the internet <br />should always be saved at 72 PPI because they are much smaller file sizes and the screen cannot display any higher resolution.<br />
    7. 7. Resolution and image size<br />High (300ppi)<br />Low (72ppi)<br />
    8. 8. Resolution and image size<br />Image size is simply how big your image is<br />Measured Height x Width<br /> 640x480 <br /> 1024x768<br /> 1920x1080<br />
    9. 9. Resolution and image size<br /> Always remember to go down from High Resolution to low not the other way around<br />Your camera will generally take pictures in 300ppi, but the settings will adjust the image size (Fine, Normal, Low) <br />
    10. 10. You try it…<br />Resize your image by:<br /> Click on “Image”<br /> Click on “Image Size”<br /> Try adjusting the “Resolution” first<br /><ul><li>Change the resolution to 72ppi
    11. 11. notice the image size gets smaller too</li></li></ul><li>Image editing basics<br />Resize Images by:<br /> Changing Resolution<br />Changing Dimensions (hxw)<br />Crop<br />~Choose the “Crop” tool<br />~Choose the part of the image that you want to keep.<br />~Confirm your choice <br />
    12. 12. Image editing basics <br />Other Basic Editing:<br /> Manual Image Correction<br />~ Contrast, Brightness, Color, etc.<br />~ Click on “Image”, then “Adjustments”<br /> Or.. Just let Photoshop do it<br />~ Click on “Image”, then one of the Auto corrections<br />
    13. 13. Image editing basics <br />Now we need to save it<br />1). File, Save will save as a PSD (Photoshop Document)<br /> ~Can only be opened in photoshop<br />2). File, Save for Web and Devices will save as a usable image<br /> ~ jpeg, GIF, png, etc.<br /> ~ Can be used in all other programs<br />
    14. 14. A bit of advanced image editing<br />Blemishes, Redeye and un-wanted objects:<br /> The Clone Stamp <br /> Spot Healing & Healing Tools<br /> The Patch Tool<br />
    15. 15. A bit of advanced image editing<br />Panoramic other “Pro” stuff<br /> Levels adjustment: <br />~ Image, Adjustment, Levels<br /> Redeye <br />3)Photo Filters<br /> ~ Image, Adjustment, Photo filters<br />4) Photo Merge (Easiest in Bridge) <br />
    16. 16. Down, down the rabbit hole we go…<br />Selections<br />You can select different parts of your picture to manipulate, cut, or copy just that part<br /> Some of the selection tools<br />
    17. 17. Down, down the rabbit hole we go…<br />Layers<br />Photoshop is not Flat ~ Christopher Columbus<br />Your layers stack on top of each other<br />The ones on the top will cover those on the bottom<br />Use this to your advantage<br />
    18. 18. Tips and Tricks to play with<br />Add a Stroke (Border) to your image<br />Add Text to your image<br />Add shapes, other pictures, and anything you can think of that will enhance your presentation materials<br />Resize your canvas (not the image)<br />
    19. 19. More Resources<br />Our Presentation Google Site<br />sites.google.com/meca11ps<br />Other Resources<br />http://tv.adobe.com/show/learn-photoshop-cs5/<br />http://www.adobe.com/support/photoshop/gettingstarted/index.html<br />

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