Adobe Photoshop Basics - Session 1

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Adobe Photoshop Basics - Session 1

  1. 1. AdobePhotoshop Basics Instructor: Hanh Tran Arlington Public Schools Adult Education Program
  2. 2. 2 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsWelcome Thank you for registering for this course! Course runs from 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. 3 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsTextbook Suggestion The Web Collection Revealed, Premium Edition: Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop For Adobe CS5 For Adobe CS6
  4. 4. 4 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsSession 1 Objectives Introduction Getting Started Photoshop Workspace Using Tools Using Layers Miscellaneous Class Exercises
  5. 5. 5 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsIntroduction Photoshop:image-editing software used to create/modify digital images Can be used to:  Create original artwork  Manipulate images  Retouch photographs  Repair damaged images  Create graphics for websites
  6. 6. 6 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsIntroduction 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) Images can be saved in various file formats
  7. 7. 7 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsImage File Formats
  8. 8. 8 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsGetting Started Start Photoshop  Create a New File (File  New)  Open a File (File  Open)  Save a File (File  Save or Save As) Default file format is .psd  Photoshop’s native raw format, similar to .tiff  Preserves layers Typical image formats: .jpg, .gif, .png  Flattened image
  9. 9. 9 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsPhotoshop Workspace Main elements:  Work area  Application bar  Tools panel  Options bar  Status bar  Panels  Dock Customizable
  10. 10. 10 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsUsing Tools Use tools to perform actions ScreenTip appears on mouse-over to show description  Name/function and shortcut key (+ Shift) Options bar displays current settings for currently-selected tool
  11. 11. 11 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsUsing Layers Layer: a section within an image that can be manipulated independently Use layers to control individual elements  Isolate effects Layers are ordered
  12. 12. 12 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsMiscellaneous Other things to explore / keep in mind:  History Panel  Saves up to 20 states  Panels can be re-arranged  Workspace Switcher (Essentials button)  To reset workspace to default: Essentials  Reset Essentials  Photoshop Help
  13. 13. 13 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsClass Exercises Work with layers  Add & delete layers  Hide & display layers  Change the opacity  Change the order  Merge multiple layers Try out basic tools from Toolbar  Brush, Shape, Type, Crop, etc.  Basic selection tools Combine multiple images
  14. 14. 14 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsEnd of Session 1 See you next week!
  15. 15. 15 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.

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