AdobePhotoshop Basics Instructor: Hanh Tran Arlington Public Schools Adult Education Program
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: email@example.com Feel free to email me with any questions
3 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsPrevious Session Introduction Getting Started Photoshop Workspace Using Tools Using Layers Miscellaneous Class Exercises
4 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsSession 2 Objectives Making Selections Using Shapes Using Colors Modifying & Transforming Vignette Effect Fixing Imperfections Healing Brush Clone Stamp Eyedropper & Brush Combo Class Exercises
5 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsCompositing Most Photoshop images are composite: Multiple images or visual elements from different sources combined into one Possible Sources: Digital camera Scanned artwork Artwork created in other programs Adobe Illustrator Stock photography sites Stock XCHNG Other sources (remember to obtain permission)
6 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsSelection Tools Used to select a section of an image A selection is enclosed by a marquee Dotted line around the edge of selection Examine & evaluate your options Identify useable shapes / colors to isolate a specific object
7 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsSelection Using Shapes 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
11 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsModifying a Marquee Use buttons from options bar to: Add to or subtract from a marquee Intersect with a selection Expand or contract a marquee Smooth out the edges Add a border
12 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsSelection Using Colors 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
13 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsVignette Effect Uses feathering to fade from a marquee, blurring the surrounding area Create marquee (marquee or lasso tool) Modify feather setting (increase blur) Layer Add Layer Mask Reveal Selection
14 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsFixing Imperfections 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
15 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsClass Exercises Work with selections Move/copy Transform (Edit Transform) Make adjustments Inverse selections (Select Inverse) Create a vignette Combine multiple images Fix imperfections
16 Hanh Tran | Adobe Photoshop BasicsEnd of Session 2 See you next week!
17 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.