**Sketchbook**. A virtual space where you can store and organize your design ideas for a particular project. Choose File > Place or press the Ctrl+D shortcut key, and then select Sketchbook (circled in Figure 14-1). The program presents a blank canvas for the new file. You can also create a new file in an existing sketchbook by selecting File > New > File in an Existing Sketchbook.
The canvas is visible in the Background and Layers modes, as well as the Camera Raw format or the other formats that you import images from. You can import images from the following sources:
* Files from your computer’s hard disk
* Images you’ve opened in earlier versions of Photoshop in the same sketchbook
* Image files you’ve opened in Photoshop in a different sketchbook
You can switch between the Sketchbook and Background or Layers modes with the Window > Workspace. You can access the Filters, Colors, Info, and Size and Position panels by pressing Shift+Tab. The panels and dialog boxes appear only in Sketchbook or Background or Layers modes.
Figure 14-1: The default workspace in Sketchbook mode is two panels.
The following sections discuss the basic functions of the program and the features you can access within the dialog boxes in the various panes.
In fact, some even consider it an easier version of Photoshop because all the tools and features are accessible through a simpler interface and it’s built to be as easy to use as possible.
So, after finishing this tutorial, you will:
Learn how to import RAW images in Photoshop.
Use the RAW to JPG Conversion tool to convert your RAW images into JPEGs.
Use the Liquify tool and other Photoshop editing tools to edit images.
That’s it, you are ready to go! Let’s start.
First, let’s start by opening a RAW file in Photoshop Elements 2019, the file format we will use in this tutorial.
In this tutorial, I will use a RAW image, but if you don’t have any RAW images, you can use any image format instead, like JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PSD, PSB, or any other image format.
To open a RAW file in Photoshop Elements 2019, follow these steps:
Open Photoshop Elements 2019. Click on Open. Go to the main menu bar and click File, then Open. Then open the RAW file that you want to edit, import in the Photoshop.
The RAW file has become a JPG file that you will edit in this tutorial.
Use the RAW to JPG Conversion tool to convert your RAW images into JPEGs
If you want to convert your RAW images into JPEGs, you will first use the RAW to JPG Conversion tool that allows you to edit the RAW images before converting them into JPEGs.
You can convert RAW images into JPEGs using the RAW to JPEG Converter tool that is located in the main menu.
Check out the RAW to JPG Conversion tool:
First, open the RAW to JPG Conversion tool, as shown in the image below:
Click on RAW to JPG Conversion and a dialog box will appear, as shown in the image below:
Now, you will see the RAW to JPEG conversion dialog box, as shown in the image below:
You can choose the following conversion options:
Change picture style
Convert images to black & white
As we can see, the RAW to JPEG conversion tool also has an option to change the default settings.
I am choosing to use the Default settings
Former U.S. National Team coach Ben Olsen has been hired by D.C. United as head coach, the club announced Monday.
Olsen becomes the latest addition to the backroom staff at Audi Field, the club’s new stadium in Southwest D.C. He joins Gio Savarese, Dave Sarachan and Rick Schantz as coaches in the club’s front office.
Olsen, 45, was fired by Columbus Crew SC on Oct. 11 after six years at the helm, primarily as an assistant. That came on the heels of Columbus’s 2018 MLS Cup championship — the first title for the Crew in the league since 1996.
Olsen brings experience at the top levels of MLS, managing in the United States and Sweden, and playing for the Colorado Rapids, New York MetroStars and Chicago Fire. He was also on the coaching staffs of the Danish youth national teams for more than a decade, including the team’s successful run to the UEFA European U-21 Championship semifinal in the summer of 2010.
D.C. United chief operating officer Tom Veit lauded Olsen in a statement on Monday: “We are pleased to welcome Ben back to MLS. He brings with him a wealth of experience, winning experience and a track record of success at all levels. Ben understands our club, our culture and will be able to guide our players. We are excited to bring Ben and his family to the team.”
Olsen was a member of the United States team that won the World Cup in 2014. With Olsen on the bench, the U.S. defeated Belgium 2-0 and advanced to the semifinals, where it eventually lost to Germany.
“In Ben, we have a man of integrity, of passion, of a great work ethic, with years of MLS experience coaching at the top level,” D.C. United general manager and vice president of soccer operations Bruce Arena said in a statement. “Ben is a coach who is as experienced a coach as we have ever had here, and it is a great honor to have him join our staff. We are excited to have him.”
Olsen begins his work with D.C. United Monday, having already met with many of the players in their Orlando camp. He likely will work with the team during the MLS Combine in Orlando, which is scheduled from Jan. 6 to 9.up with its own set of restrictions and
In Photoshop, the Brush tool is a collection of points that can be used to draw an object. You can define a size for each point and determine how hard or soft you want the stroke to be. You can drag the tool across an image to add a new point, or you can click on an area to select multiple points. Using the Size options, you can control the size of the brush. You can adjust it to make objects bigger or smaller, change the type of stroke, and adjust its hardness.
Changing Stroke Effects
After you have created the points for your brush, you can adjust its effects by changing the Brush Stroke Type. These include:
There are three Brush options: Normal, Blur, and Stroke. Normal brushes do not change the appearance of any objects, meaning that the size of the brush will not change. Blur brushes soften the brush to make it less visible and diminish the contrast of the object. Stroke brushes change the way that the points of the brush look. This includes: softening the points (making them rounder), elongating the shape, having additional smaller triangles, changing the size and hardness of the stroke, and recoloring it. You can change all of these options by going to the Brush menu and selecting:
Change Brush Type
There are four brush settings that control the different ways that the brush changes appearance:
Scatter/Clone: Scatters the colors in a brush randomly. The larger the brush, the more colors it will scatter. This is useful to create textures or remove dead object areas in an image.
Stroke: Changes the paint effect of the brush into a soft edge.
Clone: Creates a new copy of an image. This is useful for erasing image areas.
Smudge: Creates a smear of color around a brush stroke. The smear of color is created by repeatedly drawing a stroke by rolling the mouse wheel.
Creating New Brushes
You can create a new brush by simply clicking the small + button, which is located in the bottom right corner of the Toolbox. This will create a brush with all default settings.
You can also select an existing brush and type a name in the text box (as shown in the screenshot below).
Photoshop brushes are saved in the.psb file format. When you create a new brush, it is always stored in the “default brushes” folder.
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 or equivalent
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel® GMA X4500 (or better)
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Additional: Microsoft TrueSpeech 9.0 audio engine or better
OS: Windows 7 (64-bit