This guide will teach you Photoshop step-by-step and will show you everything you need to know to be able to edit images with the program. You will learn how to create and edit raster images, how to use layers, how to work with Photoshop’s various tools, how to use the ‘Layers’ panel, how to work with color correction tools, how to crop images, how to create custom brushes and how to create your own image formats.
In addition to learning basic techniques, you will learn some of the more popular Photoshop functions, including layers, masks, erasing, cloning, cutting and pasting and many more.
You will learn these basic methods in the next article and then, in the following articles, you will learn more advanced techniques.
Adobe Photoshop Architecture
Adobe Photoshop is an application that contains several layers of text and tools used to manipulate raster images.
Photoshop’s architecture is made up of the following layers:
That’s quite a lot of layers, but don’t worry. They are very organized and arranged. So, let’s take a look at how all this works.
First, let’s start with the Layers panel.
The Layers Panel
The Layers panel is a tool you can use to arrange your layers. To start, you need to create a new file.
When you create a new file, a new document is created by Photoshop. This allows you to create multiple different files and files of different sizes without having to create a new project every time.
Next, we need to select the ‘Create a New Document’ option in the Layers panel.
When we choose the option, a New dialog box appears.
This dialog box gives us the chance to choose the name of our document as well as the size and the margins.
When we are finished, our image will be created and we will be able to see our new document in the Layers panel, as well as other features we will learn about in the following steps.
Once we click OK, a new page opens showing our new file.
Here, we can now select each of our layers and view them in the Layers panel, as well as the tools and options we need to use with each layer.
Each layer in the Layers panel will show up as a completely white square. The white squares will vary in size depending
However, this guide assumes that you are a familiar with the advanced user interface and features of Photoshop, so if you are not, go right ahead and skip ahead to the tutorial.
Highlight / Merge tool
When you have several areas you want to highlight, you can apply the magic wand. But sometimes, you may want to apply a luminosity mask to your image (see tutorial for that later in this guide), and you might want to blend the luminosity mask with the background.
To do this you can use the Magic Wand and the Lens Correction tool.
Select the Magic Wand Tool icon (lens icon on the top right of the tool bar) and point it at the areas you want to select. Use a large brush (magic wand brush) to select these areas and then use the lens icon to correct the Lens Corrections.
After this you can use the Magic Wand to draw a selection around the areas you don’t want to select.
You can also use the Magic Wand and the Lens Correction tool to select a part of the image and then use the lens correction tool to blend it with the whole image.
Luminosity masks are almost always used with the Magic Wand selection tool to mask areas that are already selected.
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a luminosity mask using the Magic Wand selection tool, then how to use it for a quick and easy black & white image conversion using the black & white adjustment layers.
Luminosity masks are created with the magic wand tool.
Start by selecting a part of the photo that you want to mask, select the Magic Wand tool, then point it at the area that you want to mask.
Select a soft brush (Magic Wand filter), then point at the area you want to mask and then paint on it (you should see a luminosity mask appear in the layer). You can make it darker, brighter, and change the contrast using the magic wand tool. The shape of the mask can be changed.
If you want to replace the selected areas with another image, select all the areas that you want to replace, then select the mask layer and delete the selection (Command+Delete).
You can use the magic wand tool to create a luminosity mask.
Tutorial: Photoshop Black & White
Create a black & white adjustment layer
If you want to replace the photo background in a
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The Pen tool is used to make “freeform” lines in a graphic. It has a variety of features, such as an eraser and multiple brushes that can be used with the Pen tool.
Best tools in Adobe Photoshop (old favorites)
Here are some of the best tools in Adobe Photoshop (old favorites).This list was originally compiled by our friends at AllMac, since we have swapped links around and removed some items. If you have any information that may be missing or incorrect, please let us know in the comments section below and we’ll update the list:
This Photoshop Help Guide contains information about Photoshop tools, menus, and various other features. Note: If you want to see more help topics, just click the Help button at the bottom of the screen. Here are some of the best tool tips you’ll ever read.
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Photoshop Elements offers the same features as the full version of Photoshop, but with fewer features. This program is great for using to work with images, videos, and other content.
Photoshop Express allows you to work with a variety of image formats, including GIF, JPG, PSD, JPEG, PNG, TIF and RAW. It’s great for creating banners and other online content.
If you use Windows, you can download Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.1 (for Windows PCs), from the Adobe Web site. It’s a great program that’s easy to use.
There are two great books for Photoshop, both published by Peachpit Press: Photoshop CS2 for Dummies and Photoshop CS2 for Absolute Beginners.
If you want to take your photography to the next level, pick up Adobe’s Digital Photography for Beginners book. It’s a great beginner’s guide to digital photography.
Learn Photoshop in less time with Quick Tips, a collection of helpful tips.
If you’re new to Photoshop and need to get your feet wet, choose a tool from this list and spend a little time exploring. You’ll be able to do just about anything in Photoshop, including edit photos, create logos, and more
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