Intro to Photoshop


Introduction to Photoshop

Basic Functions

  • Make a Document
    • Standard Photoshop Size (7 x 5 in)
  • Layers
    • Layers Tab in the lower right
    • Hiding layers
    • Background Layer
  • Selection tools
    • Magic Wand
    • Add/Subtract from Selection
  • Move Tool

Image Adjustments (Flower Bouquet)

  • Brightness/Contrast
    • Brightness is the overall brightness of an image
  • Hue/Saturation
    • Hue Changes the colors of an image
    • Saturation affects the intensity of colors in an image
    • It is possible to change only certain colors within an image
  • Black/White
    • Separate Color Channels
  • Shadows/Highlights
    • Shadow adjusts shaded areas
    • Highlights adjusts brighter areas

Altering Images (Rock Formation)

  • Removing large objects – Select, Edit>Fill
  • Spot Healing Brush
  • Clone Stamp

Combining Images

  • Layer Mask
    • In the Layers tab
    • Painting over in black makes that part of the layer invisible