Photoshop is a creative and powerful but challenging application. Learning how to use this application makes your job simpler, especially if you’re a budding graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, architect or interior decorator. Adobe’s photo editing app is a perfect tool to sharpen your designing skills. If you want to use the app but don’t know where to start, read on to master the basics in less than 30 minutes.
What you can do once you Master it…
- Set tone and sharpness of graphical projects.
- Compile different elements, enhance the appeal of photographs and restore old images.
- Renovate or redesign your homes and offices by working on a new look.
What you’re going to Learn in this Tutorial…
- Playing with colors and shades to enhance your graphics.
- Cropping, retouching, resizing and editing images.
- Rearranging and organizing vectors using various layers to create a unique design.
- Adding new text and formatting the existing text ofthe images.
- Distinguishing between web design and photo design.
- Creating new documents and illustrations.
What do you Need…
- A computer or laptop with good memory space and graphic card.
- High-speed internet for downloading pictures.
- The latest version of Adobe Photoshop (CS6 for Mac). If you don’t have it, you can sign up for a 30-day trial at Adobe’s official website.
Before you find yourself a photo and start playing with it, here’s what you’ll find when you open the app.
Basic Elements of the Application…
- Move Tool: For moving objects in a single layer, around the canvas.
- Marquee: To choose a specific shape in a part of the canvas.
- Lasso: To select any part or object around the canvas, in the lasso’d area.
- Magic Wand: To remove unwanted backgrounds from the images
- Crop Tool: To crop your pictures to any size.
- Eyedropper: To change the foreground color.
- Healingbrush: To paint over a part of the photo.
- PencilandPaintbrush: To create different shapes or paint in different styles.
- EraserTool: To erase unwanted elements.
- History Brush: To paint back in time.
- Gradient Tools: To create a gradient for blending elements
- Smudge, Blur and Sharpen Tool: For contouring and blending elements.
Hope you got a basic idea about the app. Stay tuned for more updates.