Photoshop Lesson Notes

Photoshop Lesson  Notes                                                                                

  • Everyone open Photoshop together File / new

  • Set Name -Photoshopintro

  • Set preset to letter or width 8.5 inches, height 11 inches

  • Resolution 200

  • Background white, enter OK

  • Use toolbar assignment sheet to fill out tool names- use arrow

  • Go over graphic tools we will use for this assignment, not photo editing tools.

  • Always adjust tool at the top bar as well as the colour of the lines it produces.

  • Pick a foreground colour, draw a freehand shape, colour it

  • Talk about layers, eye ball, unlock, dragging layers, transparency checker

  • use shape tool, stroke it, work in layers

  • Select layer you are working on, use eye ball to see if it is the correct graphic.

  • When using line or curve tool, multiple layers can be combined by Ctrl /shift selecting all layers and right click merge them together.

  • Short cut key, control Z

  • Holding alt key down will enable zoom in or out

  • Select shape outside with magic wand. Ants should only crawl on shape.

  • Select/inverse if outside of palette is crawling as well.

  • Create a stop sign- 3 layers- illustrate adjustment layer, eyeball on/off

  • Save photoshopintro in .psd format.

  • Lost project? Select Window to see if another project is open.

  • To finish at home there is a version of photoshop online at: http://pixlr.com/editor/