Class on Tuesday 10.8.13 More Photoshop

Today we are going to quickly talk about cameras and images and then jump into Photoshop and learn a bit more about how it works.

Before that though I want to point out that there is now page navigation at the top of the page which has info about classes, the midterm and resources (which will continue to grow).

Remember that the midterm is due soon. I’m changing the due date to Thursday

Cameras and Images

Other links from class


I’m going to show you how to use some of the basics in class. But there is always more. You could do a few courses on Photoshop and photo manipulation. To see video tutorials on how to do what we cover today and more you can visit this offical Adobe video tutorial page:


We will use these files:

Other Resources

These sites have some other tutorials. There are literally thousands more on the web. Want to do something? You can probably find a tutorial on it.

Tool Basics

when you see two things with a slash A/B, A is the shortcut for Windows (WIN) and B is it for Mac OSX (MAC)

  • Rulers and Guides
    • showing ruler in px
  • Selection
    • Marquee Tool:
    • Using Shift, Alt/Option, Ctrl/Cmd to change selection
    • Antialiasing
    • Selection > Grow
    • Similar
    • Filling a selection Alt+Backspace (WIN) / Option+delete (MAC)
  • Zooming (Scrubby Zoom)
  • Layers
    • Create New
    • Duplicate
    • Opacity
    • Blend Modes
  • Move Tool
    • Moving items
    • Selecting Layers
    • Transform options
  • Color Dropper
  • Text tools

Using Guides, Selection and Fill to do Mockup of web site

We will look at how you can plan out your site using blocks with text inside of them.

Some people extend this and go so far as to mock-up the entire design in detail with full text, images and everything. This practice is becoming less common with Responsive Web Design because it is just too difficult to keep up.

Fun with Content Aware filling

If we have time.

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