May 14

I have opened an Image in Photoshop. Shown below.


 
You can download this image at HERE.

I want to rotate this image, but I want to rotate it slightly, not 90 degrees or 180 degrees.
So go to Image > Rotate Canvas > Arbitrary, as shown below.

May 14

I have opened an image in the Photoshop shown below.


 
I need to flip this image. To do so go to Image > Rotate Canvas > Flip Canvas Horizontal. Shown below.

May 14

I opened an image in Photoshop shown below.


 
I need to rotate this image 90 degrees. To do this go to Image > Rotate Canvas > 90˚CW.

May 14

I have an image here (shown below – Zoomed to 12.5%), and i would like to add more canvas or area to it.


 
You can download this image HERE.

Canvas in Photoshop is roughly the image area, and that means I want to add more image area to this image in one of the sides.

May 14

I have opened an image in the Photoshop which looks like this. (Zoomed to 12.5%).


 
You can download this image at here.

I want to resize this image for print. I want o resize it to 5/7 actually 5/7 is the print size. and I am going to use Auto Feature to do this.

May 14

I like to go head and show you how to resize images. Now before we get too deep into it I am going to show you some problems with resizing and sizing down. So we have kind of little understanding what Photoshop does to our images when we resize them.

I opened a small 2×2 pixels image in the Photoshop. You can download this image here. I zoomed in the image too 800%. The image looks like this.


 
You can see that these are 4 pixels, 2 across and two down. Its black white then white black. What I am going to do is reduce the size of the image to 50% from 2×2 to 1×1 Pixels. So 50% is 1/2 of the size.

May 14

One more thing we have with history palette is called Snapshot, and I automatically got the Snapshot of my document when I made it, and the snapshot was new, its at the Top of the list as highlighted below.


 
We have the ability to get to it by click on the round button on top right corner of the history palette and then ‘History Options’ as shown below.

May 14

One of the greatest thing in Photoshop is the ability to Undo and Redo and multiple Undo. Start a new document. Pick up the Brush tool in the Tools Bar . We will learn about this tool in the next lessons, but from now, just select it go on the document screen click and drag to make a mark. I did this in the Photoshop.


 
Now you don’t like this what you made, you change your mind, To undo the step, go to Edit > Undo Brush Tool shown below.

May 14

We like the way we work with. So we can me our custom palettes.

So what if you have managed your custom arrangement for your palettes. You docked it nested it , arranged it you likes. Now you want this arrangement later when you run your Photoshop.
You can actually save the arrangements of palettes in the Photoshop. To do so go to the ‘Windows’ Menu then ‘Workspace’ then ‘Save Workspace’. shown below.


 
Clicking on ‘ Save Workspace ‘ will open a dialog box shown below.

May 14

Photoshop allows a lot of custom configuration palettes. Lets go look not only the Nester palettes but the docker palettes.

Now move any one palette onto the center of the screen, I pulled out the color palette which is shown below.


 
Now we see three grouped palettes color, swatches and styles, these palettes are Nested together. Nesting is just a course of putting palettes together and Adobe tries to make it pretty straight forward and pretty simple.

May 14

Adobe allows us to Collapse palettes. This is a very useful option if you don’t have enough room on the screen for your document. Collapsing palettes means you can only see the title and name of the palette and the rest of it is hidden. To collapse a palette double click on the name of the palette or the title bar as outlined below.


 
After double clicking on name or title you will get the following display.

May 14

The palettes in the Photoshop are shown to the right by default, as shown below.


 
You can drag each of them by the title bar. You will notice that palettes are grouped together, like COLOR, SWATCHES, STYLES palettes are grouped together in a single palette. You can view al your palettes by clicking on the names in the Window Menu. The menu is shown below.

May 14

In conjunction of the Tool palette is the Options bar across the Top. as outlined below.


 
The options bar is very useable. The options bar contains the options to every tool in the Tool Bar and if there is no option I will let you know.

May 14

The Tools Palette is by default shown in the Photoshop, its located at the left side of the Photoshop. Click here to see the display of it.

You can also move your tool bar to any place, hold left click on your mouse at the top of the tool bar (outlined below) and drag your mouse.


 

May 14

Image Mat is the area around the image. In the Following Document I don’t see any image mat.


 
Its because the size of the document is equal to the size of the image. But if you resize your document or click on the ‘Full Screen Mode with Menu’ button in the tool bar.

May 14

Open the navigator palette by Window > Menu, Shown below.


 
It will open the Navigator palette shown below.

May 14

The hand tool is simply a tool for panning around on your images. Select the Hand Tool, its next to the magnifying glass (Zoom Tool). The Location of Hand Tool is shown below.


 
Now go on to the image, hold Mouse left click and drag. Note that this tool will only work if your image is bigger than the document window i.e. you have zoomed in your image. More simple, Your document have scroll bars. Scroll bars and Pan tool do the same work, but pan tool is more easy to use.

May 14

Zoom tool is the one which we are going to use to Zoom in and out of the image. So you can zoom in and see more details of the image.

May 14

In the Photoshop our Document tells us many many things. Open any image in your document. I opened a car image in the photoshop and it looks like this.

May 14

Create a new document with the following settings.

May 14

We will go ahead and create a brand new image document. So press Press Ctrl+N for PC and Command+N for Mac to open a dialog box for a new document. Now you can set sizes from presets or by putting in your own values. Lets see about the resolution. type 1 in the resolution area. You will see that at the top the image size has become small, please note that this is not the size of the image which we are going to save, its just the space this image will take in the memory. if you increase the depth of the resolution the image will be more fine. Note that increase the size of the image.

May 14

Once creating a Document, one of the more important feature that face us is one of the five document modes shown in this image:

May 09

So now, lets create a new document, but now we want to have pre-sets. Go to the ‘File’ Menu then ‘New’ or Ctrl+N. You will see this dialog box.


 
Now we have our preset sizes, size of the image is shown at the top of the presets. Now click on the Preset Sizes currently ‘Default Photoshop Size’.

May 09

Now lets create our very first document in Photoshop. Go to the File Menu and Choose ‘New’. As shown in this picture.

May 09

If you have a lot of images in a folder that are not properly named i.e. 123-1223 etc. and you want to rename all the images at once. Then go to the fly out menu and choose Batch Rename, make sure you haven’t selected any image in the file browser. The following picture shows how to do so.

May 09

The great thing about File browser is, it allows me to move files to other places. To move a file into any other folder. Click on any image file in the File Browser and drag it to any other folder in the list of folders displayed at the left top of the File Browser. You can now select multiple files by pressing Ctrl + Click on the images (Command for Mac), and drag them to any other folder.
Note: You can only move files to other folders, you can’t move folders, you must do it by your Operating System.

May 08

The Rotation Button:

As if just browsing the File Browser is not enough, there is more to do. We can actually rotate images within the file browser.

May 08

You can view images in your File Browser by Ranks or by Different Thumb Sizes. Lets see how we change the different views, how we can view images within a folder. To do so there are a couple of different ways. Go to the bottom of the File browser you will see ‘Large with Rank’, its the default value set for the File Browser. As shown in below picture.

May 08

This is the new means that would be made to open files. So where is the File browser?. It is places in two locations. One is Windows Menu > File Browser and the other is File Menu > Browse, as shown in below Figures.

             

 
By clicking on the File Browser it will open a Window Called File browser, as seen in below Figure.


 
You can Resize it according to your need, either you can resize the inner windows of the file browser. We are going to see benefits to it on the Open Dialog box. You can view all the images as Thumbnails in the File browser. You can browse your folders to find images in the left Menu in File Browser. If you want to open an Image in the Photoshop Workspace, Just double click on the image in the file browser and it will automatically open the image in the workspace and the image is ready to be modified. So the file browser is the great way to open the files as well as the open Command, but there is more and we are going to look at that, in just a brief moment.
When you click on any image in the File Browser, you see a larger preview of the image in the left of the File Browser. You can see the details of your image selected in the left bottom corner of the File Browser as shown in below figure.


 
It shows the file name , date created, image format, image resolution, and all the information you need about the image.
So this is our File Browser and we are going to investigate it more deeply now.
 

May 08

Now we Go ahead and open a file in Photoshop, there is a variety of ways to open a file. Go up to the File Menu and look for option called ‘Open’, This is just like you open files in other computer applications. Click on Open and you will be faced by a Open Dialog Box. Browse through the File in Your PC any choose any Image File, A picture of your own will do the best. When you have selected the image file press Open, this will open the picture in the Photoshop workspace. Now you can begin working on the Document. Don’t feel like we are done yet, There is actually a better way to open your files. And that’s we are going to look at it immediately after this. So the New method which I will introduce in Photoshop 7 is the ‘File Browser’.

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