Photoshop Basics

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Basics & Viewing Images

  • Open an image, multiple images, close files(commands)
  • Undo something you’ve done(command or step back words)
  • View workspace panels
  • Using the tools panel(hold doe
  • Zooming & Hand tools

Making Selections 

      Marquee tools(allows you to make a shape)

  • Lasso tool (go around a shape)
  • Quick selection (allows you to cut out objects) 
  • Magic Wand tool (helps you re-find the photo you wanna work with)
  • Inverting selections
  • Refining selections
  • Using Quick Mask mode-


  • Creating a new layer (it wont affect the original photo)
  • Changing the layer visibility
  • Deleting the layer
  • Changing the opacity of a layer
  • Duplicating a background (changes the layers background)

Enhancing and Retouching Photos

  • Cropping a photo (helps you to crop the photo)
  • Straightening an image with the Ruler tool (clic on the eye tool and then on the ruler tool)
  • Using the Smart Sharpen filter (filter sharpen smart sharpen)                            
  • Adjusting saturation (window adjustments change the saturation)
  • Adjusting brightness and contrast (window adjustments panel change brightness and contrast)
  • Using neutral density gradient
  • Using the Dodge & Burn tools
  • Removing red eye (bandage red eye tool)
  • Spot Healing Brush tool & Healing Brush Tool (find a clear area to make it a good skin area)

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