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Photoshop Basics

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Basics & Viewing Images

  • Open an image, multiple images, close files
  • Undo something you’ve done
  • View workspace panels
  • Using the tools panel
  • Zooming & Hand tools

Making Selections

  • Marquee tools
  • Lasso tool
  • Quick selection
  • Magic Wand tool
  • Inverting selections
  • Refining selections
  • Using Quick Mask mode


  • Creating a new layer- F7
  • Changing the layer visibility- click the eye
  • Deleting the layer-right click “delete layer”
  • Changing the opacity of a layer-click the circle and move it down 
  • Duplicating a background

Enhancing and Retouching Photos

  • Cropping a photo- press the cropping icon and crop what you want in the picture
  • Straightening an image with the Ruler tool-slant the line and click straighten
  • Using the Smart Sharpen filter-click filter then sharpen then smart sharpen.
  • Adjusting saturation- hit adjustment
  • Adjusting brightness and contrast-click on the brightness and contrast then drag 
  • Using neutral density gradient
  • Using the Dodge & Burn tools
  • Removing red eye-click on icon that looks like band aid then go to red eye tool and make a square over the red eye
  • Spot Healing Brush tool & Healing Brush Tool- click the band aid button and use the healing brush tool. get a pice of clear skin and drag it over the blemishes. 

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