Basics & Viewing Images

  • Open an image, multiple images, close files

            – Command-o to open or click file/open/double click

  • Undo something you’ve done

            -Command-z or edit/step backward

  • View workspace panels

            -On the right hand side and the tools are on the left. 

              click and drag to pull something out.

  • Using the tools panel
  • Zooming & Hand tools

           – Spacebar hand/ Zoom

Making Selections

  • Marquee tools

        – Creating shapes on your pictures.

  • Lasso tool

        -Free form shapes on your images.

  • Quick selection

        -Pick one object that you want to have.

  • Magic Wand tool

         – to pick any color that you want to focus on.

  • Inverting selections

           -selecting everything but one

  • Refining selections

           -selecting something and making it clea

  • Using Quick Mask mode


  • Creating a new layer


  • Changing the layer visibility

            -click on the eye to be able to see it or take it away. 

  • Deleting the layer

              -click on the layer and press the trash.

  • Changing the opacity of a layer

              -click the bar to change the opacity

  • Duplicating a background

Enhancing and Retouching Photos

  • Cropping a photo

             -Click the crop sign on the tool var and drag the mouse down to select the area you want to crop

  • Straightening an image with the Ruler tool

           – click on the eye dropper and select the ruler tool and drag it across.


        Using the Smart Sharpen filter

              -filter/sharpen/smrt sharpen

  • Adjusting saturation

        -click essentials and hen the saturation. makes the colors pop out.

  • Adjusting brightness and contrast

             -making the colors pop out except theres a diffrent button

  • Using neutral density gradient
  • Using the Dodge & Burn tools
  • Removing red eye

            -click the eye and drag a box over the eye to remove

  • Spot Healing Brush tool & Healing Brush Tool

            -click the spot perfection icon, click an area similar/opyion and put it on the one you want to fix

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