photoshop basics

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

select everything BUT the one thing you want.

  • Refining selections
  • Using Quick Mask mode


  • Creating a new layer
  • Changing the layer visibility
  • click the eye ball
  • Deleting the layer

    control click –> Delete layer

  • Changing the opacity of a layer

slider next to opacity

  • Duplicating a background

Select background image –> right click mouse 

Enhancing and Retouching Photos

  • Cropping a photo

    Draw line, press straighten

  • Straightening an image with the Ruler tool
  • Using the Smart Sharpen filter
  • Adjusting saturation
  • Adjusting brightness and contrast
  • Using neutral density gradient
  • Using the Dodge & Burn tools
  • Removing red eye

Bandaid, choose re eyes tool

  • Spot Healing Brush tool & Healing Brush Tool

Click the bandaid –> choose either spot healing, or healing brush

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