Photoshop Basics

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Basics & Viewing Images

  • Open an image, multiple images, close files
  • Undo something you’ve done, (Command Z)
  • View workspace panels WorkSpace Panels are in the The Right Side
  • Using the tools panel ; Tools are in the Left Side of PhotoShop
  • Zooming & Hand tools Command + to zoom in Command – to zoom out 

Making Selections

  • Marquee tools; If you want a perfect shape hold Shift. You can make Shapes like circle and square, rectangle
  • Lasso tool; Select any shape you like with the Lasso Tool.
  • Quick selection; help you select one object allowing to get s more accurate selection.
  • Magic Wand tool
  • Inverting selection lets you reverse select something 
  • Refining selections
  • Using Quick Mask mode


  • Creating a new layer Add new layers under the layers panel.
  • Changing the layer visibility Click on the eye, on the left conner. Under the Layer Panel.
  • Deleting the layer You choose the layer you want to delete. then drag it to the trash can at the bottom of the layer panel.
  • Changing the opacity of a layer The opacity layer its atop right corner of the layer panel.
  • Duplicating a background Right click the layer then chose duplicate layer.

Enhancing and Retouching Photos

  • Cropping a photo  Chose the crop tool to crop the photo. 
  • Straightening an image with the Ruler tool  Hold on the eye dropper tool then select the ruler tool
  • Using the Smart Sharpen filter Filter , sharpen tool, smart sharpen.
  • Adjusting saturation Windows, adjustment,select saturation icon.
  • Adjusting brightness and contrast Windows, adjustment, brightness and contrast icon.
  • Using neutral density gradient
  • Using the Dodge & Burn tools
  • Removing red eye Bandaid icon, then choose the red eye tool.
  • Spot Healing Brush tool & Healing Brush Tool Healing tool, then select the area you will like to copy then brush it over the imperfection.

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