How Do You Use Photoshop?
Before you get too deep into learning how to use Photoshop, you should know what all of the terms mean.
Raster graphics are actually bits of data that are stored as a binary series of 1’s and 0’s.
A layer in Photoshop is a collection of 1’s and 0’s that forms the building blocks of the image. There can be more than one layer in a single Photoshop file at the same time. Layers can be grouped into layers.
An image is the image you see in your Photoshop document.
Photoshop image files can have more than one image on their memory card.
4. “exporting image”
When you want to save images, you export them. This is the process of converting layers into images.
5. “importing image”
Importing is a process that includes pulling images out of other files, repositioning layers, and flattening layers.
In reality, Photoshop is a bit more complex than this. I’ll help you learn these things in more detail as you progress through this guide.
Select the Paint Bucket to fill
You can do various things in Photoshop with a brush. You can take a photo of something, make an object visible, or change colors, but I want to start with something you already have.
Pick up a reference photo from the web, download a file from Google Image Search, or download a photo from your camera or smartphone.
If you want to paste a single image into Photoshop, then you need to use a pasteboard because Photoshop cannot accept an image as a file.
To copy an image into the document, you need to first make it visible by clicking on it. You’ll see a grayed out box and it will appear as part of the editing area.
Right click on the image (anywhere) to select it, and then hold Shift and click on it again to select it. Once the image is selected, you can move it anywhere within the document window.
When you click on the Paint Bucket tool (shown on the left in the image above), the image will turn transparent.
Drag and drop the image anywhere in the document window.
For more tips, check out our Intro to Photoshop for beginners tutorial.
Adobe Photoshop Elements has the following “must haves”:
Global adjustment tools
Elements’ limited features in this regard are:
Grain and Noise
Hue and Luminosity
Vibrance and Saturation
Dodge and Burn
Blur and Soft Focus
Spot Healing Brush
Spot Healing Brush
A powerful one-click tool for cropping images.
Note: The tool for converting RAW files to JPEG files is also included.
Chapter 6: Changing the fill and stroke of objects
Section 6.1: Changing the fill and stroke of objects
Note: Layers work in a way similar to the Paint Bucket tool in Photoshop. The Paint Bucket tool allows you to fill an area with a color and strokes the area with another color. Layers allow you to put multiple objects in different shapes on top of each other. This tutorial will focus on adding a new line or a new object to an existing object. It will show you a method for expanding a line or filling a path.
Select the Pen tool
Click and drag in your image to create a path
Select the Line tool
Select the Pen tool (click with the left mouse button)
Select the line that you want to create (or the line that you want to draw) by holding down the left mouse button, and drawing a line along the edge of your image (see image at the beginning of the tutorial)
The Line tool is used to draw lines in your image. If you click with the left mouse button on a blank area of your image, the tool automatically ends.
Step 1: Adding a new path
Click on the Pen tool
Click in the image area on the page and drag to draw a path
Hold down the left mouse button and draw a line (see image below)
Step 2: Adding a line
Again select the Pen tool (click with the left mouse button)
Click on an empty area of your image
The first line is automatically created
The second line is automatically created
The third line is automatically created
As many of you know, the holiday season is here. It’s up to you to welcome it with a smile and a day of eating, drinking, and maybe finding a cheap hotel room. No doubt your free time will be filled with work, family, and parties and while that may be enjoyable, it can also be tiring. To combat the holiday rush, here are seven ways to make yourself extra zen, and boost your productivity, while making your life a bit easier.
Sip. A practice so rampant among lawyers, it has its own acronym. Sip (short for “Sink Interupt Principle”) refers to the idea that, when you’re so busy you’re working, you may not have the focus needed to do a good job, or worse, screw something up. Instead of plowing through a task, take a small break every 20 minutes or so. Take a sip of tea (caffeinated or otherwise), have a little snack, and work for 30 seconds or so. You’ll use your hands and fingers less, and your mind will more easily rejoin the bigger picture.
Move your head. The same principle applies to other parts of the body too. Stop typing or moving your arms when you need a breather. If your torso is on the table, move your head. If you are standing, walk. Do what you need to do to get out of that chair. That’s a lot easier than trying to walk the ten feet to it.
Change your environment. Your desk is probably a hellhole of clutter, clutter that collects dust over the summer months, making your work all the more challenging. Now is the time to clean up, and clear your desk of everything but your necessities. If you work at home, have a different room of your home set up as a “desk”. Now is the time to let that room become a haven to you.
Reward yourself. Even if you don’t have any money, do something for yourself that you enjoy. Treat yourself to a massage or pedicure. Take a class or a hobby that you’ve always wanted to do. Give a compliment to someone that you always think is pretty, or is better than you think they are. Doing something for yourself helps you remember that even with the holiday rush, you’re still human, and still deserve to be treated well.
Plant something. Take a walk in the park. Plant a tree, or even a flower. Water a plant.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge in Cincinnati on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the city of Cincinnati and others to overturn the Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
The decision came after U.S. District Judge Richard D. Keenan ruled that the plaintiffs did not have standing because they didn’t prove they would be harmed by including the question.
The judge wrote that he may have dismissed it earlier had he found that the plaintiffs showed a plausible harm from the question, but he said their case was weakened by what he called a “lack of purpose” in seeking to overturn the Commerce Department’s plan to reinstate the question on the 2020 census forms.
The judge said the city of Cincinnati and others failed to show their federal voting strength would be affected. He noted evidence that adding the question would likely generate a misleading response to the census, which is used to allocate federal funding and determine the number of congressional representatives and electoral votes.
Legal experts have said that asking about citizenship would likely deter immigrants from participating in the census, which the government says is required to determine congressional funding and redistricting.
In a stinging critique, the judge wrote that the plaintiffs’ legal arguments contained “sweeping and excessive” claims that jeopardized the standing requirement and disrupted ongoing litigation in state and local cases.
“The trial court should have dismissed the case on other grounds … but instead, it appears to have confused the political question doctrine with the standing doctrine. And, it further appears to have erred in finding that Plaintiffs had standing,” Keenan wrote.
Immigration hardliners have argued that it is important to know how many noncitizens reside in the country. Without that knowledge, the argument goes, Republicans are outnumbered in Congress, making them unable to pass legislation and more reliant on Democratic votes.
There’s also been a push among some states and cities to block the census question because they say it leads to inaccurate data and is a political stunt by the Trump administration.
Other lawyers who have been involved in the litigation said they were surprised the judge did not go further with the standing argument.
“By no means do we endorse the quixotic litigation strategy of the city and friends. That has not and will not persuade us that their claims have merit,” Keenan wrote.
– Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32/64-bit)
– 4 GB RAM
– Intel® i3 or above CPU
– NVIDIA® GTX 970/RX 470 or AMD R9 290 GPU or higher
– Intel® HD Graphics 530 or higher
– NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 or AMD Radeon™ RX 480 GPU
– Hard disk space: 120 MB
– OS: Microsoft Windows® 7/8/8.1/10 (32/64-