The following tips will help you master the tools in Photoshop.
* Learn how to work with layers to separate objects or add components.
* Learn the short cuts to access options.
* Learn how to find the best tools to implement your creative ideas.
* Learn how to select everything and create selections.
* Learn how to create custom shapes and edit them, such as shapes of any polygon.
* Learn how to move and animate elements in the image.
* Learn how to align images or create layers.
* Learn how to change the color or exposure settings.
# UNDERSTANDING LAYERS
There is a difference between objects that are photographed and those that are created in Photoshop. Photoshop’s layer system lets you add objects to the canvas as a set of objects instead of the individual objects that you find in the original photograph.
Here are the three basic components of a layer in Photoshop:
* **Layer:** The image background, which is the layer you see when you open an image file and work on it in Photoshop
* **Clip:** An area of the image that can be moved, rotated, resized, and resampled using the tools
* **Mask:** An area of the layer that determines how the layer is affected by the tools; it can be transparent, or it can be solid and hide the layer underneath
Your photograph has a background, or _layer_. Whether you’re adding a transparent image with clip layers or working with masks, a layer is a logical unit for organizing an image. A layer is the base you work from. Layer content fills the layer. You can move objects directly onto the layer or make a copy of the layer, as described in the following sections.
My PSE13 is definitely a basic version, but this month I will teach you how to edit pictures with it!
We’ll begin with importing a photo from a PC. If you already have it, just open it. If you haven’t downloaded any photos yet, follow the steps on my tutorial to download a 1000 images!
Press the “E” key and select “Add”. Click on the white circle at the bottom left corner of the interface and find the Import option in the window that appears.
Click on the image below.
Use a file browser to go to the folder where you saved your image (press “Ctrl+O” to open it). From there, go to the “image.jpg” subfolder. Click on it once.
Press “Ctrl+R” to open it in the “Image Editing” application, which we’ll start now.
Open the import window again. Choose a resolution and quality. My photo is 360 pixels wide and I can send it at 100%.
Click on the “Import” button and wait a few seconds until the import is completed. It doesn’t happen instantly.
Open the picture
The picture will open in the Photo editing interface. Press the “P” key to be able to modify this.
Press the left or right arrows to move the cursor to the desired corner.
Press the “V” key to start cropping the image. A bar will appear to show the location and size of the crop. You have four options:
100% of the original image
The photo gets clipped and you’ll have to wait for the preview to finish.
76% of the original image
48% of the original image
Press the “Enter” key to return to the editing interface.
Important: for these values to be available, you must have a photo resolution greater than 360 pixels.
Open the Crop tool (press the “P” key).
Click on the picture and you’ll be able to modify the crop automatically or manually. I recommend doing it manually.
To do so, just press the “C” key and then move the cursor until you see
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Lumbar degenerative diseases are becoming the main cause of disability in the elderly population. This retrospective study investigated the feasibility, safety, and the outcomes of the laparoscopic-assisted transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in elderly patients with adjacent segment disease. A retrospective study of elderly patients (age, > 65 years; n = 12) was performed from January 2007 to October 2012. All surgical procedures were performed using a posterior transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) technique. All the patients underwent follow-up for more than 12 months, and the Oswestry Disability Index and visual analog scale scores were recorded preoperatively, and at 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively. The mean blood loss was 739.54 ± 329.29 mL, the mean operative time was 198.94 ± 45.34 minutes, the mean hospital stay was 10.75 ± 3.65 days, and the mean postoperative Harris score was 71.58 ± 7.57. All patients were observed for 12 months, and the range of motion of the fused segments did not significantly change. A satisfactory improvement in the visual analog scale and Oswestry Disability Index scores was observed at all postoperative follow-up time points. Laparoscopic-assisted TLIF for elderly patients with degenerative lumbar diseases is safe and effective and is an attractive alternative to open surgery.[Case of acute pancreatitis complicated with diabetes insipidus, multiple organ failure, and disseminated intravascular coagulation].
We describe a case of acute pancreatitis complicated with diabetes insipidus, multiple organ failure
Story highlights The men “instigated a fight that resulted in the shooting” at a Trump supporter
The alleged shooter, one of the men, says he shot in self-defense, video shows
(CNN) A man who claimed to have been shot by a Trump supporter Wednesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, says in a video that the two men he shot were walking down the street where other people were and “instigated a fight that resulted in the shooting.”
The shooter, who is black, and the alleged gunman, a white Trump supporter, “were at each other’s throat” before he shot the man in the chest, according to the video.
“I felt my safety was in danger and I had to fire,” the shooter said in the video.
The alleged shooter, who identified himself in the video as “L.” and whose name the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police confirmed, is being held on $60,000 bond.
The alleged gunman, who identified himself in the video as “F.” and whose name the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police would not confirm, is being held on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, two counts of communicating threats and one count of obstruction of justice, according to police.
Can cells always evaluate the return value of a macro cell
How does Excel evaluate the return value of a macro cell. I.e.
Range(“A1”) = Range(“A1”).Value = Range(“A1”).Value * Range(“A1”).Value
Is this something I need to be worried about. I.e. will Excel (and thus all cells) return the result of a double valued formula, or just a boolean value?
I don’t understand the question. I just tested:
With the Range(“A1”).FormulaR1C1 set to
returns the correct result
With the Range(“A1”).Formula set to
returns the correct result (but since it uses the * before the * it’s really rounding to integer before multiplying)
With the Range
To install the game, you need to be on OS X 10.6 or later
OS X 10.7 or later
2 GHz CPU or faster
2 GB RAM
60 GB HD space
1280 x 800 resolution or higher
Windows 7 or later
1 GHz CPU or faster
16 GB free HD space
Windows Aero must be enabled in the properties of the display
1680 x 1050 resolution or higher
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