* _**The official Photoshop user’s manual**_ ($39): This little book contains all you need to know to get started with the basics of using Photoshop. Just be aware that you may need to be familiar with some advanced computer skills to be able to understand all of the terms and concepts presented in the manual.
* _**Photoshop CS2 Beginning Training**_ ($39): This book walks through all the fundamental editing and color correction techniques in Photoshop. It also has some great Photoshop tutorials.
* _**Photoshop for Dummies**_ ($39): This short book is a nice starting point for somebody wanting to understand how the program functions. It walks through the most important features, showing you how to use the controls, and helping you understand which settings are most important to use.
In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to use the Pen tool and the Brush tool to create a simple animation.
Learn Photoshop to add an animation
1. Create an animation
Let’s begin by creating a simple animation. Download the file below and open it in Photoshop.
2. Set up your artboard
Make sure that you have a 2,500 x 2,500 pixel artboard selected. You can do this by either clicking the Artboard option on the artboard toolbar or pressing ALT+T.
3. Add a new layer
Click on the New Layer icon at the bottom of your working file. Use the Rectangular marquee tool to add a 1,500 x 2,000 pixel rectangle to the top of your artboard. Set its color to #FE8010.
4. Select the rectangle
Click on the rectangle icon on the top of the layer in the layers palette. Hold down the shift key and click again to select the rectangle. Use the color picker to change the color to #F8517 and press the D key.
5. Select the Pen tool
Hold down the shift key and double-click on the Pen tool icon in the toolbox. This will open the Options bar with the Pen tool settings highlighted. On the Tool Options tab, set the following values:
Pen Width: 1.45
Pen Center: Set to 0%
Hair Color: White
Hair Thickness: 1
The Pen tool settings can be adjusted in the Tool Options section of the Options bar
6. Select the freehand tool
Click on the Freehand icon on the Tool Options bar. This will open the Freehand Settings window.
On the Freehand Settings tab, set:
Freehand Width: 1.45
Brush Pressure: 12.5
Brush Pressure: F11
Drag Pressure: 12.5
Drag Pressure: F11
Drag Pressure: 12.5
Tip – You can use the Pen tool to draw shapes. You can then use the Create New Shape or Control/Draw Freehand tools to create new shapes for the image.
7. Draw a simple shape
Click inside the rectangle you just drew and use the arrow keys to draw a circle. Change the
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David Seaman, vice president of the National Federation of the Blind, said he understands why the FAA is requesting $15 million to study the issue, but he said the agency is overstating the problem. He said a blind person could be cleared to fly with a guide dog.
“The FAA is looking at this and thinking of this as a huge problem,” Seaman said. “It’s not.”
He said the pilot should possess the training and agility to pilot a plane in less-than-ideal conditions, such as in the dark.
“If you have three or four blind people in a plane, the risks go up,” Seaman said. “But if we have one in a plane, it’s about the same.”
Linking sight and hearing
Seaman said there are existing laws covering issues of disability, and they already deal with the link between sight and hearing. When an airline has a passenger in a wheelchair or other mobility device, there is usually some kind of a reference point, such as an aisle, a first-class area or a flight attendant in front of the passenger.
One reason airlines can have people who are visually impaired flying on planes is that they have visual access.
“All of this is designed by the government,” Seaman said. “It’s not designed to be what they want it to be.”
Seaman said the recommendation that a blind person be allowed to fly with a service animal isn’t perfect, but that there are far more ideal situations.
“This is an issue of delineating between the executive and legislative,” Seaman said. “Legislation is never perfect.”
Jonathan Jensen, an attorney with the National Disability Rights Center, said he thought it would be reasonable to ask the FAA to study the issue to see if there are changes that could be made.
“The back and forth with the FAA is an example of how the need is always being increased,” Jensen said.
He said the goal of getting into a plane is to have access to any kind of living situation. He said people with disabilities are more than capable of navigating an airplane.
“What’s difficult is that airplanes do not have visual warnings of bumps on the road,” Jensen
OS: Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or ATI Radeon HD 4800
DirectX: Version 9.0
Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
Input Devices: Keyboard, Mouse
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 Compatible, DirectX Compatible sound card with high-quality analog output
Requires at least Windows 7 (64-bit) OS: