* Figure 4-2 shows you how to get started with Photoshop.
FIGURE 4-2: A friendly introduction to Photoshop.
All professionals should have a copy of Photoshop on their computer in case you need it and don’t want to install it.
On the other hand, a competent photographer who needs to work with imagery should familiarize herself with GIMP. It’s a free, open source cross-platform open-source image manipulation program. If you need to edit imagery in GIMP, you can.
For more on GIMP, check out the online tutorial at `www.gimp.org` or buy a copy of the GIMP User Manual. However, don’t expect to get any guidance on Adobe Photoshop from this book.
Creating a New Project
Photoshop saves a new document — that is, a blank canvas, the precursor to your images — with a name and a default setting. It’s usually a good idea to have a name unique to this project to avoid confusion later.
You can create new projects from any image that you want to manipulate. However, the programs I discuss in this chapter — GIMP, Affinity Photo, and Photoshop — are really designed to work with full-color images.
After you create your new project, you should save it to a folder or disk. Saving an image is simple: Choose File⇒Save and then select the location for the new file. For example, you can save a new project in your `C:\` folder, but for simplicity, I save my new projects in the My Pictures folder.
After you save the new file, Photoshop makes it available to you. To open it, choose Photoshop⇒Applications⇒Photoshop (or press Alt+N on your keyboard). From there, you can double-click on a saved file or open it from the New menu.
Creating a new document with GIMP
You use GIMP in much the same way you use Photoshop for raster images. The following steps show you how to create a new image. As with Photoshop, you see the ‘old school’ interface shown in Figure 4-3:
1. In GIMP, choose File⇒New.
The New dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 4-3.
2. Name your new document. For example, call it background.jpg.
The user interface in Photoshop Elements may look simple, but it’s nothing without a bundle of time and effort. The toolbox containing the most commonly used tools in Photoshop is split in two:
Most of the tools are easily accessible directly in the menu. Just press the commands A, S and D to switch between the tools. The icons of the tools change when you select them, and when you quit the tool, it changes to its default, a variant of the tool. For example, if you quit the Brush tool, the icon will change to a pencil and the Eraser icon will appear. The toolbox is re-arranged on the screen depending on your preferences. You can choose to always show the Brushes, always show the Tools or show all tools, or use the toolbox in a grid view where you have tools on the left and modes on the right.
You can control the tooltips that appear when you hover over the tool icons with the settings in the preferences.
When you use the tools, you can change them in the preferences or make them available as actions to save space on the keyboard.
Your saved actions are placed in a dedicated panel that you can move around to help you access the tools, or move to a convenient location within the toolbox.
Similar to the menus of the advanced version, there are also quick-access panels that you can click on to access the panels from the right side of the screen, such as panels with a Quick Mask button.
A new option called the Tabs panel allows you to switch between the tools that you use often. The default option is to always show the brushes, but you can change it to the tools that you work with or to always show the tools. This keeps the panels that you use the most in the front, or the ones most accessible.
The Commands, the Eye Dropper and the Touch tool are associated with the tabs. You can use the tabs to hide or show those tools, or even choose to show those tools in a grid and the others in a list.
The selection tool is associated with the Touch tool for a reason: it allows you to select the area of the image you want to work on with your finger. You can zoom in or out by double tapping on the image.
The eye dropper is sometimes used to select an area of
President Barack Obama has little doubt that the government shutdown, which will begin this week, will be traumatic for millions of Americans. “It could potentially, yes,” he said at a press conference today, “cause more harm than good.” But the shutdown’s effects will be, in the end, “short-term.”
It’s the emergency budget of a declared war, not an economic crisis, that promises to suck up a great deal of our resources for a very, very long time.
First, the big picture: The economic damage from a government shutdown is relatively minimal. The first week of a shutdown would prevent nonessential federal workers from going to work — and most wouldn’t be expected to go anyway. Some would be furloughed, meaning they’d be paid but wouldn’t work. Others would be sent home, at which point they’d probably be paid and therefore wouldn’t work, either. So long as they’re not working, they get their regular pay, whether or not they’re contributing to the economy.
Many of those who are essential to the functioning of the government are supposed to report to work anyway, but without pay. The National Institutes of Health’s budget is separate, so its employees’ paychecks may still be collected but not deposited into their bank accounts. (The Defense Department has already begun its shutdown, and it accounts for about half of the government’s annual $4.3 trillion budget.) Even in the most extreme shutdown scenario, the government would not be crippled by any kind of economic meltdown. It might have fewer employees on the job, but it could still carry on running the essential functions of the government.
The impact on the economy, then, is relatively limited. People who are already employed might have to stay home, but employers pay workers regardless of whether they’re at work or not. People in the civilian labor force, who make up about 70 percent of the U.S. population, would not be affected, either.
But that’s only the beginning of the problems. A shutdown also causes uncertainty and chaos in the economy. Businesses that are federally contracted will be in limbo. Health-care and construction companies that are dependent on federal funding will be unable to get any of their work done. Most government-funded projects, such as building roads and constructing new airports, will also
Domingo Balandrino (born August 29, 1976 in Santiago, Chile) is a Chilean Christian musician. He is an independent composer and guitarist, he joined the multi-platinum selling band La Polla Records in 2006, after he produced a song for one of their artists. He left in 2007 and started a solo career.
2007: Arregalado de “Ayúdame un poco” (second single)
2010: Estar Bien junto a Tí
2011: “Quemas” (with Andrés De León)
2011: “Por Amor” (with Andrés De León)
2012: “Tal vez”
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