If you want to learn how to use Photoshop, it would be worthwhile to invest in an image editing book, such as Photoshop CS2 Complete by Scott Kelby, Douglas Jackson, and Brad Sherman. You can also check out the “Books on Photoshop” section later in this chapter, for recommendations on the most useful and informative titles.
Getting to know Photoshop’s workspace
Photoshop is a workspace with many areas, and you can get a different feel for the program depending on where you go. In Figure 6-5, the tools on the right are contained within the workspace area on the left.
As you experiment with Photoshop, you can add, modify, and rearrange your workspace. You can also get an overview of your document window. If you want to do a little mind work, you can even grab an image from the browser and place it in your workspace.
By default, the workspace is accessed by clicking the Workspace icon from the Photoshop toolbar, which appears after you click the Edit button on the tool bar. If you want to change the workspace, click it and select a different workspace. You can also change it in the workspace area: click the button with a white arrow in the upper-right corner of the workspace and then click the Workspace button in the workspace’s lower-left corner. You can also use the workspace’s zoom function to make the workspace larger and smaller.
**Figure 6-5:** The workspace area contains your document window.
In Photoshop CS2, you can add the following groups to the workspace:
Left column: These four icons appear in the workspace, as shown in Figure 6-5. The buttons on the left side of the workspace (as shown in Figure 6-5) let you change the workspace’s size (zoom), open a new, full-screen workspace, or open the workspace that you were in previously. You can also drag the icons, titles, and toolbars into other workspaces.
Bottom row: The workspace’s work area is the area that holds your document window, where you can make edits and view your image. The Tools panel, which contains the tools and buttons that you access using your mouse, is located in the workspace area and stays visible even when you go to another part of the program.
Right panel: The Right panel is Photoshop’s main editing area for all major editing functions. It includes layers, masks, paths, and layer styles, as well as
Steps to get started with Photoshop Elements:
Make sure you have a free account on a subscription-based site. This will allow you to download and/or use Adobe Photoshop Elements without watermarks or other copyright infringement messages. To make sure you have a license to use Adobe Photoshop Elements, check out this post. If you do not have a license to use Photoshop Elements, you are welcome to download, print and use a copy of the software. Click here to get started with Photoshop Elements.
If you have Photoshop Elements installed on your computer, open it and click the Edit button.
If you don’t have Photoshop Elements installed on your computer, download it from here.
Save your image or use the photo in Photoshop Elements to make edits.
Make changes, save your image, print, export, and share.
Make sure you have a free account on a subscription-based site. This will allow you to download and/or use Photoshop Elements without watermarks or other copyright infringement messages.
1. Check out the tutorials and communities.
Finding Photoshop Elements tutorials is easy. Type “photoshop” into Google and see what comes up. If you want to learn how to create emojis, click here.
Another option is to use forums to find a Photoshop Elements expert to help you. Head over to Reddit and search for Photoshop Elements or Photoshop forums to get help from the people there.
2. Check out the features
There are two types of Photoshop Elements:
The more beginner-friendly version contains basic editing features and can work with RAW or JPG files. This is the version you should download if you want to create simple images or edit photos that are already saved as JPEG files.
This is the version you should download if you want to create simple images or edit photos that are already saved as JPEG files. The more professional version has more features and can work with RAW or JPG files. This is the version you should download if you want to edit RAW or JPG photos. There are also advanced features for professionals such as RAW editing, and even the ability to create videos and 3D images.
When you open Photoshop Elements, the main features are:
Adjustments/Filters: You can create images with adjustments, filters and effects. A good filter to use for beginners is the Unsharp Mask. Open it by clicking the Adjustments tab and clicking the Filter menu and
The Spot Healing Brush allows you to quickly select parts of an image and replace those parts with pixels from surrounding pixels.
The Color Select tool allows you to select an area of an image with a color.
The Gradient tool allows you to create different gradient effects, and there are three types of gradients: Linear, Radial, and Directional.
The Pen tool allows you to draw on your images. There are three types of pens: The Pen, the Airbrush Pen, and the Eraser Pen.
The Spot Healing Brush is a new Photoshop tool that can be used to select an area on an image and replace it with a different color, similar to the Fill and Stroke dialog box.
Pencil tool allows you to create complex vector drawings within an image.
You can set the brush size and other brush options through the Brush Settings dialog box.
If you choose to use Photoshop’s Live Paint feature, you can also use a paintbrush or airbrush pen to fill in the areas you select, as well as paint and retouch images.
The Gradient tool is a tool for creating gradients. You can move the tool and create vertical and horizontal lines, as well as angles within the same tool.
Pencil tool allows you to create complex vector drawings within an image. You can set the brush size and other brush options through the Brush Settings dialog box.
You can use the Spot Healing Brush tool to select an area on an image and replace it with a different color, similar to the Fill and Stroke dialog box.
The Tonal Control tool allows you to adjust the brightness, contrast, and color of an image with sliders.
Effects are filters or elements added to an image.
You can apply a Curves adjustment layer to an image to curve the image’s brightness and contrast.
The levels feature allows you to adjust the exposure, saturation, and color balance of an image.
The Dodge and Burn tools lighten or darken sections of an image. These tools are useful for creating a subtle effect.
The Sponge tool allows you to adjust an image’s color and contrast. You can use this tool to evenly soften an image’s colors.
You can create custom-designed brushes with the tools outlined above. However, you can also use the Photoshop Brushes library.
In the case of custom brushes, you’ll need to save your brushes on your computer, and then you’ll be able to store
Young And Wholesome We Are
Young And Wholesome We Are is the fifth studio album by Swedish band Ninja Sex Party. The album was released on June 4, 2011. It contains the singles “(That) Sky’s The Limit” and “We’re All In The Same Club”.
All songs written by Jon Von Beltz, Dan Kovic, Jonni Faries, and Joe Avra, except where noted.
Ninja Sex Party
Dan Kovic – lead vocals, lead guitar, backing vocals
Joe Avra – bass, backing vocals
Jon Von Beltz – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Jonni Faries – drums, backing vocals
Chris Chambers – backing vocals on “We’re All In The Same Club”
David Andrew – backing vocals on “We’re All In The Same Club”
Judith Blake – backing vocals on “We’re All In The Same Club”
Wyrd Records – producer
Daniel ‘Danny’ Hall – co-producer, mixing
David Andrew – additional mixing
Jon Von Beltz – additional production, engineering
Scott Boxer – engineering
Chris Chambers – assistant engineering
Philadelphians – management
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