With Photoshop’s large collection of tools, it’s often difficult to know where to begin. A few obvious workflows are discussed later in this chapter. The primary purpose of this chapter is to present various tools and workflows for your own Photoshop experience. To get the most from this chapter, start with the programs in the following list.
* **Tip:** The best way to train your eye is to use the various demo images for Photoshop so you can get an idea of what can be done with the program. If you’re a beginner, I recommend starting with the “Getting Started” section at `www.photskills.com/psm`. It will give you an overview of the Photoshop interface, procedures, and how to use the various tools.
* **Tip:** The Photoshop Tutorials at `www.tutplus.com/photoshop` are an excellent resource if you want to learn how to use Photoshop tools.
* **Tip:** You don’t need an expensive copy of Photoshop to do simple painting, retouching, and other image editing. Check out any store that sells _digital art,_ including sites such as Folio.com, which has a large collection of art software tools available for $100.
For more advanced features, check out the resources mentioned below.
For advanced users, the best way to learn is to experiment. You can try out some of the image editing features such as the Adobe Camera Raw, using Photoshop Express and mobile apps such as Pixlr.com. There are numerous online forums where you can ask questions and get pointers on where to go for more help.
## Introducing Photoshop
Photoshop is a powerful image-editing program that allows you to create and manipulate your raster images (for example, your photographs or artwork). To draw a vector image (such as lines, shapes, and paths) in Photoshop, simply select the program from your Applications folder and open it up. The familiar interface shown in Figure 1-1 helps you navigate your way around the program.
FIGURE 1-1: The interface of Photoshop.
With the recent addition of Photoshop CC 2015, the program’s interface has a new look with larger menus and better toolbars, as shown in Figure 1-2. You can access the same tools by tapping Alt+D or by clicking the tool at the bottom of the main screen. I discuss many of those tools in this section.
While this article will focus on Adobe Photoshop, some of the concepts will carry over to Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Why use Photoshop?
This is a great question. Photoshop is the standard graphics software used by photographers and graphic designers the world over. It is used to edit and create digital images.
It contains advanced features such as layers, masks, shadows and other special effects that help you create the finished image.
Photoshop can also save you from any flaws in your images by adding details, removing unwanted shadows or reducing the number of people in a picture.
Here are a few more reasons to consider using Photoshop rather than Photoshop Elements
Adobe Photoshop is a very expensive program. It costs $700 plus monthly fees and updates are required. There are also upgrade fees.
You can get the entire version at a very affordable price through Creative Cloud. You pay an annual subscription fee plus a monthly fee. The annual fees start at $50 per year.
And a subscription year is much cheaper than a subscription to Adobe Photoshop.
You may also be able to use the software without a membership. Click here to find out more.
2. Advanced features
Photoshop has many special features, such as layers and adjustment layers, which Elements lacks. The Photoshop features help you to create your images more easily.
Layers are great for adding multiple special effects to an image. They will help you make many different versions of your image quickly.
Adjustment layers allow you to add special effects to an image, which can be changed in the future. For example, you can add a light bloom effect to your images.
Adjustment layers are also useful for free hand drawing, which you can convert to a graphic style to apply to your image.
3. Master your tools
A feature of Adobe Photoshop is the ability to try out a variety of different tools on your image.
You can even manipulate your image while you are using these tools. For example, you can adjust the brightness of a photo while you are using the Contrast tool.
A variety of tools and features make Photoshop so good for creating a wide range of images, including logos, digital photographs, sketches, CD labels, web graphics, and illustrations. You can even create fake graffiti, which can be used as stickers or backgrounds for your computer.
4. Monitor your progress
Photoshop has powerful monitoring tools for creating your
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This article focuses on psychological adaptations in mothers of children with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD). The authors present a review of psychological adaptation and mental health in mothers of children with an NDD. Despite the tragic nature of the diagnosis, some mothers of children with an NDD have been found to have positive mental health. However, many mothers of children with an NDD experience psychological adaptation difficulties, which manifest in a variety of ways. The review suggests that mothers with an NDD experience a variety of psychological adaptations, which are shaped by individual and contextual factors. A better understanding of the factors associated with psychological adaptation in this group may offer an opportunity to identify the associated risks and avenues for treatment.Wnt-dependent accumulation of beta-catenin and inhibition of glycogen synthase kinase-3beta in gastric cancer: a possible therapeutic target of gastric cancers.
Gastric cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays a crucial role in tumor metastasis. Wnt signaling pathways are important for the maintenance of stem cells and also play a role in EMT. The aim of the study is to elucidate the role of Wnt signaling in gastric cancer. The expression of beta-catenin and phosphorylated glycogen synthase kinase-3 (pGSK3beta) was examined in various gastric cancer cell lines, and the correlation with cancer cell aggressiveness was analyzed. Moreover, the effect of Wnt inhibitor XAV939 on the expression of beta-catenin and pGSK3beta was analyzed in these cells. Gastric cancer cells expressing beta-catenin had higher invasiveness and migration ability than beta-catenin-negative cells. Moreover, the expression of E-cadherin was lost and that of ZEB1 was increased in beta-catenin-positive cancer cells. The expression of beta-catenin was reduced by an inhibitor of Wnt signaling in beta-catenin-positive gastric cancer cells. In addition, the expression of pGSK3beta was increased in gastric cancer cells. In correlation, the inhibitory effect of XAV939 was potent in beta-catenin-positive gastric cancer cells. Our findings indicate that beta-catenin and pGSK3beta
Saturday, July 7, 2016
We’re still around and officially back up and running
With the holidays, the internet is a bit iffy
Our internet has been a bit iffy since the end of January when we were
drowned by Hurricane Matthew, and for the last few weeks, the entire east coast
has been hammered by the power outages. The back up generator kicked in last
night for the first time in three months.
Our power just got turned back on today, just as I was writing my newsletter, and that will happen more or less
regularly over the next few days. So if we are completely down, you will
certainly know if it is happening.
Since the internet is spotty, we have been posting
on Facebook and Twitter.
To many of you, Facebook is just a thing to check
when you feel like it. But for many of us, it is the easiest thing in the
world to stay connected to friends and family, and to us in particular, it
becomes a much-needed break from our chaotic lives.
I have looked for a way to share all of that
updates, without going through Facebook – because Facebook’s terms of service are
so complicated and restrictive, it’s impossible to share every single update.
So over the past few weeks, we have been publishing
the updates on our website.
We’ve also kept a facebook page because you have
to stay connected to friends and family, but I have completely blocked out all
their communications with me on the site.
That way, we can still share photos, videos and other
updates, but I know it isn’t being sent to them on facebook.
If the internet doesn’t come back, it is a safe
bet that our power will be back on and we will be able to keep everything
running here.An introduction to the medicine of the eighteenth century.
The history of medicine in the eighteenth century spanned a period of rapid changes, as scientific and technical advances opened up a new world of possibility. Rapid technological change was only one aspect of this transformation. Other important changes occurred in the attitudes of individuals towards disease, and in the way medicine was practised and understood. It is therefore important to understand the ways in which these changes were debated and incorporated into medical practice. Many medical historians have considered eighteenth century medicine
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