1. **The Photoshop Stack** _(Image: Adobe Photoshop Elements Stack, 2010. Click on image for details.)_
Some of Photoshop’s most powerful tools are available only within the stacking system. The Stack Panel contains tools such as the Gradient Editor, Adjustment Layer, Puppet Warp, Layer Mask, Lasso, Selection Brush, and Masking.
The Stack Panel is the location where you find all of your layers. This includes adjustments, adjustments, and even adjustment layers. Any previous selection or mask you’ve made in a previous step can be accessed directly from the panel.
Photoshop supports a multitude of formats, so you don’t necessarily have to save images as JPEGs when sharing them.
If you choose to save them to a format other than JPEG, you don’t lose any quality because Photoshop will compress the files as it saves them. JPEGs, on the other hand, compress the image data but the quality is lost.
2. **The Layers Panel** _(Image: A layered image in Photoshop, 2010. Click on image for details.)_
The Layers Panel is where you find the tools to work with the layers in your image. These include the Clone Stamp, Gradient Tool, Elliptical Marquee Tool, Pencil Tool, and Eraser.
Many of the tools in the Layers panel can be accessed from the menu, but they are discussed in the following steps:
Click on the Layers Panel menu at the top of the Photoshop window to see the list of other panels, like the Toolbox, Paths, and Paint Bucket, that you can access from the Layers panel.
A new layer is added automatically when you create a new object. If you want to start with a blank canvas, go to the Layers panel and click on the New Layer icon. A brand-new layer is added to the image.
3. **The Paths Panel** _(Image: A layered image in Photoshop, 2010. Click on image for details.)_
The Paths Panel contains tools that allow you to create paths. These will be used to define areas of the image that should remain untouched so that they can be treated as layers.
The Pencil is the first tool in the Paths Panel. You can create a new path by clicking and dragging the tool from one point to another point that you want to define.
While the pencil
Cutting & cropping Edit
The image can be cut out of the original file. The features the tools provided to cut the image (see the images below). The result of using the tools is in layers, which can be seen when clicking the menu button in the toolbar (found at the top of the screen).
The tools provided are:
The handles from the tools you use. The red line is the current selection, the green is the handles and the black is what is being moved away.
The save and quit buttons, these allow you to save the file without having to find the image layers.
Here are some uses of the tools:
The crop button allows you to crop the image.
The rotate tool is used to rotate the image.
The straighten tool is used to adjust the alignment of an image. The alignment is the center of the image.
The align options
To align the image, either drag the option inside the window or click the fill center button, the alignment is adjusted. This is done before saving the image.
The draw tool can be used to draw around specific parts of the image.
The heal tool is used to repair white areas, usually this would be the result of a drawing tool.
In this example, the subject is aligned to the center of the image, the current selected area is copied to the new file and the image is rotated.
The repeat option can be used to repeat this action.
The merge option is used when you do not want to repeat the action, just want to duplicate the selection.
The stack tool is used to stack the image.
The mask tool is used to apply a mask to the image, then the mask is applied to the original, which hides what is not covered by the mask.
The replace option is used when only part of the image should be applied.
The fill options
The options are the parts of the image to fill, this can be done by selecting the fill option.
The paint bucket tool can be used to cover the selected area with the selected color.
The white balance options are used to get a better color.
The color option is used to color a selection in a specific color.
The screenshot tool is used to choose the area of the screen to take a screenshot of the current image.
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I get an error while trying to get data from a database using entity framework
I have an ASP.NET MVC project, that uses the entity framework and database first approach to create the database.
I’m inserting some data in a table, and when I execute the code, everything works fine, but when I want to get the data using the entity framework and LINQ, I get an error.
I get an error at this point:
var data = (from ac in valesContext.Sales
where vals.ID = (int)ac.ID
Here’s the error:
An exception of type ‘System.InvalidCastException’ occurred in MySql.Data.Entity.dll but was not handled in user code
Additional information: Unable to cast object of type ‘NomeProposta.Models.EStatusPessoa_49a1d812-de6e-4bd7-ad9c-cf2c0d0c1e83’ to type ‘System.Int32’.
I need to convert the ID(int) in an ID(long).
I created a method to insert data in a table using the entity framework, and everything works fine, but I do not know how to convert this ID in a long in order to get the data from the database using the entity framework.
Here is my code to insert data:
public void InsertData()
using (valesContext context = new valesContext())
var data = new Sales();
if (data.Nome == textBoxName.Text &&
data.DataAntigo == DateTime.Now &&
data.DataAfin == DateTime.Now.AddDays(5) &&
data.DataEfex == DateTime.Now.AddDays(5) &&
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