Adobe photoshop digital image making. the basics Adobe PhotoShop is an image-editing program that lets you create and edit digital images. ◦PhotoShop.

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<p>adobe photoshop</p> <p>adobe photoshopdigital image makingthe basicsAdobe PhotoShop is an image-editing program that lets you create and edit digital images.</p> <p>PhotoShop is part of the Adobe Creative Suite (which also has Illustrator, InDesign, Flash and Dreamweaver)</p> <p>document setupFile &gt; NewWidth and height: Creates the canvas size of your imageResolution:300 pixels/inch (dpi) for print72 pixels/inch (dpi) for screenPresets: have common paper and photo sizes</p> <p>Orientation:Portrait</p> <p>Landscape</p> <p>the basicsDigital images are made up of pixels.pixels: represent different shades or colors to make up an image</p> <p>Resolution: measurements that describe the digital quality of somethingImage Resolution: determined by the number of pixels per inch (ppi or dpi) that are printed on a pagehigh resolution images show greater detail and more subtle color transitionsthe higher the number the better the quality</p> <p>Device resolution: measured by the highest capacity resolution the device can output (cameras, printers, monitors) Good explanation here: typesbitmap versus vector</p> <p>bitmap: type of file created out of pixels on a gridaka raster resolution dependentphoto files are usually bitmapjpeg, psd, bmp, gif, tiff, pcx, png</p> <p>vector: type of file that created from equationsable to scale a vector without losing quality (becoming pixelated)ai, eps, pdf the workspace</p> <p>page 1-17, in textbookimporting imagesFile &gt; PlaceLayer &gt; Rasterize &gt; Smart Object (allows you to edit layer after placing it)</p> <p>or</p> <p>File &gt; Open; Select All &gt; Movetransforming images transform: change the shape, size, perspective, or rotation of an object</p> <p>Command T</p> <p>or</p> <p>Edit &gt; Free Transform</p> <p>or</p> <p>Edit &gt; Transform &gt; one of transform options</p> <p>ALWAYS HOLD SHIFT WHEN SCALING, ETC. TO KEEP IMAGE IN PERSPECTIVE!layerslayer: a section within an image on which objects can be stored</p> <p>advantage: individual effects can be isolated and manipulated without affecting the rest of the image</p> <p>disadvantage: layers can increase the size of your file</p> <p>Remember: the order of your layers in the layer panel determines the order of your layers on the canvasselections- selection toolsrectangular marquee toolelliptical marquee toolsingle row and column marquee toolcrop toolmagic wand toollasso toolpolygonal lasso tooleraser toolbackground eraser toolmagic eraser tool</p> <p>selection: an area in an image that is surrounded by a selection marquee.</p> <p>marquee: dashed line that surrounds the area you want to edit or move to another imageediting imagesopacity: determines the percentage of transparency 100% opacity will obstruct layers beneath it</p> <p>1% opacity will appear nearly transparentworking with typetype: design worlds name for textmeasured in points (pt)1 inch equivalent to about 72 points</p> <p>Remember: each time you add type, it will create a new layer</p> <p>font: characters with a similar appearanceserif: characters have a tail/strokesans serif: characters do not have tails; usually used in headlines, etc.</p> <p>Window &gt; Character, Window &gt; Paragraph: The character and paragraph panels will show options for type. </p> <p>working with typetype spacing: adjustments you can make to the space between characters and between lines of typekerning: controlling the amount of space between two characterstracking: the insertion of a uniform amount of space between characters leading: amount of vertical space between lines of type</p> <p>saving filesAlways save as you work!</p> <p>Always have a version of your file in the original software (PhotoShop&gt; .psd).</p> <p>flattening: merges all visible layers into a single Background layer and discards all hiddengood idea to save an original, unflattened version of your file because you CANNOT unflatten once you saveflatten command located in layers panelFormat for saving files:lastname_firstname_projecttitleexample: tieriton_kathleen_selfportrait </p>


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