Visions and Voices - Photoshop Part 1

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Photoshop interface and navigating an image

  1. Zoom: Cmd +/-
  2. Hand tool: Space Bar (used to move around an image)

Image size and resolution

  1. Image > image Size to see the overall size of your image
  2. Cropping - using the crop tool to remove portions of the image outside of the crop selection
    • You can set the image size to crop to in the properties bar i.e. 100 px (remember the px)

Image adjustments

located under Image > Adjustments

  • Levels - set your black point
  • Convert an image to black & white

Adding text

  1. select the Type tool from the tool bar
  2. Click your cursor on the image and a new Type layer will be created
  3. Type your text
  4. Change your text properties in the options bar
    • To quickly select all of your text to modify click the T in you type layer

Saving your work

  1. File > Save as. Choose Photoshop as the file format. This will create a uncompressed Photoshop native image file format. It's a good idea to keep an uncompressed copy of your images.
  2. Saving for web: File > Save for Web & Devices
    • Choose the highest quality with the best (smallest) file size. Keep your images under 500K. JPG High Quality is usually a good choice.