Art Time Narative - Photoshop-InDesign

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Using the Epson scanners in the Computer Center. See: Scanning - Mac

  1. Scan one drawing from a station connected to a scanner
  2. Save as TIFF to your cubby on Orca. See: Connecting to Orca programs at File Space Overview
  3. Go back to your station and copy your scanned image to your local harddrive

Intro to Photoshop

Photoshop interface and navigating an image

  1. Open your scanned document in Photoshop
    • Zoom: Cmd +/-
    • Hand tool: Space Bar
  2. Image resolution and image size
    • Image > image Size to see the overall size of your image
  3. Cropping
    • You can set the image size to crop to in the properties bar i.e. 100 px (remember the px)
  4. File > Save as. Choose Photoshop as the file format. Note the .psd extension.
  5. Image adjustments located under Image > Adjustments
    • Adjusting Levels can work to clean-up scanned drawings
  6. Working with Type - note the new type layer created

Intro to InDesign

InDesign is used to combine text and images in preparation for print.

  1. Copy the ATN-Template.indd template file from the Workspace folder of your program space on Orca
  2. Launch InDesign and open the template file from your local harddrive

Add an image

  1. Go File > Place to place your image
  2. Locate the image on your local hard drive that you want to place and click Open
  3. Your cursor changes to the "Image Loaded" cursor. Click your cursor where you'd like the image placed.
  4. To resize your image hold down the Command AND Shift key then grab a corner of the bounding box and drag to resize.
    • Note what happens if you forget to hold down these keys...

Text wrap around an image

  1. Select the image and from the top properties bar choose the text wrap option you'd like