Field Ecology - Intro to Photoshop and Scanning

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

Intro to Photoshop

  1. Photoshop interface and navigating an image
    • 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. Image adjustments located under Image > Adjustments
  5. File > Save as. Choose TIFF as the file format. This will create a uncompressed image file format
  6. 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.

Creating a PDF binder

To combine multiple images into a single pdf file:

  1. Launch Acrobat Pro
  2. Go File > Create PDF > Merge Files into a Single PDF
  3. Drag and drop your image files into Acrobat (TIFF or JPG)
  4. Use the Move buttons to organize your files into the proper order
  5. Click Combine to create PDF