Photoshop CS3 Basics by ND8f3G0

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									“Getting started with
Adobe Photoshop CS3”.
Photoshop is …


• An image-editing program used to
  create, edit, and enhance images

• The Photoshop process involves
  input, manipulation, and output.
                    Terms
• Digital image: a picture in electronic form

• Pixels: small squares of color used to display a
  digital image

• Flatten: an irreversible process that combines all
  layers and reduces file size

• Resolution: Number of pixels per inch

• Layer: a section within and image that can be
  manipulated independently
• Adobe Bridge: a stand-alone application that
  serves as the hub for the Adobe Creative Suite 3.
  Can be used for file management tasks such as
  opening, viewing, sorting, and rating files.

• History Palette: recording of each task you
  complete in an image

• Orientation: the direction in which an image
  appears on the page (two types: portrait,
  landscape)
 Graphic Design Elements
1.   Line
2.   Shape
3.   Space
4.   Texture
5.   Value
6.   Mass
Photoshop Window Items
• Title Bar: displays the program name and
  filename of the open image, also displays
  buttons for minimizing, maximizing, and closing
  the image

• Toolbox: contains tools for frequently used
  commands

• Palettes: floating windows that can be moved
  and are used to modify objects
• Options Bar: displays the settings for the active
  tool, located directly under the menu bar

• Status Bar: displays information such as file
  size, size of the active window, and description of
  active tool.

• Rulers: onscreen markers that help you position
  and and precisely measure an object
       Manipulating Images
• Means to enhance,
  adjust, or alter an image.
 5 Ways to bring images into Photoshop

1.   Digital Photography
2.   Scanning
3.   Importing
4.   Drawing
5.   Video Capture
File Formats Supported in Photoshop

•   .psd               •   .cdr           .pct
•   .bmp               •   .vlm           .pic
•   .gif               •   .pcd           .pict
•   .tif or .tiff      •   .pxr           .tga or .vda
•   .jpg or .jpeg      •   .sct           .eps
•   .pcx               •   .pdf
             Write only the formats in RED –
            these are the most common types
         Correcting Mistakes
1. Edit,Undo, Redo
2. Edit, Step Backward
3. History Palette: shows a record of every
   action you perform.
   (If you want to “undo” an action you can use the history
   palette --- even several steps back)
              Saving Files
• Saved files in Photoshop have the suffix .psd

• However if you are planning to use your file on
  the Internet you will want to make it compatible
  for everyone.

• Save your files intended for the internet as “jpeg”
  (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format.
                jpeg (sometimes jpg)
• Stands for: Joint Photographic Experts Group

• A type of file compression

• Compression reduces the file size

• The smaller the file the faster it downloads
  across the Internet
      Labeling…                         (handouts on the table)



• Photoshop Toolbox
  – Write your name on your paper
  – Label

• Photoshop Window
  – Write your name on your paper
  – Label

          •   Keep this information in your notebook you will need this for your test
Label your Photoshop Window using the labeled picture below
           Toolbox Handout
• Pick up a toolbox handout from the counter.

• Using Adobe Photoshop CS3 – hover over each
  tool in the toolbox and label the handout.

• Keep this handout in your notebook.

• There will be tools on the test that you will
  need to be able to identify.
            Toolbox Sections
1. Selection Tools

2. Painting and Drawing Tools

3. Viewing Tools

4. Color Selection Tools
    When is the Test?
Our test on these notes and the
            handouts
will be on Tuesday, September 8,
              2009



 Please Show your notes and
           handouts
to me when you are finished –

								
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