June 3, 2010
The quickest way to learn is by mimicing. Watching over someones shoulders and copying what they do. Then, take what they do and make it your own.
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Imagine in a few hours having the understanding and basics of a craft or skill that would normally take a semester and a few thousand dollars. Quick Start tutorials provides the information to understand the tools in Photoshop CS4 to create high impact flyers business cards, CD covers, and marketing materials.
New products, businesses, and events continue to populate. These products, businesses, and events will need flyers business cards, logos and websites to distiguish themselves from the competition. They will need graphic artist to help them craft their messages.
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May 20, 2010
To resize your canvas in photoshop you want to go to IMAGE –>CANVAS.
There are two ways to change the canvas size.
In absolute method you put the entire size of the image. If you start with a 4in by 6 in canvas and want a 8in by 10 in canvas then you would put 8in by 10in which would result in an increase in the canvas size. The background color will appear.
In the relative method you would check the box name relative. Then you would only enter how much you want the canvas to increase by. Therefore if you have a 4 by 6 image again and you want to increase the borders by .5 inches then you would say1 in for the width and 1 in for the hieght.
You can also just add canvas to one side by changing the anchor.
Changing the canvas size adapts to increasing as well as decreasing. Check out the video below.
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April 17, 2010
Here is a quick video tutorial on how to navigate Photoshop for all you newbies out there. Hopefully this is helpful. If you like this then sign up for a free 6 part E-course on PHOTOSHOP. Go to http://www.cdesign8.com. You will instantly download the course after sign up. Enjoy!
March 29, 2010
I took some time to video a tutorial. Hopefully first of many. I hope you enjoy the video. If you would like more tutorials check through my blog and sign up for email notifications of when the next tutorial is posted.
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July 9, 2009
I stopped in my colleuge’s office to ask a question while he was putting a presentation together. He was focused, giving total attention to his 17 in wide screen, powered by the new mac book pro. I watched him cropped an image in photoshop save it as a jpg and drop it in some kind of power point presentation. His eyes widen with frustration as he took a deep breath. He looked away from the screen abd notices me in his office. He leaned over to me and asked “how can I get rid of the background so I can use the new background I created?”
This gave me a great idea to write this short informational article to all those new graphic designers still learning the tools. This is something you should know:
1.) Once you save the file as a tiff or jpeg photoshop will automaticly create a background.
Therefore you need to do one of two things:
1.) Bring your background and cut out image into photoshop or
2.) Import your cut out image into the program that you have your background image placed.
For Example: If I have a background image in illustrator all laid out, then import your cut out image from photoshop to illustrator.
The important thing is to use it as a PSD file because once it is switched over to a jpeg or tiff a background will be created, even if it is white.
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December 27, 2008
This is a technique used to color old black and white photos or to give new photos an old feel. I used this technique to artisticly express a photograph of my daughter. Below is a tutorial of how I achieved this effect. If you have one, please, share with me.
1.) Open your black and white picture.
2.) Select your lasso tool and outline the section you want to color.
3.) Hit Control + alt + D (for a PC) on your keyboard to feather the color. Note: a greater feathering effect is applied when a large number is entered.
4.) Hit Control + U on your keyboard to pull up the Hue/Saturation pallet.
5.) Check the color box.
6.) Then adjust color to your liking.
Hue= the color
Saturation= How deep the color
Lightness= How much black or white is added to the color
7.) Deselect the selection by clicking inside the selection.
8.) Go to next area and repeat these steps.
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December 3, 2008
Using the lasso tool
You have a couple options using the lasso tool. Free hand, polygonal,
and magnetic lasso.
Free hand: is self explanitory.
Polygonal: will always have a point or straight line.
Magnetic: will try to detect the edge of the object you are trying to
1.) Open up an image file.
2.) Click on the polygonal lasso tool. (Hold down the left click button and select polygonal.)
3.) Go over to your image and zoom in. (Hit the letter Z on your keyboard.)
4.) Begin outlining the image.
5.) Once you are completed with outlining hit the letter V on the key board
to move the apple in the position you want it.
This is how you use the lasso tool in photoshop.