Monday, October 12, 2015

Week 7: Outside the Classroom

For work outside the classroom we had to watch a number of videos on how to use Photoshop. Photoshop Workspace was an introduction to Photoshop and skimming over the different tools. )

Panning and zooming was (obviously) a tutorial on how to zoom in and out of your image and how to pan across it.

Cycling Through Different Screen Modes went over the different views of the screen you could choose from and the shortcuts for how to get them. It also went over how to change items like the dropshadow in Photoshop.

Understanding File Formats talked about the different files you can save your image as. One way is JPEG which is a single layer that is compressed and a smaller size, this is what you see most often on the internet. Another file is RAW, which is an image captured by a digital camera. There is another type of file called DNG which is open to anyone through Adobe and is an archival format for RAW images. Two others are PSD and TIFF, neither of these lower the quality of an image.

What Resolution Image Will You Need goes over the different resolutions of an image. There is Halftone which uses a CMYK dot pattern and is used by printing press. There is Continuous Tone, most commonly used by Inkjet printers.The third is the resolution for the screen of monitors, tablets, and/or projectors.

Crop and Transform a Photo - Crop a Photo simply goes over how to use the crop tool in Photoshop. This allows you to create a whole new composition. It is recommended to not have the "Delete Cropped Pixels" selected when cropping your image.

Crop and Transform - Resize an Image is short step-by-step tutorial on how to resize your image in three quick steps.

Crop and Transform - Understanding Canvas Size shows you how to change the width and height of your canvas.

Introduction to Layers talks about how to use different layers to add interest to your image and be able to go back to that single aspect without risking changing the entire image.
Mask Out Part of an Image goes over how to use the layer mask to hide pixels instead of completely erasing them.

What are Photoshop Adjustment Layers teaches you how to use adjustment layers to enhance your image. Any adjustments made under "Image" -> "Adjustments" is permanent which is why it is most recommended to use the adjustment layers (under "Window") menu.

Under Image Adjustments, the two videos I decided to watch were Lighten and Darken Areas and Change Color and Saturation.

Lighten and Darken areas goes over how to select different parts of your image to lighten and darken. This involves masks. )

Change Color and Saturation talks about how to use the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to change specific colors in your image. )

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