Straighten a Photo with Content-Aware

Straighten a Photo with Content-Aware Open the Beach Notice that the image is crooked, and the horizon line is slanted. Select the Crop tool from the toolbar. In the Options bar at the top of the screen, check the Content-Aware check box to turn on the Crop tool’s Content-Aware option. Using the Content Aware option... Continue Reading →


Understanding Basic File Types in Simple Terms

Understanding Basic File Types in Simple Terms PSD This is the native file format for Photoshop. Once you have more than one layer, JPEG files turn into PSD files. These files are NOT universal. You must save the file in another format before using it outside of Adobe products. I suggest you save your work... Continue Reading →

Straighten Up with Perspective Crop

Straighten Up with Perspective Crop Open the photo Sign.jpg. This photo was taken at an angle. It can be difficult to read. Select the Perspective Warp Tool. Click on each corner of the image. A grid will appear over the image. You may not be able to see all four corners on an image. If... Continue Reading →


Become a Puppet Master with Photoshop

Become a Puppet Master with Photoshop Open the file called Puppet Warp.psd in your source folder. In order to use the puppet warp feature (not found in PS CS4 or older), your object must be separate from the background. In this case the animal is on its own layer. (HINT: to set up this document... Continue Reading →


Selective Color

Selective Color Open the Selective.jpg file. This image is of a beautiful set of flowers. However, we want to turn the image black and white and isolate the one main flower with preserved colors. To do this go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Black and White>Ok. This will create a new layer above the background layer. The... Continue Reading →


The Glass Effect

The Glass Effect This is a great way to add a watermark to your images. In this lesson we will be using text, but this will also work with shapes. Open the Glass.jpg file. Change your font to Arial Bold, 82pt. It does not matter what color you use as long as you can see... Continue Reading →


Make them Disappear Using the Clone Stamp and Content Aware Tools

Make them Disappear Using the Clone Stamp METHOD ONE: Open the photo Seawall.jpg. Notice the two people on the seawall. Removing the people from this image is very easy. Select the Clone Stamp. Choose a soft, round brush (80px) so that your changes are subtle. Hold down the ALT key and click on an area below... Continue Reading →


The Magic of Layers

The Magic of Layers One of the beautiful joys of Photoshop is being able to work with layers. Using layers allows you to edit parts of a document without it disturbing other parts. Open the file layers.psd. It’s very useful to rename your layers something relevant to the image. In this case, I have renamed... Continue Reading →


INTRODUCTION As you go through this guide you will notice that I have included some tips to help you teach your students. These are things that I find very helpful when introducing Photoshop. I have also included many keyboard commands. If you will introduce key commands as you learn/teach Photoshop, your efficiency will increase. This... Continue Reading →


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