Introduction to Photoshop Easy Way

What is Adobe Photoshop

Basically, we can call this a photo editing software. In this application, there are many functionalities to edit our photos or to create a new image or graphic from scratch. This application is created by Thomas and John Knoll in 1998. Photo cropping, photo manipulation, photo retouching, photo resizing, photo colorizing are the basic and main things we can do through this software.

How to edit photos using Adobe Photoshop?

So if you are new to Photoshop and is interested in photo editing you must know about the following details. First of all you want to download Adobe Photoshop. Visit https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/free-trial-download.html#mini-plans-web-cta-photoshop-card and download Adobe photoshop. 2020 (21.0.2) version(December 2019; 1 month ago) which was the latest version of Adobe Photoshop.

In thie main interface, there are five main sections,

  1. Menu Bar
  2. Tool Options Bar
  3. Toolbox
  4. Shortcut Buttons
  5. Palettes
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Photoshop Main Window Introduction
1.Menu Bar

This menu bar includes nine menu options: File, Edit, Image, Layer, Type, Select, Filter,3D, View, Windows, and Help.

2.Toolbox

The toolbox section is a very important section to edit or for doing graphic designing. We must know how tools work and how to use those tools for our work.

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Photoshop Toolbar
3.Tool Options

Using this Tool Options bar we can change the stack order of layers and show or hide transform options of the selected layer.

4.Flyout Palettes

Flyout Palettes are History, Actions, Navigator, Brush settings, Brushes, Character, Paragraph, and 3D. In history, we can see our previous working criteria and current working situations. Actions: we can identify what are the actions we have taken for making our photo or design so far. Navigator, provides zoom-in and zoom-out options to our layer. Brush settings: these brush settings are activated when we select the brush tool in the toolbar. Character: this is also activated when we select a horizontal type tool of the toolbar. Paragraph can make alignment of the text. 3D is also activated when we are going to do 3D creations.

5.Palettes

On the Photoshop main window, there are three palettes: Layer, Channel, and Path. The layer palette displays all the layers you have created in your work. Channels store grayscale color images with different pieces of information. There are three types: color information channels, Alpha channels, and Spot color channels.

5.Layer Options
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layer-option-details

we need these options to add a new layer, delete a layer, group layers, fill layers, adjust layers, to add a layer mask, to add layer style and Link layers. So these options are very important for dealing with two or more layers.

So now we want to create a new document from photoshop.

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Photoshop main Interface with canvas

So you can see two additional things are added in Photoshop main interface window.

  • Layer
  • Canvas

Layer – Layer is an instance of the canvas. We can add multiple layers to our workspace.

Canvas – Simply we can introduce layer equal canvas.that’s mean layer data including this canvas. All the modifications and creations are applied to this canvas.

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