We are currently in a world of technology where everyone has a camera and wants to take photos of people or places. All of them want to enhance their photos and will eventually end up with Adobe Photoshop. This application is baffling to understand the first time it is used. Luckily, the internet helps people learn through tutorials and blogs. This blog helps beginners to know and check out the main or key features to start using Photoshop. There are no hidden facts that no one can become a pro overnight, but you might get comfortable in using the features once you know them through this blog.
Open Image: Learn to open new image and create new image
- In the menu bar, choose File > Open to open existing images.
- In the menu bar, choose File > New to create a new image from scratch. Select a document that you already have and customize it by adding your own value like the width and the height.
Get comfortable: Tour the software and get to know the things it contains
- Menu bar (at the very top) which shows the File, Edit, Image, and all the options and gives you access to a variety of other commands, adjustments, and panels.
- Options bar (underneath the menu bar) exhibits options tools for the photo you are currently working on.
- Tools panel (on the left) consists of tools that is used for editing images and creating new work. Similar tools are kept in groups. The related tools can be accessed in groups by clicking and holding a tool in the panel.
- Panels (on the right) comprising of Color, Layers, Properties, and others contain various images control for working. The entire list can be found under the Window’s menu.
- Document window (in the middle) displays the image you are currently editing. The other document is shown up in the tabs on the Document window.
- Close image: Choose File > Close.
- Learn how to zoom and pan: Change the way your image looks
- The Zoom tool is in the Tools panel. In the option bar you have Zoom In to Zoom Out options.
- The Hand tool is also present in the Tools panel which helps you to pan around a large or zoomed-in image.
Undo a command: Use the history panel to undo command on multiple steps
- To undo the last step, choose Edit > Undo or press Control+Z (Windows) or Command+Z (macOS).
- To redo the last step, choose Edit > Redo or again press Control+Z (Windows) or Command+Z (macOS).
- To undo multiple steps, choose Edit > Step Backward multiple times, or select a step in the History panel.
Save your work: Save your work with the save command
- Choose File > Save or File > Save As.
- Saving your work in Photoshop format (.psd) helps you to retain the layers, type, and all the other editable Photoshop properties. It’s best to save your image in this format if you are still working on it.
- Saving your work in other formats like JPEG (.jpg) or PNG (.png) will save the image in a standard format and this file can be easily shared or opened using other programs and also posted in any online site. When you have completed editing, save the image in this format as it is easily accessible.
In conclusion, getting started with Photoshop for the first time might be hectic but learning the basics is your only way through this program to make things easy and quick. Just like everyone else says, Practice market a man perfect, take this process of learning Photoshop in a slow and steady pace with a little bit of patience to master it.
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