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Beginners Photoshop Tutorial- Part one.flv

Hello and welcome to the tutorial on Photoshop for beginners. In this tutorial you will learn the basics of Photoshop. It tutorial also guides you on how to create your own graphics and your web and print designs in Photoshop. All this is done in Photoshop CS3.

Hey what’s up? And welcome to first new series of video tutorials in which I am going to teach you the basic of Photoshop. And guide you to create your own graphics and your web and print designs in Photoshop. So let’s get ready for the first tutorial, first thing to note is that I am using CS3. Now CS3, the layout of CS3 is gonna be similar to CS2 and CS4 and in fact Photoshop CS it might be a little bit different in CS7 and Photoshop elements. Overall most of the features should be the same. So this tutorial is going to teach you about the basics of the layout of the workspace in the Photoshop and some of the tools.

When you first go in Photoshop some of the tools and all these toolbars might seem quiet daunting and confusing. But ones you learn more they do and ones you learn the layout everything will click, everything will go smoothly and you will be able to your work much faster and easier. So the first thing to know about Photoshop is the workspace is entirely customized. So over here is my histogram, I can drag that out. I can drag out the info, you can just click on the bar and drag it up, drag it round, drag it down wherever you want. And you can drag things back into place; you can drag things to the right, you can drag things underneath, you can drag things anywhere you want. And you can fully change your layout. You can expand the docs, you can compress the docs, you can do whatever you want. And you can also by clicking on the axis here delete toolbars and docs.

Unfortunately sometimes you might close the doc by accident, so there is couple of ways to bring that back. The first one it’s a click here on the window and here are all the docs you can have. So, if you accidentally close the brushes doc, you can click on the brushes doc and the brushes doc would come back straight back in here. Alternatively if you wanna get back to the workspace you started with, you can go to window them workspace then click default workspace or reset workspace. Another great thing to know about the Photoshop is you can change the workspace however you want and then you can click window, workspace, save workspace. And then you can save your workspace. So I will save as new workspace and then if I change out my workspace some more, if I change it a bit to list some things then I go window, workspace, I can get back to new workspace here. I would go back exactly how I had it.

So the first thing we are going to do is teach you about some of the menus. The menus are a lot similar to other micro windows programs such as word or power point, but there are some different features. So first of all you have your file toolbar and then there are new, open, browse, and open as, open recent, import and export, and there are also if you know on the right there is also some handy keyboard show cards. I want you to learn few of the handy keyboard show cards, it makes the work process a lot quicker. You go to your edit tools undo step back to step four to go back in another tutorial. Then you in your image toolbar where you can adjust the images, you can adjust the color, the saturation, you can pick select them layer. I mean you have your layer toolbar where you control all your layers. This is quiet complex toolbar; I will go in to this in another tutorial. You can have your select toolbar, I am not working all about selection so if you want to delete specific part of an image or if you want to select a specific part of an image, you can deselect it, you can reselect it, you can inverse that selection. So, select everything else apart from that selection and you can do a range of other cool stuff which you go in to.

Filter is another tool, great toolbar you can with filter you can apply almost any effect you can think of to your images. And you can get really really nice effects by using things like plus or sharpened, or you can use different effects like gloss gloss ripples and things like that to get a really nice and unique effect on your images. Then the analysis toolbar is the another toolbar for setting the measurement on a better point of your image. I mean you have the view toolbar which you can use to zoom in or zoom out on your image or you can click on the actual pixel pixels which will shoe the actual size of the image or the print size which is useful when you work with print design. And then off course you have got the window toolbar which I have already gone in to slightly where you can have your workspace and you can select the workspace and you can add different panels.

And then off course you have the help toolbar, so if there is anything that you are not sure of you can go there and you find all pretty much all the answers in there. So let’s create a new image, we will go to file, new or its ctrl N on a Pc or command N on a MAC. Now when you open a new document first of all you are confronted with new document toolbox. Now there are many different things to know first of all you choose the name, so we can write anything we want here so I am gonna call this new document. And then here this the preset box so there are many different presets that Photoshop has which are useful. So if you, if I select international paper I can then I get confronted with lots of sizes which are useful for print design. I can select photo and then I get different photo sizes. I can select a film and video and then I have got different film and video sizes Pal, NTSC, cineon and films that you can focate which are useful when you are creating elements for designing in films. And then we gonna then we have custom, so we are gonna choose web at the moment. Ammm if you notice here you can have any of these web styles 640 x 480 being the web video default size. And if you got to custom we can choose any size we want.

The next thing to know is the resolution box, if you are doing anything for web design or broadcast the resolution should be 72. However, if you are doing any thing in print design the minimum pixel per inch should be 300. Also with all of these you can change the units of the measurements so in few things if you wanted to do some things in print design you would change it to inches and then you would be able to type in say 8 and ½ inches just to go paper size. Well same is the color mode so you can choose whichever the type bitmap color, gray scale, RGB which is the web design color scheme, and CMYK which is cyan, magenta, yellow and k for black which is the print design color scheme.

And then off course you can have the lot of colors as well as but keeping it simple RGB color for a moment and then background contents this ammm doesn’t matter for something like print design, where the background is gonna be a white paper for instance. But it is always best to keep on transparent if you can so we go to transparent. And here we can see our advanced toolbars this just the color profile which is something I don’t thing we go in to in this tutorial. And then we have our pixel aspect ratio and if you are working with video or broadcast you would obviously go to TV or NTSC or PAL pixel aspects. But for the moment it’s just the square pixels. And then here on the right you can see the size that you are image will be and when you are ready just click ok and you will be confronted with your new document.

So that all for this tutorial and in the next tutorial we will through what to do with your new document and some of the tools you can use. Thanks until next time and good bye.

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