The basics of Photoshop

Photoshop is a popular image manipulation program. It was developed by Adobe Systems and it has been in the market since 1988. Some of its features are digital painting, measuring, transforming, retouching, and many more.

Where to start?

If you have ever seen a picture on the internet where there were weird things in it like animals or people that don’t belong there or any other picture with computer generated graphics Photoshop can help you remove them or add whatever you want to the picture. Once you know what Photoshop actually does, this will probably be your main goal: adding stuff to random pictures you get their hands on!

But if I were you I would take few steps back and learn some basics first because they are necessary for you to understand Photoshop and make it work for you. That’s why I’m going to explain the most important tools in Photoshop which you will REALLY need when working with images!

How to use the tools in Photoshop?

Now that you have a basic idea of Photoshop and what it can do, let’s take a look at the tools themselves. The tools are located in different places depending on which version of Photoshop you use.

They are all pretty easy to find so I won’t explain to them because there is really no need for that. Just try clicking around and see what each of those buttons does! Click Given Below Link:


Common Shortcuts

I’m going to mention some very valuable shortcuts now since they will help you save up time while working with Photoshop: 1) Ctrl+Z ( Undo ): This shortcut allows you to undo the last action performed with the mouse or even redo an undone action by pressing Ctrl+Y ( Redo ). 2) Alt+(1-9)+(0-9):

This shortcut allows you to select a tool in the Tools menu. You press Alt and then 1, 2, 3, etc until 0 which selects the last tool from that row of tools (in this case it would be the Smudge Tool). 4) Ctrl+Alt+Z: This shortcut allows you to step back when working with Layers. For example if I made a mistake while drawing on my picture I would have to undo it (Ctrl+Z) but if after doing so I decide that what I actually wanted to do was draw something else instead of erasing it, this is probably going to happen: My mistake…Oh well… No problem! Just Ctrl+Alt+Z.

3. What are layers and how do they work?

I don’t know where I would be today if I didn’t find out about layers when I was starting with Photoshop! Layers are one of the most important features of Photoshop.

A layer is a kind of virtual “sheet” on which you draw or paint something. It’s like cutting out paper shapes and then placing them on top of each other to create a composition but in this case, we do it virtually, by using our computer screen.

Let me explain: Have you ever tried drawing on several sheets of paper placed one above the other? The sheets represent different layers that you add one after another so your drawing gets more complex as time passes by.

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