Adobe Photoshop CS6: Video Lesson 3 (notes for Fundamentals of Adobe class)

Go to Browse in Bridge & open ps04lessons. Click ps0401.psd


then shift click ps0403.psd & 0403.psd


You can control click Scroll to Open With & select Adobe Photoshop CS6 (default).Image

If you go to the lower left corner of an image and click on the doc thingy, you can see picture’s information.

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The doc here is the same size on both sides, meaning no layers have been added. As you add layers, the number on the right side of the / becomes larger because it’s taking up more memory. The left side will shrink, representing  the flattened image.  When creating composites, you must pay attention to pixel size when bringing 1 image into another. Looking at the image info of ps0402.psd, you notice it’s the same size so you want to decrease the size.

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Go to Image, & scroll to Image Size.

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You can change the width, height, & whatever. You can see that the proportions are linked so they change together.

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The image is now smaller.Screen Shot 2014-03-01 at 11.35.48 AMPress Command +A to copy paste & click back on the tab of the barn photo.

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Now paste

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Switch to the move tool in order to drag. You can also add images by going to 1 of the tabs and dragging it to the other. And adjust the size by pressing Command+T. Notice that Copy-Pasted stuff automatically become layers.Screen Shot 2014-03-01 at 11.47.38 AM

Remember to press return or click the check mark on top whenever you finish adjusting one of the dragged images.

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Now we have to remove the white background. Go to your eraser tool and select the Magic Eraser Tool. Then click the white and it’ll eraser immediately.

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Some of the cow also went too. When doing this check the tolerance number.

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Some of the cow has remained or at least that’s what the video voice lady said I really don’t see any difference. This only works on selected layers so to do the same to the rooster you have to  select its layer to do the same.

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According to video voice lady that was the “cheap, down, & dirty” way of doing it. Even though it’s quicker, you don’t want some of the items remaining. Hold down your space bar & command key. Click & drag to zoom in.

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You can see some of the white still there on the edges. Make sure you’re still on the rooster tab, go to Layers, Matting, then Defringe. Leave it at one pixel. The white edge will disappear & blend in with the background.

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Now go to the type tool and select 72 point size.

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Select a color.

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Type “BIG RED BARN” and change to Bold Italic.




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You can click & drag your layers panel.

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Go to the f(x) button & select Color Overlay, then Stroke.



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Select a red color.

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Finished Work

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