Practical Photoshop

Practical Photoshop December 2017

Practical Photoshop is the world’s premier Photoshop magazine, a monthly guide to the best Photoshop techniques, tips and tricks. Inside each issue you’ll find an array of inspirational tutorials and accompanying video lessons that will help you master Adobe’s collection of industry standard photo-editing software. What’s more, there’s a selection of amazing images from the world’s best Photoshop creatives, free downloadable content, and a beginner’s guide to the basics. If you love photography and you want to learn more about digital imaging, then Practical Photoshop will help you to unleash your creative potential.

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“welcome to issue 81 of practical photoshop! if you enjoy the issue, why not subscribe and get a whole year for just $19.99?”

If you’re new to Photoshop, or just in need of a refresher, this issue’s main feature will get you up and running in Photoshop in just a day’s worth of easy-to-follow lessons. Elsewhere, you’ll learn how to transform scenes from day to night, fix frizzy hair and discover how to repair badly damaged prints. James Paterson, Editor • WATCH THE VIDEO DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT FILES To download this issue's files, type the following link into your web browser on your PC or Mac: FIND US HERE… Also available on:…

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learn photoshop in a day

With numerous applications spanning several fields and industries, Photoshop is without doubt a vast piece of software. Many have spent years learning it, and have still not come close to mastering every tool, command and technique. As such, it would be impossible to learn such a behemoth of a program in a single day. But what you can do, even as a beginner, is get started, explore a few fundamentals and get set up to go further. So over the following pages you’ll find a series of lessons; none should take more than an hour. If you’re completely new to Photoshop, or in need of a refresher, these lessons (and their accompanying videos) will guide you through those tricky first stages of learning, laying a foundation for further exploration into the wonderful…

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lesson 1 the photoshop workspace

LESSON TIME: 1 HOUR SKILLS COVERED: NAVIGATION, CROPPING, SELECTIONS WATCH THE VIDEO The Photoshop interface can seem a little daunting at first glance. There are all manner of tools, panels and menus on show, and many more tucked away. So in our first lesson, we’ll acquaint ourselves with the Photoshop workspace and explore a few basic fundamentals of image editing. We’ll explain exactly which parts of the interface are most useful to the beginner, then guide you through a few simple edits...…

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the workspace

1 THE TOOLS PANEL This houses all the Photoshop tools. There are more tools than initially apparent – click and hold over a tool to see the rest of the set. Hover over a tool to see useful keyboard shortcuts. 2 IMAGE WINDOW To open images go to FIle > Open or simply drag the file into the workspace. Hold Cmd/Ctrl+Space and drag left or right over it to zoom in or out. Hold Space and drag to scroll around. 3 PANELS Many key Photoshop tasks and functions come about through these panels. These can be dragged, docked and tabbed in any combination you like. Access the full list of panels through the Window menu. 4 WORKSPACE The dropdown list here contains several workspace presets, which are combinations of panels that are relevant to certain editing tasks. 5…

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lesson 2 tone and color

LESSON TIME: 1 HOUR SKILLS COVERED: TONAL ADJUSTMENTS, BLACK AND WHITE, BLEND MODES, LAYER MASKING WATCH THE VIDEO One of the most important things you can do to a photo is enhance the tones. Straight out of camera, photos can often look flat and dull, but a few tweaks can make a world of difference. Adjustment Layers let you tone your image in different ways, such as a boost in contrast, a color tweak or a monochrome conversion. They work by occupying a separate layer in the Layers panel, and affect all the layers below them in the stack. This’ll be your first encounter with layers. They form the foundation on which almost everything in Photoshop functions. If the concept seems difficult to grasp at first, don’t worry: we’ll look at layers in more…

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lesson 3 make a simple composite

LESSON TIME: 1 HOUR SKILLS COVERED: COMPOSITING, PAINTING, LAYER MASKING WATCH THE VIDEO One of the very best things about Photoshop is the opportunity it gives you to create unreal images and fantastical effects. Often this involves piecing together parts from two or more photos to come up with a seamless whole. In this lesson, we’ll explain how to make a fun composite. First we’ll look at the starting photos, then explain how to piece them together using layer and masking skills. It might look complicated, but it’s something even a complete beginner can do with a few simple pointers……