1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 30, 2017 6:18 AM by Brian Stoppee

    Photoshop Starter Tools

    Janet L Stoppee Level 1

      Do you have someone who needs to work in Photoshop for the first time? That could be a problem for them (and maybe you, too). Photoshop is a big power app. Newbies are easily intimidated.

       

      Adobe has 5 starter videos for you newbie Adobe Photoshop friends.

       

      They are clear and concise, and even if their video learning curve is kind of bumpy, they’re under five minutes. (Okay, one clocked in at 5 minutes and 5 seconds.)

       

      Be a friend. Send your Photoshop first-timer an email with this link:

      https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to/ps-basics-fundamentals.html?playlist=/ccx/v1/coll ection/product/photoshop/segment/designer/explevel/beginner/applaunch/ccl-get-started-1/co llection.ccx.js?ref=helpx.adobe.com

       

      Not convinced? Okay. Here’s the executive summary: the videos cover the important basics on how to get started in this powerful app, and how to navigate to the tools and features that are absolutely essential in getting started:

      • Open an Image
      • Get familiar with the work area
      • Learn how to zoom and pan
      • Undo a command
      • Save your work

       

      Can it get more basic than that? The learning intimidation factor rates around 0.1 out of 100.0. The presenter, Jan Kabili, is a well known instructor. If you still don’t trust our opinion, trust Jan.

        • 1. Re: Photoshop Starter Tools
          Brian Stoppee Adobe Community Professional

          Here's a list of all 44 topics which Jan covers, so if you have any problems that you are trying to solve, we want you to have a complete Table of Contents for this great package, which will hopefully make it easier for you to navigate the series:

          1. Open images (3:07)

          2. Get familiar with the work area (3:59)

          3. Learn how to zoom and pan (5:05)

          4. Undo a command (4:53)

          5. Save your work (4:32)

          6. Resize an image (4:48)

          7. Set the resolution (3:56)

          8. Crop and straighten an image (4:16)

          9. Expand the canvas (4:40)

          10. Understand layers (4:45)

          11. Learn layer basics (4:47)

          12. Resize a layer (2:54)

          13. Add images to a layered design (4:26)

          14. Unlock the Background layer (3:50)

          15. Adjust brightness and contrast (4:08)

          16. Adjust color vibrance (2:45)

          17. Adjust hue and saturation (4:36)

          18. Learn about adjustment layers (4:19)

          19. Learn selection basics (4:19)

          20. Learn how to use the Quick Selection and Lasso tools (4:45)

          21. Fine-tune a selection (5:15)

          22. Remove small objects (3:42)

          23. Add objects by cloning (3:26)

          24. Remove a large object (3:12)

          25. Work with brushes (4:44)

          26. Use foreground and background colors (2:13)

          27. Choose a color (3:36)

          28. Add text (4:58)

          29. Edit text (4:09)

          30. Create a graphic shape (4:33)

          31. Add a built-in custom shape (3:23)

          32. Add texture to an image (4:55)

          33. Add an object to an image with a layer mask (4:59)

          34. Replace a background using a layer mask (5:06)

          35. Browse the Filter Gallery (3:46)

          36. Blur an image with Smart Filters (3:10)

          37. Add texture to an image (4:55)

          38. Add an object to an image with a layer mask (4:59)

          39. Replace a background using a layer mask (5:06)

          40. Browse the Filter Gallery (3:46)

          41. Blur an image with Smart Filters (3:10)

          42. Add texture to an image (4:55)

          43. Add an object to an image with a layer mask (4:59)

          44. Replace a background using a layer mask (5:06)

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