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A basic CS4 Adobe Photoshop tutorial.
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   230 Combs Building – 622-3050 – http://support.resnet.eku.edu– resnet@eku.edu Introduction Adobe creates some pretty amazing programs that can be veryuseful when used correctly. Yet, when the programs are used incorrectlyor inefficiently, the final product the consumer made could be not whatthey wanted. Purpose This manual is provided to offer users a basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop to further your knowledge and apply it to other aspectsof Photoshop. This guide includes:    Photoshop toolbox    Toolbox uses    How to use basic tools effectively A D OB E P H OT  O S H OP  C  S 4  T h  eB  a s i   c  s   6/25/20102 Photoshop Toolbox The toolbox contains the main tools for working on images. Click any tool to select anduse it.A small arrow next to a tool in the toolbox indicates that the tool also has additionaloptions available. In Photoshop, click and hold your mouse on a tool to see its options.For example, if you click and hold on the select tool, you'll see select options such aselliptical selection, single row selection, etc. Photoshop Tools  6/25/20103 Tool OptionsPhotoshop Marquee Select Tools The marquee tools are selection tools, which allow you to select rectangles,ellipses and 1-pixel rows and columns.The marquee tools are located at the top left of the Photoshop Toolbox. Click andhold your mouse over the marquee tool to see the options: Rectangle Marquee Make a rectangular selection. Hold the shift key down to constrain the selection toa square. Elliptical Marquee Make an elliptical selection. Hold the shift key down to constrain the selection to acircle. Single Row Marquee Make a horizontal selection 1 pixel high.Single Column MarqueeMake a vertical selection 1 pixel wide.  6/25/20104 Photoshop Lasso Tools The lasso tools allow you to select precise areas of an image by drawing or tracingthe selection outline. There are three lasso tools available:Lasso ToolThis is a freehand selection tool. Click and hold your left mouse button on theimage and draw your selection.Polygonal Lasso ToolSimilar to the lasso tool, except that instead of holding your mouse button down todraw, left-click on various points to create a selection with a series of straight edges.You can also hold down the Alt key (Windows) or Option key (Mac OS) to drawfreehand sections. Magnetic Lasso Tool This is a very handy tool for selecting areas, which have reasonably well-definededges. Left-click at the starting point of your selection and simply move the mouse alongthe edge. Fastening points are automatically made at various points along the edges. Left-click at any time to add a fastening point manually. To Complete a Selection To finish drawing a selection, either click on the selection starting point or double-click anywhere.
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