Adobe Photoshop Department
Welcome to the School of Graphic Design's Adobe Photoshop Department. In this department, you will learn the basic elements of Adobe Photoshop and how to use it to accomplish simple tasks. Many versions of Photoshop are used in these lessons, as this was created by many users. Use the screenshots as a guideline, not as a definitive. The lessons in this department will walk you through a variety of subject areas, including Photo Editing, Vector Graphics, Print Design, and how to implement typography and design principles into your artwork. We will also discuss commercial applications of Photoshop and how it ties into the Adobe Creative Suite product line.
Other Creative Suite Training Resources:
Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe Dreamweaver
- Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - Minor page reformat, intro beef
- Saturday, April 28, 2007 - Added diagram of workspace and toolbox, lessons reorganized into parts
- Sunday, December 17, 2006 - Basics lesson finished.
- Monday, December 4, 2006 - Department founded!
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- Mhurgaiya 14:19, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
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PART ONE: GETTING STARTED WITH PHOTOSHOP
PART TWO: INTRODUCTION TO THE PHOTOSHOP TOOLBAR
PART THREE: BASIC EDITING
PART FOUR: ADVANCED EDITING TUTORIALS
PART FIVE: MISCELLANEOUS TUTORIALS & INFORMATION
Learning Project Summary
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[Describe this learning project in a sentence or two.]
This learning project offers learnings activities to teach people how to use Adobe Photoshop, a graphics editing program for Windows and Macintosh platforms. Starting with the very basics, people will learn the various functions of the program through a series of hands-on tutorials, and learn how to use them together to create different results.
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- Lesson 1 Orientation
Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop can be used for many different reasons; mainly graphic design and photo editing. As a beginner you should familiarize yourself with the filters and tools and explore what Photoshop has to offer.
- Section 1: Playing with filters.
Try this: Begin with a pure black background. Use the filter "Lens Flare" with the basic settings, or your own settings. Now desaturate with Ctrl-Shift-U then use a color balance Ctrl-B. Play with all the settings... Once you've picked a good color, click Filter> Distort> Polar coordinates In the window that opens click Polar to rectangular.
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Each activity has a suggested associated background reading selection.
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References, Tutorials & More
Additional helpful readings include:
PixelPerfect - Incredible Weekly Video Tutorials available free in streaming and HD formats by Bert Monroy 
Photoshop TV / NAPP TV- Free Weekly Show by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals  Only downside is previous episodes are $1.99 each however, many back episodes are also available free on Google Video 
Photoshop tutorials - Categorized tutorials for Photoshop
Dynamic Web Training - Paid training for Photoshop and other Adobe CS6 products 
Submitting a Ps project
Here you can submit your self-done Ps project.--unknown001 12:05, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
- Note Help:Media_Files#Uploadable filetypes. Ps projects themselves aren't permitted filetypes by the Wikimedia Foundation (mainly because they are closed format). You could upload instead e.g., to Google and link to them from here. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 12:26, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
Another note: users can upload their Ps works here if they saved it as .jpeg. This can be done by uploading the photo using the wikiversity toolbox and then, after uploading it, just copy and paste its name instead of example.jpeg when inserting an embedded file while editing this page and that is how I have put this Ps work here.--unknown001 17:02, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
--unknown001 16:55, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
|Tools for creating internet content|
Tools for image creation and manipulation
Tools for video creation and editing.
Tools for digital audio file creation and editing.
|See also: Digital media workshop - Related discussion: Free content|