Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 Tips and Tricks for beginners
Adobe Photoshop CC (creative cloud) comes with more enhanced features when we compare it with the previous Photoshop version.
Tips and TRICKS for beginners in Photoshop CC.
- Remove blemishes.Using the spot healing brush tool, we can blend the pixels surrounding the imperfections into the perfection itself, smoothing out the discoloration like pimples and moles. Can be fixed with this tool.
- Create masks. Layer masks means that you can adjust images indirectly using the paintbrush tool in black or white to color correct, brighten up or add contrast to any specific area of the photo with this tool.
- Remove objects from images.Use the lasso or the quick selection brush tool to draw a rough outline around the object you want to remove. Once it’s selected, press delete to use a content-aware fill. (If hitting delete doesn’t work, go to Edit > Fill > Content-Aware.)
- Move objects.Use Photoshop CC’s new tool called “content aware move” that combines both movement and content-aware fill in one stroke. You can also lift an image from the background into a new layer, and transform it to create a realistic duplicate.
- Put people on new backgrounds.Drag and resize your foreground image onto the new background image window in Photoshop. Use the quick select tool and hit “refine edge” to test your cutout. If it looks choppy, you can smooth it out with the “smart radius” option.
- Add text to your image.This is very similar to the previous Photoshop versions, in that you simply hit the text tool and type away. Photoshop CC has cloud cooperation with font warehouse Type kit whereby you can instantly browse and download any among thousands of specialty fonts.
- Find Center of your Photoshop Document: To instantly find the center of your Photoshop document, go View>New Guide Layout and tick on “Columns” and “Rows” and choose to have “2” columns and “2” rows. Also, be sure to set the “Gutter” to “0”. At last choose the “Preset” drop down menu and select “Save Preset”. I’m going to name this preset “Center of Document”. Save the preset and check out the drop down menu to see your sparkling new preset. You’re now ready to use this in any document that you wish.
- Change Colors: When you have a beautiful colorful surface you can do some amazing things with Photoshop with just a couple of simple Blend Modes. You need to create a new layer and paint over that area with the color of your choice. Next you need to change the Blend Mode to either “Hue” or “Color”. Both interact very well with the underlying color differently, so try both and see what suits you the best.
- Paint your favorite area: press the letter “Q” to enter Quick Mask mode and then double click the Quick Mask icon at the bottom of the toolbox to bring up the Quick Mask Options. Choose the “Selected Areas” in the “Color Indicates” section of the dialog box. Press “OK” and grab the brush tool and set your painting foreground color to black. Paint over whatever you want to selection and watch the color get painted onto your image. Press the letter “Q” to exit Quick Mask mode to convert your paint to a selection And there you go!