Getting Started with Photoshop Article - SitePoint
You’ve heard of Photoshop, right? Of course you have — you wouldn’t be reading this otherwise! You’ve probably heard of Photoshop’s sidekick, Fireworks, too, but you might not be quite sure of what it does or where it fits in. Photoshop and Fireworks are two of the most commonly used tools in the web designer’s arsenal. In this introductory chapter, which has been adapted from The Photoshop Anthology, 101 Web Design Tips, Tricks and Techniques, I’ll cover some of the basic tools and tasks that we’ll draw on in the later chapters. So what are you waiting for? The Photoshop Workspace Photoshop’s “out of the box” workspace consists of the following components: menu bar – You will probably already be familiar with the menu bar from other programs. Comps and Turtlenecks: Designer Lingo Now that you’re going to be working in Photoshop, you might want to start talking like a designer. Customizing your Workspace changing the look of the menu bar moving the options bar moving the toolbox Opening Files
12 Beginner Tutorials for Getting Started With Photoshop
This series is supported by Ben & Jerry's Joe, Ben & Jerry's new line-up of Fair Trade and frozen iced coffee drinks. Learn more about it here. Adobe Photoshop, the ubiquitous and industry standard graphics software for photographers, designers, digital artists, as well as casual enthusiasts, can be a baffling application to understand the first time you fire it up. In this post, I've pieced together 12 excellent Photoshop tutorials geared toward beginners. Because this is specifically for beginners — and because Photoshop's robust set of features is near-bottomless — I've skipped intermediate and advanced topics such as drawing with the Pen tool and working with 3D effects. If you have tips for aspiring Photoshoppers, share them in the comments below. 1. This tutorial on SitePoint, a popular site for web professionals, will guide you through the Photoshop fundamentals and the basic tools available at your disposal. 2. 3. 4. 5. Layer styles are one or more effects that alter a layer. 6.