Photoshop is the worlds most popular IMAGE EDITING computer program.
Watch the videos below, learn the shortcut hotkeys, practice the tutorial tasks & have confidence to be creative when creating new Photoshop images to practice your skills.
Photoshop is used in all Y11,12 & 13 DTC assessments. You can use Photoshop to edit images for any of your other school assessments to make your work look cool.
Make sure you always reference any images from the Internet that are #copyright
As you complete this module, screenshot images of your work & document your knowledge on your AC Junior DTC Passport in your Google Docs DTC folder.
Click this link to open the File Type activity
Click this link for activity (Word doc)
PHOTOSHOP VIDEO TUTORIALS
watch these videos to learn about Photoshop
PHOTOSHOP HOTKEY SHORTCUTS
Learn these Photoshop hotkey shortcuts & use them all the time.
If you do Y11,12 & 13 DTC and dont use hotkeys then you will only get Achieved grades for your assessments because you are not using skillful or efficient techniques.
Clone Stamp tool - S
Gradient & Paint Bucket tool - G
Transform tool - Ctrl T
HELPFUL PHOTOSHOP TIPS
-If you use the M or L tool, you will get 'marching ants' around your image. Click Crtl D to get rid of them
-Layers are really important. Name them correctly. Select the correct layer before editing it
-If you import a vector file type (svg, eps or pdf) image then you need to 'rasterize' it before you can edit it
-To 'rasterize' an image, right click on the image layer and select 'rasterize layer'
-If you want to 'edit' text then 'rasterize' the text layer
-Ctrl D = Deselect. Use this when you want to get rid of 'marching ants' selection using M or L tool
-If you want to make an image look different, click 'Filter' on the top row task bar & try the filter gallery options
-Double click a layer, you will get 'layer style options' & you can enhance the layer with 12 different layer options
-Regularly save your Photoshop file, if your computer crashes you will loose all your work
-To save an image of your work, click File > Save As > name your image in the correct folder > save as type JPEG
DESCRIPTIVE FILE NAMES
Use descriptive names when naming your files
Go to this link and find out what a descriptive file name is.
Make or open your Photoshop folder.
Switch to a detail view of the files so you can see the file types, file size and other useful information about the file.
Check the files have descriptive names by opening them and naming them appropriately.
Use descriptive names from now on.
PHOTOSHOP PRACTICE TASKS
Use Photoshop hotkey shortcuts to create the following tutorial tasks