Learning To Use Adobe Photoshop
Many of us are graphics artists or students in the field of graphic
design that wish to make things. Mainly animations, pretty pictures, and
occasionally, games. One of the key things involved in making all of the
above is learning to use Adobe Photoshop. This program is very versatile
and we are going to take a look at some of its functions.
First off a
brief overview is in order. Adobe Photoshop is marketed as a graphical
editing tool but it's so much more. You can do everything to make
magazine covers and posters. To restoring old black and white photos and
giving them color. In fact many photo restoration specialists use this
program because of all its features.
It has a variety of tools and one
of the main reasons for its popularity is the ease of use the program
offers. You may feel overwhelmed at first but after taking 5 minutes to
poke and prod you can see how easy it is to use. It allows for custom
grouping of its tools in a taskbar so you can customize it to whatever
your particular needs are.
This kind of flexibility is the reason for
why it's one of the industry's leading programs. Adobe Photoshop is also
used by many in the game design world for texturing of their models. It
has many abilities that would take too long to go over in details here.
Suffice to say it's very comprehensive. It can make a variety of image
types as well.
Ranging from jpeg, tiff, gif, png, and other picture
formats. This allows for images to be made in a variety of sizes, and
quality. You can design pretty much anything with this program. If you
have a scanner you can also make original work, scan it to your
computer, and then edit it from there. The ability to be flexible is
another valuable selling point that many other programs simply can not
What's even more helpful is if you have one of those pen
accessories for your computer. Essentially it's a device in the shape of
a pen with its own mouse pad. You can use it with Photoshop and other
programs to draw, sketch, doodle, and color. Pretty nice little
attachment isn't it?
Learning how to use all of its functions will
take some time though. That's why it's advisable to start early. Read as
much as you can, practice as much as you can, and create as much as you
can with the program. The more you use it the more comfortable you will
become with it. There are plenty of tutorials online for it as well.
On that note if you have a hard time studying books on using Photoshop,
you can find video tutorials to follow online. These types of tutorials
are best for those of us who prefer a hands on approach and like to
follow along with someone. This allows us to gain experience at a faster
rate than most people. It also allows us to avoid common mistakes.
closing learning to use Adobe Photoshop isn't hard. It's just a little
time consuming. It's one of the best programs available on the market.
This is one of the reasons it's so indispensable.