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PHOTOPSHOP --- [ OPENING A NEW CANVAS ]

Objective : Learn how to make a new canvas, resize a canvas
with a picture on it, resize a picture and learn about the basic tools in Photoshop.


[ M A K I N G . A . N E W . C A N V A S ]

1. When you start up photoshop go to file> New (Or CTRL + N ) A dialog with pop up with about 8 - 10 boxes.
The names are next to them. ( Name , preset , width , height , resolution... etc.) like the one below.

2. Open your picture (CTRL + O ) or File > Open. Then you have to click the tab it opened in and pull it away from PS. Then Click the picture ( it may be locked but if you double click the layer, it should unlock.) then drag your picture onto the Canvas.

[ D I A L O G . I N FO. ]
Name
Name is whatever you wish to name your GFX, it will carried when you save it BUT you can change the name before saving. (always save GFX as jpg it saves HQ )

Preset
Preset is a great option to where you can save the different sizes of different canvass. (Under the OK button there's a save preset button for you to save your own custom canvass.)

Width & Height are self explanatory.

Resolution
Resolution is how HQ your GFX will be. BUT it will also make your Text a lot bigger. So always use the default which is 72.

Color Mode
Color Mode, is what type of picture you'll be editing. It's wise to use RGB colors while editing.
(i'm not that fimilar with this option, as i haven't played with it all that much.)


Background Contents

Background Contents is what color your new canvas will be there's an option between White, transparent and Background color.
The Background color is always changeable while editing.

Next to the Width and Height boxes are more boxes. they may say inches, pixels , centimeters or the other choices.
I always have mine on Pixels due to that's how photo editors use it. ( example : 200 x 500 px




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[ R E S I Z I N G . A . C A N V A S ]

Resizing a canvas is a lot easier than making a whole new canvas, but can be bit tedious.

1. Start up photoshop, and open up your picture ( CTRL + O ).

2. Now go to image > canvass size (ALT + CTRL + C )

A dialog should pop up that looks Like the one shown below.
There will be options like when creating a new canvas.


3. Change option (on the drop down menu) to Pixels.
then change it to the desired canvas size. (example : 400 WIDTH X 250 HEIGHT [ a standard banner ] ).


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[ R E S I Z I N G . A . P I C T U R E ]


1. Now comes to resizing the picture. To resize a picture you use CTRL + T but be careful. You MUST hold shift or
the picture will turn out distorted / smooshed looking.

2.Once you're done resizing press ENTER

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S I M P L E . A V A T A R


First choose what photo you would like to edit, for me it's a render.
Resize your choice according to your canvas size (200x500 etc.)
My product:


Second, begin to chose a background (ONLY FOR RENDERS), matching similar colors with your picture
*NOTE it doesn't have to match right off the bat, you'll be messing with coloring later*
My Product:


Third, find decorations such as these
and place them strategically behind, and above your photo


My product:
(Still a huge mess lol)


Forth, We're going to add the text in my case i'm going to put Avatar Shop on it.
Be sure to mess around with the blending options, or use Styles to help your text pop more.
Product:


Finally, add a PSD, Action or coloring of your choice.
In my case i will be using my Pastel PSD i created & One of my favorite PSDs from DeviantArt.

PASTEL
DEVIANTART
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PHOTOPSHOP --- [ CURVES ]


Curves are a very nice feature in GIMP & Photoshop, they make a nice lighting effect.
You should be able to open up the curves option by pressing CTRL + M on your keyboard
or checking in your image > adjustments drop down menu.

There will be line going straight through a graph like dialog.
it may look different because of the version you have, but don't worry it has the same function.

  • If you move the line ,from the middle, towards the top left corner
    it makes the picture brighter, bringing out the highlights in the picture.

  • If you move the line ,from the middle, towards the bottom right corner
    it makes the picture darker bringing out the shadows in the picture.

  • If you move the line into an "S" like shape it mixes both light and dark lighting together it
    brings out the colors better. such as pinks, reds, and light skin tones

  • TOP LEFT CORNER EXAMPLE
    BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER EXAMPLE
    S-SHAPE EXAMPLE
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