In the previous tutorial, we discussed BASIC OF PHOTOSHOP. In this tutorial, we will discuss the Tools of Photoshop.
Photoshop can seem a little daunting for those who have never used it before. It’s a complex program and can take quite a while to learn all the ins and outs of all the functions. But the good news is that it’s fairly simple to master the basics. Here are some of the more common controls that will help you get started using Photoshop like a pro.
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Here are Basic Photoshop Tools you can use
These are the basic tools, advance will come in our upcoming tutorials with examples.
The move tool allows you to move objects. You can select layers with it, so if each of your objects is on a separate layer, this tool will move those objects just by clicking on them and dragging them. Hold the shift key to limit the movements to vertical/horizontal.
Rectangular Marquee Tool:-
Use this tool to make the selections on your image, in a rectangular image. This changes to area of your image that is affected by other tools or actions to be within the defined shape. Holding the shift key while dragging your selection, restrict the image to a perfect square. Holding the alt while dragging sets the center of the rectangle where your cursor started.
- This Tool can be hard to use but once you have mastered it becomes very handy. The magnetic lasso tool will make your life a lot easier, simply click once and then drag around your shape.
- I find zooming in while using the lasso tool helps a lot, you can really get close to the edge. Remember the shortcut keys to add a selection and subtract a selection.
- If you need to use the freehand lasso in the middle of a magnetic lasso selection, hold down the Alt key, then release the key when you wish to return to magnetic mode.
The crop tool works similarly to the rectangular marquee, the difference is when you press the enter/return key, it crops your image to the size of the box that you selected. Any information that is out of the box is gone. not permanently but you still undo it and take it back as it is original. The main work of this is to crop anything that area you have selected.
This is one of the first tools ever, it’s what Photoshop is based on. Well not really but it’s pretty basic. It paints your image your template what you have with you, in whatever color you selected or whatever size you selected. There is a lot of option with it, but this is basic, don’t go to learn them.
This is the AntiBrush tool. It works like an Eraser and erases whatever you want to erase on your file. If you are on the base layer it will erase only that area or you can transparate that area. If you are on the above layers you can erase that content on which layer you are. Don’t panic about the word Layer(for beginners) we will discuss in the next tutorial what is layer and we work on it.
With the text tool comes the character box where you can stretch text and manipulate it. Play around with the setting and you will come up with some nice effects. Every time you use the text tool it will make a new layer for you.
This tool worked by changing your foreground color to whatever color you click on. Holding the alt key will change your background color too. You can select the RGB color in it. It will use like #fffff for white #00000 Black.
In our next tutorial, we will discuss the Layers.
If you dont have working photoshop, then you can use Photopea which is an online free version of Photoshop
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