is Adobe Photoshop?
Photoshop is a professional image-editing
and graphics software package from Adobe. It provides
a large library of effects, filters and layers.
Photoshop is the industry standard image editing
software package used by graphic designers, web
site designers, photographers and other industry
What does Photoshop do?
Photoshop is an image editing program.
It is used to "alter" images like photographs
and you can use it to scan artwork with a scanner.
Photoshop lets you do a vast range of creative
things to photographs including replacing colours,
cutting out shapes, adding texture, adding lighting
effects, blurring, etc.
Photoshop is often used to edit
model photographs that are shown on glossy magazines.
The designers can remove blemishes, spots, etc
and brighten up the photograph.
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What is Resolution?
Resolution is the size
of your image. This is measured as DPI (Dots per
inch). We can have high, medium and low resolution
settings. High resolution images include very
good quality photographs from digital cameras.
The higher the resolution the better the quality
of the image however this also makes the image
larger in memory size. The internet uses low quality
images to keep down the size of the web pages.
The most common image settings are below.
|72 dpi (Dots per
||Internet pictures only
|150 dpi (Dots per
||Low resolution printing
proofs and photographs.
|300 dpi (Dots per
||Good quality digital camera
pictures and the minimum requirement for sending
adverts and brochures to the printer.
|400+ dpi (Dots
||Professional digital cameras,
high quality brochures and adverts.
What do the tools do?
Take a look at the screenshots below to get an
overview of some of the basic tools. Remember
if you don’t know what a tool is in Photoshop
then simply hover the mouse over it and a small
alt tag will appear saying what the tool does!
Tools screen 1
Tools screen 2
Tools screen 3
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the text above and then answer these questions
below'. Write your answers on a sheet of paper,
don't forget to write your name on the sheet!:-
1). What is PhotoShop?
2). What type of projects is PhotoShop used
3). What is resolution?
4). Write down the types of resolution from
the resolution table above.