Photoshop Material

From December 2016

  • Straightening a picture with crop tool
  • Make a picture visible through text
  • Using layer masks
  • Performing tasks more than one way
  • Exporting as different files
  •  Linking (smart object)
  • Changing the grid so it won’t fall on each other
  • Creating a new brush
  • Masking non-destructive adjustments
  • Copying the color on a picture to use on text
  • How to apply vector masks
  • Saving as a 32 JPG
  • applying a filter to an image
  • make text transparent
  • where to find character tracking
  • using the magic wand
  • changing the resolution
  • showing all layers
  • using guidelines
  • applying effects to shapes

From December 2016

  • Straighten a picture
  • Layer masks
  • Change layers
  • Layers – Reveal all
  • Actions
  • Export
  • Smart object
  • Text Color
  • Grid
  • Brush
  • Picture formats
  • Color picker
  • Filters  
  • Make text visible and/or transparent
  • Transparent
  • Magic Wand
  • Size, Ratios
  • Guidelines
  • Effects to shapes
  • Tracking
  • Resolution
  • Presets

November 2016

– How to make a text transparent too see the background
– I am unsure about what types are use for print, web, and video. JPEG, SVG, Bitmap, TIFF
– Exporting layers.
– Nondestructive editing
– Linked layers
– Rasterize
– Print layout
– Saving as a 32 jpg
– smart objects
– edit text
– Gradient
– smart objects
– proper technique
– Eyedropper to text color
– differences of selection tools
– how to non destructively flatten & save image
– Selecting more than one answer on multiple choice
– Difference between destructive and nondestructive
– Smart objects
– Transferring Photoshop images to InDesign
– Difference between CMYK & RGB and when to use each one
– Vector images
– Add filters
– Manage color, swatches, and gradients
– Navigate, organize, and customize workspace
– Typography
– Smart objects
– Why it only lets you do a function one specific way
– Saving image size presets
– File formats
– How to export a picture?
– Prepare images for export to web, print and video
– Export or save digital images to various file formats
– Add files
– Create a new project
– Manage colors, swatches, and gradients
– Applying effects, such as bevel
– Create a vector, drawing- such as an icon, button or layer
– Where the tools were located
– How to make a new brush
– The amount of pixels needed
– How to save a selection
– Anything with smart objects
– How to lock guides
– Exporting photos with JPG format
– Linking Photoshop to InDesign
– How to arrange text from front to back
– How to define the functions of the different tools, and how to navigate, organize, and customize the workspace

– Importing assets
– Create a new library

Principles Color Mode

Appropriate resolution for print vs. screen

Which of the following is a reason that a designer may want to change the CMYK working space in the color settings dialog box?

_____ To use the same color space that the printer uses when editing an image.

_____ To ensure that an image displays correctly on a webpage.

_____ To destructively desaturate the image.

_____ To easily saturate the image.

When working with text which two options could lessen the readability

Image Types –

Two characteristics of bitmap image

_____ Also known as a raster image.

_____ Can be enlarged without loss of quality.

_____ Represented by pixels in a grid layout.

_____ Created with mathematical calculations.

Best non-lossy file format for printing

Difference between a vector and a bitmap


Swatches/Gradients Color Stop
Typography Adjust tracking

Auto flow


Viewing Guide and grids
File Setup/Saving Presets

Convert to 32-bit and save as png

Create Tiff

Insert a Photo credit line

Change an image to 32-bit

Interpolation –

Upsampling –

Resolution –

Downsampling –

_____Measurement of an image on the screen, web or video.

_____Decreasing the size of an image by changing the data of the image.

_____Increasing the size of an image, usually results in a loss of detail.

_____A method used by Photoshop to resample an image using existing pixel colors.





Open RAW image in Photoshop, setting the White Balance to Auto.


Export –


Export vector path for use with Illustrator.
Web –


Prepare image for use on web by changing the ppi (pixels per inch) to 72.

Save the following document so that the slices are saved a separate images using the PNG-24 format.

Create an optimized JPEG Quality High version of the photograph for the web with a width of 768 and length of 1024 pixels, without altering the original image.






Make a selection and non-destructively mask the selection.

Select noncontiguous objects and hiding them with a mask

Non-destructively mask an image/layer

Load Selection – Layer Mask – Hide Selection

Magic Ward – Make Selection, Layer Mask – Hide Selection

Cooling filter

Use crop tool to straighten image

Non-destructively mask a layer.

How to change only one part of an image to black and white non-destructively.

Transform the bagel to act as the letter O.


Adjustments Create a custom preset.

Auto Contrast

Curves Auto

Auto blend

Color Match

Selection Tools –


Using the Magic wand tool with a tolerance of 58, select the sky and invert the selection.

Which of the following is NOT a correct use of the Lasso Tool?

_____ To remove a selected area from an image.

_____ To make a non geometric selection.

_____ To group objects form separate layers together.

_____ To make a selection to use content-aware fill.

Lasso tool and content aware fill

Layers –


Identify the type by looking at the layer (background, adjustment, text, shape, smart object)

Create a group, name a group, add layers to a group, and collapse/expand group.

Unlock background layer and rename the layer.

Smart Objects –


Advantages of smart objects

Convert background layer to a Smart Object.

Open as Smart Object

Printing –


Print image and set the Color Handling option to Photoshop Managers Colors.


Brush Tool –


Use the brush too with a size of 18px to paint a circle around the chip on the statue’s cheek.


Framing –


Which two of the following describe framing?

_____ The technique of placing the subject of an image such that the attention of the viewer is focused in that area.

_____ The process of defining the border of an image.

_____ The process of changing the contrast, brightness, and cropping of an image to highlight the subject.

_____ The process of using hard lines and shapes to draw focus.

Auto Align –


Auto Align three layers and apply Auto Projections, enable Vignette Removal option.

Align objects




Place        the         text        truck      in            a              36           point     font       below    the         truck.

Method                  of            Completion:

  1. Click    the         Horizontal           Type      Tool
  2. In    the         Option                  Bar         click        the         drop      down    arrow    for          Font       Size
  3. Click    36pt
  4. Click    below    the         truck
  5. Type    truck


Dock the layers panel to the bottom of the Colors panel.

Method               of Completion:

  1. Click and        drag       the         layers    panel     to            the         bottom                 of            the         colors    panel     until                   it             shows                   that        it             is             linked    (with     a              blue       line)       and        then      release    the         mouse                  click


Convert                the background                layer to a regular layer. (Note: Accept all defaults.)

Method of Completion:

  1. Click Layer > New > Layer from Background
  2. Click OK


Using        a              tool        that        allows    for          a              single    click        with       a              tolerance             of            100,                   select    the         red         band      of            the         young    man’s    hat.

Method                  of            Completion:

  1. Right    click        the         Quick     Selection             tool
  2. Click    the         Magic    Wand    Tool
  3. Click    in            the         tolerance             text        field       in            the         Options
  4. Type    100
  5. Click          on           the         red         hat         band


Display  the rulers.

  1. Click View > Rulers


Expand    only       the         left         edge      of            the         canvas                  by           50           pixels.                   (Note:                   Accept                  all            other     default                 settings.)

Method                  of            Completion:

  1. Click    Image    >             Canvas                  Size
  2. Click    the         drop      down    arrow    for          height
  3. Click    Pixels
  4. Click    in            the         text        box        for          Width
  5. Type    550
  6. Click    the         top-­‐right           anchor                  point
  7. Click    OK


Make       the         image    black-­‐and-­‐white        non-­‐destructively,       adjusting             the         resulting              levels       automatically.

Method                 of            Completion:

  1. Click    Layer     >             New      Adjustment        Layer     >             Black      &             White…
  2. Click    OK          to            accept                   the         default                 name
  3. Click    Auto      to            apply     the         auto       conversion          mix         on           the         Black      &             White       Adjustments      panel
  4. PS 4.4
  5. Increase the contrast of the image using non-destructive editing and the Curves Preset Medium
  6. Contrast (RGB).
  7. Method of Completion:
  8. 1. In the Adjustments Panel, click the Curves Presets arrow to expand the Curves Presets list
  9. 2. Scroll down and click Medium Contrast (RGB)


Create     a              new       vertical                 type       layer      that        says       Adobe                  in            a              size        48                   Arial       font.

Method                  of            Completion:

  1. Click-­‐and-­‐hold    the         Type      Tool
  2. Click    the         Vertical                 Type      Tool
  3. Click    Window               >             Character
  4. Click    the         drop-­‐down      arrow    for          Font       in            the         Character            panel
  5. Click    Arial
  6. Click    the         drop-­‐down      arrow    for          Font       Size        in            the         Character            panel
  7. Click    48           pt
  8. Click    on           the         image
  9. Type    Adobe
  10. Click    the         check    mark      to            accept                   the         changes               (unnecessary     for          scoring)


Save         the         file          for          the         Web      as            a              Very      High       Quality                  (80),       Optimized                   JPEG      scaled    to            25%.      (Note:                   Accept                  other     defaults.)

Method                  of            Completion:

  1. Click    File         >             Save      for          Web…
  2. Click    the         drop      down    arrow    for          Optimized           File         Format
  3. Click    JPEG
  4. Click    the         drop      down    arrow    for          Compression     Quality
  5. Click    Very      High       (Quality:               80)
  6. Click    the         checkbox             for          Optimized           (if            necessary)
  7. Click    in            the         text        box        for          Percent                under    Image    Size
  8. Type    25
  9. Click    Save
  1. create a style from a layer then apply the new style to a different layer?
  2. adjust fuziness?
  3. invert a selection?
  4. add to a selection?
  5. make a selection with one click?
  6. scale horizontal text?
  7. scale to a certain percentage before printing?
  8. view in working CMYK?
  9. view as actual print size?
  • Principle of bridge
  • How to adjust horizontal text scale
  • How to create a solid fill layer.
  • How to load a saved selcction.
  • How to add sunspots texture to a text layer.
  • How to apply a style not by going to the styles panel above the layers
  • How to make a style
  • How to scale an image to fit print size
  • Scaling a canvas on the right side only
  • Color Range / Replace Color / Unsharpen
    • How to sharpen settings when applying the filter.
    • Sharpen the edges of this image 100% using a radius of 1pt and level of 100
    • How to change radius and threshold
    • Sharpen the text in the writing in the image
  • How to change the image to black and white without using grayscale
  • Vertical gradient with Red on top and transparent on the bottom
  • How to copy and paste an image
  • Most effective for manipulating objects within an image? Content Aware Fill.
  • How to save an arrangement of panels – Workspace
  • The different fonts to use in a business logo
  • How to make a group layer
  • Layer mask
  • layers – non-destructive vs. destructive
  • modes – CMYK vs RGB
  • image types –gif, jpg, png-8, png-24
  • print – scale, view print size, working cmyk
  • view – rulers, guides, proof setup
  • filters
  • inserting an image – open, place, load selection, copying from one file to another
  • palettes/panels – on & off, moving,d ocking
  • sizing – image size, resolution, canvas size
  • adjustments – saturation, levels, black & white, fuzziness/tolerance (unsharpen mask vs. Color Range)
  • selecting – tools, inversing, adding to, removing from
  • text – new, scaling, modifying
  • layer effect – how to add effects to a layer: shadows, glows, texture to text
  • colors – primary, complimentary, analogous
  • Rule of Thirds – pleasing, tic-tac-toe
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