Friday, 23 September 2011

Anatomy: Photoshop Workshop: Week 01

Notes and a sketch from week 1 Photoshop class

Photoshop Phill's Points to Remember 

Good Brushes!
Short Cuts!!!
Good Technique!!!!
Creativity/ Imagination!
Quantity of Studies
Good Scans!
Tablet Comfort!!
If it looks crap your technique is wrong!

Shortcuts covered in this lesson

cmd + L = Levels

F = Full screen

G = Gradient

B = Brush tool

[ = reduce brush size

] = increase brush size

cmd + M = curves

cmd + O = open

\ = Preserve Transparency

cmd + Del =  Clears Canvas

cmd + N =  new layer 

cmd + Z = Undo

fn + F7 = Layers Palette

cmd + T = General Transform

E = Eraser

= Move Tool

cmd + T then ctrl (like a right click)

Edit, Transform, Flip Horizontal

Make a Custom Brush: make a shape, select it, Edit, Define brush preset, name it

Window, Workspace, Keyboard Shortcuts = customise shortcuts

Space Bar to grab, then you can move image around the screen
To Customise a ‘Flip Horizontal’ hotkey
Window, Workspace, Keyboard Shortcuts;
Select Keyboard Shortcuts, set: Photoshop Defaults, Shortcuts For: Application Menus;
Edit, scroll down to Flip Horizontal, click in the gap under the shortcut and type your own hotkey.

This is the stage my painting got to during the class, W. I. P.

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