The Basics! in Photoshop

    ●  These are the tools you will use - always!

Learn About:

Move Tool
magic wand tool Zoom Tool
eraser tool icon Free Transform Tool

  •   This tutorial is part of the Shoe Repair Project.

Step #1: Open a New Document in Photoshop ~

Open Photoshop & create a new canvas. Hit Cmd (⌘) + N cmd key + n key or go to: File » New

… and select inches.

Make your canvas 8.5 x 11 inches and Resolution to AT LEAST 150.

8.5 x 11

It's a good idea to choose Transparent in the Background Contents too.

background contents transparent

Step #2: Find an Image ~

Go to and find an interesting shoe that you like …


… Right-Click, copy or save it.

copy image

Or - if it wont copy and you're using a Mac, hit the keybord shortcut: Cmd (⌘) + Shift + 4

… and the file goes to the desktop.


Step #3: Paste it in PhotoShop ~

Paste into the new canvas by going to: Edit » Paste or hit: Cmd (⌘) + V +

Step #4: Move Tool ~

Click the Move Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (v) …

… and adjust image to fit the canvas.

Step #5: Change the Size ~

Now, you may be asking, "How can I make it Bigger or Smaller?"

First you must Zoom Out. Get the Zoom Tool by hitting the keyboard shortcut letter (z) …

… or click Zoom Out on the menu bar …

… and click the image to Zoom Out .

Step #6: Transform the Size ~

Hit Cmd (⌘) + t +

… hold Shift (⇧)shift key while dragging - it changes all sides of the picture at once.

Last Step: Save and Attach ~

Go to: File » Save as … and save your work as - FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME.psd

Attach it!

  •   ALWAYS save your projects like this:


  •   DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.


  •   NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.