The Basics! in Photoshop
● These are the tools you will use - always!
Move Tool Zoom Tool 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 + or go to: File » New …
✗ … and select inches.
✗ Make your canvas 8.5 x 11 inches and Resolution to AT LEAST 150.
✗ It's a good idea to choose Transparent in the Background Contents too.
Step #2: Find an Image ~
✗ Go to google.com and find an interesting shoe that you like …
✗ … Right-Click, copy or save it.
✗ 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 (⇧) 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.