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04 - Photoshop - more tools: size, crop, paint, gradients
Scaling the size of images; and the size of workspace (canvas)
menu > image > image size
menu > image > canvas size
The "crop" tool automates the selection process allowing for immediate transform of selected area into a file.
Using the Transform Tools
The most used tool is the upper right hand MOVE tool. Once an area has been selected and the transform handles are selected in the tool bar, you can do a number of Transforms, either in Free Transform Mode; or specific transforms under Edit>Transform.
With Photoshop, colors are assigned to either the foreground or background. The foreground is for painting or filling. The background is used to cover the erased areas of an image; or as the second gradient color.
The Photoshop Color Window
The Photoshop Color Picker (for foregroung and background)
The PaintBucket Tool and The Gradient Tool
By holding down the Paint Bucket Tool (fill), you can access the Gradient Tool. This creates an instruction to blend from one pre-set color to another within a particular selection. Once the Gradient Tool is selected, the foreground and background colors become the start and finish colors of the gradient. This can then be applied to a object or selection. The Gradient Panel can select different directional patterns for the gradual change to go into. Gradients may then be saved as presets in the Gradient Editor.
Copyright © 2011 - David Javelosa