Adobe Photoshop CS6 is a widely used application mainly for editing images. The key components that you need to know in order to get started with it is understanding its interface and its tools panel. This course gives you a comprehensive guide of how to use each and every single tool in the tools panel. You will get hands on experience on how to use each tool and its various options and whats the best tool that fits a given instance.
There are nearly 70 tools in the tools panel of Adobe Photoshop CS6 and you will be learning 99% of those tools categorized as follows:
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The move tool allows you to move a selection or entire layer by dragging it with your mouse or using your keyboard arrows keys.
Short Cut Key: "V"
Make a rectangular selection. Hold the shift key down to constrain the selection to a square.
Make an elliptical selection. Hold the shift key down to constrain the selection to a circle.
Single Row Marquee
Make a horizontal selection 1 pixel high.
Single Column Marquee
Make a vertical selection 1 pixel wide.
Short Cut Key: "M"
This is a freehand selection tool. Click and hold your left mouse button on the image and draw your selection.
Polygonal Lasso Tool
Similar to the lasso tool, except that instead of holding your mouse button down to draw, left-click on various points to create a selection with a series of straight edges.
Magnetic Lasso Tool
Left-click at the starting point of your selection and simply move the mouse along the edge.
"Fastening points" are automatically made at various points along the edges. Left-click at any time to add a fastening point manually.
To Complete a Selection
To finish drawing a selection, either click on the selection starting point or double-click anywhere.
Short Cut Key: "L"
The Magic Wand Tool and the Quick Selection Tool allows you to select an area of an image based on its color.
Short Cut Key: "W"
The Crop tool allows you to select an area of an image and discard everything outside this area.
Short Cut Key: "C"
The Eyedropper tool is used to sample a color from an image to use this color further. Short Cut key "I"
Spot Healing Brush Tool
Quickly removes blemishes and imperfections from photographs with a uniform background.
Healing Brush Tool
Paints with a sample or pattern to repair imperfections in an image.
Repairs imperfections in a selected area of an image using sample or pattern.
Content-Aware Move Tool
Recomposes and blends pixels to accommodate a moved object.
Red Eye Tool
Removes red-eye in flash photos with one click
Short Cut key "J"
The patch tool retouches images using sampled pixels or pattern. It works as a combination of the healing brush tool and lasso tool
Short Cut key: "J"
The Content-Aware Move tool taps the technologies behind Content-Aware Fill and the Clone Stamp Tool allowing you to move elements within a scene while Photoshop automatically fills in the missing details.
Short Cut key: "J"
Paints brush strokes. Short Cut key "B"
Paints hard-edged strokes. Short Cut key "B"
Substitutes one color for another. Short Cut key "B"
Blends sampled color with an exisitng color. Short Cut key "B"
Clone Stamp Tool
Paints with a sample of an image.
Pattern Stamp Tool
Paints with a part of an image as a pattern.
Short Cut key: "S"
Paints a copy of the selected slate or snapshot into the current image window. Short Cut key: "Y"
Erases pixels and restores parts of an image to a previously saved state.
Background Eraser Tool
Erases areas to transparency by dragging
Magic Eraser Tool
Erases solid color areas to transparency with a single click.
Short Cut key: "E"
Creates straight-line, radial, angle, reflected, and diamond blends between colors.
Paint Bucket Tool
Fills similarly color areas with the foreground color.
Short Cut key: "G"
Blurs hard edges in an image.
Sharpens soft edges in an image
Simulates the actions of dragging a finger through wet paint. The tool picks up color where the stroke begins and pushes it in the direction you drag.
Short Cut key: "None"
Lightens areas in an image.
Darkens areas in an image
Changes the color saturation of an area.
Short Cut key: "O"
Draw smooth-edged paths. Short Cut key "P"
Type Text. Short Cut key: "T"
Draw shapes and lines in a normal layer or Shape. Short Cut key: "U"
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