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The Adobe Photoshop – A brief intro
Thanks to the power of photography for how it captures and seals the memorable moments of our lives for years to come! For such memories to be more lively and attractive, the one software, not only the professionals but even the dilettantes like us look forward to is none other than the Adobe’s Photoshop that helps your images to express more than what they could, scintillatingly!
Anybody who owns a camera could call themselves a photographer but, the quality of the image(s) they produce not necessarily would corroborate their claims and it is where the power of this powerful Photoshop lies, to rectify those erroneous image qualities and save the memories enchantingly for years to come! It’s undoubtedly true that from an amateur to a professional, anybody could use this image editing software but not without knowing what to use or how to use. It is in this article we are set to uncover the most popular 4 tools of Adobe Photoshop, say at a beginner level, so that the next time you could be able to stun your friends and family with this newly discovered photo-transformation-quality of yours!
Adobe Photoshop – The 4 must-know tools
Worried that your photographs are flawed or not as expected? Fret not when Photoshop is to your rescue! Learn the below-mentioned 4 important tools of Adobe Photoshop and drench in the non-stop acclamations from your near and dear!
How good to repair when you are unaware what to select and how to select in your image? Selecting, here, refers to picking the right number of pixels so that you do not overdo or underdo, which might tarnish your image quality or sometimes, even the image’s purpose. Any beginner to Photoshop should know the art of selecting, upon which a number of required actions like color enhancement, resizing, clipping or moving and so on could be carried out effectively.
If the interested area of selection in your image pertains to specific geometric shapes like the rectangular, the elliptical and so on you could do so easily by CLICK-ing and DRAG-ging the required definite shape in your image on which the relevant actions could be performed.
You can ADD to your selections, SUBTRACT from your selections, INVERSE (SHIFT-CTRL-I) your selection, deselect your selection (CTRL-D) and what not with your amazing Photoshop software! Photoshop, also allows you to select non-geometric shapes as it is aware photo-editing requirement comes in different shapes and sizes. For such editing expectations, the lasso tool works as a boon where non-geometric shapes are selected with ease and perfection.
Although often brush tools are related to the painting that is not the case so exactly in Photoshop! In Photoshop, brushing tools allows one to digitally adjust layers as how you expect them to appear. For example, consider the foreground image of your photograph to be one layer and the background image to be another layer. If you feel your background layer is a bit too much saturated and masking the beauty of the foreground layer then you could work a bit on the saturation part by reducing the opacity of your background image by brushing over it that would diminish or lessen its effect.
By adjusting the transparency, one can literally create masked layers of the image as similar and beautiful to a skilled painting and therefore, the tools are called as ‘Brush Tools’.
Probably, almost every model’s picture you look in awe for their flawless skin could have been ‘beautified’ enough by this ‘Spot Healing Brush’ tool of the Photoshop, which is undoubtedly a wonderful tool to fix those spot errors without having to worry much about the precision. The spot corrections like removing the acnes, moles, correcting the lens’s shadow spots etc. would be taken care better by this tool as it can automatically select the source to which it clones from. Therefore, it works better on areas of similar tone and color effects.
What if you have to correct a smaller area of an image that requires precision and requires different color or tone changes? Under such circumstances ‘the spot healing brush tool’ should not or could not be used as it works on smaller areas of the similar color or tone changes. The clone tool that is designed to satisfy your expected image replications or precisions allows you to choose the source element by pressing the ALT key from where the ‘cloning effect’ is captured. Although this tool will do good for your small alterations, never forget that overdoing could tarnish the ‘originality’ of your image and deem it as a fake.