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mga graphic artists of symbianize... turuan nyo naman po ung mga members ng symbianize gumamit ng PHOTOSHOP... para naman in the future maging graphic artist na din kami...

tnks:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Adobe Photoshop is an image editing, or image creating application, with alot of advanced and useful tools.

Definitions, understanding terms:

Image - picture, a visual representation of an object or scene or person or abstraction produced on a surface.

- the information stored for a single grid point in the image. The complete image is a rectangular array of pixels. A pixel consists of a single color.

Diffrence between canvas size and image size.
The image is an object that was drawn and when changing the size of it, it either shrinks or expands, cavans is the space provided to draw the image on, decreasing the size of the canvas doesn't shrink the image but cuts it off, when increasing the cavas size there is more space provided and you can draw out side of the image.

Transparent - if an image is not transparent, the image is automaticaly a rectangular size, if the image is transparent, for instace a circle will always be a circle, the canvas is transparent so the pixels around the circle are non existent.

Anti-aliasing - Smoothing or blending the transition of pixels in an image. Anti-aliasing the edges on a graphic image makes the edges appear smooth, not jagged.

Layer - layers pile on top of eachother, think of it as earth's layers of soil, crust and so on. You can change th order of layers, depending if you want an image under an image or the other way around.

Filter - under Filter you will find numerous effects you can apply to a image or selected region of an image.

Bitmap - A representation, consisting of rows and columns of dots, of a graphics image in computer memory. The value of each dot (whether it is filled in or not) is stored in one or more bits of data.

Grayscale - An image representation in which each pixel is represented by a single sample value representing overall luminance (on a scale from black to white).

RGB Color - The red, green, and blue (RGB) color system can represent a large portion of the color spectrum by mixing these three primary colors.

Lab Color - a color model developed by the Centre Internationale d´Eclairage (CIE). These standards are internationally accepted standards for all colormetric measurements. The Lab model, like other CIE color models, defines color values mathematically, in a device independent manner. Lab color is consistent color regardless of the device producing the color.


I'll start form the bottom and work my way up explaining all the tools that I use.

ImageReady button lets you edit the image in Adobe ImageReady.

Screen Modes - Standart lets you see all the images you're editting in separete windows, the next button maximizes all the windows of the images to the workspace, and the full screen mode maximizes the image to the whole scread over the taskbar.

Foreground and Background Colors - lets you see and change the colors you're editting an image with.

Hand Tool - ...if you know what it does, tell me.

Zoom Tool - Zoom in a particular part of the image.

EyeDroper - Using Alt you can copy a sertain color form an image and draw with that color on the image or a separete image.

Objects Tools - There are Rectagle, Rounded Rectagle, Ellips, Line, Polygon, and Custom Shape Tools, each of which can be draw on an image.

Text Tools - Let's you put text on an image.

Smudge Tool - Smears the image in teh direction you choose.

Blur Tool - Blurs an image in areas you select.

Paint Bucket Tool - Fills a chosen color on to an image with the selected color.

Erase Tool - Erases an image to its background, either white, a selected color, or trasnparent.

Clone Stamp Tool - Using Alt you can select a part of an image and recopy that part to a diffrent image or to a diffrent area of the same image.

Brush Tool - Draws lines of a selected brush in a direction you choose.

Pencil Tool - Draws lines of a selected brush in a direction you choose, without ati-aliasing.

Crop Tool - Crops the image to the area selected.

Move Tool - Moves the objects or layers in the image, or the image itself.

Wand Tool - Selects a color and its shades so that only that part of an image can be remoddified or added effects to.

Lasso Tool - Lets you select a part of an image to be moddified by itself.

Marquee Tools - Let's you select a defined object of an image or creat a defined object.
Options and Settings:
Photoshop lets you create your own workspace that fits you the best.
You can move or get rid of any options and settings windows in your workspace so that it can be used to your best interest.

When creating a new file(File/New...) and you want it to be transparent make sure you choose Transparent under Contents.


This is where you can select the kinds of brushes you want to use with your tools:

At the end when creating transparent images you should always save them as PNGs, when selecting File/Save As...and click on the drop down arrow and select PNG.

If you weren't done with your work, and have created different layers, you can save it as PSD, so that you can finish later. Photoshop will save all your layers, unfotunately it doesn't save your history.

In the top menus you can edit Layers, Edit images(rotate, colors ect.), you can slect and customize your workspace, and in the Filter menu as I've said you can set lots and lots of effects to images. And under Help you will find tutorials on how to use photoshop.

oh heto, shortcuts, pdf nga lang. pag mejo sinipag ako type ko nalng dito. sobra kasing dami. :D pdf muna kau..

Shortcuts (PDF)

Adobe Photoshop CS

Adobe Photoshop CS2

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Great tutorial tazzky. Looking forward into seeing your samples next.

Will be waiting for your application sa Graphic Artist Group. :thumbsup:
nice one! pagaaralan ko nga to..just downloaded PS3, d nga ko maruni\ong gumamit eh. ahehehe! :lol: :salute:
nice tutorial bossing tazzky!!! :)
tazzky post ka din ng mga keyboard shortcuts. malaking time saver kasi pag alam mo mga shortcuts.
oo nga mas mabilis gumawa ng gfx pag na memorize mo keyboard shortcut..:dance:
oh heto, shortcuts, pdf nga lang. pag mejo sinipag ako type ko nalng dito. sobra kasing dami. :D pdf muna kau..

Shortcuts (PDF)

Adobe Photoshop CS

Adobe Photoshop CS2
kuya tazzky pa update po nung link sa Photoshop please? thnk u poh, :praise:
'da best tutorial ever. pero may konting di ko maintindihan. pero ok lng un. PhotoShop CS2 ang gamit ko. Ang gagaling nang ibang meron. magaling gumawa. ASTIG :))
pwede po pa upload? file not found na po kase? photoshop for beginner lng po mga kuya.. try ko po mga tutorials nyo sana.. ;)
share ko rin po cnyo e2ng tutorial na nakita ko.. it seems so helpful sa mga graphic artist wannabees like me..:dance: i wanted to learn how use the photoshop din kc kaya lang i don't have any background in image manipulation.. hope you'll find these pages useful..:reading:

Beginner's Guide to Adobe Photoshop

Ever wanted to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop, but had no idea where to start?

Most Adobe Photoshop tutorials are for people who are already familiar with Adobe Photoshop. This tutorial goes right back to the DAWN OF TIME! :) ...and is designed for the Adobe Photoshop beginner.

This basic, thirty-minute tutorial is not a comprehensive instruction manual. It only gives you the very basic features you need to know to start using Adobe Photoshop. From there, you'll quickly discover most of the other features of the program.
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Meron pa akong nakitang tutorial in photoshop for beginners.. post ko nlng po d2 para sa mga mababagal ang connection at sa mga tamad pumindot..:D This is composed of six parts which basically covers the most essential features of Photoshop. Hope you will learn from it as much as it has helped introduce me to the beauty of Photoshop.. Have fun!:dance:


How should beginners start?

I find the best way is to start with exercises to get used to the basic tools. These early tutorials for Photoshop for beginners will get you using some simple functions and help familiarity with some of the features.

In many cases, these Photo shop tutorials come with images which can be downloaded.
It can be more interesting to work on your own pictures, however, so feel free to use them if you prefer.

The sample images are in a small PDF file.
• Select where you want to save the file on your computer.
• Locate the file, double-click to open it and follow the instructions.

Brush Tool
The first of our Photoshop for beginners tutorials deals with the Brush tool which is one of the most essential tools in the box.

Firstly, we will need to check that the cursor gives us the most convenient symbol when we use the brushes.

• In the top menu bar, go to Photoshop; drop down to Preferences.
In some versions of Photoshop, Preferences are under Edit.
In the small menu that appears,
go the Displays & Cursors (Photoshop > Preferences > Displays & Cursors).

• Under Painting Cursors click on Brush Size.

• Under Other Cursors click Standard. The cursor will now adjust in size according to the size of brush chosen. The other settings have their uses but not right now.

• Go to File > New.

• Create a new file with:
Width 600 pixels;
Height 500 pixels;
Resolution 300 pixels/inch;
with a white Background, as shown. Click OK.

Save this file in a convenient location and call it Sample 1.


• Select the Brush Tool by clicking on the Brush icon on the main toolbox.

• Click on the very small black and white squares in the tool box to set the large squares on the default of black and white with the black on top. The top colour is for the foreground and the lower colour is for the background.

• A Brush will always use the uppermost colour.


• Across the top of the screen, you will see the options bar.


• The Brushes tab should be in the top right corner, but if it is not visible go to Window > Brushes.
Click on the tab to open the palette.

• Click on number 19 on the top row and draw the word FUN. The Brush palette closes automatically.

• Click on the Brush arrow again and select number 27 on the second row.

Draw the word FUN on the background again.

This first brush was set to maximum hardness, while the second brush is set at maximum softness.


• To clear off what you have written in order to make a fresh start, click on File in the top menu bar a drop down to Revert (File > Revert). The image reverts to the previously saved version.

• In the top options bar, click on the black dot next to the word Brush to bring up the dialogue box relevant to this brush.

• Adjust the size of the brush by dragging the Master Diameter slider.

• Adjust the hardness of the brush by dragging the Hardness slider.

• Draw some doodles and try different brush sizes with different amounts of hardness.

• To go back to a white page again, click on File in the top menu bar a drop down to Revert (File > Revert).

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