- File–>New–>Blank File–>Photo
- Create new layers for typing, photo paste to which sizes have to be reduced to fit the layout and create/colorize background purposes only.
- To copy and paste a photo, use the Rectangular Marquees Tool.
- If you don’t want your photo overshadowing the background, you can lighten it through clicking on the layer to which you pasted that specific photo and decrease the opacity percentage.
Even though I learned a little bit about Photoshop when I was 10 years old, I didn’t know how to use the majority of the tools until joining my high school yearbook staff and taking a photography class in college. Down below are a few tools I learned how to pick up on in high school and college:
On and Off The Yearbook Staff:
- Edited multiple image lighting (Brightness/Contrast)
- Coloring B & W Photos
- Changing Image Resolution to 300
In & Outside of College Photography Class:
- Using the spot healing tool to get rid of unnecessary junk on the sides and in the background
- Using the color balance to balance out the color of an image
- After coloring someone’s eye colors in a b & w image, I lowered opacity and fill to make sure the eye colors look natural
- Learned how to create a photography book with page layouts (using photo page)