Sine taking this class I’ve learned a lot about computers and different software.
Like if you want to minimize your screen you can make it go down in slow motion. You hold the Shift Key as you press the Yellow Key in the top left corner.
Now I don’t really know what this is useful for but I find it kind of cool.
In Photoshop I have learned MANY shortcuts for different things like Command+T= Free Transform. This tool is used to “resize” or “rotate” a picture or object. I find it most useful when I’m making posters or collages.
Shift+Command+4= Screen Shot This is the most helpful for me because I don’t like linking things from my website to my blog and vise-versa so I prefer to screen shot what i’m working on.
Command+ C= Copy This is been one of the most interesting thing. I always thought you had to go to Edit then click Copy and then click Paste but when you use the short cut its a lot easier!
Command+V= Paste this is helpful for when I am linking things from my website to my blog.
My favorite tools in photoshop are
- Free Transform
- Puppet Warp
- Color Swap Brush
- Text Paths
I’ve already mentioned free transform. However I have not talked about the Puppet Warp. The puppet warp is used to make an object smaller!
Here is an example
Now this picture is the first time I ever used the puppet warp tool, so its a little disproportional. However it created a good effect.
These next pictures are from after I used puppet warp for a couple of other pictures
This one is more proportional, and it isn’t as drastic as the other pictures. In this photo I made myself a tad bit shorter and my arms and hips smaller….
The color swap brush is something I didn’t find until this semester. I found it when I was trying to change the color of something. It gives off a natural effect & I have used it in many pictures and projects.
Text Paths have been very interesting. I didn’t know you could put down a shape and add a text around it. I was always using the Free Transform to rotate my words. It wasn’t until January that I started doing this. I found it to be very fun also!
Here are a few Examples:
Setting Type Around a Circle
Pen Path Before & After
and that is just a few of the assignments I have done. This was one of my favorite things to work with because of all the options you had. I also liked finding different fonts on “dafont.com”
I have also done a little coding, but I haven’t done enough to really know a whole lot about it… I did find it very interesting. There is a lot of work to make a website or webpage I never knew it was that difficult! You have to be very accurate with what you’ve typed. and how you’ve placed it. If your even just a tad bit off it won’t turn out like it is suppose too.