* In the Acknowledgments, at the end of this book, you’ll find my website, BenBrewer.com, where you can download many free downloadable tutorials that provide you with tips and tricks for using Photoshop.
So let’s begin!
The Photoshop Interface
Photoshop is a bit like a computer. It usually comes with a colorful splash screen that displays your computer’s name and an icon that looks a bit like an icon that represents a computer mouse (or even a drawing of a mouse). This icon is where you open Photoshop. In Windows, the screen turns gray, and the cursor blinks like the mouse cursor on a computer. In the figure below, you can see my computer — a new one, so I’m sure I don’t have any mouse problems at the moment.
To open a Photoshop file, click on the icon, and Photoshop displays your picture. You can use the mouse to click on objects in the picture, like the woman in the photo at the top of this page. Clicking on the small areas of the picture that look like icons causes you to see the tools at the bottom of the screen (the toolbox) as you manipulate the image. You can move the tool on top of the image, or drag it off the document window to another image or your desktop.
When you click outside of the image, you see the options bar at the bottom of the screen, where you can adjust features such as the resolution of the image, image size, and other details. The options are shown in the figure below.
The options at the bottom of the screen are explained in more detail on your monitor screen, such as the resolution and size of the document.
What does Photoshop offer?
Photoshop offers you a variety of powerful tools for creating images and for modifying (or retouching) them. (Later in this chapter, you’ll use the top image in the figure below as an example of what a completed photo can look like, and the bottom figure is my own photography.)
The top image is my original image, the top layer.
To start with, you can perform basic editing functions, such as cropping, or cutting out parts of the picture. In the picture below, you can see that the original image is a simple, straightforward portrait of a woman. The top layer has been cropped to reveal the face, and I’ve cut the bottom area of the image, creating a sort of sky effect
Don’t worry if you’re not sure you will like Photoshop Elements. Download Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 or Photoshop Elements 6 Extended and try it out. Get ready to be amazed!
No matter which version of Photoshop Elements you choose, you will be amazed by the features. The truth is, Photoshop Elements contains tools that professional graphic designers use every single day. It will blow your mind with its amazing features and performance and will teach you how to use Photoshop Elements and Photoshop in a much more professional manner.
What Is Photoshop Elements?
Adobe Photoshop Elements is one of the most powerful graphic editors available for the masses. It is designed for photographers and graphic artists to edit high-quality images.
This means that it allows professional photographers and graphic designers to perform the following activities:
Import images or use them as templates to create new images
Make and retouch photos
Cut, copy and delete layers
Adjust image brightness, contrast, and color
Rotate, resize, move, crop and move the images
Adjust the way your image is displayed (using the view mode tool)
Add text using the draw tool
With Photoshop Elements you can easily perform all of the above functions using basic Photoshop commands and tools.
High-end photo editing can be extremely time consuming and this is why we are going to show you why Photoshop Elements is the right tool for you. We are going to start by showing you how to import images from a digital camera or from a memory card to edit them. We are going to go over all the basics of the tools used to crop and resize the images, the view modes, a simple way to add text, and the drawing tool, which is very powerful and is used to draw new images.
After you understand the basics of the program and have some knowledge, you can learn to retouch images. We will cover retouching in Photoshop Elements using three very powerful tools for this type of retouching. If you want to learn advanced retouching techniques, you will enjoy the last part of this tutorial where we go over more advanced Photoshop Elements retouching techniques.
Prefer to watch a video on the basics of Photoshop Elements? You’re in luck! Take a look at this video tutorial:
How To Import Images In Photoshop Elements
You can import images from a USB or SD card in a digital camera, or from an external hard drive or a memory card
In an age of consumption, we are all busy producing and consuming, often forgetting about our soul and our true character. Yet without soul and character, it will be difficult to survive in a changing world. At our best, we find time to meditate, and we feel a connection with the rest of the planet. The following quotes are about meditation and spirituality, but you can substitute these quotes for any other word. By finding soul and character within ourselves we are no longer mere consumers. Instead we are spiritual beings who can make real change.
Until he learned to smile, Sokto was not the person anyone would recognize. That is, he didn’t look like Sokto. Young Jonathan was abandoned in a world that had no use for him, and he came from a world that had no room for him. He was born on an Indian reservation in the 1950s, when his mother and father were teenagers, and while there is no record of his birth, he had no birth certificate. Their only son was a forlorn foundling, a child who drifted through their lives. He was such a forgettable child that his parents, in an effort to keep him out of trouble, did not call him by his name. They called him “Say-so,” and “Sokto,” a pronunciation that comes from the Cree Indian word for boy. When he was about five, the girl next door’s children snatched him and his sister away. He was heartbroken when he discovered they had taken their shoes, but he consoled himself with the fact that they had left his favorite blanket. For years, he wore that blanket wherever he went. “When he was very young,” says his sister, Angela Thorne, “he was very happy. He smiled a lot.”
This story was co-written by Sally Engle Merry and Marc Smith. It won the Short Story Award at the 2014 Southern USA Regional Short Story Contest.
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A recent Quaker School post concluded with the question, “What does it mean to be modern?” The description of being modern, was to be a consumer. The spirit of drinking Coke meant doing more for yourself. Don’t feel guilty if you buy yourself something.
This is very disturbing to me.
We must all remember that the purpose of Quakers is to live in God’s
The FCC and CCA will hold a joint conference regarding the FCC’s reclassification of various radio frequency services on October 25.
The conference will be held in the CCA’s Lisle, Illinois, office, and will include discussions of whether the FCC and CCA should take any action regarding the agency’s plan to reclassify broadband services as broadband services.
The IEEE has also announced that it will hold its own open conference regarding the FCC’s broadband data services reclassification proposal on October 26 in Las Vegas.Q:
Use MD5 to compare file content
I am interested in combining MD5 hashing with Comparing files for content comparison in a software(in C#).
The reason I am putting this here is I have a software that will read its output data from database, and I need to compare this data with a list of files stored in a directory.
The file comparison has to work without changing the data in the database or software itself(that will be used to read the data from database).
So, the C# code will have to compare the data with a list of files. If the data matches the file content then the software should consider the data as OK, but if there is a difference then the software should consider that data as faulty.
Basically, when we store data in database, we hash the data before storing the data to the database. The data will be fetched from database, and as well as comparing with the files in a directory, it needs to compare with the data stored in database.
I am more interested in hashing, but I am pretty sure I will be using MD5 in the end. I am willing to go ahead with any other hashing algorithm if it can solve the problem.
I am planning to implement this solution with C#. I will be using Windows for this solution.
MD5 has some problems on binary data, and possibly more problems on data stored in the database.
Take a look at sha1 to see if it suits your needs.
If you can’t use md5/sha1, are your data values in the database fixed length binary values? You might be able to get away with just setting the MD5 field in the database to the fixed string value.
Or if you don’t know that you want MD5, you can always hash the data and store it in a field (as a string) anyway.
OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Processor: 1.6 GHz or faster
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 9.0 or higher
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 2 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 compatible
Processor: 2.5 GHz or faster