Adobe Photoshop may seem intimidating at first, but anyone who has used it can attest that it’s actually quite easy and intuitive to use once you get the hang of it. In fact, Photoshop includes a number of helpful features for people who want to use the program more efficiently. In this article, we’ll be reviewing some of Photoshop’s easiest techniques for beginners.
Create a New Project
The first step to using Photoshop is to create a new project. This means that you should start a new document and create a new image for the project. If you make your new document the “master,” then you can edit it with other documents linked to it. We’ll talk more about linking later.
A new project can be created in Photoshop by going to File > New and choosing “Photoshop Document.” Once you’ve created your new document, you can rename it and change its resolution settings. The newly created Photoshop document will look like the following image.
We are working in the A3 (or 35mm) size. We can choose between 300 dpi and 72 dpi, but 72 dpi is the default resolution.
You will notice that you have only one layer in your new document. In fact, your document will only have one layer with an accompanying mask.
You can rename this layer, but you can’t delete it or move it.
Since your document only has one layer, it’s the default layer and will be the layer that will be the active layer.
We can rename this layer by clicking on the layer name in the Layers panel. The name we type in the Rename dialog box will appear as a new name for the layer.
Let’s make the new layer “Blue Background.”
2. Create a New Photoshop Document
Creating a new Photoshop document is just as simple as opening Photoshop and creating a new document. If you have Photoshop Elements, clicking on the New Document icon will create a new document for you.
You can create a Photoshop Document from your existing Image Library or you can choose “Photoshop Document” from the file type menu.
Let’s choose “Photoshop Document” from the file type menu.
You will be taken to a new Photoshop document with a white background and an active layer (the one in the center).
You will notice that there are no layers or masks in the new document. We can add layers and masks to the document in the next section
This post covers all the basic functions of Photoshop Elements. You can find the How-to guides for each feature in the bottom of the post.
1. New Features
The canvas size determines the width and height of the image. When the canvas is resized, the image is scaled to fit that size.
Toolbars & Pane Options
The toolbars and pane tools include the main tools that can be accessed from any image editing panel.
The first option on the toolbar is Show Images. It will show the preview of an image in a small window.
Images > Import
Here you can choose the type of image you want to import. You can choose from several options like TIFF, PSD, JPEG, PNG and Web images. You can also use a webcam to capture a new image.
The next option is the format of the image. You can use a RAW, JPEG or other type of image.
You can also resize the image.
Images > Crop
The Crop is used to crop the image to the desired size. You can crop from the top, bottom, left and right sides.
Images > Rotate
Rotating an image is useful when you want to create a horizontal or vertical image from a sideways image. Rotate the image clockwise or counterclockwise by 90, 180 or 270 degrees. You can also set the rotation angle in the rotation dialog.
Images > Auto-Align
Auto-align aligns the image to the top, bottom, left or right edge of the canvas.
Images > Straighten
Straighten is used to align the image vertically or horizontally.
Images > Flip
You can use Flip to switch the image on its side.
Images > Resize
The Resize option is used to resize an image. You can choose the width and height of the resized image.
Images > Fill Layers
This option is used to merge similar layers to create an image.
Images > Fill Layers Automatically
This option is used to fill a layer with a specific color.
Images > Automatically Match Color
This option is used to get the color of any item (like a person or object) in the image.
Images > Adjust Lighting
This option is used to adjust the lighting in an image to
The first public version of Firefox Quantum comes with added security improvements: Bugzilla, which is one of the components of the Firefox codebase, has been strengthened, and a task has been created for the security team.
Firefox Quantum is not a new browser but an update of the previous Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) 42.0.2 and a new version number of 62.0.
The browser uses Electron framework, and includes improved performance and features.
As reported by Mozilla, the first public version of Quantum marks the first public beta release of Firefox 60, and also introduces a new label for Firefox’s new releases: Gecko 18.0, which is the same version as Chromium.
Bugzilla for Firefox Quantum
Bugzilla is one of the components of Firefox and is used by the developers to track bugs. In version Quantum, the bug-tracking system has been strengthened, and in a brand-new “Quantum” package, it provides performance enhancements and protection against the exploitation of a buffer overflow.
“Bugzilla performance has always lagged behind the rest of Firefox’s codebases,” Jonathan Nightingale, a Mozilla engineer, said in a recent blog post. “The community has pushed for a solution, and this is what we delivered,” he added.
“Quantum includes several performance improvement changes to Bugzilla, including the addition of a new profile that controls the behavior of the site code and various dynamic optimizations. The other changes reduce the risk of a memory safety vulnerability.
Firefox Quantum 60 has just been released after a long time in the making and as a developer version, we can expect more enhancements and bug fixes in the near future.
I really like the new Quantum branding; I would like to see it as part of Mozilla’s development process, so we can have a more uniform name for everything.
About 24.3 million Americans have a mental illness. Many of them live on the margins of society. Studies show that living with mental illness can be financially devastating, and when people can’t afford treatment or housing it can lead to an even bigger financial crisis.
The money can come from both the federal and state governments, and from philanthropic funders. Mental Health America, a nonprofit that represents psychologists, physicians and others who care for and treat the mentally ill, says that in the past two years, mental health grantees in the top 50 states and Washington, D.C., have spent $427.5 million in 46,000 grants.
Over that same time frame, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded $479 million in mental health grants. Those funds, as well as the grants that are awarded by individual states and local communities, are spent on everything from prevention to counseling to medications to emergency care for people who are in crisis.
But the nation still has a lot of work to do. In 2001, mental health service providers reported that 17.3 million Americans suffered from a mental illness — and that was just the start of what they had to deal with. In a report published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, they estimated that that number had increased to 23.5 million, and by 2020 it could jump to as high as 26 million.
“In the last 40 years, there’s been a tremendous increase in the number of people diagnosed with mental illness,” says Suzanne Petzold, a clinical social worker with the outpatient program at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital. “But it’s a huge drag on our economy.”
The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that living with mental illness in America costs the country about $193 billion a year. For college graduates, that number is $7,618 a year. For the least-educated, it’s $10,602. In Maryland, it averages $18,158 for a bachelor’s degree holder and $32,555 for a high school graduate.
What about people without a high school diploma? The Medicaid agency found that they cost taxpayers $31,374 a year, on average, for each poor adult with an illness. (The Commonwealth Fund, a policy research institute, found a similar cost for households with one mentally ill adult.) For households with a severe illness, the average annual cost
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