Keep in mind that Photoshop is more than just a graphics editor and can be used to edit and manipulate other types of images too. It is flexible and you can use it to make very sophisticated edits to images with just a couple of brushes or adjustment layers. You can blend images together to create interesting effects or cut a piece out of a larger image. You can even animate your image to give it a motion or create a moving scene.
One of the most important things to understand about Photoshop is that it is layer-based, as shown in Figure 2-1. Layer functionality allows you to combine objects into one or more layers in order to better control the composition of your images.
Photoshop uses a fill-in-the-blank dialog format — select from the icons, and the software fills in the selected area for you. For example, in Figure 2-1, I’ve selected the Rectangle tool and selected some area on the fabric. Photoshop then creates a layer in the Layers palette that houses that selection in its own area, as shown in the right-hand side of Figure 2-1. Each individual layer can be altered, and you can edit the layers to combine them, making it possible to create complex collages, for example.
Shaping the layer
A layer is simply a collection of graphic or text elements. You can create custom layers in any of three different ways:
A shape layer
A brush layer
A text layer
A shape layer is a highly stylized drawing that can be created in any number of ways, from selecting shapes in other layers to drawing with a pen or pencil, as shown in the left of Figure 2-2. An outline can be added to a layer, and the layer can be filled by the selection or an opaque color. You can also apply filters to the layers to change the way it looks.
Use the Line and Rectangle tools to draw shapes for the layers. Use paths if the shape you create is intended to be rasterized — that is, drawn with a pen or pencil.
A brush layer is similar to a shape layer, but you can add noise to the layer, and the strokes with the brush are always vector (that is, always defined by points rather than a raster grid), which enables you to edit the stroke length and color and shape in any way, as shown in the middle of Figure 2-2.
A text layer
Read our review of Photoshop Elements 2020 and our guide to how to start using Photoshop Elements 2020.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 20 includes the following:
Image editing and adjustments, including improving contrast, brightening, reducing noise, burning, recovering, and converting color spaces.
Trading and converting images into EPS (drawing images), Adobe illustrator, Photoshop (.psd), GIF, PNG, JPEG, PDF, and even EIA-388 (Adobe Portable Document Format) formats.
Adding text, shapes, and vector art with the new Text and Shape tools.
Aligning graphics and photos with two new tools.
Using Liquify to change the shape and size of an object.
Getting Started with Photoshop Elements
The first thing you’ll want to learn in Elements is how to use the basic editing tools. All the tools are located in the tools panel at the bottom of the screen.
To work on an image, first select it in the viewfinder. Then activate a tool by clicking its tab in the tools panel. When you use a tool, the image you selected in the viewfinder appears in the tools panel at the bottom of the screen.
You’ll need to get comfortable with a few basic editing tools to be able to use Photoshop Elements.
Selecting and activating tools.
Adding Text and Shapes
Photoshop Elements offers two new tools to make it easier to add text and shapes to an image.
First, try using the new Text tool. Hold down the lettering button (A) on the keyboard and select the Text tool from the tools panel. When you select an object on an image, the Photoshop Elements icon you’re using appears in the upper-left corner of the screen. The Text tool will appear as a line of pencil strokes in the upper-right corner of the screen to let you know it’s selected.
The new Text tool will add a ton of options to the tools panel that you can use to edit text. You’ll see the direction, placement, and more options to add text.
Next, try using the new Shapes tool. Hold down the shapes button (M) on the keyboard and select the Shapes tool from the tools panel. When you select an object on an image, the Photoshop Elements icon you’re using appears in the upper-left corner of the screen
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Effects of a Mediterranean diet on metabolic variables in obese and diabetic individuals.
We carried out a longitudinal study to analyse the effects of a Mediterranean diet on several metabolic variables (cholesterolemia, glycemia, insulinemia, arterial pressure, body composition and physical activity) in 36 obese (mean BMI 30.9 +/- 5.6), insulin-resistant subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus (mean HbA1c 7.7 +/- 2.1), and 36 normal weight control subjects (mean BMI 21.4 +/- 1.4) for a period of 1 yr, all of them with the same dietary habits. The nutritional intervention consisted of a balanced Mediterranean diet and daily self-monitoring of food intake. In the obese group an increase in satiety and an improvement in all dietary intakes as compared to the control group was registered. There was a reduction in mean body weight (p = 0.02) in the diabetic group as a consequence of an increased energy expenditure and decreased fat mass (p = 0.02) compared to the control group. The clinical and metabolic variables did not change in the control group. These findings suggest that the Mediterranean diet promotes an increase in the satiety and a reduction in body weight in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients and in obese subjects, thus justifying its inclusion in the dietary guidelines for the management of these metabolic disorders.BoxOffice Fiasco
The BoxOffice Fiasco was a box office statistic error that occurred during the week of March 3, 1998. The movie X-Men was releasing in theaters nationwide, but the statistics were reported as if it were still in limited release. The error left X-Men’s domestic gross at $1.2 million (approximately US $1.3 million as of 2019) and was the result of an error by Fox executives who made the decision to release it nationwide, which had been only previously done with such a low-budget film as X-Men. The error was one of the most significant in box office history, and it affected the fate of X-Men in its box office gross during the summer of 1998. The film had been predicted to make $1.8 million for its opening weekend, but only ended up being made $900,000. It ended its domestic run with $3.1 million, but it was (and still is) the second highest-grossing prequel, after the prequel The Last Airbender.
The Fox executives, who met with Bryan
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