We’ll be using the latest version of Adobe Photoshop CC in this class for most activities. You will need to be somewhat familiar with the software for this class. If you have not had much Photoshop experience before now or if it has been a while, please familiarize yourself with the basic working space and a few of the essential tools and concepts.
Exporting for Web
When saving JPGS, please use the Top Menu -> Export ->Save for Web (Legacy) option with JPG, at 100% quality. Of course, it might make sense sometimes to export at less than 100% quality if you are optimizing for web viewing. The interface also allows you to change the image size. For this class, images uploaded should always be at least 1000 pixels minimum length or width at screen resolution (72ppi).
The following list are tutorials from Adobe:
- Get to Know Photoshop – open images, tour the work area, learn how to zoom and pan, undo a command, save your work
- Workspace Basics – workspace panels, search, tooltips, usability features
- History Panel – learn how to use the Photoshop Undo – the History Panel
- Tool Galleries – get to know the tools panel
Adobe has a lot more great tutorials and reference materials. Lessons will link to those relevant to the week but you can also search for them here: