Sometimes you find on the Internet blog posts and tutorials with thousands of useless sentences written just to get more visible on Google.
You can tell when something is written to keep you trapped for more time on a page.
I decided to create this section on Pixinfocus to share simple and super easy quick tips that you can apply immediately to improve the way your photos look, without reading thousands of words on a blog post.
So without further ado, today I want to share a quick video on how to get started in Photoshop from the friendly Aaron at Phlearn.
You can either watch the entire video (it’s only 10 min long) or follow along by jumping through the key points I’ve highlighted below.
Aaron talks about three things:
This group of editing tools in Photoshop help following a non-destructive photo editing process. As you can see from Aaron’s video you can modify your image by adding layers without affecting the original image.
Layer Masks are essential to a non-destructive workflow in Photoshop and work with the adjustment layers. They are useful to hide or show certain parts of the adjustment layer itself. If the mask is white it means it’s visible, if it’s black then it’s not invisible. You can use the paintbrush tool to show or hide parts of the layer.
The video shows you how to save a layered file in Photoshop and the difference between a PSD and a JPG file. To save with layers use PSD. JPG is good for uploading to the WEB since it’s a flattened version of your image. JPG is also good for printing.
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Stefano Caioni is the founder of Pixinfocus. His passion for photography helps him discover new places and live new adventures.