Photoshop 7 Basics Steps To Get Started Editing Your Pictures

You purchased a camera and started editing your own photos. You have just bought the most recent version of Photoshop. Now you are staring at the screen. You don’t know where to start.

Step one: Fill out the form

You will find the File in the upper left corner of your screen. Click on it to open the File menu. Let’s open an image that you have saved to your computer using your camera. Open the image and search for it. To make it easier, save an image to your Desktop. Make sure the Desktop is in the top frame that says Look In. You can now see the image in Photoshop.

Step 2 Layers (copy of the original image).

Click on Layer now while you are still at the top bar. Click on duplicate, then click OK. Your original image will not change. Edit the copied layer. If you make any mistakes, delete them and start over. They are now identical.

Step 3: Image

Image is the third word in the top bar. Click on the image, then click on Adjustments. Although the list is extensive, you don’t need to be able to do everything right away. Your goal is to improve your image now. Automatic adjustments will only make a big difference in your photos. It is all trial and error. You can choose to click on any result and decide if it is what you want.

Step 4: Adjustments

We will make three automatic adjustments. You will need to return to Image and then Adjustments after each adjustment before you can make the subsequent automatic adjustment.

Step five Contrast

Click on Auto Contrast first. Keep this option active if you like the effect. If not, click on History.

Step six: Auto Levels

Do the Auto Levels now and, if satisfied, go back to the History section on the right side of the screen.

Step seven: Auto Colour

Next, choose the Auto Colour. Once you are happy, click File and Save As. Give the new image a name or number. To compare the two images, your original image will remain on your computer. You will get a better image.

What happens if I don’t like an adjustment?

You must locate the History icon on the right side before you can make any adjustments. Click on History in the Window bar. Now it should be on the right. This is great; keep it in mind every time you do anything.

You can view each step here. If you don’t like what you see, click on the previous step to undo it or jump to the next step to start again.

Photoshop is the best tool a photographer has aside from his camera. It is something that you need to master before you can access all of the parts. It is best to begin with, the basic settings. First, learn the basics of how to enhance your photos. To make sure you know what you are doing, you should do this several times. You can then take one function at a time and see the changes in your life. This is something you will never regret.