Photoshop skills

Learn these skills by Jan. 27

Document setup and workflow

  • Understand screen size and resolution
  • Vectors vs. pixels, what’s the difference and when do you use them?

Text

  • Working with text
  • Point text vs. paragraph text

Color

  • Understanding color
  • Creating custom swatches and palettes

Selecting

  • How to use basic selection tools (Lasso, wand, etc.)
  • Advanced selection tools – Masks, channels, etc.

Layers

  • How to work with the layers palette
  • Layer styles
  • Masks and adjustments (also in selecting section)
  • Groups
  • Layer comps (for when you want to try different ideas)

Optimizing Web Graphics

  • Web file formats
  • Retina graphics
  • Image generator (bonus)

Resources:

http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutorials/Photoshop-Web-Design/105368-2.html

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/learn/tutorials/photoshop.html#fundamentals