Photoshop World 2017 Brittni, Frances, Kimberly & Sunnyie

Top AMAZING things we learned.

Opening: Photoshop Cops!

Super Cool Abode Spark:

  • You can create social media posts that change formatting (channels) with just the click of a button.
  • Free stock images and fonts in Spark
  • Free online program:
Cool Illustrator fact: Basic math equations can be calculated inside Illustrator’s number fields. For example, if you need to 55.8 inches into 3 equal parts, you can type “55.8/3” inside the inches field.

More on Illustrator.

  • How to build graphics using image layers (page 4)
  • Use the transformation tool to rotate an object on it's axis. (TIP: You can select and change the reference point)
  • Touch Type Tool lets you individual select and edit text without losing the text (no need to outline the letters and make a shape.)

About InDesign:

  • New AutoSize Textbox feature that automatically sizes the text box while you are typing instead of requiring the “fit to content” tool.
INDESIGN TIP: Create a compound paths by selecting shapes and placing image. It will fill all selected shape.
Long walks back and forth from the conference gave us plenty of time to absorb what we learned.
It really was a long time. -Frances

More Tips

First create your image or logo in Illustrator. To transfer this image to Photoshop, click file – place to place the image as a Vector Smart Object.

Get Photoshop shapes in Illustrator. Hold down Shift and drag out the shape to make a path in Photoshop. Copy the path, switch to illustrator and paste into a document.

If you’re going to mix fonts, it’s safest to combine a sans serif font with a serif font.

Logo Creation:

  • You can save a single file for a company logo using a layer comp. This will allow you to open the file and select different variances from within the program instead of testing out different logos variances by inserting each individual logo.

Getting Blurry (like this photo?)

Surface Blur: better than regular blur because it only blurs similar colors.

The first step to photographing in bad lighting is to avoid bad lighting! Find a way to make the light source larger and avoid harsh shadows.

You’ll get better results with the spot healing brush if you extend your line slightly farther than the stopping point. (Example: Hair on face? Draw past the face’s skin.)
Practice photoshot
Place an image in Text: Click on the text frame with the selection tool, then go to Type – Create Outlines. To place the image in the text, select the text frame again, then go up to File – Place, choose your image and click open.
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