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Testing Testing…is Photoshop working?

I have been up to my elbows in products this week, photographing and editing etc. You will see the fruits of such labour in the incredibly very near future. But one such small part of it was re-photographing some of my blackboards for The Rosalilium Shop. I was not happy with the previous ‘individual’ shots I had taken so I attempted a new shoot and some Photoshop editing.

All I can say is….eeeek! Photoshop has about a million and one different commands. And I have never used a Mac before. Where is the right click for goodness sake?!

As you can see, this is a work in progress, but I am hoping to get to grips with Photoshop and hopefully make some of my photographs look kind of awesome.

 

Any tips for using Photoshop?

  1. Mines always keep it simple, it is so easy to get carried away with everything that you lose track of what you actually wanted to do… and have a final image in mind before you start, if you know what you’re aiming for its easier to not get distracted.

  2. No tips sorry but right click is ‘ctrl + click’.

    Photos are looking good! Are those the bottles you picked up a few weeks ago at the car boot? They look nice with the flowers! 🙂

  3. Working with a Mac is tricky at the beginning, but you soon get the hand of it and absolutely love it 🙂 yes I have one, and it’s a VERY old MacBook, extremely dodgy at times and slow at others, but still a little champion and worth every penny of the £40 I paid for it hehe

  4. There are some fantastic books out there for photoshop, I know my local library carries loads – maybe yours does too? Also, actions are a life (and time)saver! Good luck!

  5. I’m a big Photoshop user and also a Mac user. Like someone said above, on a mac you can right-click by pressing down Ctrl and then clicking. Or you can always change the mouse settings to have a right click (that’s what I have done on my Mac mouse. You just go to System Preferences, it’s super easy)

    Some other good Photoshop commands:
    undo: Cmd+z
    copy: Cmd+c
    paste: Cmd+v
    center and fit the image your working on quickly with: Cmd+0 (that’s a zero)
    deselect: Cmd+d
    save: Cmd+s

    and the list goes on and on… if you hover over a tool you’ll see the letter in parenthesis that shoes up, and that is what the keyboard command is. For example, hovering over the Type tool shows a (T) and that means the command for it is Cmd+t

    Hope that helps!! 🙂

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