Navigating through a photoshop program is never an easy task. These kind of programs are extremely hard to use due to its complexity. The difficulty level of using a photoshop program is dependent on your knowledge and experience of the software, and the kind of editing you are doing. If you are a beginner in using a photoshop program, I would suggest you to start learning from this basic photoshop tool exercise in order for you to be more familiar with using a program particularly in Adobe Photoshop.
Through this exercise, I can help you determine the different functions of the different parts of a Photoshop’s user interface. I hope you will learn to navigate a photoshop program, find the right tools to use in editing, and open your horizons for you to discover the different functions of Photoshop.
To start, go to the upper right corner of your Adobe Photoshop window and select the painting preset in the menu entitled “dropdown”. As you can see there are still other presets like motion and 3d presets that you can choose, but let’s just focus on the painting preset for now because it can give you the most appropriate tools in photoshop.
Eraser and Pencil tools are the most basic tools that you can use that can be found on the Tools menu which is located on the left side of your screen. The pencil tool is used simply to let you draw a line and eraer tool is used to erase fractions of mistake done by the pencil tool. However, you can switch modes from pencil to brush if you want a thicker output.
In the bottom of the tools bar, you can find the Colors. The “foreground” color is the active color you are currently using which is shown in the upper left box. The lower right box beneath your foreground color is called the “background” color. It can be used to store a back-up or secondary color that you can use or refer in that latter part of your editing. If you are having a problem with choosing or syncing a color with the present color of your background, you can use eyedropper tool. I lets you set the color you currently selected based on any color that you are using in the scene. Once you are done with selecting the right colors for your canvass you can now begin by using the Brush Tool which is located on the left side of the Tools menu of your workspace. Using the currently selected brush tool from the Brush Presets menu located at the top right side of your screen, you can paint on the currently selected layer of the canvass. The “hard round” brush is always the standard or the default brush. However, if you want to experiment, there are still many kinds of brush where you can choose from that can be used in many different and complex ways.
With this, you can start your photoshop editing journey today! Always start with the basics. But for better understanding of how to navigate a photoshop program, you can always use the internet for an easy and accessible photoshop tutorial to get better results.