5 Basic Adobe Photoshop Tips for Beginners

By: Deepu Balan    |    In: Graphic Design, Tips & Tricks       

Adobe Photoshop is a unique software tool that can do wonders to photographs. This is not all; you can actually carve out an excellent career option by if you have been able to master adobe Photoshop properly. Read the following post to know more about Adobe Photoshop Tips.

Web designing has several variants. There are multiple approaches to use the web designing tools and they can actually work wonders for millions of users. Photoshop is one such tool in the domain of web designing that can actually help in designing website and carrying out other works. And if you are already in the field of web designing then opting for it is the best way out.

If you have the software Adobe Photoshop, may be you are bound to move in the right path of becoming a successful web designer. This is because, Adobe Photoshop is one of the most advanced web designing tools that can ensure multiple options about creating and boosting your productivity.

But how well versed are you with Photoshop? Some require 5 days to create a design while some end up creating the same design within 2 days. It is not always about how you click but how well versed you are with the intricacies of Photoshop. Unlocking its full potential is the key to unravel your creative talents and boost productivity. The following paragraphs explain some of the killer tips:

Undo and More Undo

Web designing as an activity is quite addictive. The method of “trial and error” is one of the best ways to learn and gradually pick up the nuances of adobe Photoshop. Believe it or not, Adobe Photoshop is mostly about Ctrl+Z and a series of other trial and error methods. Do and Undo are some of the basic ways of learning and mastering the technicalities of the software adobe.

Color Sampling in any Way

Did you just manage to come across a website that uses some awesome colours? Well, so just grab the opportunities and pick up as much as you can. The next thing is of course incorporating the same in your next projects. Yes, deriving inspiration is one of the best ways to learn new things – be it web designing or any other domains. Launch a color picker, choose the colour and then derive its hex number; then connect on the color palette in Photoshop, now is the turn to get the colour. You can make use of effects and tools like Eyedropper tool or pressing I, to activate it; after that click on the Photoshop’s work screen and drag the eyedropper icon on the monitor and get the colour that you want. So, it seems quite easy isn’t it?

Flexible Guide

As a web designer you will have to work with a lot of guide to position an element correctly. Putting it in other terms, pixel perfect is the term. How do you end up creating a guide? You can follow the simple rules – Click on View, New Guide then decide it’s vertical and horizontal guide; consider input position and then click on Enter. You can end up saving these works just by clicking Ctrl+R, activate the Ruler tool, now the tool needs to be clicked, drag it and create a guide that is horizontal. Apart from instant creation, you can implement this useful tip: while you are dragging a guide with Move tool that can be activated by using the V key; press and hold Alt key; this will automatically change the horizontal guide to vertical guide.

Layer Style Cloning

Layer style cloning are some of the very entertaining ways of learning adobe Photoshop. Say for example, a social media icon looks quite tempting and unique; but it might be very tiring in case you end up applying the same layers of social media icon styles.

View Selections though One at a Time

While selecting a proper design layout, keep in mind that you need to check how the element looks. Check the slider’s button and confirm that they are completely devoid of any kind of transparency.

Among all other thing within the Adobe Photoshop, one can always learn new styles and implement them. Customizing font’s tracking; selecting layers, dealing with variants of typography is actually a great way of learning Adobe Photoshop.

An interesting field of web designing, jobs is widely available. A web designer can choose to specialize in Adobe, Flash or any other segments that happen to be the major focus of web designing. So, in case you want to learn adobe Photoshop, you can choose to apply the above-mentioned tips and thereby get to learn what you exactly want.

This guest article was written by Sampurna Majumder, a professional writer who enjoys creativity and challenges. Barely a year into new media, she has written several posts, articles and blogs for prominent websites covering a wide range of topics—from real estate to education; from jobs to relationships. The above post explores domain of web designing with special reference to Adobe jobs.
Written by Deepu Balan

Deepu Balan is a self-taught web UI designer and developer who is really passionate about web design related stuffs. You can follow his updates on twitter @bdeepu