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Learn Adobe Photoshop - Setting up a New Image

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: http://bit.ly/MMASurgeEp1 In this video, Mahalo expert Justin Z. briefly explains how to set up a new image in Photoshop. About Setting Up a New Image --------------------------------------------------------------------- Like most programs, you'll need to start with a project file to do your work. In this particular program, you will be opening a new canvas. There are a few ways to do this. How to Set Up a New Image --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Go up to the top menu with your mouse and click File -- New or you can press Ctrl+N (Command+N for Mac) on your keyboard. 2. Whichever you choose, a dialogue box opens that gives you a series of options to open your image.? 1. 3. At the top next to Name?is where you title your image. 2. 4. Right below are preset options. These options range from Paper Sizes to Defaults for video and web graphics. Usually you will be keeping to a custom preset unless you decide to save a preset that you have created. 3. 5. Width and Height can be changed based on how big you need the image to be. You can switch between Pixels, Measurement Sizes or Columns. 4. 6. Resolution determines how many pixels will fit into 1 square inch. More pixels means a larger image unless you are setting a custom pixel width and length, which means the quality of your image will change. 5. 7. Color Mode is dependent upon how you are using your image. RGB Color is the most generic, while CMYK Color is better used for printing. Grayscale stick to blacks, grays and whites. Bitmap is strictly graphic design and only uses black and white. Lab Color is a function that tailors colors to what the human eye sees. 6. 8. Bit rate determines picture quality and size of your image. The higher the bit rate the larger and better quality your image. It's best to keep the bit rate low if you are working for internet creation. 7. 9. Background Content will determine whether your background is Transparent, White or a chosen Background Color.? Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/learn-adobe-photoshop-setting-up-a-new-image/
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