In the previous lesson, you learned how to do a number of image transformations using Photoshop menus and panels. Today you’ll see what the some of the most commonly-used Photoshop tools can do, and how to modify their impact using the Control panel. Go to Lesson 1c: Basic Tools and the Control Panel
Many people have expressed confusion because they can’t “find the other lessons.” I am very sorry for the confusion—I have only written 2 lessons so far. At the time I started this project, I had been laid off from my teaching position (like so many others.) I had lots of time on my hands. Since then, I have begun a graduate program, and I started teaching web design courses at the college level.
I fully intend to continue this project as time allows. I’ll have my master’s degree in education by April, I hope. I may have more time available for 60 Lessons after than. In the mean time, I plan to finish up Photoshop I Lesson 3 shortly and publish it.
8/31/09I’m in the middle of making some big improvements here at 60 Lessons. The biggest deal is probably that you can more easily print lessons. Look for the little printer icon at the top of each lesson page (under the lesson title). Click it and you will get a version ready for your printer.
I’m also reducing the image sizes just a bit, so that the instructions appear to the left of the pictures rather than above. I believe that this will make the lessons easier to follow.
Finally, it should now be easier to navigate between lessons. Hover over the Courses link above, and you will see a menu drop down. However over a course name, then a unit name, and all of the associated lessons will appear. When you are viewing a unit or lesson, you will see on the right sidebar a list of all the lessons within the current unit.
I’d love feedback! Let me know if the comments below if you like the changes or have further suggestions. Thanks!
8/27/09I am making a very important decision on the future direction of 60 Lessons. I am not sure whether I should continue to write the step by step tutorials, or to create video tutorials instead.
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6/12/09In the previous lesson, you learned all about the Photoshop workspace: what the major workspace areas are called, how to get around, and how to rearrange the workspace. Today we’ll look at a few of the most used menu items and panels, and do some cool tricks along the way. At the end of this lesson, you should be more comfortable with using Photoshop menus and panels. Don’t be afraid to experiment on your own!