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Introduction to Photoshop


Introduction to Photoshop

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The purpose of this module is to introduce you to basic Adobe Photoshop features and concepts so that you can use the program effectively. By the time you complete this module, you should be able to use Photoshop to open files and scan images, move around images using navigation tools, understand basic imaging concepts, do basic editing tasks, and prepare images for online presentations.
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Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: March 23, 2005
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 26, 2013
Submitter: Robert Ladd


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, Graduate School, Professional
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Language: English
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Avatar for Matthew Smock
7 years ago

Matthew Smock (Administrator)

Very nice tutorial on basic Photoshop features and image editing. Some instructions specific to the UNC environment (e.g., it directs you to look for a specific scanner model on the menu when scanning), but most of it is applicable to a general audience.

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Easy to navigate, logical chunking.
Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes

Avatar for Chase Masters
7 years ago

Chase Masters (Staff)

This is a decent tutorial on how to do the basics of Photoshop, however, it is now very outdated. It was submitted in 2005 and it's now 2009. While many of the tools are the same, there are also a lot of differences that may confuse the user. An update would make it much better.