How to use PhotoShop to create a Mobile compatible study sheet / blog for your students.
- Open PhotoShop.
- File > New (will open a dialog box)
- Enter a Name for the file.
- Select Width as 320 and the drop-down box as pixels.
- Select Height as 480 and drop-down box as pixels.
- Resolution should be at 72 pixels/inch
- Color Mode should be RGB Color and 16 bit.
- Click OK.
The 320 by 240 pixel is a common size that can be read the easiest by most touch-screen and BlackBerry smartphones. Now, let’s change the background of this blog to the official Montclair State University color — Red Hawks red!
- In the sidebar on the left hand side of the screen, select the square box that is the behind, or under the other box. This controls the background color.
- When the “Color Picker (Background Color)” dialog box opens, go to the very bottom where there is a # sign, and enter in ce1141 as the code. This will automatically set the color to the Red Hawk red.
- Click OK.
Now, let’s scan text from a large textbook using a flat-bed scanner. When scanning from a regular book or making photocopies, there is annoying empty spaces and distorted text on the margins. To avoid that, we will then take the clean text from this scanned image and convert it into a readable font type.
- Scan textbook using flat-bed scanner.
- Save all scanned pages into as a single .pdf file.
- Open this single .pdf in Adobe Acrobat PRO.
- Document > OCR Text Recognition > Recognize text using OCR…
- Acrobat will now analyze the scanned document and recognize the words as pure readable text.
- When finished, highlight all the text and Copy it.
- Go back to PhotoShop, and paste the copied text into the mobile compatible document that you created at the beginning of this wiki.
- Check for errors and spacing, and when satisfactory, save it.
- E-mail this file to your students, hopefully they will have an easier time of reading notes on the go in this compatible format.
Basics of Adobe Photoshop
February 23, 2011
1. Open Adobe Photoshop CS3
2. Transport the images you wish to photoshop in
A. Go to file- browse
B. Once you found the image you would like use double click it
3. Once you have you image(s) opened you can start photoshopping
4. The most basic thing in photoshop is to cut a part of an image out and place it on another for example putting a hat on a snowman.
5. Your first step would be to cut out a hat.
6. Would go to the side menu and in this case select a lasso tool. If you want the object to be cut out precisely then the polygonal lasso would be the way to go. This is very tedious but it will give you the best results. Once this is selected click where you would like to start cutting out on the object and go around clicking every time you need to curve or turn a little. Once the object is totally incased double click
6A. Another cutting tool that is easier, quicker, and still gives decent results is the magnetic lasso. Right click the polygonal lasso tool and it will give you the option to select this. This is much easier to use. Just guide the tool around the image and it will automatically add it own curves. This tool is great for images with a small to medium amount of detail.
6b. The last and easiest cutting tool to use would be the Marquee too. It is the second tool on the side menu just above the lasso tools. This is great for images that are almost perfectly square or round and do not have a lot of detail. Simply stretch the Marquee tool over the image if you need to move the outline without stretching it hold the space bar down and it will allow you to do this.
7. Moving the cut out object: Once your object is cut out you will see a dotted line around it, this means it is now time to move it.
8. To move the object go to the side menu and select the move tool (it’s the first option). Then simply click and drag the cut out object onto the other object. (for example you would place the cut out hat on the snowman’s head)
9. At this point you might want to rotate the cut out object. In order to do this go to edit then free transform. This will allow you to rotate the image to any angle. Also while in free transform you can shrink or enlarge the image.
9a. *Tip: if you would like to shrink or enlarge the image while keeping its original proportions hold the shift key down while stretching or shrinking .
10. Once you have your image in place you may want to change the color. There are many ways to do this but this is by far the easiest.
10A. First you are going to need to select an object. (This is the same process as cutting one out refer to steps 1- 6b)
10B. Then you need to select image and scroll to adjustments. Once that is selected click on hue/saturation . Once that is selected move the bars up and down to adjust the color. Once you found the perfect color for your project click ok.
11. The last step in any photoshop project would be to flatten the image so everything “stays together”. To do this go to layer then flatten image.
12. At this point your project is one complete piece and you can now save or send it.