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Graphics Class Handouts and Files

Photoshop Tips and Tricks PDFs

Phototshop Postcard PDF

Preparing Graphics for the Web

Other Related Graphics Instructions:

Photoshop Basic Quick Fix Techniques
How to change brightness/contrast, color correction, and Despeckling to remove Moiré patterns.

Photoshop Intermediate and Advanced Semi-Quick Fix Techniques (from tips & tricks)
Straighten and Crop
Remove Redeye
Removing Color Casts
Chromatic Aberrations
Healing Brush and Patch Tool
Advanced Sharpening
Converting to Black & White

Here you will find the class handouts for some of the graphics classes offered by IT/User Services; Preparing Graphics for the Web, Photoshop Tips and Tricks, and Photoshop Hands-on. These files are in PDF format and you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to use the files.

Do you need a copy of Acrobat Reader? You can download it freely from the Adobe web site

Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Which one should I use?

In general, Elements will have plenty of power for most digital camera users.  Unless you’re a professional photographer, serious amateur, a web page or printed designer, or need the connectivity between Adobe programs, Elements should meet your needs.

Elements was created for the average digital camera user. Not only is it less expensive than Photoshop, it has enough of Photoshop’s image editing tools to meet your basic needs. It also has advanced features to take on as your imaging skills grow.

What about PaintShop Pro and iPhoto?

Unlike Photoshop and Elements, PaintShop Pro is a Windows only package. It also incorporates many of the same functions as Photoshop and Elements imaging tools for improving your digital camera images.

iPhoto is a Mac only package that ships with the operating system or can be purchased in the iLife suite. It is a wonderful way to keep track of all your digital images. Additionally it has many basic editing tools for fixing the most common problems in digital images with an easy-to-use interface.  Each upgrade brings improvements to the imaging tools available.

Links to Graphics Resources Reading Recommendations

Photoshop Quickstart Guide
Peachpit Press

Photoshop WOW book
Peachpit Press

Adobe Elements
A website and magazine for Elements users

The Graphics Technology Cookbook text links
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