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Three Top Photoshop Tricks for Graphic Design

Created On: 01 February, 2011 Created By: superadmin

If you are fairly new to graphic design and would like to jumpstart your learning process, you need to get yourself familiar with adobe Photoshop. Photoshop is every graphic designer’s best friend.  Without the use of this incredible editing software, you will never be efficient with your graphic images and arts. The beauty of your graphics is highly defined by how creative you become with manipulating the special effects available in the program application. It takes time to become an expert in Photoshop and to know your way around the many tools and functions. If you are a complete newbie without proper basic training, you would be lost in the maze of Photoshop.

If you are a new user of Photoshop program, it would be best to start with the three top Photoshop tricks that you can use immediately for editing graphics and images. Using the program for the mere cutting and painting of photos is simply not worth it since you can do the same with several other programs that do just that. Photoshop is a tool that can bring about your graphic design to a whole new level, a tool that will create your future masterpieces. So as a beginner, here are the top 3 Photoshop tricks that you can make use immediately when editing images.
1.The Pixelate Function - In your tool menu on the top of your screen you will find a filter section.  Under it you will find several options and one of which is the pixelate function. This function allows you to play and modify your images and turn them into several creative works of art. For example, just by clicking pixelate and then the option ‘mosaic’ next can turn any of your photos and images into an instant mosaic masterpiece. Other artistic designs that you can use under pixelate are crystallize, fragment, facet, color halftone, mezzotint and pointillize. Experiment with the many style variations to accentuate your image.
2.Getting Rid of Blemishes – This trick is one of the most used functions in Photoshop. With this innovative feature, you never have to worry about small imperfections in your photos or images. Need to take off that ugly looking scar on your face? How about the annoying pimple or acne? With Photoshop, you can erase them all like magic and look perfect in your pictures. There are many ways you can accomplish that in this graphic design program, but the easiest way is to use the blur function. The blur function can also be found in the filter section. Just select the area that you want to fade away and start clicking on the blur function until the area disappears.
3.The Magic Wand – Yes, like a fairy with a magic wand, Photoshop has its own magic wand version It can make things easier for you. For example, if you need to only get the outline of a particular image, you simply have to click on the outline of the image with the magic wand and lo and behold, you are done.  You can then get creative and put that image on a completely different background setting or design.

Photoshop is the best tool you can have to start your graphic design business or to simply know how to edit your photos. Becoming an expert in this program means a lucrative future ahead of you as a graphic designer.

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