Photoshop Touch Tutorial

 Basic Photoshop touch tutorial :
Photoshop Touch is a photo editing Application for our touch devices such as Android, iPhone etc, from the original Photoshop developers for personal computers. This Application is quite powerful and capable of doing several professional tasks within from our touch devices and if we compare it with other photo ending applications in the market, it is the most efficient in my opinion.

For those peoples who knows how to use Photoshop in their computers, it is easy to learn this mobile/ tablet edition, rather they can handle quite efficiently though learning the basics is necessary. This Application is mainly inspired by the original software, we can find that there are many things, which are common and few options have been removed considering it should be a light version. There are few changes as well to make it simple, such as text also will be rendered as image, and we can't edit text, just an example that this is not exact miniature of the original version rather it is intelligently created for small devices compared to computers.

Basics, Introduction to Preloaded project page and Workplace :
Photoshop Touch Workplace

When we start the App, we get to the our projects, where previously works were saved as well as the option to synchronise to the creative cloud, few setting, tutorials, intro as well as option to export projects to the gallery as JPG or PNG formats to get the final output. No need to discuss more about this, simply we can skip to our main topic, i.e tutorials of Photoshop Touch.

At bottom of the projects we can find two option - create a new canvas or import an image and work on it. We can start with by creating a new canvas, Width - 1024, Height - 552 pixels, we can set image size latter as well.

Workplace At the top left of the screen, at very first we have back button which leads to save or don't save option, after that we have import option, from where we can import images fro our own devices i,e from internal memory or external storage also, it is also possible to import images from Creative Cloud, Camera, Google search and Facebook as well, now back to top left menu after import image menu we have Edit and selection menu ( The menu names are not tagged as I mentioned, I just named like that depending on their works)

At the top right side of the screen, we have Move, re-shape, Adjustments, effects and few more other basic options as well, such as image size, warp, fill etc. At the right side of the screen we have tool bar containing various selections tools, clone, eraser, brush, blur tools, Layers are at right side of the screen.
Photoshop touch tutorial (Tool Palate)

Marquee & Circle Selection Tools :

Marquee & Circle selection tools are plain selection tools to make either rectangle shape or circle/oval shaped selection. Both selection tools including the selection tools that I will discuss latter have (+) and (-) mode, tap + or - signs whenever need to add or subtract another selection from an existing selection respectively.

Lasoo & Polygon selection tools :

Photoshop Touch : Lasso & Polygon selection Tools

Lasso is a free hand selection tool to draw a selection manually similar a pencil would do, whereas Polygon Lasso tool can be used to make a Polygon shaped selection. To use Lasso tool tap and swipe finger on canvas on the other hand we tap to make different points which ultimately makes a polygon shaped selection.

Note : There is a selection menu at top right side of the screen as mentioned earlier which menu helps to select (select all, select pixels) or modify existing selections or simply enhance selections add feather-ness, inverse, refine edges as for example so we need to remember it as we need it for various implements.

Magic Wand, Brush & Scribble Selection Tools :

In opposed to previously discussed selection tools, I would say these tools are specialist selection tools, magic wand tool can select closed raged area of an image, the tolerance level can be increased or decreased to increase or decrease the part (area) of the selection respectively. For example let's say we have a picture of a person standing in front of a grey wall. Now with a proper tolerance level if we tap on the background it would select the grey wall only.

The idea of scribble selection tool is nearly same, the difference is in the scribble selection tool we have to mark two different two different areas of image but make sure to check Keep and Remove before it, ultimately it will make a selection of the area you marked as Keep.

The concept of brush selection tool is quite simple, it use to make a brush like selection in the edges of the painted area, swipe to draw the selection.

Other tools : Brush, Clone, Eraser, Blur and Smudge Tools :

Swipe brush to paint, there are options for the colors and featherness , similarly clone, heal, eraser and smudge also have featherness options.

Clone tool is used to clone any particular area in another selected part of an image, tap source option then tap the part of the image that you want to clone then swipe or tap on the desire part of the image you want to clone, heal tool also act similarly only difference is it heals the destination part according to the source part. Now as name suggests Blur or Smudge tools are used to blur or smudge an image or part of an image.

Top Right side menu details & Layers :

Here we have Move menu at very first, enter this menu by tapping that, there are several options to either move or rotate or reshape a layer, that only works on currently selected layer.

Adjustment menu consists few basic image adjustments such as Invert (invert the color of an image, that means it converts black portion to white, blue to hello as for example and vice versa), Black & White (converts color images to black & white), Saturation (controls the saturation level of an image, low saturation means less colorful high saturation means more colorful), Levels (adjest the level of red, green, blue of an image seperately), Brightness & Contrast (controls the brightness and contrast, brightness simply would imply light flow, contrast makes lighter part more light and darker part more dark), Temperature (it adjust the temperature of an image, that means the effects of temperature low temperature make images bluish whereas hot temperature makes images hello+reddish), Replace color (as name suggests it can replace color with our desire color, there are two color options, the color portion we want to replace and the color that we want to replace with), Curve (curve adjust different tone level of an image in a curve pattern to make it brighter or darker.

Layer tab is situated at right side of the screen. Layers can be considered as layers of workplace. We can send back any layer by selecting and dragging down, similarly we can bring forward any layer by selecting and dragging it up. Other than this, there are many basic options as well, such as copy layer, several blend options, delete, hide layers etc.please leave comment if you enjoyed this Photoshop touch tutorial

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