Today I want to share with you how to open and save an image in Photoshop. It’s always good thing to start from the very beginning, isn’t it? And I’ve got to wonder if anyone else has the song “Doe a Deer” from the sound of music running through their head because I do! 🙂
It’s my goal to help you and what better way is there to start from the very beginning to form a comprehensive knowledge of what we can do in Photoshop. So without furthur ado… here’s the screencast.
I’m also including some written instructions after the vid so check that out too!
Keep your images/files organized
Open up a folder on your desktop and download your image into that folder.
To make a folder on your desktop: right click on the desktop, hover down to new, hover over to folder and click on folder.
Rename the folder and image to make sure you can find your image at a later date with ease.
Naming your image descriptively will help you retrieve it easily at a later date when/if you need to search for it. You can move it to a different location later on but having it on your desktop keeps it handy and in view.
Always use images that you have permission to use or your own images.
Unsplash is a wonderful website where photographers upload their images and give us permission to use their images to copy, modify, distribute, use them for free and use them commercially. Unsplash is a wonderful resource that doesn’t require attribution!
You can always google non attributive images for other resources, but always read the fine print!
I feel the need to mention that just because we have the ability to right click and download an image to our computer or devices, doesn’t make it the right thing to do. It’s a very common thing but downloading an image that doesn’t belong to you and using it can bring you much trouble including lawsuits and fines. Always read the fine print on the licensing. Using images from a non attributive website such as Unsplash assures your safety in issues of copyright. It pays to be safe!
Download and Save your Image
Go to Unsplash.com.
Scroll down to the image of your choice.
Right click on download> open link in new tab,>open up the image in the new tab>right click,>save image as,>
click on desktop on left (you might have to scroll up to find it)>, click on the file you named landscape>
rename your image and save it in your folder.
How to open up an image from within Photoshop
Open up Photoshop by clicking on your Start Icon at bottom left of your Windows desktop
If it’s not showing, type in Adobe Photoshop CC and it should pop up.
Click to open the program and Photoshop should open.
Click on file>Open>navigate to desktop>open landscape folder>click on landscape image to open
How to open up an image from the image file icon
Save your image as mentioned above
Find your image in the folder on your desktop >right click on your image icon>open with>adobe photoshop cc
Your image should open up in Photoshop.
How to save your files
PSD file – Save your edit as a PSD file. A PSD file contains all of the editing info that you did/will do.
Within Photoshop, click on File >save as>save as type>PSD>save>ok
Jpeg- Save your edit as a Jpeg file. file>save as>rename your file> save as type jpeg>ok
Jpeg images are simply image files/photos/images.
PSD files contain all of your editing information.
Well… that about covers it!
I hope the info provided has been helpful to you!
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