Using Adobe Photoshop CC

So we are currently working on the last project for our TME assignment. Our project is creating the music educational resources for teachers and students in not only Australia, but all around the world. We decided to create the Virtual Korean Traditional instruments, so that Korean Traditional instruments are more accessible for anyone studying the world music. – Vlog coming soon! Stay in tune:)

While other groups are working on programming the virtual instruments, my role is now to edit vlogs and photos I’ve been taking during our recording sessions. So! I give you a quick tutorial on how to use Adobe Photoshop CC since myself also had some trouble using this program for the first time.

Simply, first, drag the photo you want to photoshop into the programme and you will see the new window like this;

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It is very confusing with TOO MANY tools for people who are using this for the first time. The easiest way to use this program is to click image on the top – and use Auto Tone, Auto Contrast and Auto Colour. This will clear you image immediately. If you don’t like the change, you can simply use ctrl + Z to go back to previous image.  Screen Shot 2017-11-01 at 10.08.46 am.png

If you want to be more precise with adjusting, click ‘Adjustments’.

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As you can see, you have more choices to make precise changes. When you click the tab, you can simply drag the arrows to see what you like and save them.

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Other great thing about this photoshop is that if you click tools on the left-hand side, It has short explanation + video of what the tool is used for. This was extremely useful to me since I do not had to go through thousands of tutorials to find what the tool is for. The most useful tool was the Dodge tool – which is the one in different shade on the above image. Dodge tool lightens the area of the image I select. I used this tool to highlight the Instrument and the Mic.

 

So this is what I finished with! I hope this was helpful to people who just started using this programme.

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