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    Photoshop Tutorials

    Hey guys/gals, I know many of you have seen those cool looking graphics in people's sig's. But you could never figure out how to do them, right?

    Well this is the place for you! I will try to add a new Tutorial every week. I will also add some Keyboard Commands too, so you can get things done faster

    Good luck!!


    Here are the Tutorials:

    Keyboard Commands
    Lightning
    Line Grid
    Matrix Effect
    Last edited by pimp my ride; 04-10-2004 at 10:59 AM.

    "same here, it'll be a sad day should amdmb ever totally dissapear, i don't care too much for these "pc's" or their "perspectives" i just like my amdmb's." - SuBX3r0

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    Keyboard Commands

    First we can start out with some Keyboard Commands to help you get things done faster:


    Viewing

    Fit image in window CTRL + 0 (zero)
    100% magnification ALT + CTRL + 0 (zero)
    Zoom in CTRL +
    Zoom out CTRL +
    CTRL + SPACEBAR
    ALT + SPACEBAR
    Apply zoom percentage, and keep zoom percentage box active SHIFT + ENTER in Navigator palette
    Zoom in on specified area of image CTRL + drag over preview in Navigator palette
    Scroll image with hand tool SPACEBAR + drag
    Scroll up 1 screen PAGE UP
    Scroll down 1 screen PAGE DOWN
    Scroll up 10 units SHIFT + PAGE UP
    Scroll down 10 units SHIFT + PAGE DOWN
    Move view to upper left corner HOME
    Move view to lower right corner END
    Toggle layer mask on/off as rubylith \

    Selecting and Moving Objects

    Repositions marquee while selecting Any marquee tool (except single-column and single row) + drag
    Add to selection Selection Tool + SHIFT + drag
    Remove from selection Selection Tool + ALT + drag
    Intersect a selection Selection Tool + SHIFT + ALT + drag
    Constrain marquee to square or circle SHIFT + drag
    Draw marquee from center ALT + drag
    Constrain shape and draw marquee from center SHIFT + ALT + drag
    CTRL (except when pen, path, shape, slice, or image map tool is selected)
    Switch from to ALT + drag
    Switch from to ALT + click
    Move copy of selection + ALT + drag selection
    Move selection area 1 pixel Selection +
    Move selection 1 pixel +
    Move layer 1 pixel CTRL +
    Move selection area 10 pixels Selection +
    Move selection 1 pixels +
    Move layer 10 pixels CTRL +
    Increase detection width + [
    Decrease detection width + ]
    Accepts cropping + ENTER
    Exits cropping + ESC
    Make protractor + ALT + drag end point
    Snap guide to ruler ticks SHIFT + drag guide
    Toggle guide orientation ALT + drag guide

    Painting

    Any painting or shape tool + ALT
    Select background color + ALT + Click
    + SHIFT
    Delete + ALT + Click
    Set opacity, tolerance, strength, or exposure for painting mode Any paint or edit tool + number keys (1 = 10%, 0 = 100%)
    Set flow for paint mode Any paint or edit tool + SHIFT + number keys (1 = 10%, 0 = 100%)
    Cycle through blending modes SHIFT + or
    Fill selection/layer with foreground color ALT + backspace
    Fill selection/layer with background color CTRL + backspace
    Fill from history ALT + CTRL + backspace
    Display fill dialog box SHIFT + backspace
    Lock transparent pixels on/off /
    Connect points with straight line Any painting tool + SHIFT + click

    Editing Text

    Move type in image CTRL + drag type when Type layer is selected
    Align left + SHIFT + CTRL + L
    Align horizontal center + SHIFT + CTRL + C
    Align right + SHIFT + CTRL + R
    Align top + SHIFT + CTRL + L
    Align vertical center + SHIFT + CTRL + C
    Align bottom + SHIFT + CTRL + R
    Select 1 character left SHIFT +
    Select 1 character right SHIFT +
    Select 1 line up SHIFT +
    Select 1 line down SHIFT +
    Select 1 word left SHIFT + CTRL +
    Select 1 word right SHIFT + CTRL +
    Select characters from insertion point to mouse click point SHIFT + click
    Move 1 character left
    Move 1 character right
    Move 1 line up
    Move 1 line down
    Move 1 word left CTRL +
    Move 1 word right CTRL +
    Designate a new origin over existing type SHIFT + click or click + drag
    Select word Double-click
    Select line Triple-click
    Select paragraph Quadruple-click
    Select story Quintuple-click
    Show/Hide selection on selected type CTRL + H
    Toogle Underlining On/Off SHIFT + CTRL + U
    Toggle Strikethrough On/Off SHIFT + CTRL + /
    Toggle All Uppercase On/Off SHIFT + CTRL + K
    Toggle Small Caps On/Off SHIFT + CTRL + H
    Toggle Superscript On/Off SHIFT + CTRL +
    Toggle Subscript On/Off SHIFT + ALT + CTRL +
    Choose 100% horizontal scale SHIFT + CTRL + X
    Choose 100% vertical scale SHIFT + ALT + CTRL + X
    Choose Auto-leading SHIFT + ALT + CTRL + A
    Choose 0 for tracking SHIFT + CTRL + Q
    Justifies paragraph, left aligns last line SHIFT + CTRL + J
    Justifies paragraph, forces last line SHIFT + CTRL + F
    Toggles paragraph hyphenation On/Off SHIFT + ALT + CTRL + H
    Toggles single/every line composer On/Off SHIFT + ALT + CTRL + T
    Decrease type size of selected text 2 pts/px SHIFT + CTRL + <
    Increase type size of selected type 2 pts/px SHIFT + CTRL + >
    Decrease leading 2 pts/px ALT +
    Increase leading 2 pts/px ALT +
    Decrease baseline shift 2 pts/px SHIFT + ALT +
    Increase baseline shift 2 pts/px SHIFT + ALT +
    Decrease kerning/tracking 20/1000 ems ALT +
    Increase kerning/tracking 20/1000 ems ALT +

    Editing Paths

    Select multiple anchor points + SHIFT + click
    Select entire path + ALT + click
    Duplicates a path + ALT + CTRL + drag
    Switch from CTRL
    Switch from (regular arrow) to (arrow with +) when over path ALT
    Switch from to when pointer is over anchor point or direction point ALT + CTRL
    Switch from or to when pointer is over anchor point or direction point ALT
    Closes path + double-click
    Closes path with straight-line segment + ALT + double-click

    Slicing and Optimizing

    Toggle browser dither for selected image pane in optimized view SHIFT + CTRL + Y
    Toggle through gamma previews in selected image pane ALT + CTRL + Y
    Toggle through optimized/2up/4up/original window CTRL + Y
    Toggle between slice tool and slice selection tool CTRL
    Draw square slice SHIFT + drag
    Draw from center outward ALT + drag
    Draw square slice from center outward ALT + SHIFT + drag
    Reposition slice while creating slice SPACEBAR + drag
    Open context-sensitive menu Right mouse button on slice




    Credits
    Last edited by pimp my ride; 11-14-2003 at 05:14 PM.

    "same here, it'll be a sad day should amdmb ever totally dissapear, i don't care too much for these "pc's" or their "perspectives" i just like my amdmb's." - SuBX3r0

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    A simple way to make Lightning

    This is how to make Lightning in Photoshop:

    1. First make a new document, any size you want, with a white background.

    2. Put your background color black, and your forground color white.

    3. Go to Filter > Render > Clouds.

    4. Go to Filter > Render > Difference Clouds.

    5. Press Ctrl+I (To invert the colors)

    6. Press Ctrl+L (To get into the color levels) And move the MIDDLE arrow all the way to the right.

    7. Press Ctrl+B and change the colors to the way you like, and your done!


    This is my finished product:

    Last edited by pimp my ride; 04-10-2004 at 10:33 AM.

    "same here, it'll be a sad day should amdmb ever totally dissapear, i don't care too much for these "pc's" or their "perspectives" i just like my amdmb's." - SuBX3r0

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    Excellentness, that's a lot of info. Keep em comin vic

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    Originally posted by THAWA on 11-21-2003 at 12:21 PM
    Excellentness, that's a lot of info. Keep em comin vic
    Thanks THAWA!

    I'm gonna try to add a new tutorial every week.

    I'm gonna need to brew something up tonight so I can post it!

    "same here, it'll be a sad day should amdmb ever totally dissapear, i don't care too much for these "pc's" or their "perspectives" i just like my amdmb's." - SuBX3r0

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    cool, I've been wanting to learn more about photoshop.

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    Make a Cool-Lookin grid

    1. First, make a new image, any size works well.

    2. Next change your Foreground to Black and your background to white (or press d)

    3. Go to Filter > Render > Clouds.

    4. Go to Filter > Pixelate > Mosiac, and change your cell size to 20.

    5. Go to Filter > Stylize > Glowing Edges, use these settings:

    Edge width:2
    Edge Brightness:14
    Smoothness:8

    6. To change the colors, hit Ctrl+U , And change the colors the way you would like, and your done!


    This is my finished product:
    Last edited by pimp my ride; 04-10-2004 at 10:34 AM.

    "same here, it'll be a sad day should amdmb ever totally dissapear, i don't care too much for these "pc's" or their "perspectives" i just like my amdmb's." - SuBX3r0

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    Hey Vic,
    This was a cool idea.
    Why don't you just do a "How-to" on how to make those "kool sigs".

    Thanks for your efforts!

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    Originally posted by prplxd on 11-23-2003 at 07:08 PM
    Hey Vic,
    This was a cool idea.
    Why don't you just do a "How-to" on how to make those "kool sigs".

    Thanks for your efforts!
    What's your definiton of a "kool sig" ?

    "same here, it'll be a sad day should amdmb ever totally dissapear, i don't care too much for these "pc's" or their "perspectives" i just like my amdmb's." - SuBX3r0

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    I think something flashy, with different colors adn stuff.

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    how can i make animations?

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    ij, I will do a how-to on how to do animations, but angelfire banned my account, so we will have to wait and see if I get accepted for another free host (that is good)

    "same here, it'll be a sad day should amdmb ever totally dissapear, i don't care too much for these "pc's" or their "perspectives" i just like my amdmb's." - SuBX3r0

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    Question "Kool sigs"

    Originally posted by victimizati0n on 11-23-2003 at 07:39 PM
    What's your definiton of a "kool sig" ?
    I have no clue!
    How did you make yours?

    And some of these other guys have multiple images that just seem to blend all together.

    And then there's the guys that have those animated/moving images.

    Does that give you a better idea of what I mean by "kool sig"?

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    i like the blending, no animating, especially the ones that just flash to another slide. thawa

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    Originally posted by palmboy5 on 12-04-2003 at 06:10 PM
    i like the blending, no animating, especially the ones that just flash to another slide. thawa
    Yea,...
    Well us dumb folk are still trying to figure out how to do all that.

    Time and playing might just be the answer?

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