This week I taught the Penn State Marketing Club how to use some common Photoshop tools. In the workshop, I covered the basics of the interface and what tools are available. Emphasis was placed on learning how to use the tools and adjust tool settings, rather than ending up with a perfect photo.
We started by using the Magic Wand Tool and adjusting tolerance to select areas of a photo. Using the Magic Wand, students deleted the original sky and also moved a person from one location in the photo to another.
Students also learned how to create gradients, make shapes using the Polygon Tool, transform text, and adjust opacity of layers. We used the Clone Stamp Tool to fix areas of the photo that were affected from moving a student to another location.