OK now that you have downloaded and installed Adobe Photoshop CS2, we should be getting started. Starting with a “New Project” in Photoshop you will get first look of the software working area as following:
Now look at above picture, that’s the place you are going to invent, edit and create all of the stuff that you were wondering of. Doing so is really simple, so do not hesitate. OK moving on look at the top of the picture and there is a “Menu bar” which includes “File, Edit, Image, Layer and some more”. Do you see a Red Square on File menu? Yes that’s where you will click first. Now go on and click it. A Menu will appear looking same like in the following picture:
Take a look at the new menu, It includes option for New project. Click on “New” or press ctrl+N on your keyboard. Now a new but small page will appear asking you to tell what kind of Canvas you want to design. It will look like following picture:
Now use “Preset” to tell the ratio of canvas you want. If you want to make a picture that fits an A4 size page then click on Preset and select A4. Similarly, use other presets to set variety of ratios. In this project I have used a ratio of 1024 pixels in Width and 600 pixels in Height. It means the canvas that I will have will be 1024 pixel wide and 600 pixel high. After setting the ratio, click OK button, and the canvas will now open with a White background. It will look like following picture:
Now you are good to go.
In next tutorial we will focus on “How to Open a Project that is already made“. Hope this simple tutorial got you started quite well.
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