* **Retouching:** This subject area of Photoshop enables you to eliminate imperfections from a photo. It has been the way to remove wrinkles, red eyes, blemishes, body fat, pet fur, scars, graffiti, and stains from your images.
Photoshop also has features for sharpening images, retouching skin to make it look more attractive, adding special effects to images, and adding text.
Exercise 2-1 gives you a good introduction to retouching. The second two chapters, Chapters 10 and 11, cover layer-based image editing techniques and special effects.
Adobe has several websites, including its own site, www.adobe.com, where you can get all kinds of Photoshop learning material, including tutorials for beginners. You can also watch free video training on YouTube. (There’s a lot of it.) It’s a great resource.
The most popular website for learning about Photoshop is Lynda.com, because it includes free, online classes on a wide range of subjects.
It’s now possible for beginners to get support from experienced users of Photoshop through the Photoshop User Group, a Facebook group (www.facebook.com/photoshop.uservideo). You can find the group on Facebook.
If you’re using Photoshop CS5 or Elements 11, you can purchase the Photoshop Elements Tumbleweed edition of Photoshop ( Tumbleweed is a simplified version of Photoshop that’s best for beginners.
## Learning to Work With Layers
Photos often contain _layers_ (also called _layers of information_ or _layers of hierarchy_ ). Layers are used to group all the different information in a photo for modification. You may not even know layers exist in your photos, but if you do, they can make a big difference in the image you get back from your editing work.
Layers are the building blocks of the photo editing process. When you edit images with Photoshop, you’re working in layers. Photo layers give you the capability to blend, copy, cut, and paste portions of an image.
Layers are _nested_, meaning you can have a layer inside another layer. You can work with layers in many different ways.
## Creating a New Photo with Layers
I like to start every editing process with a brand-new photo
Because it is a graphic editor, it has many features that you would expect from a professional. This includes the ability to edit and fix layers, the ability to use powerful editing functions and the ability to rotate, scale and adjust all aspects of the image.
What Is Photoshop Elements?
Photoshop Elements is an alternative to traditional Photoshop. It is a graphics editor for photographers, image editors and hobbyists. It contains most of the features of the professional version but with fewer features and a simpler user interface.
Adobe Photoshop Elements is available for personal and commercial use. It can be used for editing photos, graphics and web design. It has a low price and is available in Windows and Mac versions.
The features and functions of the program are very similar to the features and functions of the traditional version of Photoshop. Photoshop Elements is designed for everyday use by a wide range of people. The interface is very simple and intuitive to use, which makes it easy for beginners to learn.
However, the greatest strength of this program is that it is designed for beginners. It has a very intuitive interface. This means that you don’t need to know how to use complicated commands.
It has all the essential editing and graphic design functions that you would expect. These include the ability to edit and fix layers, the ability to use powerful editing functions and the ability to rotate, scale and adjust all aspects of the image.
To use Photoshop Elements, you don’t need to be a graphic designer. All you have to do is learn the basic functions of the program and you can edit or design professional images or graphics. It has all the basic features of professional programs but with the user interface of a beginner.
Adobe Photoshop Elements Features & Functions
1. Powerful Image Editing and Graphics Design Functions
Adobe Photoshop Elements has many powerful editing functions, including the ability to edit and fix layers, use powerful editing functions such as liquify, burn and dodge, and edit the entire image with powerful tools.
2. Ability to Create Eye-Catching Photos
Photoshop Elements has powerful effects and tools that you can use to create eye-catching photos and graphics. You can use tilt-shift and lens blur effects, and other advanced editing tools to give you a professional-looking image.
3. Camera Raw Plug-in
The new Camera Raw plug-in gives you great control over the Raw color, contrast, tones, sharpening
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Sunday, June 20, 2012
Gary at the Gnome’s Daycare, Part II
Part II of “Gary at the Gnome’s Daycare,” published on June 23, 2008.
Chapter 1: Continuing on a Perennial Journey
“And it was when he was twenty-one years old that he was called upon to take an important journey,” my creator said. It’s understandable, considering we had so little time before, but I don’t know if it’s as satisfying as having finished the story all by myself. But hey, I’m sure I can entertain myself for the next few hours.
I wandered into the kitchen, where my creator was watching television. I hadn’t thought about television in a long time, but I spotted a newscast reporting something about the latest abduction and murder case, and I’m sure the kidnapping and death of (you guessed it) a school child would make for good copy. Or maybe it was a story about the wedding of some rich couple. Or maybe it was a story about another school bomb, or someone arrested for a horrible crime.
I don’t know why I thought of a news channel, but it was the first thing I saw. Whether on television, or on the internet, the small world news always seemed to interest me the most, the fear and pain always seeming to be the most intense.
“Ah,” my creator said, “so that’s what we’re having.”
“You’re story,” my creator told me.
“Really?” I asked, bouncing on my back legs in delight.
“Sure,” he said, “we’re having a story. I used to write stories for a living, but when I got back, I just got bored, so I bought one of those 3-D printers, and I started printing stories. That’s why
UTF-8 Encoding Name of file
I have a problem converting Japanese characters to the enconding format. It seems like that character is not converted correctly because sometimes it works and sometimes it does not.
char ara; // chr is 1 letter code.
ara = GetWindowTextA(handle, strPath, 20);
ara = (char) GetWindowTextA(handle, strPath, 20);
strPath[strPath.Length] = ara;
MultiByteToWideChar(CP_ACP, 0, strPath, strPath.Length, encodedFileName, FILE_NAME_MAX);
_wfopen_s(&file, encodedFileName, L”rb”);
wchar_t *fileName = _wfgets_nolock(file, LF_FACESIZE);
fsize_t fileSize = _wftell(file);
int filesize = (int)fileSize;
I want to know if the encoding is correct after converting it.
As others have mentioned, you have no control over the name that Windows generates to display the file. You can get the name with GetFileInfo() or with GetFileName().
If you want to treat the file name as a string, you need to pass UTF-16 to MultiByteToWideChar(). You cannot just use CP_ACP, because MultiByteToWideChar expects a wide string and CP_ACP is not guaranteed to use UTF-16.
If you want to treat the file name as UTF-8, you need to tell MultiByteToWideChar() to be UTF-8. You can do that by passing useUnicode=TRUE to MultiByteToWideChar().
iOS – UISplitViewController, Master View / Detail View
I’m using a UISplitViewController for my iOS app, one side of the screen contains a typical interface for list data.
The other side of the screen has some dynamic data that can change depending on user input (from a UITableViewController).
– Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64bit)
– 2.0 GHz CPU
– 3 GB RAM
– 1 GB of available space on the system hard drive
– DirectX 9.0 compatible graphics card
– 1366×768 display resolution
– Supported operating systems: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64bit)2.0 GHz CPU3 GB RAM1 GB of available space on the system hard driveDirectX 9.0 compatible graphics card1366x768 display resolution