Step by Step Photoshop Tutorial for Beginners To Pro | Part-4

Step by Step Photoshop Tutorial for Beginners To Pro
Step by Step Photoshop Tutorial for Beginners To Pro

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Type tool:

Step by Step Photoshop Tutorial for Beginners

The type tool provides four different formats of the above mentioned. The type tool writes the text onto an image or page while the type mask tool creates selections in the shape of various letterforms.

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Option Bar:

Font Name: changes fonts to another font.
Font Style: changes font style to normal, italic, bold or bold italic.
Font size: changes font size between 0.1 to 1296 pt. you can use short cut key “Ctrl +Shift + >” and “Ctrl + Shift + <” to increase and decrease the font size respectively.

Anti-aliasing method: Anti-aliasing produces a smooth-edged type by partially filling the edge pixels. As a result, the edges of the type blend into the background.
None: Applies no anti-aliasing
Sharp: Type appears at its sharpest
Crisp: Type appears somewhat sharp

Strong: Type appears heavier
Smooth: Type appears smoother
Align: aligns left, center, or right.
Color: changes color of the font or text.
Wrapping text: creates a wrapped text of given values.
Toggle: brings character or paragraph palette. This can also use to edit texts.


Paste an image inside the text.
=> Using a horizontal or vertical type mask tool write some text on the image.
=> Choose the move tool and drag the selection to another page.

Apply different effects in the test
-> Using horizontal or vertical type tools write some text.
-> On the color palette choose style tab and click on one of the styles.

Save Image:

  1. Click on “File” Menu.
  2. Then click on the “Save” option or shortcut keypress “Ctrl + S” key.
  3. Give the required name under the required location and choose format.
  4. Click on the “Save” button.

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Fill Tool:

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The Gradient tool is used to creates a gradual blend between multiple colors. You can choose differently preset from gradient fills or create your own.

Note: The Gradient tool cannot be used with bitmap or indexed-color images.

The Paint Bucket Tool is used to fills foreground color in the selection or in the entire page of the blank page. It adjacent pixels that are similar in color value to the pixels you click. You can choose patterns to fill by clicking on the triangle beside the foreground.

Note: If you are working at Bitmap mode image the paint bucket tool cannot be used.

Gradient tool’s options bar:

Linear gradient : It shades from the starting point to the ending point in a straight line.

Radial gradient : It shades from the starting point to the ending point in a circular pattern.

Angle gradient : It shades in a counterclockwise sweep around the starting point.

Reflected gradient : It shades using symmetric linear gradients on either side of the starting point.

Diamond gradient : It shades from the starting point outward in a diamond pattern. The ending point defines the diamond shape corner.

Reverse: reverses the order of colors in the gradient.

Dither: creates a smoother blend with less banding.

Transparency: uses a transparency mask for the gradient fill.

Paint bucket tool’s options bar:

Tolerance: it defines how similar in color a pixel must be (to the pixel you click) to be filled. Values can range from 0 to 255. In a low tolerance fills pixels within a range of color values very similar to the pixel you click.

Anti-aliased: it smoothes the edges of the filled selection.

Contiguous: it fills only pixels to the one you click. Leave it unselected to fill all similar pixels in the image. All Layers: it fills pixels based on the merged color data from all visible layers.

Examples: Use Marquee Selection Tool, Paint Bucket Tool and Move Tool to make logos of.

  • LG
  • HSM

Transforming a selection or layer


Transform TypeDescription
Free TransformThis command lets you apply different type of  transformations (rotate, scale, skew, distort, and perspective) in one continuous operation. You can also apply a warp transformation.
ScaleIf you chose Scale, drag a handle on the bounding box. You have to press Shift as you drag a corner handle to scale proportionately. When you positioned over a handle, the pointer becomes a double arrow shape.
RotateIf you chose Rotate, move the pointer outside the bounding border (it becomes a curved, two-sided arrow), and then drag. IF you Press Shift to constrain the rotation to 15° increments.
SkewIf you chose Skew, drag a side handle to slant the bounding box.
DistortTo stretch the bounding box, drag a corner handle.
PerspectiveIf you chose Perspective, drag a corner handle to apply perspective to the bounding box.
WarpIf you choose Warp, choose a warp from the Warp Style pop‑up menu in the options bar, or to perform a custom warp, drag the control points, line, within the mesh for change the shape of the bounding box and mesh.
Rotate 1800Rotates by 1800.
Rotate 900 CWRotates by 900 in clockwise direction.
Rotate 900 CCWRotates by 900 in counter clockwise direction.
Flip HorizontalFlips horizontally, along the vertical axis.
Flip VerticalFlips vertically, along the horizontal axis.

For all different types of transformations, enter a value in the options bar. For example, if you want to rotate an item, specify degrees in the rotation text box. For position, change the value of ‘X’ and ‘Y’. For width and height, change the value of ‘W’ and ‘H’. For horizontal and vertical skew, change the value of ‘H’ and ‘V’ respectively.

ResultShort Cut
Transform from center or reflectAlt
CancelControl + . (period) or Esc
Free transform with duplicate dataControl + Alt + T
Transform again with duplicate dataControl + Shift + Alt + T

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