Learn how to open and create a photo in Photoshop Cs6

This tutorial is taken from the website of the University of Michigan, USA , and it teaches how to get started with Photoshop Cs6, open and create a photo in Photoshop, as well as introduce the main components of this dialog.

Open Image

File> Open Image in Menu

Photoshop Cs6, Once you open Photoshop you can start editing! Follow the instructions below to open the existing file or image:

1- To open a document or image in Photoshop: Go to the file and select the open option.

2. A browser window will appear and you can find your file, select it and click open.

Tip: Select Open Recent to select a list of recently opened files.


Create Image in Photoshop Cs6

File> New Image in Menu

Create a new Photoshop file. You can usually open images in Photoshop, but there are times when you need to create a new file. This can happen when you want to make a collage, create an internet banner, design an ad or more. This page shows and explains each section of the new dialog box. .

1- To create a new document: Go to the file and select the New option.

2- To adjust the desired document size and settings, use the following guide.

New Document Dialog Box

New Document Dialog Box1- Name

The name field is where you can add your name to your new document. It should be a name that helps you easily identify the file.

۲- Preset

Preset is where you can choose whether you want to adjust the size of your document based on a default or custom size.


3- Size Size

You do not need to use this drawer if you have selected a preset custom. If you want to use something else, you will see the Size options based on the settings you have selected. For example, if you choose American paper, you will have the size of common US paper such as Letter, Legall, Tabloid. If you are unsure of the right size for your document, we recommend that you try one of the default settings and predefined sizes.

4- Width width 5. Height Height

Units of Measurement ListIf you did not select a default and decided to create a custom size, this is where you can type the width and height of the document you want. Note that you can add units by clicking the slider next to the width and height values. Change the choice of inches, pixels, centimeters, etc.

 5- Resolution Resolution (resolution)

Resolution is something that determines the quality of the image and counts the number of pixels per inch (or centimeter). For more information on how the resolution works and how to choose the best resolution for your image, see the Mlibrary photo guide.

6- Color Mode Color mode

Color Modes ListColor mode lets you choose what mode and what you want to use for your new text. CMYK refers to print colors and is typically used for images to be printed. RGB refers to dot colors and is used for Considered from the web, video, or any digital image.

7- Background Contents

Background Contents ListThis allows you to specify the color of your background layer. Selecting White or Transparent makes your layer white or clear, respectively. Selecting the background color changes the layer color to what is currently the title of the background color in the selected color palette. .

8- Color Profile A set of color settings

If you are using a color-managed workflow or want to use the color profile of a particular device, you can select that profile from this drawer. Click here for more information on adding and managing color profiles.

9- Pixel Aspect Ratio

Pixel Aspect Ratio ListThe pixel aspect ratio is useful for those who are making graphics that are used for video work and are not HD or do not use square pixels.


10- Image Size Image size

This refers to the size of your new document file, meaning how much space is needed to store the file on your hard disk or disk.