You can use Photoshop’s layers to lay down separate graphics on top of one another, yet retain the ability to edit each layer independently. So, you can add extra details and make adjustments independently of each other.
In this chapter, I cover Photoshop basics like creating graphics, starting a new document, using layers, and saving your projects. I also cover several layer-based editing tools that create interesting and stunning effects.
Creating a New File
To create a new document, follow these steps:
1. Choose File⇒New.
The New dialog box opens, shown in Figure 1-1. (The New dialog box is very similar to the Preset dialog box and looks nearly identical at first glance. In fact, it’s an expanded version of the Preset dialog box, except it includes Save and Open buttons, as shown in Figure 1-1.)
2. Open the type of document you want to create.
The Document Type list shows available choices, such as Text and Image.
3. Type a name in the File Name box.
4. Click the Open button.
You can click the cancel button (the button with the trash can icon) to close the New dialog box without saving the changes you made.
5. Click the Close button to save the changes to the new document.
Photoshop creates a new, empty document in the background and starts the new file in the foreground.
If you want to start the new document right in the middle of an existing document, go to the Transparency panel and click the New Layer button. Click on the layer you want to insert in the middle of the current document.
For more about working with layers, read the next section.
**Figure 1-1:** Choose the type of document you want to create.
Starting a New Document
To create a new document in the background, use the following steps:
1. Select the File menu and choose Open.
The Open dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 1-2.
2. Choose the type of document you want to create and then click OK.
Photoshop creates a new document in the background.
3. Click the Close button to save the changes to the new document and then click OK to close the Open dialog box.
**Figure 1-2:** Choose the type of document you want to create.
UPDATE: A spokesman for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Berlin office confirmed it is still engaging with the Israeli NGO in its struggle to force the divestment. “We have renewed our engagement on the issue of the women’s cinema,” he said. “The foundation does not agree with the university’s decision to accept funding from the government for the project. We have spoken with the groups who were founding members of the cinema.”
A move by a German university to tap into public funds in support of an Israeli venture that is planning to screen a number of films by Jewish and Arab women has landed it in a political storm.
The founder of that venture, a Berlin-based NGO, expressed frustration last week over the fact that the German government had agreed to provide the women’s cinema project with €100,000 (US$117,000) of state funding for the next five years.
Open gallery view The founder of a Berlin-based NGO, which last year launched a project to screen films by Jewish and Arab women, is demanding that the government withdraw its support, after the first of its screenings ended up on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Credit: Michael S. Neumeister
“Israel is killing the two-state solution. It’s killing the entire Middle East peace process,” said organizer Baruch Camps.
The budget also makes it possible for the NGO to present a number of films that are in productions in the countries in the region, but films that are too controversial to be screened in Israel. Camps estimated that there are 500 such films that the international press would like to see, but which could not be screened in Israel. In any case, the Israeli films will be screened first.
In the lead-up to Tuesday’s vote, Camps launched an online petition on Change.org calling on Chancellor Angela Merkel to withdraw government funding to the university.
On Sunday, he told Haaretz he was upset with the decision and with the chancellor’s lack of response.
“I met with her in May when she was in Berlin for the International Jewish Film Festival. And I explained to her that we were trying to create a profile for Israel. They [the Germans] were behind us financially, and that was the main reason why she and the government decided to support us. We were supposed to sign an agreement, a bond that we would act
What’s New in the Adobe Photoshop 2021 (Version 22.4.3)?
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System Requirements For Adobe Photoshop 2021 (Version 22.4.3):
Windows 7/8/10 (64 bit), with NVIDIA GeForce 10 series (e.g. GeForce GTX 650 or better).
4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM recommended)
20 GB free disk space
No offline map or gps support (e.g. Baidu Map)
2.0.1 (or later) version of Android Studio
SDK (30 and higher)
5.0.0 or higher version of Google Play Service
Latest version of NVIDIA GeForce Experience