Photoshop is one program in the Adobe Creative Cloud suite that allows us to make graphics for the web. As mentioned previously, Photoshop is best suited to creating and editing bitmap graphics. We'll be creating web graphics based on existing graphics that Hannah has given to us, as well as creating a graphic from scratch. Let's open Photoshop and start creating our first graphic, a header image. We'll start with an image of a rabbit that Hannah has provided to us. Let's open it in Photoshop now.
Creating a New File
Step1. Launch Photoshop CC.
NOTE: These materials were captured with the Photoshop interface at the lightest setting. The color of your Photoshop interface may be darker than seen here.
Step2. To open an existing file, in the Menu bar,
Click File, Click Open...
Setting the Location for Opening Your File
When the dialog box opens, it lists a default location from where the file will be opened. All of our exercise files are contained in the epclass folder, located on the desktop. We'll want to change our location to this folder.
We will start at the desktop, since our exercise file folder, epclass, is located there.
Step1. To move to the desktop,
Step2. To open the epclass folder,
Step3. To open the correct folder,
Double-Click the Bunny Trails Site folder
Step4. To open the file we need, in the Bunny Trails Site folder,