Photoshop Shapes Tool Explained

Abode Photoshop Shapes Tool Introduction

Photoshop Shape Tool Intro 300x171 Photoshop Shapes Tool ExplainedThe Photoshop Shapes Tools is one of the coolest tools in the Photoshop tool box. It looks pretty standard, and even boring, until you get to the “custom” shapes. Then it starts getting very exciting and creative.

The Shapes Tool allows you to make all kinds of shapes from many different sources. It lets you add borders, color fills, gradients, and dotted and lined borders, among other things. It has become one of my favorite tools because of its creativity and ease of use. And when it comes to creating digital collage sheet banners, it can’t be beat.

Below is an excerpt from my Udemy course called “Digital Collage Sheets Quick And Easy with Photoshop Kit“.


Photoshop Text Tool Introduction

A Short Intro to the Photoshop Text Tool

Photoshop Text Tool intro 300x171 Photoshop Text Tool IntroductionThe Adobe Photoshop Text Tool is probably the most recognizable Photoshop tool. It stands out clearly from all the other tools in that it is the only tool that deals specifically with text.

Although Photoshop is about editing photographs and creating amazing artwork, it is also used by thousands of people for graphic design work BECAUSE of the text tool. Brochures, posters, flyers and plenty of other marketing materials are created using Photoshop.

The text tool does a lot more then just let you lay out text. It has lots of extra features that let you turn text into art and design elements. I would personally never use it to create graphic design work because it is still limited in its layout capabilities. As someone who uses QuarkXpress and Adobe Indesign (true graphic design software), it just falls short in that area. But for artwork, I love it.

Below is a short excerpt on the text tool from my course on Udemy called “Digital Collage Sheets Quick And Easy with Photoshop Kit“.

Photoshop Magic Wand Tool Introduction

A Short Intro Video to the Photoshop Magic Wand Tool

Photoshop Magic Wand Tool Intro 300x171 Photoshop Magic Wand Tool IntroductionThe Photoshop Magic Wand Tool lets you select some or large portions of an imaging based on the color content. You can set the Magic Wand Tool’s “tolerance” level from 0 to 100. 0 grabs nothing while 100 grabs everything. The magic want tool lets Photoshop users select parts of an image without having to trace around everything. It makes partial image selections much easier.

Below is part of a video from my Photoshop course on Udemy entitled “Digital Collage Sheets Quick And Easy with Photoshop Kit“. The course is designed for any level of Photoshop user, from beginner to expert.