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Photoshop 101 for beginners
AKA “the things I wish I knew when I first got Photoshop”
Author’s note: It’s great having tutorials to teach you how to make things in Photoshop, but it is still kind of hard when you don’t know where things are or what they do! Here is my ‘Photoshop 101 for beginners’ on layout, the tool box and keyboard shortcuts.
1. Photoshop Layout
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3. Keyboard shortcuts
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How do you stop the background from moving in a gif? Do you just cut out David's head from other frames or what? I've seen many gifs like that, on some of them the background is still moving a little and you can see it on the last frame, but on your gifs it never happens. How on earth do you do that?
I put the part that is not moving in a separate layer, so it’ll be on top of all frames. And I always use the first frame as reference. Oh, and I nearly always use a feather of at least 5-10 px (but usually more) to soften the edges of the selection. Makes a better transition.
(pen tool -> make shape -> right click: select make selection -> marquee tool -> right click: select layer via copy)
If the background in a gif is hopping, it means the still background layer is not in place in one of the frames. Supposedly, because making a still background any other way seems like a waste of time.
Curtis Granderson's New Strategy Against Lefties
I’m the biggest New York Yankees fan I know - I’m not that into the team, I just don’t know many people. Regardless, I’m thrilled with Curtis Granderson’s All-Star-caliber numbers this year. Granderson came to the Yankees in 2010 following a season where he significantly struggled against left-handed pitching - in 2009 against lefties, he hit only .183 with a meager .484 OPS. However, a new approach has turned his performance around to the point where he now leads all of baseball in home runs against lefties. Here’s the game-changing strategy he elected to take: