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In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to import images on a club flyer Part 2 of 14.
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All right, so now we’ve got our flyer, it’s all black, nothing too exciting right now. What I’m going to go ahead and do is I went ahead and brought in some different images of Boston. Yes, I can’t do a Boston accent. Because I’m actually doing this flyer for a friend of mine’s cover band up in Boston area, so I figured why not put in a nice pretty Boston skyline, and I think that would be pretty sexy. Now, before we do that, just a word about images, a lot of people will do the easy thing, and look for images on Google, which I did, in this case. Now, so you know, whenever you’re looking for Boston skyline, boom! You just make sure instead of web that you click images. Now, again talking about the difference between the web and print, you want to have a really big ass graphic for printing, otherwise you’re going to import that in there and it’s going to be itty, itty, bitty. I know some of these images might look fairly large when you see them on here, but when you bring them into your document and they’re going to be small because they’re at 72 dpi vs. 300 dpi, this one actually is fairly large, I think that’s one of the one’s that I brought in.
So, to avoid this whole conflict, and confusion, you want to go actually click advance image search, type in your words, and return images that are only large. That way you’ll get some nice adequate images for your design. This is basically, weeding out all the small and medium sized images. So, that’s kind of a nice handy tool, it’s very handy when you’re looking for nice images for your designs. Another great source for images is iStockphoto.com. And we have a membership here, this is kind of a more legitimate way to do it, and for most of our designs, we get our graphics from iStock photo. So, you can see, it’s usually about $5 for a medium sized image which their medium sized image is actually just about print quality or you can go $10 for a large sized image, and they have so many nice awesome photos in there. You’ll get much better results than on Google for the most part. So, you know, if you’re doing anything for professional, you usually want to grab your photos from iStock.
In this case, I’m just doing this for a friend so I decided to cheap out and actually found some nice images, anyway, on Google. So, take in a quick look at a few of those and go out like a night shot, so I’m going to import a few of those in here. And basically pull them into the document, all you do is, your document is open, you just pull it right over, and boom, and you see even though this looks like a, here it is at a 100%, a pretty fucking large image, excuse my French. When you’re bringing into your 11x17 document at 300 dpi, it’s pretty darn small. So, we’re going to go ahead and hit control T, that is transform and you can just go ahead and grab this edge and just pull it out. If you hit shift while you’re pulling on the edge, it will actually maintain the aspect ratio. So, that’s kind of a nice little feature. So, that’s what I’m going to do, I’m going to pull that right up to there, boom. And just click your move tool, and hit apply. And wala, we got a nice image in there, looks pretty, pretty darn good.
I want to try a couple of other ones just for shits and giggles, control T, hold down shift if you want to keep the aspect ratio, and apply. It’s not bad either. And, just go ahead and pull this one out, control T, shift, hold that down while you’re pulling that out and there you go it’s pretty nifty. I like this one too. I’m just going to pull that in, control T, shift, it’s pretty nice. I’m going to go ahead and flip that, so you’re just going to go edit, transform, flip horizontal and you get kind of a mirror image of what you had, I just like it better that way. Bring this one in. Now if you don’t want it to maintain the aspect ratio, just hit control T and just grab the edge and that way you can resize it however you want for this image, I’m going to stretch out the height a little bit, and wala, it’s pretty nifty too. And I really like this one, so no point in bringing them in. All right, so we got like five different images to choose from right now. Okay, not really loving that one, I’m going to trash it. Kind of a tough decision, and I may end up changing my mind later so, I’m going to just keep all these in here for the moment. And I think let’s try one of these two. I’m just going to use this one for the time being if we want to switch it later, we still have all the other layers saved. And so let’s go ahead and move on, let’s make sure to save this, by the way. To save, you just hit Control S, and name it whatever the hell you want. And there you go.
So, now let’s bring in the picture of the band. So, there you go, bunch of grungy looking biker dudes. And, my buddy Cris is actually one of my designers in my company, he’s the guy sporting the bald head in sunglasses. So, he’s looking pretty slick there. So, yes, what I’m going to do is hit control E. Actually, I’m going to do shift control E, sorry. That’s going to basically merge all the layers that were visible that you could see. And that way I can just bring the final image in, and there it is.
By the way, anytime you want to know the short cut is, you just go up here to whatever you’re looking for, say I just wanted to do merge layers or merge visible, and you have your shortcut right there, as you can see merge visible is shift control E. So, a lot of functions have those shortcuts. New layer is shift control N, you know, step backward, paste, fill. So, as you go along as you learn Photoshop, you’ll learn all those shortcuts. Okay, so I’m going to go and close that out, don’t want to save it.