Photoshop techniques

For students completing this session, this list will serve as a check list / self-evaluation. Ask yourself: “Can you… ?”

  • open / create new document, use Navigator, go back in history
  • create new layer, copy existing layer, delete layer, hide / deactivate layer
  • move objects, transform and warp objects, change color(s)
  • operate selection tools – magic wand & lasso, add to selection, subtract from selection, refine edges
  • use paint brush and eraser – size and sensitivity


  • change layer opacity
  • change layer blending mode
  • apply blur filter
  • solid colour overlay

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