Step 3: SETUP: STEP 3

You will find two columns in the dialogue box.  The column on the left requires numerical input from the user.  The column on the right has several drop-down menus that can change the dimensions from pixels to inches, to centimeters, etc.  For this application we are changing the fields into :

Width:              8.5 Inches
Height:            11 Inches
Resolution:      300 Pixels/inch

    •    Once you have set the attributes as stated above, left click OK.  A blank sheet (called the “Canvas”) will appear.
I am a beginning a Photoshop user and although I found this tutorial helpful, I agree with the previous comments about the wordiness of the instructions. When there were pictures, they were extremely helpful and got me out of a few binds. Occasionally I wish the first photo that indicated the locations of tools was repeated in steps where switching tools occurred.<br><br>Over all, good job!
Thank you for your comment. Throughout the drafting of these instructions the team struggled with making the locations of tools clear. We hoped that the constant repetition of the location in our instructions would help, but we really like your idea of repeating the first &quot;glossary&quot; image.
You should probably include the hotkeys for the tools every time you use the tool's name in the steps instead of putting the same image in every step. For example, &quot;the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) allows you to...&quot;
I just had a few comments about this tutorial. The first sentence was awkwardly written. Obviously something is missing in this sentence, which made me re-read this sentence one too many times. Please fix. Also, I think that more pictures along the process as checkpoints would be helpful. In my old age, I cannot read blurred images as well as I used to. Please adjust the resolution of these images for the sake of the older readers. I also wanted to know about general formatting in Photoshop. First, what file formatting extension does Photoshop save in? Secondly, is there a way to convert or save images into other photo file formats (ie jpeg, bmp, png, gif, etc.)? Lastly in regards to the video, a little audio would've been nice to explain the process as an alternative to reading the instructional tutorial. Overall, thanks for the help.
Thanks for all of your useful suggestions. We have gone back and edited the first sentence. As for the photos, you will find a an italicized letter 'i&quot; in a box above each image, which allows you to view the image in enlarged sizes. This solves the resolution problem. Please make use of the tool. <br><br>Concerning your question about general formatting and phote file formats, PhotoShop saves your image as a psp, but you can easily convert this to other formats such as jpeg when you go to save the document in &quot;save as.&quot; As to how to do this, please view additional tutorials offered on instructables. This tutorial is simply supposed to teach you super imposition.<br><br>Due to technical difficulties the team was unable to include the audio that complimented the video. Thank you for your input.
Overall, this was a very helpful tutorial. I was able to super impose the images! However, sometimes the vocabulary tends to be a little too wordy which caused me to re-read some of the steps. (e.g. the first step where you refer to photoshop as a configuration.) Just keep in mind that you are helping people how to figure out a program; they don't want to scrape through (occasionally) wordy instructions. Be as concise and clear as possible<br>But other than that, awesome job :)
Thank you for your helpful suggestion. Because we target beginning Photoshop users the last thing we want to do is confuse them even more. We agree that our tutorial was often times wordy. We chose this register so as to seem as credible as possible, however we understand the confusion it can create. Simplicity and clarity will be practiced in our future instructables.
You guys did a good job on this. I was able to follow your steps easily. <br>Sometimes your directions seemed redundant though like how you always said to left-click items. It just seems obvious that you would need to left click something. You only need to emphasize when the users need to right-click. <br>Also, sometimes things were stated twice in the same sentence like in the hyperlink step. You said &quot;click the hyperlink from the link below&quot;. Just watch out for that redundancy. <br> <br>Good job guys. I liked it.
Thanks for the reply. We appreciate you pointing out the redundancy in our tutorial. The repetition of &quot;left-click&quot; was simply to be consist and clear, but we understand that it is an obvious instruction. We will keep this in mind for the future.
I have a Mac and have my configuration set up much differently than what you have set up. You did a very thorough step-by-step procedure which would be beyond helpful for a beginner. Being more experienced in the ways of photoshop, I found it wordy, but from a beginner's perspective, I liked the bolding and level of detail you put in. <br><br>Good job, TeamAwesome.
Thank you for your reply. We are glad that the bolding is helpful and stress that the level of detail is meant for beginners. <br><br>We always welcome additional suggestions, especially from an experienced Photoshopper.

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