Lesson A: Creating Content

Something from nothing is the theme for this lesson. First, we’ll fill the canvas with patterns, gradients, and colors. We’ll complete a backdrop on top of which we’ll create type.

Create a New Doc

We’ll start by creating a new document.

  • Launch Photoshop. If you are not shown the home screen, click the Home button at the left end of the Options Bar.
  • Click the Create new button. Many media choices are listed across the top of the resulting dialog box. I’d like you to choose Photo because it contains the reliable default settings we need for this lesson.
  • Choose Default Photoshop Size. Interestingly, there’s nothing particularly photo-centric about this preset. Click Create in the bottom-right corner of the dialog box. ...

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