Other applications share many of the same features. The image-editing features of Photoshop include the following:
• The ability to add, delete, modify, and subtract layers
• The ability to edit bitmapped images
• Selection tools to select, copy, paste, delete, copy, and paste individual features in an image
• Camera raw converter to enhance images from a digital camera
• Image analysis tools
• Vector tools to draw shapes
• Filters to enhance, alter, and craft an image
• Advanced options for retouching and touch-ups
• Multiple canvas modes
• Multiple color modes
• Multi-page file support (known as stacks)
• Image layers
• Image selection tools to enlarge, reduce, move, rotate, delete, and copy the image
• A brush editor
• A toolbox of more than 1,000 effects and filters
• Brushes and masking tools
• A comprehensive set of measurement tools
• A user interface that is simple to use
Adobe and Adobe Fireworks, a web application, have a lot in common when it comes to advanced editing and effects. Both are used by professionals as well as by beginners. Fireworks is geared for web designers.
The Basics of Using Photoshop
The learning curve is less steep for beginners than for those who use editing programs for the first time. Photoshop is a drag-and-drop, point-and-click program that you manipulate with tools, images, and layers. The tools are colored icons that perform an action. Photoshop also has layers and other tools that you manipulate with a mouse.
Understanding the Layers System
The Layers panel enables you to add, delete, and modify overlays that are specific to an image. You can add layers to different levels of resolution, so to speak, which enables you to create an image with a large portion of the image masked out or in the background without losing any detail.
Instead of drawing a sketch and then painting on it, you can draw it digitally, using the layer system. Instead of painting a box on a canvas, you can add a box to a layer, and then paint over it. Figure 6-1 shows the Layers panel.
**Figure 6-1:** The Layers panel enables you to add, delete, and modify overlays.
Both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements are free, cross-platform applications. They are available for macOS, Microsoft Windows, and Android.
This article will demonstrate how to open Photoshop and Photoshop Elements files in Inkscape. The methods will cover, importing and converting Photoshop files, saving and exporting them in Inkscape, and exporting them back to Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.
Thanks to Bill Brumbaugh for providing the Wacom Intuos drawing tablet and art templates used in the examples.
Using Applications and Service Files
Before you start, make sure your Wacom tablet is connected, and that you have installed the latest drivers on your system.
Open Inkscape. If you haven’t done so already, select File > New.
Select New File and navigate to the directory where you have the service files in. For most readers this would be in the following location:
/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Photoshop Elements 11
If your files are not in the above location, consult the instructions included in the service file and select File > Preferences.
Start by selecting the service file you wish to open, and then pick Convert to a Service File. In the new window that appears, click Save.
Use the Opens Inkscape dialog to open the service file. Once you have saved it (i.e. saved it to the path specified in the service file), use File > File > Import.
Select your service file and navigate to its location. In the Finder, open up the directory containing the service file, and drag and drop it into the Inkscape window you want to import it into.
Import the Service File as an Image
In this example, we’re importing a series of Photoshop filters into Inkscape.
This is a basic process, but there are a few things to note:
The service file might not be the same size as the images you wish to import.
If you use Photoshop 8.5 or lower, you must convert the service file.
This service file contains filters for channels and a colour preset. Create a new filter node, select the layer with the filters, and select Edit > Convert to channel layer from the Layer menu.
This command automatically applies the filters, and should retain any underlying layers as they exist in the service file.
If you’re using a different version of Photoshop, we
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Over the last five years, such exercises have simulated a grab for Iran or an invasion by North Korea. U.S. government documents also anticipate another event, “Mountain Eagle III,” that simulates an intrusion of “communist terrorists.”
The “terrorism” event will play out at a park in the San Francisco Bay Area from August to October.
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