Editor’s note: This story was originally published in January 2009 and has been updated for relevance.

Using Photoshop to make a basic image do as many things as the software can do is a powerful teaching tool.

But most users don’t want to learn how to use all of the tools just to get a simple image effect.

It’s easy to see why. Everything that’s been added to Photoshop over the years has made it incredibly powerful.

But with so many features can they really be learned all at once?

We decided to test how well Photoshop teaches common skills that will be useful to designers and photographers for years to come. In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to do the following:

Create a basic image from scratch

Use a bump map to build a 3D model

Create a photo panoramic (a 360-degree image)

Create an HDR image

Apply a color gradient and stroke

Use the blend tool to build up a photo on a 3D model

Opaque a photo layer

Create a 3D wood grain texture

Build a 3D model

Create a photorealistic pattern

Use Photoshop to create a flame effect

Create a macro image

Add a specific image in Photoshop

Build a photographic table

It’s a standard Photoshop exercise that’s great for many reasons. It’s a time-tested exercise that helps everyone — from beginners and photographers to experienced professionals.

This Photoshop tutorial on creating a basic image is a perfect way to start Photoshop — and a great way to learn all those key skills that designers and photographers need to know.

Creating a Basic Image

The first step to getting an image to work in Photoshop is to create a new document.

This is the very first step any Photoshop user does before they begin. If you create a new document before you open your image, you can manipulate the document before it’s opened.

The best way to do this is to open a new, empty Photoshop document, and then double-click on “New.”

If you’re curious, here’s a full tutorial on Photoshop tutorials that will help you better understand how to use the software.

It’s important to have

There are often debates about the use of Photoshop vs. a graphics editing tool like GIMP, that many of the same people use. If you’ve used Photoshop in the past, you may have found GIMP to be a bit confusing and hard to navigate. It does, however, offer more advanced features like colour adjustments and batch processing. This article will walk you through the many features of Photoshop Elements.

Installation

Installation is simple. Download the installer by clicking the image below. It will install Photoshop Elements on any Windows or Mac PC.

You will need a Windows, Mac, or Linux machine. Click the image to download the installer.

Once the installation begins, follow the prompts to install the program.

Configuration

Setting the right bit depth and color space for your graphics work is important. To do this, go to Tools > Options.

You can set the colour space to Adobe RGB, sRGB, or ProPhoto RGB. The colours in your image will vary when you choose a different colour space.

The image below shows the ProPhoto RGB colour space.

You can choose a bit depth of between 8 and 16 bits, or 24 bits, which is the default.

The bit depth controls how many levels of colour the image contains. Bit depth affects the amount of colour information your computer can process and the maximum size of the image files you can save.

You’re able to combine the bit depths 8, 10 and 12, giving you the largest number of colour levels for an image. 8 and 10 bit give you RGB and CMYK colours, while 12 bit gives you ARGB and CMYK channels.

The image below shows the bit depth options.

Use the image below to change the bit depth.

Here you can see the settings I used in the image above. Bit depth settings are set to 12, and your file is saved as a JPG.

Photoshop Elements includes many features that you will recognise from the professional version, like dodging and burning, curves, and a variety of sharpening tools. There are also various adjustments for colour, tones, and contrast.

Curves allows you to control the contrast in images while retaining accurate colours. Curves works by drawing a line through the graph to change the tone and contrast of an image. The lines move from left to right, moving a little
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Cassin’s spiny rat

Cassin’s spiny rat (Proechimys cassinii) is a species of rodent in the family Echimyidae. It is found in Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru.

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The first time I ever tasted gelato was at a friend’s wedding in the mid-’90s. I was 7 years old and the restaurant in which we ate it was one of those places that had that seamless mix of classic and funky. It’s safe to say that at a very young age I developed a taste for gelato!

Like most families, we’d get together on the weekends and everyone would bring something to eat. There would be roasted veggies and a couple of simple pasta dishes, but for some reason, after that, the menu would dwindle down to gelato and the restaurant would have one major theme: chocolate.

Over the years, I’d had some pretty good, well-crafted gelato, but it never got to a point where I thought I was on top of the world. The gelatos that I liked were the ones that were made from a base of high-quality ingredients that I had to handpick to make the perfect dessert. As I mentioned before, they were basically limited to one kind of anything. One week, it was chocolate. Another week, it was fruit. On and on. As my palate developed and I experimented with more and more flavors, I started to really love some of the more challenging flavors, such as olive oil, cream, and coffee. However, when someone tells me that they prefer chocolate over coffee, I consider myself to be pretty darn lucky.

Now, I’d never be able to gelato as well as the pros. But I can eat it just as well. And if I’m going to continue to eat food, it has to be amazing.

I’ve found the magic in a couple of places around town. Les Halles and Carbone are two of my favorite spots. Carbone is more of a gelateria, with more than 20 flavors on offer, and the coffee is insane. I could

Q:

Evaluating the definite integral $\int_{0}^{1} \frac{x}{\sqrt{x^2+x+1}} \, dx$

How to evaluate the following definite integral $\displaystyle \int_{0}^{1} \frac{x}{\sqrt{x^2+x+1}} \, dx$?

What steps are needed here?

A:

Remark: It is pointed out by @JeanMarie in the comments that the integral is not absolutely convergent. That is quite true. I am using the definite integral to plot the graph.

We can observe the integral on $x$ between $[0,1]$ first.
$$\int_{0}^{1} \frac{x}{\sqrt{x^2+x+1}} \,dx = \left[\frac{x}{\sqrt{x^2+x+1}} \right]_0^1 -\int_0^1 \frac{1}{\sqrt{1+x+x^2}} dx$$
since $\frac{1}{\sqrt{1+x+x^2}} =\frac{1}{(x+1)\sqrt{x^2+1}}$, this becomes:
$$\int_{0}^{1} \frac{x}{\sqrt{x^2+x+1}} \,dx = 1- \int_0^1 \frac{1}{x+1} dx = 1-\ln|x+1|_0^1 = 1 – \ln|2+1| = -\ln|3| = -1.803 \dots$$
On the other hand, for $x1$, the integral is $0$, since it is the integral on $(1,+\infty)$ and the integrand is $0$,

\int_{0}^{1} \frac{x}{\sqrt{x^2+x+1}} \,dx =
\begin{cases}
-1 & x

The game will run on the following operating systems:
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (32-bit)
Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 (32-bit)
Linux (32-bit)
The minimum requirements for Windows versions are:
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Windows 7 and 8.1 are recommended versions.
System requirements for Mac OS X versions are:

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