Lesson 3

Lesson:  Use the Background Eraser tool

 

  1. Click the Indicates layer visibility button on the Kiwi layer to hide the layer
  2. Click the Fruit and Vegetables layer to make it the active layer
  3. Click the Zoom tool on the Application bar
  4. Click the center of the kiwi with the Zoom pointer until the zoom factor is 300%
  5. Click the Background Eraser tool on the Tools panel
  6. Click the Click to open the Brush Preset picker list arrow on the options bar, set the Diameter to 5 px, the Hardness to 100%, and the Spacing to 15%
  7. Press ENTER
  8. Keeping the crosshairs of the Brush tip pointer on the kiwi, drag the Brush tip over the kiwi until it is completely erased

Summary:  You hid the Kiwi layer, zoomed in on the Fruit and Vegetables layer, selected a brush tip for the Background Eraser tool, and erased the kiwi on the Fruit and Vegetables layer.

 

Lesson:  Equalize brightness and contrast

 

  1. Click the Kiwi layer on the Layers panel, then make the Kiwi layer visible
  2. Click the Zoom tool on the Application bar
  3. Press and hold ALT, click the center of the kiwi with the Zoom pointer until the zoom factor is 100%, then release ALT
  4. Click Image on the Application bar, point to Adjustments, then click Equalize - the Equalize command evens out the brightness and contrast values in the kiwi
  5. Save your work

Summary:  You adjusted the color of the kiwi by equalizing the colors, then viewed the color-adjusted image.