How To Photoshop On Mac

Photoshop is a powerful, versatile tool that allows you to unleash your creativity and enhance your photographs. Here is a beginner’s guide on how to use Photoshop on Mac.

Installing Photoshop on your Mac

Before using Photoshop, you need to make sure that it is installed on your Mac. Here are the steps:

  • Visit the Adobe website and purchase/download Photoshop
  • Launch the installer and follow the instructions on screen
  • Once installed, you can access Photoshop from your applications folder or via Spotlight search

Creating a New Project

Once you’ve installed Photoshop, you can start a new project by following these steps:

	File -> New -> Set your dimensions -> Click OK

Basic Photoshop Tools

Photoshop comes with numerous tools, but here are some of the most commonly used ones and their functions:

  • Move Tool: Allows you to move layers on your canvas
  • Brush Tool: Lets you draw on your canvas with different brush styles, sizes, and colours
  • Eraser Tool: Used to remove parts of an image
  • Text Tool: Lets you add text to your image
  • Lasso Tool: Allows you to make custom selections of your image
  • Magic Wand Tool: Automates the selection process by selecting similar color hues in your image
  • Crop Tool: Used to cut out parts of your image

Using Layers

Layers are a critical part of Photoshop as they allow you to work on individual parts of an image without affecting the others. To create a new layer:

	Layer -> New -> Layer


This is just a basic guide to help you get started with Photoshop on Mac. Photoshop is an advanced tool with endless possibilities. As you continue to learn and experiment, you’ll discover new techniques and create stunning imagery. Happy Photoshopping!