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Ivy W.
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I have an image of a banana on a black screen. How can I extract the banana and delete the black background in Photoshop?

Ivy W.
Answer:

There are a few ways to do this. Option 1. This option is the simplest. 1. Select the magic wand tool (hidden below the quick selection tool). 2. Click on the banana to create "marching ants" around the object. 3. Click "Select" and "Inverse". This will select the background, but not the banana. 4. Hit "Command+J (Mac) or Control+J (Windows) to duplicate the original layer. 5. Delete the first layer that includes the background and see your banana with a transparent background. 6. Save as a png to save with a transparent background, or a jpeg to save with a white background. 2. This option isn't as quick, and not always as clean, but it can also get the job done. Select the quick selection tool and select all of the banana (be careful to not select any of the background). Repeat steps 4-6 from option 1.

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I have a huge Spanish test in 2 days and I can't seem to nail down conjugations. Do you have any ideas on how I can learn how to conjugate before my test?

Ivy W.
Answer:

Notecards aren't solely for vocabulary (though they are VERY helpful in that regard). 1. Pick as many words as you would like to conjugate, on one side of the notecard write the infinitive of the verb in English (to want) and on the other side, the infinitive of the word in Spanish (querer). 2. Make a second stack of notecards and on one side write a pronoun in English (They) and on the other side, the pronoun in Spanish with each conjugation. To further explain this, write "Ellos" at the top then below list "quieren," "comen," etc. conjugating all of the words you've originally made cards for. 3. Once both stacks are created, shuffle the cards and pick one card from each stack. For example, you could pick "I" and "sleep", then challenge yourself to create the correct conjugation of "Yo duermo". Continue this practice until you're ready to crush that test. Try it with classmates too!

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Question:

I have to create a brochure for a play coming up in school, which application(s) would I use?

Ivy W.
Answer:

You can use a combination of a few Adobe Suite programs to successfully reach your end goal. You'll first want to lay out the bare bones of the design layout in InDesign, for example: create a 3-panel 8.5" x 11" new document, and make sure you check "2 pages" rather than just one, size this document will likely be front and back. After this basic step is finished, you can begin to get creative. I usually will design my entire background in Photoshop, then create elements like logos, basic shapes, etc. in Illustrator. The Adobe Suite is very compatible throughout applications, so it's easy to create in one and use in another. You can also always just file > save as > JPEG, PNG, etc. and place into your InDesign document.

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