New PDF release: How to Do Everything with Photoshop CS2

By Colin Smith

Colin Smith is a best-selling writer, coach, and award-winning new-media dressmaker who has triggered a stir within the layout group along with his lovely photorealistic illustrations composed completely in Photoshop. he's founding father of the world's most well-liked Photoshop source web site,, which boasts greater than million visitors.

With over ten years of expertise within the layout undefined, Colin was once previously Senior Editor and paintings Director for VOICE journal. he's a customary columnist for Photoshop person journal,, and the legit website of the nationwide organization for Photoshop pros. He additionally contributes to a couple of different image paintings courses, reminiscent of Mac layout journal, internet clothier journal and computing device Arts magazine.

Colin's picture layout paintings has been well-known with a variety of awards, together with the Guru awards at Photoshop global 2001 and 2002, for his paintings in either representation and website design. he is authored or co-authored greater than ten books on Photoshop, together with the best-selling the right way to Do every thing with Photoshop CS (McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 2003) and award-winning Photoshop so much sought after: results and layout assistance (A Press/Friends of Ed, 2002). Colin can also be writer of the Photoshop secrets and techniques Video education sequence ( he's in excessive call for around the usa as a lecturer, featuring his Photoshop thoughts to internet designers and different photographs pros around the nation.

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You may want to make some tweaks if you have a slower or more powerful than average machine. Rather than discuss each preference, I will focus on those that you should be aware of. I’ll make suggestions for changing certain settings. If you want a complete rundown of each and every setting, refer to the online help that comes with Photoshop. To launch the Preferences dialog box, choose Edit | Preferences. You’ll see a list of nine categories, beginning with General. Choose any of the categories and then cycle through them all by clicking the Prev and Next buttons.

Zoom in or out by pressing CTRL-+ or CTRL-– (CMD-+ and CMD-– on the Mac). 20 How to Do Everything with Photoshop CS2 B. A. When you choose the Zoom tool, you will notice that the following options appear in the options bar: ■ Actual Pixels Display images at 100 percent. ■ Fit On Screen Fit the entire image on the screen. ■ Print Size Show an approximate size of the image FIGURE 1-17 Zooming in to a selected area (A) The selection is made (B) The image is zoomed if it were to be printed at the current resolution.

Status Bar FIGURE 1-35 Status bar Along the bottom of the main Photoshop window, you will see a status bar containing useful information. For example, whenever you choose a tool, its description is displayed in the center of the status bar. The bulk of the information appears on the left side of the bar. At the bottom left is the image magnification. If you type figures here, Photoshop will change the magnification of the image to match. Figure 1-35 shows the status bar at the default settings.

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