New PDF release: Photoshop all-in-one desk reference for dummies

By Barbara Obermeier

  • The whole For Dummies Photoshop resource-ten minibooks with greater than 800 pages of counsel, ideas, and plain-English explanations
  • Covers Photoshop basics, photo necessities, decisions, portray, drawing and typing, operating with layers, channels and mask, filters and distortions, retouching and recovery, Photoshop and the net, and Photoshop and print
  • Explains find out how to create and deal with layers, use channels and mask, make corrections with filters, repair flaws and imperfections, and lots more and plenty more
  • Updated and revised all through for Photoshop "X," which Adobe expects to unencumber in Fall 2003
  • Features 16 pages of full-color examples
  • Written by way of veteran For Dummies writer Barbara Obermeier, a number one layout and pictures author

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No worries, just click the double triangle at the top of the palette to display the two column configuration. Selecting tools To select a tool, simply click it in the Tools palette. A small black triangle in the bottom-right corner of a tool slot indicates that more tools are hidden behind that tool on a flyout menu, shown in Figure 2-1. qxp 28 4/19/07 11:15 PM Page 28 Turning On the Tools Palette tools by using keyboard shortcuts (which are listed in the Cheat Sheet at the front of the book). Figure 2-1: The Photoshop Tools palette offers 59 tools for your editing pleasure.

The small black-and-white swatches represent the default colors. • Click the Default Colors icon to reset the colors to the default. • Click the curved arrow icon to switch the foreground and background colors. For everything you need to know about color, see Book II, Chapter 3. ߜ Edit in Quick Mask Mode: The default editing mode is Standard Mode. To edit in Quick Mask mode, click the icon. I cover Quick Masks, which offer a way to view, make, and edit a selection, in detail in Book VI, Chapter 2.

The bar remains available at all times, docked beneath the menu bar (unless you decide to hide it for some bizarre reason), and the options change as you switch tools. If under the menu isn’t a good place for it, feel free to move it anywhere you please. Because the Options bar changes its appearance with each active tool, I can’t explain all the components you might find there, but all Options bars do have some characteristics in common: ߜ Gripper bar: Grab this little bar, on the far left, and drag to undock or dock the Options bar at the top or bottom of the Photoshop window.

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