Chapter 1. Getting to Know the Work Area

Getting to Know the Work Area

As you work with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe ImageReady, you’ll discover that there is often more than one way to accomplish the same task. To make the best use of the extensive editing capabilities in these programs, you first must learn to navigate the work area.

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Open Adobe Photoshop files.

  • Open, close, and use the File Browser to preview and select files.

  • Select and use some of the tools in the toolbox.

  • Set options for a selected tool, using the tool options bar.

  • Use various methods of zooming in and out on an image.

  • Select, rearrange, and use palettes.

  • Select ...

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