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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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Chapter 1. Tools and Panels Primer

The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.

—Marcus Aurelius

When you first open Photoshop CS4, the newly designed interface is unassuming. As you explore deeper into the tools and panels, however, you might find that the interface can quickly become cluttered, if not downright confusing. If you’ve worked in Photoshop previously, you might be aware that all of those panels can take up much of your screen, unless you’re fortunate enough to have a second monitor to expand your workspace. This chapter will help you to become familiar with Photoshop’s tools and panels so that you can ...

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