Chapter 1

Photoshop Fundamentals

Let's begin by looking at some of the essentials of working with Photoshop, such as how to install the program, the Photoshop interface, what all the different tools and panels do, as well as introducing the Camera Raw and Bridge programs.

The Photoshop CS6 interface has seen a radical redesign, with the introduction of four themed appearance settings that offer users different levels of interface brightness. Even if you are already familiar with how Photoshop works, or have read previous editions of this book, I would still recommend you begin by reading through this chapter first in order to learn about some ...

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