Chapter 3. Opening, Viewing, and Saving Files

Chances are good that if you’re holding this book, you’re spending a lot of time in Photoshop. So the ability to shave off a minute here and there from routine stuff can really add up. Heck, if you’re lucky, you’ll save enough time to read a book, ride your bike, or catch an episode of The Big Bang Theory.

One way to steal back some of that time is to work more efficiently, and that means learning tricks for the less glamorous stuff like opening, viewing, and saving files. And since you’ll be doing these things so often, it’s important to form good habits so your documents are set up properly from the get-go. (It would be truly heartbreaking to find the artwork you’ve spent weeks creating is too small to print, or that you saved the file in such a way that you can’t change it later on.) Finally, since a key part of working with images is navigating vast pixel landscapes, this chapter teaches you some handy ways to move around within images onscreen.

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