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Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider

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Appendix D. Photoshop Menu by Menu

Like most programs, Photoshop groups all its commands into menus. On a Mac, Photoshop’s menus appear at the top of your screen in the OS X menu bar, and on a PC they live in the Photoshop’s Application bar. Strap yourself in and hold on tight for a warp-speed tour of Photoshop’s menus!

Photoshop

This menu, which appears only in the Mac version of Photoshop, includes items like information about the program, preferences, and the Quit command.

Note

On a PC, you can find the items in this menu in the File, Edit, and Help menus instead.

About Photoshop

Select this item to see which version of Photoshop you’re running and to learn the names of the folks who wrote the program.

About Plug-In

This option shows info about all the different plug-ins installed in Photoshop, both the plug-ins that shipped with the program and any custom goodies you may have added.

Preferences

You can check out Photoshop’s preference settings by choosing this option (see Revert Command in Chapter 1). On a PC, go to Edit → Preferences instead.

Services

Mac OS X includes a feature called Services that lets you do things like look up a word in the dictionary, send a chunk of text as an email message, summarize a passage of text, and so on. Any Service installed on your Mac shows up here. Photoshop, alas, doesn’t support Mac OS X Services, so you can’t take advantage of them when you’re editing your images.

Hide Photoshop

Hides all of Photoshop’s menus, panels, and windows so you can work in ...

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