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SAMS Teach Yourself Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 in 24 Hours by Kate Binder, Carla Rose

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The Toolbox

The toolbox, like an artist's work table or paint box, holds all the tools you'll use to draw, paint, erase, and otherwise work on your picture. If you've used a previous edition of Photoshop, you might be in for a few surprises. Some of the tools have changed locations, and gained new capabilities, and there are some very nifty new ones. There are four categories of tools in Photoshop's toolbox:

  • Selection tools

  • Painting tools

  • Path, Text, and Shape tools

  • Viewing tools

Let's take a quick look at these tools. (We'll talk about them in detail later.) Figure 1.4 shows the toolbox with the tools labeled.

Figure 1.4. In the Photoshop toolbox, the tools are grouped by type.

What's That Thing?

Notice that some of the ...

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