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:
Path, Text, and Shape 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.
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