Chapter 1. Exploring Photoshop Basics

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Finding Your Way Around

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Setting Preferences

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Photoshop is big and powerful, and you can spend years mastering it. All that is true—yet Photoshop is still quite accessible to beginners. Think of the program as being like a swimming pool: You don’t have to start with the deep end; you can step gently into the shallow end and move forward at your own pace. While you’re doing that, you should expect to have a lot of fun. Whether it’s giving your boss the pointy hairdo he really should have or bringing a faded picture of your grandparents back to life, many of ...

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