Chapter 2. Understanding Photoshop Basics

Understanding Photoshop Basics

Are you ready to start working with images? This chapter shows you how to select tools and fine-tune your workspace.

  • Introducing the Photoshop Toolbox

  • Work with Toolbox Tools

  • Magnify with the Zoom Tool

  • Adjust Views

  • Change Screen Modes

  • Using Rulers and Guides

  • Undo Commands

  • Revert an Image

  • Manage Image Windows

Introducing the Photoshop Toolbox

To help you manipulate photos, Photoshop offers a variety of specialized tools that let you edit your image. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the toolbox tools.

You can select tools by clicking buttons in the toolbox or by typing a keyboard shortcut key. Keyboard shortcut ...

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