1. The Photoshop Interface

If you’re at least vaguely familiar with Adobe InDesign or Illustrator, the Photoshop interface should look familiar in many ways. The following pages provide an overview of the essential windows, panels, and icons that come into play for almost every Photoshop task or project.

In this chapter we’ve labeled many of the buttons and icons that are mentioned in the step-by-step exercises. If you can’t find something, come back to this chapter and look for it (or check the index).

In addition to an overview of the main interface, we describe many of the options and preferences you should be aware of so you can understand and take advantage of this truly amazing software.

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