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Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS4: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals by Richard Harrington

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Chapter 2. Photoshop’s Interface

Photoshop’s interface can be pretty intimidating. Among all those windows, tools, and menu commands it’s easy to get lost. However, it’s worth it to master these components. Adobe Photoshop is by far the most-used image editor and knowing how to harness its power unlocks a world of design opportunities. Working professionals use it for a variety of tasks, from enhancing magazine photos to designing Web animations and from creating television graphics to performing medical imaging.

Open the file Ch02_Red_Rock. psd from the Chapter 2 folder on the CD included with this book. Many of the windows in Photoshop require an image to be open before they display any detail.

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