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1 Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop CS6
Chapter 1 Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop CS6

2 Lesson Objectives Start Adobe Photoshop CS6
Learn how to open and save an image Examine the Photoshop window Close a file and exit Photoshop Learn design principles and copyright rules

3 Start Photoshop What is Photoshop? What is a digital image?
An image editing program used to create and modify digital images What is a digital image? A picture in an electronic form

4 Start Photoshop What can Photoshop be used for?
Create original artwork Manipulate color images Retouch photographs Repair damaged images Create images for Web pages

5 Start Photoshop Use Photoshop in two interfaces:
Windows and Mac OS Differences are slight; for example: Use [Ctrl] and [Alt] keys in Windows Use [command] and [option] keys in Mac OS Interface looks slightly different on each platform

6 Start Photoshop Create original artwork in Photoshop
Use your own images taken with a digital camera Scanned images or those downloaded from the Web Permission required (in many cases)

7 Start Photoshop Use Photoshop to open and create different kinds of file formats various

8 Understand Images An image is made up of dots called pixels
In Photoshop, you can add, delete, or modify individual pixels or groups of pixels

9 Start Photoshop (Windows)
Click the Start button on the taskbar Point to All Programs, then click Adobe Photoshop CS6 Start button

10 Start Photoshop (Mac OS)
Double-click the hard drive icon, then double-click the Adobe Photoshop CS6 folder Locate, then double-click the Adobe Photoshop CS6 program icon

11 Creating a New File Click File on the Menu bar Click New
Enter a width in the Width text box Enter a height in the Height text box Click OK

12 Learn How to Open and Save an Image
Use Save As to save a file under a new name and preserve the original file Open a file in one file format (e.g., .BMP) and save it in another file format (e.g., .JPG)

13 Setting Preferences Use the Preferences dialog box to customize how files are opened in Photoshop Options include: Using Open Recent to locate and open files recently worked on Changing the Image Preview to thumbnails

14 Using the Adobe Bridge Examine files on your computer
Organizational options include: Sort Rank Flag

15 Rated and Approved file
Using Adobe Bridge Rated and Approved file Approved file

16 Using Adobe Mini Bridge
Click to sort Path bar

17 Opening a File I Use the File menu to open a file:
Click File on the Menu bar, then click Open Click the Look in or From list arrow Navigate to the location of the file Click the filename, then click Open

18 Opening a File II Use Bridge or Mini Bridge to open a file:
Launch Bridge or Mini Bridge Click the Folders tab (Bridge) or Recent Folders button (Mini Bridge) Navigate to the location of the file Double-click the file thumbnail

19 Adobe Bridge Window Folders tab Resizing slider

20 Adobe Mini Bridge Window
Click to go to Bridge Click to change what contents are displayed Resizing slider

21 Getting Photos From Your Camera
Use Adobe Bridge to move photos from your camera to your computer: Click File on the (Bridge) Menu bar, then click Get Photos from Camera Use the Adobe Bridge CS6 Downloader dialog box to choose a device and storage location

22 Using the Save As Command
Use the Save As command to save an existing file with a new filename: Click File on the Menu bar, then click Save As Navigate to the location where you want to save the file Type a new filename, then click Save

23 Changing Document Display
Each image displays in an individual tabbed window, by default Change to floating windows (temporarily) by clicking the Window on the Menu bar, point to Arrange, then click Float All in Windows Change the default document display (permanently) using the Preferences menu

24 Examining the Photoshop Window
The Workspace includes the following elements: Work area Menu bar Tools panel Status bar Panels Options bar Dock

25 Dock Menu bar Panels Options bar Tools panel Workspace Minimized MiniBridge Status bar

26 Customizing the Workspace
Customize the workspace by positioning elements to suit your working style To save a workspace: Click the workspace switcher on the Menu bar, click New Workspace, type a name, then click Save

27 Using Tools Use tools in Photoshop to perform actions (e.g., zoom, type text, etc.) Point to a tool to view a ScreenTip that provides the name or function of the tool Check the options bar to view current settings for a selected tool

28 Using Tool Shortcut Keys
Press and hold [Shift] Press the tool’s shortcut key (e.g., T for Type tool) Continue to press [Shift] and the shortcut key to cycle through a tool’s hidden tools

29 Using Panels Use panels to verify settings and modify images
Each panel can contain multiple panels Panels can be separated and moved around the workspace Each panel contains an options button and a menu

30 Click a tab to make a panel active
Panel Example Panel options button Click a tab to make a panel active

31 Close a File and Exit Photoshop
Close the file: Click File on the Menu bar, click Close, then click Yes (Win) or Save (Mac) Exit Photoshop: Click File on the Menu bar, then click Exit (Win) Click Photoshop on the Menu bar, then click Quit (Mac)

32 Learn about Design Principles and Copyright Rules

33 Commonly Used Image-Use Terms

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