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Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium All-in-One For Dummies by Fred Gerantabee, Christopher Smith, Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 2: Getting Into Photoshop CS6 Basics

In This Chapter

check.png Discovering the Photoshop tools

check.png Navigating your work area

check.png Changing screen modes

check.png Performing basic tasks in Photoshop CS6

Navigating the work area in Photoshop can be slightly overwhelming, especially if you’ve never worked in a program that relies so heavily on panels. In this chapter, we introduce you to the Photoshop CS6 work area and tools. You also find out how to neatly organize and hide panels. To top it all off, you also discover how to do basic tasks, such as open, crop, and save an image.

Getting to Know the Tools

You use tools to create, select, and manipulate objects in Photoshop CS6. When you open Photoshop, the Tools panel appears along the left edge of the workspace (see Figure 2-1), and panels appear on the right side of the screen. (We discuss panels in the later section “Navigating the Work Area.”)

tip.eps In the Tools panel, look for a tooltip when you hover the cursor over any one of the tools. Following the tool ...

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