PHOTOSHOP 2 You should take time to become familiar with the palettes-they are essential to using Photoshop effectively. For example, if you wanted to draw several different lines with the pen tool, you would probably want quick access to different pen sizes. The Brushes palette would allow you to do this (actually, it’s impossible to select pen sizes without the Brushes palette!). If you were working with a file and didn’t see the palette on your work area, you could make it visible by simply clicking on Window and then Show Brushes. The Brushes palette would appear on the screen; once the screen it can be repositioned as needed. Now is a good time to familiarize yourself with the Photoshop work area. Open a document, and check its file size; then display all the palettes and get comfortable with them before moving on. Working with files Opening, saving, and creating new files Opening files in Photoshop is easy: the command File>Open can be used to open just about any type of graphics file. Once you’ve opened a file and edited it, you can save your file in a number of different formats. To save the file in its current format, use File>Save. If you want to save it as a different type, you can use either File>Save As or File>Save a Copy. We’ll discuss saving later in the tutorial. For now it’s OK to save your images in their original format. Creating new files in Photoshop is just as easy: go to File>New and set the height, width, and resolution of the new file in the dialogue box.
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