PHOTOSHOP 1 Adobe Photoshop is a digital image – editing program that is widely used in the design professions. It allows you to touch up a scanned image, apply special effects. Cut and paste details between images, adjust color and brightness, add text, and create entirely new images. In this tutorial, we will introduce you to Photoshop by explaining the tools you need to do basic image editing. Inside Photoshop The Photoshop work area The Photoshop work area is made up of files and palettes Files CAN BE CREATED IN Photoshop or can be imported from outside sources (e.g.; scanned images). Palettes are convenient tools that help you monitor and modify your files. On the screen they look like miniature windows and are organized by function into five groups: Tools Layers-Channels-Paths Navigator-info-Options Color-Swatches-Brushes History-Actions They can be accessed from the Window drag-down menu.