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Photoshop has become an indispensible tool for photographers, designers, and all other creative professionals, as well as students. Photoshop CS4 Essential Training teaches a broad spectrum of core skills that are common to many creative fields: working with layers and selections; adjusting, manipulating, and retouching photos; painting; adding text; automating; preparing files for output; and more. Instructor Jan Kabili demonstrates established techniques as well as those made possible by some of the new features unique to Photoshop CS4. This course is indispensable to those who are new to the application, just learning this version, or expanding their skills. Example files accompany the course.
Photoshop CS4 offers three different display modes for viewing and showing your images. You can access the three modes from the application bar at the top of the screen using this last menu, the Screen Mode menu. You can see that we're currently in Standard Screen Mode and you're familiar with that, but you might want to try out these two other Screen Modes to share your images without all the interface elements surrounding them. I'm going to choose a Full Screen Mode With Menu Bar. Notice that I currently have three images open. They're represented as three tabs in this single document window.
If I choose the Full Screen Mode With Menu Bar, I get this view of one of my images. From here I could press the Tab key on my keyboard and that will make all the panels and the toolbox disappear and show me one of my images. Notice that I still have my menus at the top, if I need to navigate around or use a command on this image. If I need to get my panels back in this mode, I can just move over to the right, and the panels come back temporarily if I need to use one of the commands from there and the same is true if I move over to the left.
I can get my toolbox back. Now I want to go to the last of the three modes and that is a Full Screen Mode, but I don't have any command for that. It doesn't matter. There is a shortcut and that is pressing the letter F on the keyboard. That takes me into this very nice Presentation Mode where I see only my images with absolutely no chrome around them. I'm going to move my cursor out of the way too so you can get the full effect. Now to cycle through the currently open images, I'll press another keyboard shortcut, holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the Tab key at the same time.
That gives me this temporary sideshow effect that I can use to display my images to family, friends, and clients. If I need to get back to Standard Screen Mode, I just press the F key on my keyboard and then I press the Tab key to bring back all the interface elements, so I can do some more work in Photoshop.
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