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Photoshop CS5 for Photographers provides comprehensive Photoshop training targeting the needs of photographers. In this course, author Chris Orwig demonstrates the fundamental skills used to enhance digital photos, including managing and correcting color, sharpening, making selections and adjustments, retouching, and printing from Photoshop. In addition to teaching the techniques that enable photographers to refine and publish their photos, the course includes live-action segments that encourage thinking photographically and shooting with Photoshop’s capabilities in mind. Exercise files are included with the course.
Here we are going to continue to talk about how we can work with multiple documents. And in particular, I want to focus in on how we can close these documents once we have opened them up. All right. Well, let's go ahead and select the file, chalk_01.jpg. Hold down the Shift key and then click on chaulk_04.jpg. And then we are going to press the shortcut to open these images up in Photoshop. On the Mac, the shortcut is Command+O; on the PC the shortcut is Ctrl+O. Here you can see that I have all of these documents open, and they are currently floating.
Well, let's arrange these in a way that makes a little more sense. So we will go to our application bar and click on the Arrange Documents icon. And here what I am going to do is tile all of these vertically, so I can see them all side-by-side. Now, how can I close these images? Let's say that I have worked on these images and I am done with them. I am ready to close the files. We have a few different options. One option is to go ahead and click on the little x in the top left-hand corner. That would close the file. Another option, which is even better, is the shortcut to close a single document.
Now, the shortcut to close one document on a Mac is Command+W; on a PC that's Ctrl+W. I will go ahead and press that shortcut, and I will close one document. But what about those scenarios where you have multiple documents open and you are just ready to be done with it? Well, in those scenarios what you can do is close all of the documents at once. And you can do so by pressing a wonderful shortcut. On a Mac it's Option+Command+W; on a PC that's Alt+Ctrl+W. So we will go ahead and press that shortcut.
It will then close all of my open documents, so that I can then move on to something else. You can find these shortcuts, if you ever forget them, by navigating to your File pulldown menu, and here you can see we have our Close shortcut, Close All. And then also there is one more. If you want to close and go to Bridge, it's Shift+Command+W on a Mac, or Shift+Ctrl+W on a PC. And what that would do is close all of your open documents, and then it would hide Photoshop. It wouldn't close Photoshop, just hide it, and it would take you back to Bridge, so that you could then select some other images to work on.
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