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Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals is a concise and focused introduction to the key features in Photoshop, presented by long-time lynda.com author and Adobe veteran Deke McClelland. This course covers the image editing process from the very beginning and progresses through the concepts and techniques that every photographer or graphic designer should know. Deke explains digital imaging fundamentals, such as resolution vs. size and the effects of downsampling. He explains how to use layers to edit an image nondestructively and organize those edits in an easy-to-read way, and introduces techniques such as cropping, adjusting brightness and contrast, correcting and changing color, and retouching and healing images. These lessons distill the vast assortment of tools and options to a refined set of skills that will get you working inside Photoshop with confidence.
Presumably after you open an image, at some point you'll want to close it. So I will end this chapter by reviewing how closing works. One way to close an image is to click on the little X up on either the Title tab or in the Mac, in the Title bar. And in this case, I'm looking at the TIFF image that I modified in the previous movie. So if I close it, Photoshop will ask me if I want to save my changes. Now, I'll be reviewing how saving and file formats work in a future chapter, but for now I have the option of clicking the Yes button, this would be the Save button on the Mac in order to save my changes.
I can click the No button or click the Don't save button on the Mac to close my image without saving the changes, or I can click the Cancel button to keep my image open. Now each one of these buttons has a keyboard shortcut. In the case of the Yes button, you just have to tap the Y key. On the Mac, you just tap the S key to save. If you don't want to save your changes, you just tap the N key for No here on the PC, or the D key for Don't save on a Mac. And then finally, if you want to cancel on either platform, you just go ahead and press the Escape key, and that's what I'm going to do in this case.
Now notice that I have multiple images open and I can switch them by clicking in their Title tabs. If I want to close all open images, then I'll go up to the File menu and choose the Close All command. In this case, because one of my images has unsaved changes, I'll get that alert message again. Except this time, I have the option of applying my decision to all open images. So if I don't want to save the changes to any open image, which is what I want in this case, I turn on the Apply To All check box, you would click the Don't save button or press the D key on the Mac, and then you'll end up with all images closed.
Then at any point, if you want to go ahead and quit Photoshop, go up to the File menu and choose the Exit command here on the PC. It's the Quit command on the Mac. In either case, you've got a keyboard shortcut of Ctrl+Q on a PC or Command+Q on the Mac. And that's how you open and close images here inside Photoshop.
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