Photoshop CC One-on-One: Fundamentals
Illustration by John Hersey

Photoshop CC One-on-One: Fundamentals

with Deke McClelland

Video: Closing one image and closing all

Presumably, after you modify a graphic, you're going to want to close it, which is And then if you wanted to cancel the Save operation, you would just go ahead and
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  1. 38m 23s
    1. Welcome to One-on-One
      1m 51s
    2. Opening from the Windows desktop on Windows 8 (CC 2014) UPDATED
      6m 16s
    3. Opening from the Windows desktop on Windows 7 or earlier (CC) UPDATED
      5m 48s
    4. Opening from the Macintosh Finder UPDATED
      7m 10s
    5. Opening from Photoshop or Bridge
      3m 52s
    6. Opening an image from Mini Bridge (CC)
      2m 39s
    7. Opening through Camera Raw
      5m 11s
    8. Closing one image and closing all UPDATED
      5m 36s
  2. 52m 47s
    1. Navigating your image
    2. The dark vs. the light interface UPDATED
      6m 2s
    3. Navigating tabs and windows
      4m 32s
    4. Panels and workspaces
      6m 20s
    5. Zooming incrementally
      6m 22s
    6. Zooming continuously
      2m 43s
    7. Entering a custom zoom value
      2m 25s
    8. Scrolling and panning images
      2m 31s
    9. Rotating and resetting the view
      2m 11s
    10. Cycling between screen modes
      3m 10s
    11. Using the Navigator panel
      3m 38s
    12. Using Retina and HiDPI displays
      4m 3s
    13. Adjusting a few screen preferences UPDATED
      8m 10s
  3. 1h 2m
    1. Digital imaging fundamentals
      1m 45s
    2. Image size and resolution
      6m 34s
    3. The Image Size command
      6m 9s
    4. Common resolution standards
      4m 7s
    5. Upsampling vs. real pixels
      7m 59s
    6. Changing the print size
      8m 15s
    7. Downsampling for print
      5m 14s
    8. Downsampling for email
      6m 22s
    9. The interpolation settings
      6m 40s
    10. Downsampling advice
      5m 5s
    11. Upsampling advice
      4m 15s
  4. 53m 21s
    1. The layered composition
      1m 40s
    2. Introducing the Layers panel
      4m 13s
    3. Adding, scaling, and aligning layers
      5m 27s
    4. Dragging and dropping layers
      4m 36s
    5. Stack, reveal, and rename
      3m 1s
    6. Opacity, history, and blend mode
      6m 5s
    7. Duplicating a selected portion of a layer
      5m 32s
    8. Applying a clipping mask
      3m 58s
    9. Blending inside a clipping mask
      4m 10s
    10. Finishing off your artwork
      3m 13s
    11. Creating a new layer and background
      4m 24s
    12. Layering tips and tricks
      7m 2s
  5. 26m 13s
    1. The art of the save
    2. Four things to know about saving
      5m 59s
    3. Saving layers to PSD
      6m 34s
    4. Saving print images to TIFF
      4m 48s
    5. Saving an interactive image to PNG
      3m 40s
    6. Saving a flat photo to JPEG
      4m 18s
  6. 32m 16s
    1. Honing in on your image
      1m 43s
    2. The new and improved Crop tool
      4m 35s
    3. Editing your last crop
      6m 29s
    4. Cropping to a specific ratio or size
      5m 57s
    5. Straightening a crooked image
      4m 44s
    6. Filling in missing details UPDATED
      6m 44s
    7. Using the Perspective Crop tool
      2m 4s
  7. 44m 51s
    1. First, there is brightness
      2m 12s
    2. How luminance works
      4m 18s
    3. The three Auto commands
      3m 27s
    4. Automatic brightness and contrast
      6m 5s
    5. The Brightness/Contrast command
      2m 47s
    6. The dynamic adjustment layer
      4m 4s
    7. Editing adjustment layers
      3m 52s
    8. Isolating an adjustment with a layer mask
      3m 31s
    9. Introducing the histogram
      4m 58s
    10. Measuring an adjustment
      3m 34s
    11. Using the Shadows/Highlights command
      6m 3s
  8. 44m 34s
    1. And second, there is color
      1m 31s
    2. Identifying a color cast UPDATED
      3m 34s
    3. Correcting a color cast automatically
      3m 57s
    4. Changing the color balance
      6m 10s
    5. Compensating with Photo Filter
      3m 11s
    6. Adjusting color intensity with Vibrance
      3m 29s
    7. Correcting color casts in Camera Raw
      5m 46s
    8. The Hue/Saturation command
      5m 26s
    9. Summoning colors where none exist
      4m 9s
    10. Making more color with Vibrance
      4m 27s
    11. Making a quick-and-dirty sepia tone
      2m 54s
  9. 55m 47s
    1. Making selective modifications
      1m 11s
    2. The geometric Marquee tools
      6m 1s
    3. Aligning one image element to another
      4m 59s
    4. The freeform Lasso tools
      3m 59s
    5. The Polygonal Lasso tool and Quick Mask
      5m 19s
    6. Cropping one selection inside another UPDATED
      6m 15s
    7. Creating rays of light
      4m 44s
    8. Quick Selection and Similar
      4m 11s
    9. Making it better with Refine Edge
      4m 56s
    10. Integrating image elements
      2m 39s
    11. Magic Wand and Grow
      5m 17s
    12. Refine, integrate, and complete
      6m 16s
  10. 53m 48s
    1. Your best face forward
      1m 0s
    2. Content-Aware Fill UPDATED
      6m 11s
    3. Using the Spot Healing Brush
      5m 36s
    4. The more capable "standard" Healing Brush UPDATED
      5m 55s
    5. Meet the Clone Source panel
      3m 53s
    6. Caps Lock and Fade
      4m 57s
    7. The Dodge and Burn tools UPDATED
      5m 1s
    8. Adjusting color with the Brush tool UPDATED
      6m 35s
    9. Smoothing skin textures UPDATED
      5m 57s
    10. Brightening teeth
      4m 0s
    11. Intensifying eyes UPDATED
      4m 43s
  11. 49s
    1. Until next time

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7h 45m Beginner Jun 28, 2013 Updated Sep 17, 2014

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Get the ultimate foundation in Adobe Photoshop CC, in this update to the flagship series Photoshop One-on-One. Deke takes you on a personalized tour of the basic tools and techniques that lie behind great images and graphic design, while keeping you up to speed with the newest features offered with Creative Cloud. Learn to open images from multiple sources, get around the panels and menus, and work with layers—the feature that allows you to perform masking, combine effects, and perform other edits nondestructively. Then Deke shows how to perform important editing tasks, such as cropping and straightening images, adjusting the luminance of your image, correcting color imbalances and enhancing color creatively, and finally, retouching and healing.

Topics include:
  • What is color correction?
  • Comparing RGB and CMYK color modes
  • Using grayscales and neutrals for color correction
  • Understanding pixels and bit depth
  • Evaluating and correcting images with histograms
  • Using nondestructive editing tools
  • Removing a color cast
  • Performing curve corrections in Camera Raw
  • Affecting creative adjustments
  • Retouching an image
  • Sharpening images
  • Preparing for print and web use
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Deke McClelland

Closing one image and closing all

Presumably, after you modify a graphic, you're going to want to close it, which is why I'm going to end this chapter by showing you how closing and quitting work. Once again looking at my files inside Bridge, I have already got the TIFF and JPEG files up and inside Photoshop. I'll open that PSD document as well by double clicking on it. I'll get that same warning that we saw before, the missing fonts warning here. Doesn't matter unless you want to edit the text. So, I'll go ahead and, but we don't need the fonts unless you want to edit the text.

So I'll go ahead and click on the Don't Resolve button and zoom on in. And now I'm going to go back to Bridge and grab that PNG file by going up to File > Browse in Bridge. And the reason I'm doing this is because if you installed Fireworks, then Bridge is set up to go ahead and open PNG files in Fireworks by default. And here's how you change that. You can either just right click inside the image > Open With > Photoshop. Or, if you want these PNG files to open in Photoshop by default, then you go up to the Edit menu here on a PC, and you choose a Preferences command.

On a MAC, you go to the Bridge Menu > Preferences. Either way you've got a keyboard shortcut of Ctr+K on the PC or Cmd+K on the MAC. Then over here on the left hand list, switch to this option, File Type Associations. And you're going to have to scroll all the way down to the Ps, at which point you'll see the Portable Network Graphics format. And you want to change that from Fireworks to Photoshop, and then go ahead and click the OK button.

And now if you double click on welcome.pmg then it opens automatically inside Photoshop. Now, let's say we decide to make some changes here. I'll switch back to the welcome.tiff file, and I'll go up to the Image menu > Adjustments, and choose one of the more fun commands, Hue Saturation, which allows you to rotate the colors inside the image as you are seeing here. I'm going to go ahead and send the colors to purple by taking this hue value to plus 90, and then I'll click OK.

Now let's say at this point I want to close the image. Obviously I can click on the little close box up here in the Title tab or in the Title bar. Or I can go up to File > Close Command, which has a shortcut of Ctrl+W, or Cmd+W on the Mac. At which point I'll get an alert message, because after all I have some unsaved changes. And anytime you have unsaved changes inside Photoshop, you'll see a little asterisk after the file name, all the way after, outside the little parentheses here.

And that indicates that you've done something that has not been saved to that file, and that indicates that you've done something to the file that has not been saved. Now, if you want to save the changes, you click on the Yes button here on the PC, or the, or the Save button on a Mac. If you don't want to save your changes then you click on the No button here on the PC, or the Don't Save button on the Mac. And then if you wanted to cancel the Save operation, you would just go ahead and click on the Cancel button, or press the Escape key. And that's what I'm going to do in this case because, for now I want to keep the file open.

I'm now going to switch over to the welcome.JPEG file here. And notice underneath the Close Command here in the File menu you've got this guy, Close and go to Bridge, which is not only going to close the image, in this case there are no unsaved changes, but it's going to switch me back over to Bridge as well. To return to Photoshop, you just go ahead and click on the boomerang icon, which takes you back to the last used Creative Cloud application. All right, let's make changes to the other open files.

I'll switch over to welcome.pst here. And I'm just going to turn off a layer, and then turn it back on by clicking on the eyeball icon here. And that's considered a saveable change in Photoshop, which is why we now have a asterisk after the file name. And now I'll go over to the PNG graphic, and this time we will go out to Image > Invert, just for the sake of variety here. And we end up with this effect here. Now let's say I want to close every single one of these files.

When I go up to File > Close All command, at which point I'm going to get this alert message asking me if I want to save the changes to the front file here. And let's say I don't want to save any of the changes. I want to click No, but I don't want to have to click No three times in a row. In that case, you just go ahead and turn on the Apply to All checkbox and then click whatever button you want. In my case, I'm going to click the No button here on the PC. That would be the Don't Save button on the Mac. And that goes ahead and closes all the files without saving them in a single operation.

Now if you want to quit Photoshop, then you go up File > Exit. On the Mac, you go to the Photoshop menu > Quit. In both cases, you have a keyboard shortcut, Ctrl+Q for quit here on the PC, and Cmd+Q on the Mac. And that will go ahead and quit Photoshop and return you to the last used application, which in my case is Bridge. And we'll see that none of the files has been modified.

And that's how you close one or more files with and without saving the changes, as well as exit Photoshop.

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Q: This course was updated on 09/17/2014. What changed?
A: Deke updated the course to reflect changes in the 2014 version of Photoshop CC. This includes everything from opening the program to retouching your photographs with the Healing and Content-Aware tools.
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