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Cycling between screen modes

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Video: Cycling between screen modes

Another option for controlling your display are the screen modes, which allow you to hide the interface and hone in on the image, which as you might imagine, is very useful for showing off your artwork to co-workers and clients. To get to the screen modes, you go down to the very bottom of the toolbox and you'll see this Change Screen mode icon. Go ahead and click and hold on it, and currently, we're in the Standard Screen Mode which means we're seeing all of the interface including the title tabs and scroll bars. However, you can switch forward to Full Screen Mode With Menu Bar, which hides all the elements of the image window, which means we can still get work done but we have more real estate for the image itself.

Cycling between screen modes

Another option for controlling your display are the screen modes, which allow you to hide the interface and hone in on the image, which as you might imagine, is very useful for showing off your artwork to co-workers and clients. To get to the screen modes, you go down to the very bottom of the toolbox and you'll see this Change Screen mode icon. Go ahead and click and hold on it, and currently, we're in the Standard Screen Mode which means we're seeing all of the interface including the title tabs and scroll bars. However, you can switch forward to Full Screen Mode With Menu Bar, which hides all the elements of the image window, which means we can still get work done but we have more real estate for the image itself.

If you want to hide everything, but the image, then drop down to that icon once again, click and hold on it and choose Full Screen Mode. If this is the first time you're choosing the option, then you'll get an alert message telling you how to work inside this mode. But I'll tell you what's going on there. So, I'll just go ahead and click on the Full Screen button. Now you can do any work you want at this point. You can zoom in, for example, by pressing Ctrl++ or Command++ on the Mac. You can pan your display, as I'm doing slightly here by Spacebar+Dragging, and you can work on the image as well.

Then when you want to return to the Standard Display, all you have to do is press the Escape key and everything comes back. You can also cycle through the modes by pressing F for Full Screen. So when you press the F key the first time, you switch to the full screen with Menu Bar Mode. You Press the F key again, you switch to the strict Full Screen Mode which hides the interface, and then to return to the Standard Mode, you press the F key for a third time. You also have a couple of Tab key tricks for controlling the interface display. If you press the Tab key, you're going to hide everything about the interface except for the Image window here inside the Standard Screen Mode, as well as the menu bar up top.

If you want everything back, then you press the Tab key again, and notice that the Tab key hid the toolbox, the Options bar at the top, and all of these right side panels. If you only want to hide the right side panels then you press Shift+Tab. That keeps the Options bar on screen and it keeps the toolbox up as well. To bring those panels back, you press Shift+Tab again. Now this can be really helpful when you're in the Full Screen Mode. So let's say I press the F key a couple of times in order to switch to full screen. Now I can tap the Tab key in order to bring back the entire interface and then press Tab again to hide it, or I can press Shift+Tab to bring back just the right side panels and then press Shift+Tab to hide them again.

Now even when the interface is hidden, you can hover over the left-hand side of the screen in order to bring back the toolbox. Then switch to a different tool, for example, I might want to crop the image and then move your cursor back to the right to see the toolbox disappear. This also works with the right side panels. You can just hover over the right-hand screen to gain temporary access to them and then move your cursor away if you want the panels to disappear. All right, I'm going to go ahead and press the M key to return to the Rectangular Marquee tool and that will hide the crop boundary so I can just focus in on the image.

And that's how you take advantage of the various screen modes including Full Screen here inside Photoshop.

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Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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  1. 19m 15s
    1. Welcome to One-on-One
      2m 27s
    2. Opening from the Windows desktop
      4m 7s
    3. Opening from the Macintosh Finder
      4m 9s
    4. Opening from Photoshop or Bridge
      2m 45s
    5. Opening an image from Mini Bridge
      1m 16s
    6. Opening through Camera Raw
      2m 32s
    7. Closing one image and Closing All
      1m 59s
  2. 38m 14s
    1. Navigating your image
      40s
    2. The dark vs. the light interface
      3m 12s
    3. Navigating tabs and windows
      4m 32s
    4. Panels and workspaces
      4m 27s
    5. Zooming incrementally
      4m 29s
    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. Adjusting a few screen prefs
      4m 16s
  3. 45m 58s
    1. Digital imaging fundamentals
      1m 45s
    2. Image size and resolution
      3m 3s
    3. The Image Size command
      3m 27s
    4. Common resolution standards
      3m 20s
    5. Upsampling vs. real pixels
      4m 36s
    6. Changing the print size
      6m 16s
    7. Downsampling for print
      4m 12s
    8. Downsampling for email
      3m 11s
    9. The interpolation settings
      5m 22s
    10. Downsampling advice
      4m 36s
    11. Upsampling advice
      6m 10s
  4. 53m 17s
    1. The layered composition
      1m 40s
    2. Introducing the Layers panel
      4m 12s
    3. Adding, scaling, and aligning layers
      5m 27s
    4. Dragging and dropping layers
      4m 36s
    5. Stack, reveal, and rename
      2m 58s
    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 19s
    1. The art of saving
      54s
    2. Four things to know about saving
      6m 0s
    3. Saving layers to PSD
      6m 38s
    4. Saving print images to TIFF
      4m 48s
    5. Saving an interactive image to PNG
      3m 41s
    6. Saving a flat photo to JPEG
      4m 18s
  6. 19m 36s
    1. Honing in on your image
      1m 43s
    2. The new and improved Crop tool
      3m 35s
    3. Editing your last crop
      3m 1s
    4. Straightening a crooked image
      2m 29s
    5. Filling in missing details
      6m 44s
    6. Using the Perspective Crop tool
      2m 4s
  7. 42m 6s
    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
      3m 19s
    5. The Brightness/Contrast command
      2m 47s
    6. The dynamic adjustment layer
      4m 5s
    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 33s
    1. And second, there is color
      1m 31s
    2. Identifying a color cast
      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 cast in Camera Raw
      5m 46s
    8. The Hue/Saturation command
      5m 26s
    9. Summoning colors where none exist
      4m 8s
    10. Making more color with Vibrance
      4m 27s
    11. Making a quick-and-dirty sepia tone
      2m 54s
  9. 55m 46s
    1. Making selective modifications
      1m 10s
    2. The geometric Marquee tools
      6m 1s
    3. Aligning one image element to another
      4m 59s
    4. The freeform Lasso tools
      3m 59s
    5. Polygonal Lasso tool and Quick Mask
      5m 19s
    6. Cropping one selection inside another
      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 49s
    1. Your best face forward
      1m 0s
    2. Content-Aware Fill
      6m 11s
    3. Using the Spot Healing Brush
      5m 36s
    4. The more capable "standard" Healing Brush
      5m 55s
    5. Meet the Clone Source panel
      3m 53s
    6. Caps Lock and Fade
      4m 57s
    7. The Dodge and Burn tools
      5m 1s
    8. Adjusting color with the Brush tool
      6m 35s
    9. Smoothing skin textures
      5m 58s
    10. Brightening teeth
      4m 0s
    11. Intensifying eyes
      4m 43s
  11. 51s
    1. Goodbye
      51s

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