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Another way to customize your image area is by changing screen modes. Now, by default you're in the standard screen view and one thing I want you to notice is that if we zoom up. Let's tap the z key to get the Zoom tool, and then click maybe once or twice on our image. When we zoom up in the standard screen mode you can see that you get these scroll bars at the bottom and on the right hand side of your image. When we enter into the other two screen modes, we're going to actually lose those scrollbars. So you can enter the other two screen modes, either by selecting them from the list, you can see we have the full-screen mode with menu bar, or the full-screen mode, and you can toggle through all three of the screen modes by simply tapping the F key. When we go to the full screen mode with Menu bar, you'll notice that we still have the Menu bar across the top but we've lost our panels to scroll with. But that's okay, because we know that if we hold down the space bar, we'll temporarily access the hand tool and then we can go ahead and pan around our image. If we want to move to the full screen mode we can either tap the F key, or we can select it from the list, and we get a warning dialogue box. This is warning us that our panels are going to be hidden. But you can access them by either positioning your cursor to the far right side of the screen, or the far left side of the screen for the tools, in which case they'll pop up.
Or you can tap the Tab key. Let's go ahead and go into full-screen mode, and then try both of those shortcuts. So tapping the tab key reveals your tools as well as your panels. Tapping the tab key again will hide them, and if I position my cursor over the right-hand side of my screen, you'll notice that the panels will all pop up when I move my cursor away from the panel area, they'll be hidden again. And if I move my cursor over to the left side I can temporarily access my tools, and then again when I move away that will again hide itself.
The other way to get out of full screen mode is by tapping the Escape key. But if I do want to bring back my panels I'll need to tap the Tab key. Or probably even easier is to just use the F key in order to cycle through the three screen modes. If you do have multiple images open and you quickly just want to show them to someone I think that the last screen mode. This full screen mode without the menu bar, that's probably the best way to just simply present your images. Full screen for someone else to see.
Let's go ahead and zoom out. I'm going to use the Cmd and the Minus key just to make sure that I can see a little bit of this gray background area. Now by default when I'm zoomed out you'll notice that there's a slight drop shadow around my image. If you don't want that you can select the Photoshop menu if you are on the Mac, or select the Edit menu on Windows. Choose Preferences and then Interface. And we can see that for each one of these screen modes, we have an option not only to change the color of the background, but also the border. So if I didn't want to see that drop shadow, I could either select a line, or just change these to none.
Now when I click OK, you'll notice that there's no longer a drop shadow around my image. If we wanted to return to the preferences in order to change the background color we could, but you should also know that you can simply control click on the Mac, or right mouse click on Windows, and choose from a different setting for the background around the image. If you don't remember what it was set to before. Again hold the Ctrl key or the Cmd key and just select Default. So there you have it, two additional ways you can customize and change the interface of Photoshop.
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