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Up and Running with Photoshop CS6
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Opening images in Photoshop


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Up and Running with Photoshop CS6

with Chad Perkins

Video: Opening images in Photoshop

Let's look at how to bring images into Photoshop without using an additional tool, such as Camera Raw or Bridge. So here in Photoshop, and if you're on a Mac, the default for Photoshop is to kind of have a naked background to see your desktop through the application. This is historically how Photoshop has been on the Mac. All the way back since the beginning. And if click on this, then I see the exercise files on my desktop. A lot of Mac users like to be able to just drag and drop files from other applications straight into Photoshop this way. This kind of drives me crazy, though. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to choose Window > Application Frame, and that puts a solid background in the back.
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  1. 1m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 59s
  2. 3m 7s
    1. Overview
      3m 7s
  3. 19m 26s
    1. Importing images from a camera
      4m 3s
    2. Using Adobe Bridge
      7m 10s
    3. Using Camera Raw
      5m 57s
    4. Opening images in Photoshop
      2m 16s
  4. 45m 18s
    1. Creating new documents
      3m 43s
    2. Interface overview
      5m 43s
    3. Navigating documents
      4m 58s
    4. Working with layers
      9m 33s
    5. Straightening images
      3m 15s
    6. Cropping images
      3m 54s
    7. Performing basic transformations
      5m 45s
    8. Moving and aligning objects
      8m 27s
  5. 8m 36s
    1. Understanding pixels
      2m 19s
    2. Understanding resolution
      4m 32s
    3. Saving your work
      1m 45s
  6. 23m 33s
    1. Understanding color modes
      3m 55s
    2. Using adjustment layers
      3m 35s
    3. Fixing problems automatically
      2m 36s
    4. Reading a histogram
      3m 40s
    5. Adjusting exposure (brightness)
      4m 27s
    6. Adjusting colors selectively
      5m 20s
  7. 31m 4s
    1. Intro to selecting
      4m 47s
    2. Making quick selections
      6m 45s
    3. Refining selections
      8m 26s
    4. Making a collage
      11m 6s
  8. 11m 46s
    1. Removing small problems
      2m 4s
    2. Fixing bigger problems
      6m 39s
    3. Intelligently scaling an object
      3m 3s
  9. 12m 33s
    1. Creating Smart Objects
      5m 13s
    2. Applying effects
      5m 1s
    3. Adjusting applied effects
      2m 19s
  10. 26m 30s
    1. Creating text
      5m 47s
    2. Editing text
      8m 30s
    3. Using layer styles
      5m 54s
    4. Creating graphic design elements
      6m 19s
  11. 31m 14s
    1. Painting
      9m 54s
    2. Customizing brushes
      9m 44s
    3. Creating vector shapes
      11m 36s
  12. 14m 51s
    1. Understanding file formats
      3m 46s
    2. Saving for the web
      7m 6s
    3. Printing from Photoshop
      3m 59s

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Up and Running with Photoshop CS6
3h 49m Beginner May 14, 2012

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Adobe Photoshop is more than just an image editing application—it is a foundational staple in all the visual arts, from print design, to photography, to web design, to motion graphics and 3D graphics. In this course, Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins covers the basics of Photoshop. Learn about the components of visual images, making selections, color correcting, fixing images, outputting images, and much more. This course uses Photoshop CS6, but the information presented is applicable to all versions of the application.

Topics include:
  • Getting images into Photoshop
  • Creating and navigating documents
  • Working with layers
  • Cropping and straightening images
  • Color correction
  • Making selections
  • Fixing image problems
  • Working with effects
  • Creating and editing text
  • Exporting and printing
Subjects:
Design Photography video2brain
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Chad Perkins

Opening images in Photoshop

Let's look at how to bring images into Photoshop without using an additional tool, such as Camera Raw or Bridge. So here in Photoshop, and if you're on a Mac, the default for Photoshop is to kind of have a naked background to see your desktop through the application. This is historically how Photoshop has been on the Mac. All the way back since the beginning. And if click on this, then I see the exercise files on my desktop. A lot of Mac users like to be able to just drag and drop files from other applications straight into Photoshop this way. This kind of drives me crazy, though. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to choose Window > Application Frame, and that puts a solid background in the back.

And the reason why I mention this in this particular tutorial is that if you have this application frame. Basically this blank background here, you have this great shortcut to be able to open files. If you just Double-click this, anywhere in this application frame, this, this blank background. You Double-click anywhere in here and you will get the Open File dialog box. And that's honestly how I import 99.9% of the files I bring into Photoshop. So I could then select any file that Photoshop accepts and you can see here from the format drop down if you click it.

There are tons of file formats that Photoshop will accept. Video even or 3D files and all kinds of stuff. So Photoshop is very friendly as far as file formats are concerned. And I can go ahead and select this image and click open or just double-click it here to bring this into Photoshop for editing. Now I'm just going to close this by clicking on this x here. I could also choose File from the menu here at the top. The menu bar. Choose File and choose Open.

And bring in images that way. I'll just press Cancel. Or I could use the keyboard shortcut. That's Cmd + O on the Mac and Ctrl + O on the PC. I could also browse in Bridge or browse in Mini Bridge from the File menu as well. So whatever method you use to bring images into Photoshop, it's all good. Whatever way works for you, use that style. There really is no right or wrong way. Whatever you prefer to do, that's how to best bring in images into Photoshop for you.

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