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Photoshop CS3 for Photographers covers all the essential techniques a digital photographer needs to master in order to take advantage of Photoshop's possibilities. Instructor Chris Orwig teaches everything from the key elements to the advanced tools of the application, demonstrating how to apply them for the best photographic results in print or online. He also gets into the nitty-gritty of using Photoshop, from working with Camera Raw to finessing a retouch. Exercise files accompany this training.
Once again welcome back, more on customization of the interface and the palettes. This will be a quick movie, yet an important one. So, let's say were working on an image in this case, the boat image, and we zoom in because we want to look at some detail here, or work on the image in some specific way, and we just want to be able to see the image and not all the palettes that are covering up the image. Well, we know that we can collapse these guys, which are pretty cool, but yet they're still taking up some space over there. How can I open up even more space and get rid of this options bar up top as well. Well, there's a great shortcut key and that is the Tab key.
The Tab key got rid of everything. I'm holding down this spacebar now to move around the image, and I can see the image in its entirety. Press the Tab key again. Those guys come back. Let's say, rather than get rid of everything, I want to have my tools still accessible, but I want to get rid of the palettes on the right-hand side. That's going to be Shift + Tab. Those guys are gone. Now, I can see the image. The palettes aren't covering anything up. Let's say I need my Layers palette back. You know the shortcut for that, right? F7. F7 closes it, and Shift + Tab will then bring everything back to normal. So, I'm going to expand those, so it's a little bit more dramatic. Shift + Tab closes the palettes on the right. Shift + Tab brings those guys back.
Now, what you can do is go over the right-hand side of your screen, hover over the furthest edge there, and what you'll see is that your palettes will come back. We can do the same thing over here with our toolbox. Now, they're back and then we can keep working on our image. So they slide in and slide out or expand and collapse based on rollover, which is really cool. Now, if we want to bring everything back to normal, it's going to be Tab, to bring everything back up. Let's say were going through different our different full-screen view mode. I'm going to go to the full-screen view mode where I actually can't see my drop-down menus anymore up top.
Now, when I press Tab, I can have the image takeover everything. Now, this is a really nice way to look at our images. I'm going to zoom out a little bit. Even here, because I can really focus in on the image. I'm going to press F, to toggle through my other full-screen view modes. Now, before what we saw is it that we would see the image, and then we would see all of our drop-down menus up top. Alright, now let's review all of the ground that we have covered. Okay, so here we have an image. One option is going to be to press the Shift + Tab key. It gets rid of all of the palettes on the right-hand side.
Shift + Tab brings those guys back. Press the Tab key, that gets rid of everything and then if I wanted to get rid of everything as well as that drop-down menu. I would press the F key to toggle through my different full-screen view modes until I got to this maximized view mode, where I just have the image. Now, if I want to bring things back, I'm going to press the Tab key, and that will bring everything back to normal. One more shortcut for you: that's Shift + Tab. Get rid of the palettes on the right, and let's say I need the Layers palette back, that's going to be F7. F7 will close it.
F8 will bring up my Info palette, and of course, there are a number of other shortcuts to bring up the other palettes, but I think that's enough for now. Alright, well that wraps up this movie. Catch you in the next one.
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