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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.
In this movie, I'll show you how to organize your panels over here on the right-hand side of the screen, so that you can easily access Photoshop's most important options. I'll also show you how to save off this particular organization as a workspace. And, incidentally, I recommend that you go ahead and trust me on this one. Because if you and I set up our workspace in the same way, then, it will be easier for you to follow along with movies in this and future courses. Plus you can always restore Photoshop's factory default settings as I'll demonstrate before this movie is out.
Now for starters, notice that you can switch between these various panels by clicking on a tab. So if I click on the Styles tab, I'll switch to the Styles panel. Now, I don't want either of these panels to be dislocation. So, I'm going to start things off by dragging the Styles tab up into the group that includes the color and swatches panel, in the top right corner of the screen. And then, I'll go ahead and drop that panel into place, like so, and now I'll switch back to the color panel by clicking on its tab.
So we now have three panels. Colors, swatches, and styles, grouped together. Because I'm working on such a tiny screen, I want to be able to devote more space to my layers panel, which is by far, the most important panel in Photoshop. So, I'm going to grab the Adjustments panel. And notice this column of icons just to the left of the panels. These represent other panels that are available to us inside Photoshop. So I'll go ahead and drag the Adjustments tab and then I'll drop it on top of this second icon at the top of the icon like so.
So notice that the area around the icon is turning blue. And as soon as I drop the Adjustments panel into place, it becomes an icon that appears as adjustments when I hover over it. And below we're seeing the Properties icon. So the idea is this. Among other things, the Properties panel, which I can get to by clicking on its icon, will display options associated with adjustment layers, which I can create from the Adjustments panel. So in other words, these two panels that are now grouped together are related to each other. To hide the panel, just go ahead and click on its icon once again. Now, what we're seeing here where this column is concerned. Is another column of panels that just happens to be reduced to icon form. If you want to see the names of the panels, then just drag on this vertical bar on the left side of the column and you'll eventually see those names like so. You can also expand the panels by clicking on this little double arrow icon And then you'll actually see the contents of those panels.
To collapse them just go ahead and click on the double arrow icon again and I'm also going to drag this vertical bar on the left side of the column to the right in order to reduce the column so we only see the icons. Now, at this point, I want access to more panels, and there are lots more panels available to us, all of which you can get to from the Window menu. So, click on the Window > Actions, to bring up the Actions panel, like so. And notice that it appears as an icon below the history icon, which is exactly what we want. So I'll just go ahead and click on this arrow icon to hide the Actions panel. Next, return to the Window > Navigator.
And that'll display both the Navigator and Histogram panels. Now, let's go back to the Window > Info. And that will add the info panel to the group that includes the Adjustments Properties panel. So go ahead and drag the Info icon upward to the bottom of this second group right here, that includes the Navigator and the Histogram panels. And drop it into place like so. Now we still need a few more panels. So go back to the Window > Brush. Which brings up both the Brush and the Brush presets panels. Then, go back to the Window > Clone Source.
And we want Clone Source to be part of this last group here. So go ahead and drag the little Clone Source icon up to the bottom of that brush group, and drop it into place. Now we still have a few more panels to go. So go up to the Window > Character, to bring up the Character and Paragraph panels, both of which allow you to format type. Then return to the Window > Paragraph Styles. Which brings up the Paragraph and Character Styles panels. Then, go back to the Window > Layer Comps command.
And this may seem like a lot of overkill that we're bringing up this many panels, but believe me, they're all extremely useful as we'll see over the course of many movies to come. And then, for the last time go to the Window > Tool Presets, in order to bring up this panel right there. And then, drag its icon up to between the last two icons and drop it into place. So these last three icons should read Layer Comps, and then Tool Presets, and then finally, Notes. And now, I want my panels to be a little wider, so that none of my layer names in the future movies are truncated.
So I'll go ahead and drag this bar right here, that's on the right side of the icon column. Over to, about here should work nicely, so that we have just a little bit more room to work. Now we want to save off all the work we've done. By clicking on the word Essentials in the upper right corner of the screen and choose New Workspace. And I'm going to name my workspace One-on-One, after the various courses in this series. And then, I'll click the Save button in order to create that new workspace, as you can see, in the upper right corner of the screen.
Now, let's say you want to restore the factory default panels. Then just click on One-on-One and choose Essentials, which is Photoshop's default workspace. Now, initially that won't change anything, and that's because as we are making modifications to the panels, Photoshop was updating the Essential workspace. To reset that work space, click on Essentials again and choose Reset Essentials. And that will go ahead and restore it to the factory default. Now notice that you have some other workspaces to choose from. For example, you have what's new, if you want to take a look at the new features inside the program. We also have Photography, Topography and so forth. But the one that I'm looking for is the one I just created which is One-on-One. And that, friends, is how you organize your panels and save off a custom work space here inside Photoshop.
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