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Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals is a concise and focused introduction to the key features in Photoshop, presented by long-time lynda.com author and Adobe veteran Deke McClelland. This course covers the image editing process from the very beginning and progresses through the concepts and techniques that every photographer or graphic designer should know. Deke explains digital imaging fundamentals, such as resolution vs. size and the effects of downsampling. He explains how to use layers to edit an image nondestructively and organize those edits in an easy-to-read way, and introduces techniques such as cropping, adjusting brightness and contrast, correcting and changing color, and retouching and healing images. These lessons distill the vast assortment of tools and options to a refined set of skills that will get you working inside Photoshop with confidence.
Another option that's available to you is to rotate your view of the image, which is great when you're painting in edits, because you can gain access to the exact angle you're looking for, very much as if you are rotating a piece of paper as you were drawing on it. I'm going to drop down to the Hand tool and click and hold on it, and you'll see that we get a flyout menu with both the Hand tool and the Rotate View tool. If you select the Rotate View tool, then you can drag the image in order to rotate it to a different angle. Now I stress, we're just rotating our view of the image; we're not rotating the image itself.
That goes ahead and rotates my view of this image and only this image. My other open images remain just as they were. Well let's say instead, you want to rotate your view of all the open images and you'd go ahead and turn on this check box, Rotate All Windows up here in Options bar, and then you can rotate your image to the desired angle. I'll go ahead and rotate her a little farther, like so, and now when I cycle between my other open images, you can see that they're all rotated as well. Now let's say at any point, you want to reset your view; all you do is go up to the Options bar and click on the Reset View button and because Rotate All Windows is checked, I'll go ahead and reset every single one of the images as you can see here.
So now every one of my images is back to being upright. Now I'm going to switch to that first portrait, and let me show you a quicker way to work. I'm going to turn off Rotate All Views up here in the Options bar and then I'm going to switch back to my default tool which is the Rectangular Marquee tool. You can get that tool incidentally by pressing the M key for marquee. Now let's say I want to rotate this view again, but I don't want to switch tools. I can press and hold the R key for Rotate View and then I can drag, like so, in order to rotate the image.
Then once I'm done rotating, I'd Release the R key in order to return to my Rectangular Marquee. The problem, of course, is how do I reset the view? Because the Rotate View tool isn't selected, I'm not seeing the Reset button up here in the Options bar. However, you can get to it anytime just by pressing the Escape key, and that will go ahead and return the image to exactly upright. And that's how you rotate your view of the image here inside Photoshop.
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