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Photoshop CS5 for Photographers provides comprehensive Photoshop training targeting the needs of photographers. In this course, author Chris Orwig demonstrates the fundamental skills used to enhance digital photos, including managing and correcting color, sharpening, making selections and adjustments, retouching, and printing from Photoshop. In addition to teaching the techniques that enable photographers to refine and publish their photos, the course includes live-action segments that encourage thinking photographically and shooting with Photoshop’s capabilities in mind. Exercise files are included with the course.
Once you have determined which image you would like to work on in Photoshop, all that you need to do is to open it up. There are a couple of different techniques that you can use to open up your photographs. Here's one. Simply navigate to your File Pull -down menu and then choose Open. Of course, there's always going to be a shortcut. On a Mac, that's Command+O; on a PC, that's Ctrl+O. Let's go ahead and click on this option here and it will open this photograph up inside of Photoshop. Now, here you can see that I am in Photoshop, but Bridge is still in the background.
Now, let's say that I go to Full- Screen View mode, and I can do that by pressing the F key. Now that I am in Full-Screen View mode, I can't see through Photoshop. I can't see Bridge in the background. Well, how then can I get back to Bridge? Well, in order to jump back and forth between Photoshop and Bridge, here's what you can do. You can simply click on this icon here. I will go ahead and click on that, and it will launch Bridge or take me back to my Bridge workspace here. Let's say that I go back to Bridge and I really realize, you know what, I wish I was in Photoshop.
I want to go back to Photoshop. Well, how can I do that? Well, there is a phenomenal shortcut for this. It's Option+Command+O on a Mac. That's Alt+Ctrl+O on a PC. And if you press that shortcut, it allows you to jump or to toggle back and forth between Bridge and then Photoshop. All right. Well, let's say that we work on our image inside of Photoshop and we decide to close it, and what we can do here is navigate to our File pulldown menu and choose Close. Well, if we want to open up another photograph, all that we need to do is to make our way back to Bridge with one of the techniques that I have describe here.
I am going to simply click back on Bridge to target this application, choose another image, and this time in order to open this up inside of Photoshop, I am going to double-click it and open it up right inside of Photoshop.
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