Learn about the Photoshop interface at a basic level.
- [Instructor] If you've never visited Photoshop before…or have only dipped in here or there,…this will be your orientation to the interface…with just enough information…so you can work along with the exercises in this chapter.…Let's start off the top level menu system…which here on the Mac is pinned to the top of the screen.…On Windows you'll find that at the top of the screen also…but in what is known as the Application Bar for the program.…
Beneath that we have the Options Bar,…although some people call this the Control Strip as well,…because that's how it's in Illustrator and in Design.…You can of course choose it whatever you like,…and I'll try to remember…to refer to it both ways throughout.…What is important for you to know though…is that this area is contextual,…and will change depending on what is selected.…In Photoshop that's always associated with the current tool.…
And on that note, this is where you'll find the tools.…Now don't worry if your Toolbox…looks slightly different to this one.…Some folks like to have the Toolbox in two columns…
- The creative process
- Layout and composition
- Transforming images and assets in Photoshop
- Drawing logos in Illustrator
- Designing graphics and documents in InDesign
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