Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Scrolling and panning images, part of Photoshop CS6 One-on-One: Fundamentals.
In this movie, I'll show you how to scroll, or if you prefer, pan your image…because after all, you want to be able to move inside your image fluidly.…For example, I'm currently seeing a wide view of this portrait shot, but if I…press Ctrl+1 or Command+1 on a Mac to switch to the 100% view, I'm seeing some great detail;…but I'm not really seeing the portion of the image I want to look at.…I can use the scroll wheel on my mouse.…So if I scroll up, I'll scroll upward, if I scroll down, I'll scroll downward.…You also have the option of pressing and holding the Ctrl key or the Command key…on the Mac, and scrolling upward to scroll to the left or scrolling downward to…scroll to the right.…
On the Mac, you can drag with two fingers down in order to scroll the image as well.…So that's one way to work but the more popular cross-platform technique is to…take advantage of the Hand tool.…Now you can select the Hand tool manually down here at the bottom of the…toolbox or you can gain access to it by pressing and holding the spacebar…
- Opening an image from Photoshop, Bridge, or Camera Raw
- Navigating, zooming, panning, and rotating the canvas
- Adding, deleting, and merging layers
- Saving your progress and understanding file formats
- Cropping and straightening
- Adjusting brightness and contrast
- Identifying and correcting a color cast
- Making and editing selections
- Enhancing portraits by retouching skin, teeth, and eyes
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Where can I learn more about graphic design?
A: Discover more on this topic by visiting graphic design on lynda.com.
Q: When I double click the welcome.psd file included with the exercise files, I get the following error message:
"Some text layers contain fonts that are missing. These layers will need to have the missing fonts replaced before they can be used for vector based output."
Unlike the TIF and JPEG files which display and open correctly, all the icons for PSD files are blank but other than the welcome.psd file, they seem to open correctly without the error message. Is this a problem that I should address (perhaps re-download the files or find the missing fonts)?
A: The TIFF and JPEG files are flat, so they don't contain fonts and the operating system can interpret them (and generate thumbnails) without help from Photoshop. The PSD files have two issues:
First, they may contain editable text complete with font info. The files are designed with fonts that ship with Photoshop, so you don't get error messages, but Adobe sells some versions of Photoshop without fonts. This may be your issue.
Second, the PSD files contain no flat previews. This makes for smaller files, but it means the operating system, Mac or Windows, cannot generate previews. That won't effect your experience in Photoshop, but it does mean you can't see the file until you open it.
1. Opening an Image
2. Getting Around
3. Image Size and Resolution
Digital imaging fundamentals1m 45s
The Image Size command3m 27s
Common resolution standards3m 20s
Upsampling vs. real pixels4m 36s
Changing the print size6m 16s
Downsampling for print4m 12s
Downsampling for email3m 11s
The interpolation settings5m 22s
Downsampling advice4m 36s
Upsampling advice6m 10s
4. Using Layers
5. Saving Your Progress
6. Crop and Straighten
7. Adjusting Luminance
8. Adjusting Colors
9. Select and Edit
10. Retouch and Heal
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