Join Julieanne Kost for an in-depth discussion in this video Viewing with different screen modes, part of Photoshop CC 2018 Essential Training: The Basics.
- [Instructor] Now that you've seen how to zoom and pan around your images, I want to show you a way to customize Photo Shop to gain a little bit of additional screen real estate. And that's by changing your screen mode. Now under the View menu, we can access the three different screen modes: Standard, Full Screen with Menu Bar and Full Screen. But, if we use the tool bar instead you'll notice that when I click on the icon to change screen modes, there's an F after each one of these and that's the keyboard shortcut that will allow us to quickly toggle through the three different screen modes.
So, I'll start by selecting the full screen mode with menu bar. And you can see there that now I get a little bit of additional space. You'll also notice that if I zoom in, and I'll do so by using command one, in order to go to 100 percent. Well, I no longer have the scroll bars on the right hand side or at the bottom. It's almost as if the photograph now is just going directly underneath these different panels. And if I temporarily access the hand tool by holding down the space bar, we can see that I can easily zoom around my image even though I don't have those scroll bars.
Now, if I tap F again, this will toggle me into the third screen mode. Which is a great mode for presentation. And in fact I'm going to zoom out here using command zero, in order to fit on screen. So that we can see the entire image. Now, in this screen mode, you'll notice that the tools and all of my panels are hidden. But I can actually reveal them by tapping the tab key. So the tab key will bring back all of those tools.
If I tap the tab key again, I can hide them. If I want to leave them hidden but I want to just access them quickly, when I position my cursor over to the very edge of the screen you'll notice that my panels will pop open on the right hand side, or if I'm the left hand side my tools will pop open. And then when I move my cursor away from either side of the monitor, it will hide those tools or the panels. Alright, if I tap the F key again, it will bring me back into standard mode.
But because I've hidden my panels, I'll need to use the tab key again in order to bring them back. And just one work of caution, when you go to View, if you do pick the full screen mode first, Photoshop will bring up this dialogue box. Just telling you that it's going to hide all of your panels. I'd go ahead and click Don't show again and then just go right into full screen. Because you now know that either tapping the F key or tapping the escape key will get you out of full screen mode and back to standard.
So there you go, a great way to present your images in full screen mode or get a little bit more screen real estate with the fully screen mode and menu bar.
Julieanne reviews the basics of digital imaging—from working with multiple images to customizing the Photoshop interface to suit your needs. She shows how to use different Photoshop tools to crop and retouch photos, while always maintaining the highest-quality output. She also demonstrates the most efficient ways to perform common tasks, including working with layers, making selections, and masking. Along the way, she shares the secrets of nondestructive editing using Smart Objects, and helps you master features such as adjustment layers, blend modes, filters, and much more—increasing your productivity every step of the way.
- Opening documents in Photoshop
- Opening files from Bridge and Lightroom
- Working with multiple documents
- Panning and zooming documents
- Customizing the Photoshop interface
- Modifying keyboard shortcuts for speed
- Understanding file formats
- Choosing color modes, bit depth, and color space
- Cropping and transforming images
- Working with layers and layer masks
- Making selections
- Removing distracting elements
- Getting to know the blend modes
- Working with adjustment layers
- Applying non-destructive filters
- Getting to know the blend modes
- Applying filters