Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Welcome screen (CC 2014.1), part of Photoshop for Photographers: 2014 Creative Cloud Updates.
- In this chapter we’re going to take a look at some of the latest new features and updates in Photoshop Creative Cloud. You can think of this chapter as a bit more general, whereas in the subsequent chapters we’ll get to some more specific features. All right, well here in this movie I want to start off by highlighting this new Welcome screen that we’ll encounter when we open up Photoshop. So what is this, and how does it actually work? Well you’ll notice up top that we have different tabs. Here I’m on the New Features tab. It will give you a greeting, here it’s saying Hello Carp, because I’ve logged in from lynda.com headquarters in Carpinteria, California.
Here it should say your name. What you can do is you can view different tutorials. You can also scroll down to view various content. Now by the time this movie is out this screen will look a little bit different on your computer, yet here it’s helpful to see you can view New Features, or you can click through these tabs in order to access different types of content. It will also pay attention to how you use Photoshop, and try to give you helpful tutorials based on the way that you’re using the tool. All right, well let’s navigate over to this first tab, this one is Create.
Underneath this tab we can either create new documents, or open recent files that we’ve already worked on inside of Photoshop. Down below at the base of the dialog we have a handful of really helpful links. Here we have Photoshop Help, if you click that it’ll open up your browser, and take you to an area on Adobe site, where you can get some helpful information about working with Photoshop, or say for example you can click on Inspire, and that would take you Behance where you could view some great work just a way to get some inspiration.
All right, well let’s use this in a functional way. Let’s say that we want to open up a new document. Here I’m just going to use Default Photoshop Size. We’ll click on that, it will close the welcome screen, and open up a new document here in Photoshop. I should also highlight that if ever you just double click a PSD file it will skip the welcome screens. That won’t always be there, but when you need it there it will be there to help you out. For example, let’s say I close this document, here I’ll do that by clicking on the X icon. Well that welcome screen will come back, and then I can make another choice.
In this case I’ll choose the same option just to open up a default file. Last but not least, if ever you want to get the welcome screen back, you want to pull that back up, you can always access that by going to this Help pull down menu over here. In the Help pull down menu if you click on Welcome…, remember whenever you see dots that’s telling you it’s going to open up a dialog, that will then bring you back to this screen here, so that you can access the welcome screen.