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How to Use Selection Tools and Create Paths in Photoshop CS6

The selection and paths tools are the workhorses of Photoshop CS6. They allow you to capture and isolate pixels so that you can edit or manipulate just a portion of an image. [more…]

How to Create Custom Tool Presets for Photoshop CS6

Tool presets enable you to create tool settings in Photoshop CS6 that you can save and use again. Creating tool presets is a real timesaver if you use specific tool settings on a frequent basis. Follow [more…]

How to Open an Image in Photoshop CS6

If you know where an image file is stored, you can open the file in Photoshop CS6 in a similar way to opening a word processing, spreadsheet, or other file. Follow these steps to open a file: [more…]

How to Place Files in Photoshop CS6

In Photoshop CS6, choose File→Place to put PDF (Portable Document Format), Adobe Illustrator (AI), EPS (Encapsulated PostScript), PSD, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG, and several other lesser-used file formats [more…]

How to Set Printing Options in Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6 has a couple printing modes to choose from, depending on how much control you need and how much of a hurry you’re in. Here are your options: [more…]

How to Zoom in Photoshop CS6

Keyboard shortcuts are the quickest way to zoom. When you press a keyboard shortcut, Photoshop CS6 zooms in or out by one of its preset increments (such as 200%, 100%, 66.67%, 50%, 33%, 25%, and so forth [more…]

How to Use the Hand Tool in Photoshop CS6

The Photoshop CS6 Hand tool helps you to move around in an image document quickly and works similarly to a scroll bar, enabling you to do your work more quickly. [more…]

How to Use the Rotate View Tool in Photoshop CS6

Sharing the flyout menu in Photoshop CS6 with the Hand tool is the Rotate View tool. This tool actually rotates your entire image window. Follow these steps to use the Rotate View Tool: [more…]

How to Use the Navigator Panel in Photoshop CS6

Some Photoshop CS6 users don’t use the Navigator panel (which is a roadmap to your image document) nearly as often as they could, and there’s a simple reason for that: In its default size, the Navigator [more…]

How to Choose a Screen Mode in Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6’s working area can become horribly cluttered. And here’s a secret: The more adept you become, the more cluttered the desktop becomes. Just when you begin to appreciate a neatly docked Options [more…]

How to Create Guides in Photoshop CS6

Guides are nonprintable horizontal and vertical lines that you can position anywhere you like within a Photoshop CS6 document window. Normally, they’re displayed as solid blue lines, but you can change [more…]

How to Use Guides and Grids in Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6 includes numerous useful features that help you lay out your images precisely. After you have guides are in place, here are a few of the things you can do with them: [more…]

How to Measure Onscreen in Photoshop CS6

You can measure distances and objects within Photoshop CS6 many different ways. The rulers, used in combination with guides, are a good way to mark distances precisely so that you can create objects of [more…]

How to Use Photoshop CS6’s Info Panel

Photoshop CS6’s Info panel, accessible under the Window menu, displays a variety of information, depending on what tool you’re using. To specify which status info options you want displayed, or whether [more…]

How to Customize Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop CS6

For those of you who prefer the ease and speed of keyboard shortcuts, Photoshop CS6 offers customizable keyboard shortcuts. You can assign shortcuts to menu commands, panel commands, and tools. You can [more…]

How to Create PDF Presentations from Photoshop CS6 Files in Bridge

In Bridge, you can use the ultra-efficient PDF generation feature to create a single, multipage document from multiple Photoshop CS6 images. Follow these steps to create a PDF presentation: [more…]

How to Create a Web Gallery with Your Photoshop CS6 Images

If you’re proud of your Photoshop CS6 artistry and you want to show it off to the world on a web page, doing it in Bridge is the way to go. It’s a breeze to use, so even if you don’t know anything about [more…]

How to Create Workspace Presets in Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6 is a complicated program; the more you learn, the more complicated (and routine) your activities become. For one project, you may find yourself using the Styles panel repeatedly to add special [more…]

How to Customize Menus in Photoshop CS6

Adobe takes the customization club to yet another level by adding the ability to customize menus in Photoshop CS6. You have the choice of colorizing chosen menu items or hiding the menu items altogether [more…]

How to Use the Preset Manager in Photoshop CS6

Many of the panels and tools Photoshop CS6 works with can use settings that you store on your hard drive as presets. For example, you can create custom colors and brush tips, build your own gradients, [more…]

How to Set General Preferences in Photoshop CS6

The General Preferences pane in Photoshop CS6 is where you select some options that are, well, general in nature. You can select some choices from drop-down lists, and others are check boxes you can select [more…]

How to Set General Preference Options in Photoshop CS6

In the Options section of the General Preferences dialog box in Photoshop CS6, you find nearly a dozen check boxes that you can select or deselect, as described in the following list: [more…]

How to Use the History Log Feature in Photoshop CS6

In the History Log section, you can have Photoshop CS6 record all your editing commands. The History Log feature is handy if you want to present a finished, fully edited image to a client or manager, but [more…]

How to Customize the Interface in Photoshop CS6

The Interface preferences deal with the “look” of Photoshop CS6. You can change these so that you can use Photoshop in a way that is easiest for you. Here’s the scoop: [more…]

How to Handle Performance Options in Photoshop CS6

Everything you will need to specify Photoshop CS6’s performance, from power settings to memory usage, can be found in the Preferences pane. Here are the options: [more…]

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