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Photoshop CS6

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How to Work with Photoshop CS6 Raw Images

Some cameras capture images in raw formats. Photoshop CS6 can process these images into formatted images. It also allows you to work with them in different ways than already processed images. Here are [more…]

How to Launch Photoshop CS6 and Customize the Desktop

You start Photoshop CS6 the same way you launch any other program with Windows or the Mac OS. As with other programs, you can choose the method you find the easiest and most convenient. In Windows, you [more…]

How to Set Photoshop CS6 Display Settings with the Window Menu

The Window menu in Photoshop CS6 controls the display of panels and some other elements of the Photoshop workspace. The top two entries on the Window menu enable you to control the display arrangement [more…]

How to Set up the Photoshop CS6 Status Bar

Each Photoshop CS6 image window comes equipped with a status bar. On the far left of the bar is a box that displays an active image’s current zoom level [more…]

How to Adjust Photoshop CS6 Panels

Many image-oriented programs use panels of a sort, and Photoshop CS6 has had panels (formerly called palettes) since version 1.0. However, since Photoshop 3.0, the program has used a novel way of working [more…]

How to Open Special Files in Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6 needs to know the image format of a file (whether it’s a TIFF, PCX, PSD, or JPEG file, for example) before it can open the file. Photoshop uses different methods in Windows and Mac OS to [more…]

How to Adjust Size, Color, and Contrast in Photoshop CS6

You’d think the Image menu in Photoshop CS6 might have something to do with making changes to an entire image document, wouldn’t you? In practice, some of the entries you find here do apply to the whole [more…]

How to Select Tools in Photoshop CS6

To select a tool in Photoshop CS6, simply click it in the Tools panel. A small black triangle in the bottom-right corner of a tool slot indicates that more tools are hidden behind that tool on a [more…]

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 Create a New Image in Photoshop CS6

At some point, you want to create a new image from scratch in Photoshop CS6. Follow these steps to use the New feature to create a new image: [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…]

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