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How to Navigate the Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 Workspace

Part of the Photoshop Elements 8 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When working with Photoshop Elements 8 as a hobbyist or a professional photographer, you want to become familiar with opening and manipulating images in the photo-editing program's workspace environment.

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Here are some tips for navigating the Photoshop Elements 8 workspace:

  • Open an image in the Photoshop Elements 8 Edit Full mode by choosing File→Open.

  • Organize images in the Image window via menu commands from the Arrange drop-down list.

  • Get information about your image by looking at the status bar. Click the right-pointing arrow to get more details regarding your document.

  • Need to see detail in your image? Zoom into your image by pressing Ctrl+spacebar (Command+spacebar on the Mac) and clicking. Zoom back out by pressing Alt+spacebar (Option+spacebar on the Mac) and clicking.

  • Easily switch between open documents by clicking images in the Project Bin or the filename appearing above each image.

  • Access panels as needed by choosing them from the Window menu or the Panel Bin.

  • Show files from the Organizer (Windows) by selecting options in the Show Open Files drop-down list in the Project Bin.

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