Photoshop Elements 5 For Dummies
Photoshop Elements 5 offers every tool you need to process, pick at, and play with your photos. The Photoshop Elements workspace is your access gate to digital manipulation; and a host of keyboard shortcuts help you handle your editing and enhancing tasks with ease.
Keyboard Shortcuts: Selecting Elements with Photoshop Elements 5
Making changes to a picture or part of a picture with Photoshop Elements 5 means making selections. Conveniently, Photoshop Elements 5 gives you a whole list of keyboard shortcuts to help you with every selection task:
|To Do This . . .||Do This . . .|
|Add to selection||Shift-drag|
|Deselect from a selection||Alt-drag|
|Deselect all but intersected area||Shift+Alt-drag|
|Reselect last selection||Ctrl+Shift+D|
|Select everything on current layer||Ctrl+A|
|Hide selection outline||Ctrl+H|
|Paste last cut or copied image||Ctrl+V|
|Paste into a selection||Ctrl+Shift+V|
|Adjust hue or saturation||Ctrl+U|
|Adjust image size||Ctrl+Alt+I|
|Open pop-up menu for Create options||Ctrl+Alt+C|
How to Use the Workspace in Photoshop Elements 5
The Photoshop Elements 5 workspace offer a range of tools that help you do everything from zooming in on a photo detail to categorizing and storing it. Here's a look at where you can find workspace tools and menu options:
Use the tools in the picture to accomplish these tasks and more:
Open an image in the Elements Full Edit mode by choosing File, Open.
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 and clicking. Zoom back out by pressing Alt+spacebar and clicking.
Easily switch between open documents by clicking images in the Project Bin.
Access panels as needed by choosing them from the Window menu or the Panels Bin.
Show files from the Organizer by selecting options in the Show Open Files drop-down menu in the Project Bin.
Toolbox Keyboard Shortcuts for Photoshop Elements 5
The Photoshop Elements 5 toolbox offers keyboard shortcuts galore. Get to know Photoshop Elements 5 shortcuts by the visual icons that clue you into their function. For example, if you want to zoom in, look for the magnifying glass and the Z key; to grab something, the H and hand icon are what you need.
The table shows you what key(s) to press for which function: