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Using the Photoshop Elements Workspace

By Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

Part of Photoshop Elements 7 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Photoshop’s Elements workspace provides you with a variety of tools to look at, edit, and organize your photos. Take advantage of the tools shown in the picture here:

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You can 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.