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Chapter 01 Skills Review:
Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop CS3


A) Start Adobe Photoshop CS3.

  1. Start Photoshop.
  2. Create a new image that is 500 × 500 pixels, accept the default resolution, then name and save it as Review.

B) Open and save an image.

  1. Open PS 1-3.psd from the drive and folder where you store your Data Files, and if prompted, update the text layers.
  2. Save it as Zenith Design Logo.

C) Use organizational and management features.

  1. Open Adobe Bridge.
  2. Click the Folders tab, then locate the folder that contains your Data Files.
  3. Close Adobe Bridge.

D) Examine the Photoshop window.

  1. Locate the image title bar and the current zoom percentage.
  2. Locate the menu you use to open an image.
  3. View the Tools palette, the options bar, and the palettes that are showing.
  4. Click the Move Tool on the Tools palette, then view the Move Tool options on the options bar.

E) Use the Layers and History palettes.

  1. Drag the Wine Glasses layer so it is above the Zenith layer, then use the History palette to undo the state.
  2. Drag the Wine Glasses layer above the Zenith layer again.
  3. Use the Indicates layer visibility button to hide the Wine Glasses layer.
  4. Make the Wine Glasses layer visible again.
  5. Hide the Zenith layer.
  6. Show the Zenith layer.
  7. Click the Tag Line layer. Notice that the Tag Line layer is now the active layer.
  8. Save your work.

F) Learn about Photoshop by using Help.

  1. Open the Adobe Photoshop CS3 Help window.
  2. Using the Index, find information about resetting to the default workspace.
  3. Print the information you find.
  4. Close the Help window.

G) View and print an image.

  1. Make sure that all the layers are visible in the Layers palette.
  2. Click the Zoom Tool, then make sure the setting is selected to resize the window to fit.
  3. Zoom in on the wine glasses twice.
  4. Zoom out to the original perspective.
  5. Print one copy of the image.

H) Close a file and exit Photoshop.

  1. Compare your screen to the image below (click for an enlarged view), then close the Zenith Design Logo file.
  2. Close the Review file.
  3. Exit (Win) or Quit (Mac) Photoshop.

chapter 1 review


Source: "Adobe Photoshop CS3 Revealed" by Elizabeth Eisner Reding

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