Reference Notes for Adobe Photoshop

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Reference Notes for Adobe Photoshop

Restoring default preferences
On the desktop, double-click the Adobe Photoshop icon to start Adobe Photoshop and then immediately hold down Ctrl-Alt-Shift (Windows) or Command-Option-Shift (Mac OS) to reset the default settings.

Undoing multiple actions
The Undo command (CONTOL + z) reverses only one step. However, you can still step back through multiple actions using the History palette.

By default, the Photoshop History palette retains only the last 20 actions. You can change the number of levels in the History palette by choosing Edit > Preferences > General

You can also use CONTROL + ALT + z to undo more than 1 action

Tools

• The marquee tools make rectangular, elliptical, single row, and single column selections. • The Move tool moves selections, layers, and guides.
• The lasso tools make freehand, polygonal (straightedge), and magnetic* (snap-to) selections. • The Magic Wand tool selects similarly colored areas.
• The Crop tool trims images.
• The Slice tool creates slices.
• The Slice Select tool selects slices.
• The Healing Brush tool* paints with a sample or pattern to repair imperfections in an image. • The Spot Healing Brush tool* quickly removes blemishes and imperfections from photographs with a uniform background. • The Red Eye tool* removes red-eye in flash photos with one click. • The Patch tool* repairs imperfections in a selected area of an image using a sample or pattern. • The Color Replacement tool* substitutes one color for another. • The Brush tool paints brush strokes.

• The Pencil tool paints hardedged strokes.
• The Clone Stamp tool paints with a sample of an image.
• The Pattern Stamp tool* paints with a part of an image as a pattern. • The History Brush tool* paints a copy of the selected state or snapshot into the current image window. • The Art History Brush tool* paints stylized strokes that simulate the look of different paint styles, using a selected state or snapshot. • The Eraser tool erases pixels and restores parts of an image to a previously saved state. • The Magic Eraser tool erases solid-colored areas to transparency with a single click. • The Background Eraser tool* erases areas to transparency by dragging. • The Gradient tool* creates straight-line, radial, angle, reflected, and diamond blends between colors. • The Paint Bucket tool fills similarly colored areas with the foreground color. • The Blur tool* blurs hard edges in an image.

• The Sharpen tool* sharpens soft edges in an image.
• The Smudge tool* smudges data in an image.
• The Dodge tool* lightens areas in an image.
• The Burn tool* darkens areas in an image.
• The Sponge tool* changes the color saturation of an area. • The path selection tools* make shape or segment selections showing anchor points, direction lines, and direction points. • The type tools create type on an image.

• The type mask tools* create a selection in the shape of type. • The pen tools* draw smooth-edged paths.
• The Custom Shape tool* makes customized shapes selected from a custom shape list. • The annotations tools* make notes and audio annotations that can be attached to an image. • The Eyedropper tool samples colors in an image.

• The Sharpen tool* sharpens soft edges in an image.
• The Smudge tool* smudges data in an image.
• The Dodge tool* lightens areas in an image.
• The Burn tool* darkens areas in an image.
• The Sponge tool* changes the color saturation of an area. • The path selection tools* make shape or segment selections showing anchor points, direction lines, and direction points. • The type tools create type on an image.

• The type mask tools* create a selection in the shape of type. • The pen tools* draw smooth-edged paths.
• The Custom Shape tool* makes customized shapes selected from a custom shape list.
• The annotations tools* make notes and audio annotations that can be attached to an image....
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