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    Default Adobe Photoshop Complete Course | Lecture 3

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    12. Then try to press e a couple of more times. As you can see from the button, that opens additional variants af the eraser. NOTE: this function only works if you have applied the setting in point 2 on page 3.

    Figure 5. Every tool icon can cover multiple tools that are activated with the same shortcut letter.
    Tools settings and the status bar

    Photoshop has many tools. You need to try them out, before you can remember their names and the shortcut letters that activate them – and we will get to that later. Here we continue the introduction to Photoshop’s user interface.
    1. Now activate the eraser tool in the second section of the tool box (by pressing letter e):

    2. See the settings line (which is found just below the menu bar in top of the program window). This line is now associated with the eraser tool, which is also seen to the far left. The rest of the line gives you different settings options, which are associated with the tool:

    3. You can thus use the settings line to modify tools (here the eraser) size (brush size) etc.
    4. We continue the the review of the screen image. In the bbottom you see the status bar, which is found in all Windows programs. Here you only see a part of it, and just like the settings line the contents change, depending on your current activity:

    5. The informations are associated with the image file that you are currently working with. There may be nothing right now in your status bar.
    Look at the palettes

    Photoshop is recognized by the floating windows – also called palettes, which many have problems getting used to. But the palettes are very important. When you open the program you see four palettes in the right side of screen. They may look ”empty” if you have not read pictures into them, but that will change.
    <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr> <td valign="top" width="336"> 1. Try to look at this palette:
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    2. Actually the box contains three palettes: Color, swatches and styles. Try to look at all three. They are quite different ones, which have been combined in one window.
    3. Each palette has a number of menu options. You can see them by clicking on the small button with the arrow:

    4. That opens a pop-up menu, which gives many options. One of them is good to know, that is Reset Swatches (see figure 6). It is very easy to modify the palettes. You might erroneously delete colors from the color chart. Then you just reset the palette, then it returns to its original appearance.
    5. Try to look at each palette, and see the menu options in the pop-up menus.

    Figure 6. All palettes have a pop-up menu. Here you can among other things reset the palette’s contents.
    Floating palettes

    The palettes exhibit a special behaviour; they can be freely placed on the screen by clicking and dragging in the title line.
    1. Try that now, move the palettes around with the mouse:

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