This chapter introduces the basic interface of Photoshop: tools, palettes, the option bar, and image window. If you feel comfortable with these topics, skip to the next chapter. My main goal in this chapter is to identify the basic vocabulary of Photoshop used throughout this book.
The image above shows the main elements of Photoshop as they first appear. Ensure you have an image open if you want to experiment with the interface. Many Photoshop options are not available if no image is open.
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Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.