Use the Open Command to Bring an Existing Bitmap File into Photoshop

When you want to open an existing digital file in Photoshop, you have to first consider the file's format. Photoshop and ImageReady are capable of opening the file formats listed in Table 3-4.

File Format (extensions)

Photoshop

ImageReady

Photoshop (.psd, .pdd)

X

X

Acrobat TouchUp Image (.pdf, .ai, .pdh)

X

X

AVI (.avi)

X

BMP (.bmp, .rle, .dib)

X

X

Photoshop EPS (.eps)

X

X

Photoshop DCS 1.0 (.eps)

X

Photoshop DCS 2.0 (.eps)

X

EPS TIFF Preview (.eps)

X

EPS PICT Preview (.eps)

X

Filmstrip (.flm)

X

X

GIF (.gif)

X

X

JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg, .jpe)

X

X

PCX (.pcx)

X

X

Generic PDF (.pdf, .pdp, .ai)

X

X

Photoshop PDF (.pdf, .pdp)

X

X

Photo CD (.pcd)

X

X

PICT File (.pct, .pict)

X

X

PICT Resource (Mac OS only)

X

X

PIXAR (.pxr)

X

X

PNG (.png)

X

X

QuickTime Movie (.mov, .qt)

X

Raw (.raw)

X

Scitex CT (.sct)

X

Targa (.tga, .vda, .icb, .vst)

X

X

TIFF (.tif, .tiff)

X

X

Wireless Bitmap (.wbmp)

X

X

Table 3-4 File Formats Supported by Photoshop and ImageReady

Table 3-4 File Formats Supported by Photoshop and ImageReady

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

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.

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