OK now that you have learnt how to start a “New Project”. But if you have missed that post then don’t worry. Here is the link to that post:
Now, I assume that you have started it well so let’s go ahead and learn “How to Open a Photoshop document” or any other file that is already made. Take a look at the picture below, this would be on screen when you will open the Photoshop software:
Now to open a file, try to find “File Menu” in Menu bar. Following picture will show you where it is:
Do you see a Red Square? Yes that’s where you will click. A menu will appear on your screen just like the picture below:
Now click on OPEN in the new menu or you can press ctrl+O on your keyboard. It is a shortcut key if you do not want to go to File menu. Now after this, a new window will open with a name “Open”. Now find the file that you want to open. You can open all types of Picture files and Photoshop Documents also. Following pictures shows how to open a document:
Look at above picture. There are 2 numbers with highlights. The number represents the steps. First, you will choose the file and then click on “Open” button to open that file. Do you see a small preview of the file that you have clicked on? Yes that’s for your ease so that you would know which file you are opening.
Now you would have an opened file on your screen. Mine file is a .psd (Photoshop Document file) so it is opened. Surely your file would be something else, so don’t panic if this flag picture does not open J
You will have a screen just like the picture below:
Now let’s take a look at the Workspace that we have. Workspace is the surrounding tools and features of the software that you can use for better editing. First look at the following picture, then I will tell you the workspace and its components one by one. Right now we will have an overlook on the workspace but by time you will get used to all the tools so don’t worry.
Do you see the “Numbers”? Yes these are the components of the Default Workspace and combined they are used to make you edit easily. First one in the picture (i.e. with number “1” in a circle) is called “Tool Tab”. It contains all the required tools that you would need for editing something as you desire. Second one (with number “2” on it) is called “Navigation Tab”. It is used to help you edit small things. It is used to zoom in and zoom out and see whole file on single place. Third on (with a number “3” on it) is called “Color Tab” and it is used to assign color to something. Forth one (with a number “4” on it) is called “Layer Tab” and it is used to manage the layers. Layers are simply the transparent platforms on which you can make something and place on another layer which has another object and both would look like as they are on same platform. It helps you to move, edit, put effect on any object without disturbing other objects.
So fellows that was a simple tutorial on Opening a file in Photoshop. Hope it helped you.
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