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Chapter 5. Using Adobe Photoshop CS2 > Opening, Creating, and Importing Files

Opening, Creating, and Importing Files

You have to start with something, right? With Photoshop, you have various options: You can open existing files, whether Photoshop files, JPEG images, or any other of Photoshop's laundry list of supported file formats; you can create a new file from scratch (basically a blank document); or you can import files from another source, such as a scanner or a digital camera.

The Open Dialog Box

As with just about any computer program, you can open a file by choosing File, Open or by pressing Command+O (Ctrl+O) to bring up the standard system Open dialog box. As you highlight files in the dialog box, you might or might not see a low-resolution preview, depending on the file type and what your operating system supports. When you've located the file you want to open, click on the Open button to open the file. Photoshop also lets you open several files at once by holding the Command (Ctrl) key as you click on the different files.


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