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Lesson 1. Getting to Know the Work Area > Using Adobe online services

Using Adobe online services

Another way to get information about Adobe Photoshop and to stay abreast of updates is to use Adobe online services. If you have an Internet connection and a Web browser installed on your system, you can access the Adobe Systems Web site (www.adobe.com) for information on Photoshop and other Adobe products. You can also be notified automatically when updates are available.

In Photoshop, choose Help > Photoshop Online, or click the icon () at the top of the toolbox.

Your default Web browser launches and displays the Photoshop product page on the U.S. Adobe Systems Web site. You can explore the site and find such information as tips and techniques, galleries of artwork by Adobe designers and artists around the world, the latest product information, and troubleshooting and technical information. Or, you can learn about other Adobe products and news.

Now, you’ll return to Photoshop and set it up so that you can automatically receive software updates.

Close your browser.

Return to Photoshop, and choose Help > Updates. In the Adobe Updater dialog box that appears, click the Preferences button.

In the Adobe Updater Preferences dialog box, check the box “Automatically check for updates every month.” Then, decide whether you want updates to be downloaded automatically, or whether you want to be alerted before updates are downloaded.

If you choose to not automatically check for updates every month, you can still manually go to Adobe’s Web site (as in Step 1) and check for Photoshop updates.

Click OK to save your changes.

Congratulations again; you’ve finished Lesson 1.

Now that you’re acquainted with the basics of the Photoshop work area, you can explore more about the Adobe Bridge visual file browser, or jump ahead and begin learning how to create and edit images. Once you know the basics, you can complete the Adobe Photoshop CS2 Classroom in a Book lessons either in sequential order, or according to the subject that most interests you.



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