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Getting started

You’ll start the lesson by viewing a copy of the finished image that you’ll create—a poster for a fictitious toy company.

1.
Start Adobe Photoshop, holding down Ctrl-Alt-Shift (Windows) or Command-Option-Shift (Mac OS) to restore the default preferences. (See “Restoring default preferences” on 6.)

2.
When prompted, click Yes to confirm that you want to reset preferences, and Close to close the Welcome Screen.

3.
Click the Go to Bridge button () on the tool options bar to open Adobe Bridge.

4.
In the Favorites palette in the upper left corner of Bridge, click the Lessons favorite, and then double-click the Lesson10 folder in the thumbnail preview area.

5.
Select the 10End.psd file so that it appears in the Preview palette at left. Enlarge the palette if necessary to get a good close-up view.

To create this poster, you’ll open the image of the toy space ship and practice making paths and selections using the Pen tool. Along the way, you’ll learn advanced uses of path and vector masks, and ways to use Smart Objects, as you create the background shapes and type.

Note

If you open the 10End.psd file in Photoshop, you might be prompted to update text layers. If so, click Update. This notice sometimes appears when files are transferred between computers, especially between Windows and Mac OS.

6.
When you’re done looking at 10End.psd, double-click the Saucer.psd file to open it in Photoshop.


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