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Getting started

You’ll start the lesson by viewing the finished lesson file to see the image that you’ll create as you explore the selection tools in Photoshop.

1.
Start Adobe Photoshop and then immediately hold down Ctrl-Alt-Shift (Windows) or Command-Option-Shift (Mac OS) to restore the default preferences. (See “Restoring default preferences” on page 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 Lesson05 folder in the preview area to see its contents.

5.
Select the 05End.psd file and study it in the Preview palette.

The project is a collage of objects, including a writing journal, a pen, globes, a number, a flower, and a padlock. The challenge in this lesson is to arrange these elements, each of which is part of a multi-image scan. The “ideal” composition is a judgment call, so this lesson won’t describe precise locations. There are no “right” or “wrong” placements of the objects.

6.
Double-click the 05Start.psd thumbnail to open the image file in Photoshop.


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