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Screen Capture

Q1:How do I get a picture of my desktop into Photoshop? How do I get a picture or image of a window on my desktop into Photoshop? (I'm using a Macintosh.)
A1: Press Command-Shift-3 and the Mac OS will take a picture of whatever is on your screen. Then from Photoshop, go to File>Open and look for a file called “Picture 1,” usually on your hard drive. (If you take several pictures, they will be named “Picture 2,” “Picture 3,” etc.) Don't double-click the file or it will launch into another application, not Photoshop. That should do it!
Q2:How do I take a screen capture?
A2:

Windows: For just the active window, press Alt-Print Screen; for the entire screen, press Print Screen. Now just go to File>New and then choose Edit>Paste in Photoshop.

Macintosh: For just the active window, press Command-Shift-4-Spacebar (in that order); for the entire screen, press Command-Shift-3. Now open the file that's created on your hard disk (see previous question).


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