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The Photoshop (*.PSD) file format is the “native” format for Photoshop—in other words, the document is simply a Photoshop document. It’s not a Tiff or an EPS or a PICT or any of the common formats. All Adobe products, such as InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash or Illustrator, can interface with Photoshop documents.
The Photoshop Format Options dialog box may open, asking if you want to maximize compatibility. You can program Photoshop to always maximize compatibility in the File Handling preferences dialog box. Click the Edit (Win) or Photoshop (Mac) menu, point to
Preferences, click File Handling, click the Maximize PSD and PSB File Compatibility list arrow, click Always, then click OK.
Clicking a layer is called targeting a layer.
If you use the Fill command on the Edit menu to fill an object, you’ll be able to choose other fill settings, including blending modes and transparency, in the Fill dialog box.
When you set the view percentage for a document so that you can see the entire canvas, anything you paste into the document will be centered on the canvas. Though this doesn’t sound like such a big deal, knowing this can come in very handy, especially when you are aligning pasted images or trying to center images on the canvas.
Use the arrow keys to move the image in small increments. Each time you press an arrow, the image moves 1 pixel in that direction. Press and hold [Shift] when you press an arrow, and the image will move 10 pixels in that direction.
Pressing and holding [Ctrl] (Win) or (Mac), then clicking a layer thumbnail loads a selection of all the pixels on the layer. If the layer has transparent areas, as this layer does, the transparent areas will not be selected.