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Introducton to Adobe Photoshop
The Tool Box  

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[Tool Box]

Well, now that you are comfortable with the drawing canvas, let's look at the Toolbox

The Photoshop toolbox holds 20 tools that allow you to paint, select, navigate and edit images. To select a tool you simply click on the icon with your mouse.

When you do so, several things will happen. For one, the selected tool button will "stick" to let you know it is selected. If you look to the figure on the left you will see that the "Eraser" tool is currently selected. Photoshop will also remind you which tool you have selected by modifying the look of your pointer to reflect which tool you are currently using.

Once selected, a tool can be used to mark up the drawing canvas. For most of today we will focus on each of the tools in the toolbar, so for now, just get used to having the toolbar at your disposal and selecting different tools.

Why not take a moment to select various tools in the toolbar and check out how the pointer changes.

When you are done, we can discuss the final component of your workspace, the palette.

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