Week 1 - Review questions

1. What are the six main sections of the Photoshop work area?
The Toolbox, the Tool Options Bar, the Palette Well, the Palettes, the Menu Bar and the Status Bar.
2. How would you reset your Palette locations?
By clicking and dragging them to the new location, then go to Preferences_General and tick Save Palette Locations.
3. How would new Photoshop users activate the Tool Tips command?
By going to Preferences_General and ticking Show Tool Tips.
4. Where can you change how your cursor is displayed for different tools?
By going to Preferences_Displays and Cursors.
5. I want to add an additional Plug-in Directory. What would I have to do to activate this?
Go to Preferences_Pulg-ins and Scratch Disks, tick the Additional Plug-ins folder and choose the new folder created for plug-ins.
6. If you want to record a log of all the edits you perform on an image, where would you activate this function?
In Preferences_General, and tick the History Log box.
7. What does it mean if you are working on a large Photoshop file and see the alert, "Your scratch disk is full"? What are some of the solutions available to you?
It means that there isn't enough virtual memory to work on that file on the designated scratch disk. If I have more than one hard drive I can choose another one as a scratch disk by going to Preferences_Plug-ins and Scratch Disks and add it in the second box.
8. What are some of the advantages of using the File Browser instead of a desktop folder?
Sorting and searching photos by names, keywords, ranks, etc.; batch renaming; viewing of information about each photos and possibility to add to the metadata.
9. Describe the difference between a 'flattened' PSD file and an 'unflattened' PSD file. Why would you use one form of the file over the other?
An unflattened PSD file will retain all the different layers, while the flattened will have all its layers merged into one. The PSD format is intented for working with Photoshop and is not really compatible with other applications. For use outside Photoshop , a better option than flattening the file is to save it under another format such as TiFF or JPEG.
10. Describe two ways to create images in Photoshop.
Go to file, choose new; or go to file and open, then browse for the photo you want to open.
11. I want to specify that my file be saved with all layers, with annotations and as a copy. Where would I administer these commands?
When saving for the first time a new document.
12. Where would you find subcommands for Menu items such as File, Edit, Image, Layer, Select, Filter, View, Window and Help?
By clicking on those items on the Menu Bar
13. What does a small black triangle in a Menu subcommand indicate?
It means that there is a submenu.
14. What do three small dots after a Menu subcommand mean?
It means that by clicking on that subcommand, a dialogue box will appear.
15. How would you bring up the Status Bar?
By going to the Menu Bar _Window and tick Status Bar, but on my Mac, it shows automatically, and Status Bar in Window is not an option...
16. If I wanted to check the amount of RAM and scratch disk used to process my image as I work on it, where would I look?
On the status bar, there is a small black triangle, click on it and choose Scratch Sizes.
17. What are some of the benefits to using the Status Bar while you work on a file?
Getting information concerning the document currently worked on quickly.
18. What file format is most used for continuous tone images that are prepared for web use?
19. If you wanted to create an animated image or a transparent image for a web site, which file format would you save as?
20. What file format(s) will preserve layers in your file?
21. What are Keyboard Shortcuts and why would you want to use these?
A combination of modifiers and keyboard keys that creates shortcuts to most commands. When used regularly, it can make your work easier and faster. But I don't really like keyboard shortcuts, I am more of a mouse girl. I have a trackball mouse and my right hand is always on the ball, except when I am typing..
22. If you want to create your own custom keyboard shortcuts, how would you go about doing this?
By going to Edit_Keyboard Shortcuts and follow the instruction in the dialog box.
23.Where can I quickly find Keyboard Shortcuts for Menu Bar commands?
They are written next to each command.