moving from PS7 to CS5.5

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Des, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Des

    Des Guest

    In Photoshop 7 I had a window control on the top right with two tabs.
    I couls make the image larger or smaller with a slider and I could
    move around the image by dragging a small square

    The other tab allowed me to select a range of pixels. It would show me
    how many pixels I had selected and made it east for me to copy and
    make a new image of these pixels. This is the one I need.


    Des, Jan 4, 2012
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  2. Des

    Savageduck Guest

    Yup! I started out with PS7 and moved along with CS, CS2, CS4, & CS5.
    The leap from PS7 to CS5 (CS5.5 only applies to the entire Creative
    Suite, there is no Photoshop CS 5.5) is considerable and there are some
    user interface (UI)changes which you will have to get used to.

    I see that you are using a Windows machine and there are only some
    minor UI differences between that and those on my Mac.

    First understand that it is different and you are going to see what
    works best for you as far as a work space goes.
    You are going to be able to select one of the default workspaces by
    going to the menu bar and select the "Window" drop down menu;
    Window-->Workspace and make a selection, or build a custom personalized
    I would suggest choosing "Photography" to build on. Then add any
    elements you might need.
    You can also select those via the tags on the right of the menu bar. It
    is also useful at first to select "New in CS5" which will show you the
    features added to CS5 over previous versions of CS, not necessarily PS7.

    Then there is also the choice of "Screen Mode" to select from the
    "View" drop down menu. I use the standard screen mode, but you might
    find yourself more comfortable using one of the others.

    From the "Window" drop down menu make sure you have the "Navigator"
    panel checked.
    In this panel you will be able to zoom in and out and by moving the red
    box in the navigator panel thumbnail you will be able to move around
    the main window.

    Here is what my CS5 workspace looks like. I have circled the navigator
    pane and the two drop down menus.
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    Also, if you have activated "Open GL" in the CS5 Preferences
    "Performance" section, by checking "Enable OpenGL Drawing" once you
    enlarge to 600% or greater in the Navigator panel you will have a pixel
    level view in the main window. This selection will also allow you to
    navigate around the working image by clicking and "flipping" in the
    direction you want to move when using the "Hand" tool.
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    Have fun.
    Savageduck, Jan 4, 2012
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