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Lab 1.3 Exercises

1.3.1 Employ Image Modes

  1. Open Photoshop and choose New from the File Menu. A dialog box appears, and from it—about halfway down—choose Mode. What is the first choice that appears?

  2. In the same dialog box the second choice is Grayscale. What is that?

  3. The next choice is RGB. What is that and what do the initials stand for?

  4. The fourth Mode choice is CMYK. What is that and what do the initials stand for?

  5. From the menu bar at the top of the screen choose Image and then Mode. Here the choice following Grayscale is Duotone. What's that?

  6. From the menu bar at the top of the screen choose Image and then Mode. Here the choice following Duotone is Indexed Color. What's that? (Hint: It has to do with the Web.)

1.3.2 Set Up and Get Started

  1. After opening Photoshop, the first three choices on the File menu that are available to you (not grayed out) show you what you can do to begin working. What are they?

  2. What are your choices if you choose to Import a file?

  3. From the File menu you have the ability to set preferences for your version of Photoshop. What Preferences can be set here?

  4. Open "car.psd" (Figure 1.7). You decide it's too large and want to change it to 80% of its present size. How do you do that?

    Figure 1.7Figure 1.7 car.psd.

  5. You now like the size of the car in the image, but would like to have a 1" empty margin around it. How would you do this?

  6. You would now like to check the exact size of the car in your image. How can you do that?

  7. You are now ready to save your file under the name "biggercar.psd." Where will you save it to?

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