- Using the palettes
- Hiding and showing palettes
- Changing screen modes
- Tools on the Tools palette
- Changing the image size
- Choosing a file format
- Choosing a bits/channel mode
- Cropping an image
- Rotating an image
- Quick Summary: Choosing Colors
- Quick Summary: Using the Swatches palette
- Using the Layers palette
- Quick Summary: Using the Layers palette
- Using fill and adjustment layers
- Choosing a mode for the History palette
- Making snapshots of history states
- Working with nonlinear histories
- Using presets
- Streamlining your workflow
Hiding and showing palettes
When you need to fully maximize your screen space, hide all the currently open palettes, then make them reappear only when you need to use them. If you hide the palettes when your document is in Maximized screen mode, the document window will resize dynamically to the maximum screen width; redisplay the palettes and the document window will resize again as needed.
To hide or show the palettes:
- Do any of the following:
Press Tab to hide or show the Tools palette and all open palettes.
- Press Shift-Tab to hide or show just the palettes and keep the Tools palette open.
To make hidden palette docks reappear:
- With the palettes hidden as per the instructions above, move the pointer to the very edge of your monitor (or to the very edge of the application window in Windows). The palette docks (not freestanding palettes) will redisplay temporarily. A–B Move the pointer away from the palettes and they’ll disappear again.
- If you want to conserve screen space but don’t want to hide the palettes, collapse the ones you use least frequently to icons.