Preferences and Settings
Do This First
Start by resetting the default preferences and ensuring that the examples here match what you see on your screen. You need to make sure there are no customized preferences to follow the examples laid out in this book. Customization may thwart your progress by giving unexpected results.
- Launch Adobe Photoshop.
If you have an alias on your desktop(or in your Dock if you have a Mac), you can launch by double clicking the icon. Otherwise, go to your Applications menu(Start, Programs or All Programs in Windows)and click Adobe Photoshop CS.
- Immediately hold down
Option+Command+Shift(Windows: Alt+Ctrl+Shift)while Photoshop is still launching to reset the default settings.
If the dialog box in Figure below doesn’t pop up, then you probably didn’t hold down the keys long enough or soon enough. Close Photoshop and try launching again with the reset keys.
- When the window pops up, click Yes to confirm that you want to delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings File.
- Another window asks if you would like to adjust your color setting. Since you can do that later, select No for now. See Figure below.
- The last pop-up window is Adobe Photoshop CS’s Welcome Screen. Click Close in this window.
You should see this dialog box after Step 2.
Say no to this. You can adjust your color setting by going to your preferences at any time.
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