Useful tools palette and Photoshop

Useful tools palette and Photoshop


    The following section describes the tools and palettes prograllmy Photoshop, which are most useful when the exposure changes. This is an indefinite list of options available in Photoshop, and numerous volatile. Instead, I allocate funds Photoshop, which will take you most likely permanently. A more detailed overview of the tools and palettes I cite in the reference list (see annex).



    Palettes are pieces of information related to the various operating functions. Usually they are hidden on demand, in the enterprise Windows options menu in the band Tool Options bar. In the PSP version, they can be located on the second screen, leaving the main screen clean image viewing and editing. Two palettes you use most often when the exposure settings. This – Navigator and Histogram, which are summarized below.


    Navigator Palette

    Used to zoom in, zoom and scroll the image. It allows you to move more easily than Zoom and Hand.

    Histogram Palette

    Histogram – a tool for working with tonality. The histogram in this tool tracks changes level adjustments using Levels adjustments.


    The Layers palette

    If you are working with layers (and I recommend their use), Layers palette reflects the current layer and allows you to select layers.


    History Palette

    This palette shows step by step changes in the history of the image, which, in turn, can be selected in the interaction with this palette tool History Brush.


    Palette Tools Presets

    This is a list of all currently available systems Tools Presets, useful for quick selection.



    All the tools in Photoshop are on the menu Tools bar. Many of them are not used in the exposure manipulation and are not discussed here. Tools described below are designed specifically for exposure settings.


    Tools Marquee, Lasso and Magic Wand

    These are the tools that trigger plants operating only with individual pixels.

    Move tool

    Move Tool is used for navigation, as well as inserting layers and selections between windows with images.

    Tools Spot healing brush / Healing brush / Patch tools

    This cloning tools, which are used for copying and mixing textures from one color to another and brightness. They can be used to fix damaged parts that can not be removed by other means.

    Tool Clone Stamp tools

    Clone Stamp is widely used for retouching, and “repair” images. It works by copying pixels from one image to another.

    History Brush Tool

    History Brush tool works as a team Undo, and can be used together with a palette of History, to cover the areas of the image according to the information of History.

    Dodge and Burn tool

    Dodge tool lightens areas of the image, a Burn darkens them. Tone for these tools can be selected from a strip of options Shadows, Highlights or Midtones, allowing to process shadows, light, mid-tones.

    Pen tool

    PEN tool used to draw the path, which can be converted to the border of the selection.

    Hand tool

    Hand tool allows you to move the image in the image window.

    Zoom tool

    Zoom tool lets you zoom in or out in the range of 0.5% to 1600.


    Band Tool Options bar

    The band Tool Options bar shows the individual settings of each of the tools of the program Photoshop. One of the most useful features is the right edge of the band Tool Options bar. Here you can store the desired palette, hence they are easy to recall. This is especially useful when a small amount of screen panel will not take up a lot of jobs.

    Tool Presets palette

    Tools Settings can be saved as presets, which are stored in a palette of Tool Presets. This feature is useful if certain configuration tools, such as brush settings or cloning stamp you used repeatedly. Saved configuration tool can be opened using a palette Tool Presets.

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