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Photoshop 6.0 Toolbar Explained - A guide to each tool of one of the most used image editing program on the planet
A digital artist, just like a workman, can benefit from a range of tools. We all know tools are kept in a toolbox and Photoshop has something similar. All the tools you need are located in a toolbar that appears when you open the program. Here you will find all the essential brushes, selection tools and type tools to give you access to a vast range of controls that can be used to work wonders with your pictures. To help you understand the tools and how they work we have created a series of mini tutorials. Simply use your mouse to move the title of each toolbar item to see a description of the tool and what it offers. If the tool sounds interesting, click on the icon to link to a tutorial.
When you're working with Photoshop you can access tools without clicking on them by using a shortcut key:. Where available we've listed these with the description
Where there are multiple options hold down the ctrl (PC) alt (MAC) + shortcut key: to scroll through the choices.
Clicking here connects you directly to the Adobe website.
Marquee tool - Shortcut key: M
Move tool Shortcut key: V
Magic Wand tool Shortcut key: W
Crop tool Shortcut key: C
Slice tool Shortcut key: K
Airbrush tool Shortcut key: J
Paintbrush and Pencil tool Shortcut key: B
Clone Stamp Tool Shortcut key: S
History tool Shortcut key: K
Eraser tool Shortcut key: E
Gradient and Paint Bucket tool Shortcut key: G
Blur, Sharpen and Smudge tools Shortcut key: R
Dodge, Burn and Sponge tools Shortcut key: O
Path Selection tool Shortcut key: A
Type tool Shortcut key: T
Pen tool Shortcut key: P
Line and Vector Shape tool Shortcut key: U
Note tool Shortcut key: N
Eye-dropper tool Shortcut key: I
Hand tool Shortcut key: H
Zoom tool Shortcut key: Z
Foreground & Background colour Shortcut key: X
Standard mode Shortcut key: Q
Screen Mode Shortcut key: F