3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 13, 2001 11:22 AM by (Vicky_Cravey)

    Tools/Menu Items in Photoshop 6 ("Where is the * Tool now?")

      So, you've been working with Photoshop 5.0 or 5.5 and you are used to seeing the tools laid out before you in a certain way. Now you install Photoshop 6.0 and your entire interface is messed up. Where IS everything??

      Once you get into using Photoshop 6.0, you'll find that it's not really messed up. The most frequently used items are laid out for easier and quicker access.

      Below is a list of some of the most frequently (and not so frequently) asked questions concerning the location of your favorite tools.
        • 1. Re: Tools/Menu Items in Photoshop 6 ("Where is the * Tool now?")
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          TOOLBOX TOOLS



          Crop Tool

          It's graduated from the Rectangular Marquee pop out menu to it's own button-third one down on the left. Whoohoo!

          Gradient tool

          It's no longer hiding behind the Eyedropper Tool. It has its own button, which hides the Paint Bucket tool.

          Line Tool

          It's now listed behind the Custom Shape Tool. You can access this by holding down on the Custom Shape Tool Button until the Line Tool pops out.

          Liquify

          Under the Image Menu.

          Measure Tool

          It's in the Eyedropper Tool flyout. You can access this by clicking and holding down on the Eyedropper Tool until the Measure Tool appears.

          Paint Bucket

          It's in the Gradient Tool flyout. You can access this by clicking and holding down on the Gradient Tool until the Paint Bucket Tool appears.

          Pencil Tool

          It's in the Brush Tool flyout. You can access this by clicking and holding down on the Brush Tool until the Pencil Tool appears.

          Rubber Stamp

          It's there. It's been renamed the "Clone Stamp".

          Type Masks

          They are now a part of the Options Bar.
          • 2. Re: Tools/Menu Items in Photoshop 6 ("Where is the * Tool now?")
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            MENU ITEMS



            Adobe Online

            That has been moved from the File Menu to the Help Menu. You can still click the icon at the top of the toolbox to access it.

            Color Settings

            Under the Edit Menu.

            Define Brush

            Under the Edit Menu

            Define Pattern

            Under the Edit Menu

            Extract

            Under the Image Menu.

            Fade Filter option

            Under the Edit Menu. It renames itself as you use specific filters. For instance, if you use the "Add Noise" filter, you will see "Fade Add Noise" listed in the Edit menu.

            Liquify

            Under the Image Menu.

            Preferences

            Under the Edit Menu.

            Save a Copy option

            It's now an option to be selected in the Save As dialogue box. Simply Save As and check the box next to "As a Copy".

            The recent Files usually at the bottom of the File Menu

            That is now an option further on up in the File menu Titled "Open Recent".
            • 3. Re: Tools/Menu Items in Photoshop 6 ("Where is the * Tool now?")
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              PALETTE ITEMS



              Art History Brush Option

              This was in the Options palette when the History Brush was selected. This is now hidden behind the History Brush in the Toolbox Palette. The Styles (short curl, etc) are listed in the Options Bar.

              Background Eraser option

              It's no longer in the Options menu. Now, it is hiding behind the Eraser Tool along with a Magic Eraser Tool in the Toolbox Palette. You can access this by holding down on the Eraser Tool Button until the Background Eraser Tool pops out.

              Brush Sizes

              This is now in the Options Bar.

              Options Palette

              It's now a bar running across the top of your screen, called the "Options Bar". This contains information about each tool as you are using them. It also contains the Wacom Pen settings under the brush icon on the right of the bar.

              Wacom (pressure sensitive Pen) Options

              This is Part of the Options Bar. To access this, click on the button on the right-hand side that contains a brush icon.