Nonmodal Editing

The usual method for applying a correction to a digital image is to use either menu items or keystrokes to call up a dialog. The next correction step is then only possible once you explicitly end the last one, usually with a click on an OK button.

Because images are often corrected using multiple processing steps, and because it is often necessary to return to earlier image states during processing, this type of "modal" processing can be complicated and time-consuming.

Non-modal editing does not require you to explicitly close one dialog before starting another. The open dialog is either automatically closed (and the correction applied) or it simply remains open and active during the other process. Most contemporary RAW editors and all-in-one image processing programs work on this principle.

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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