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Make quick screen captures to use in Photoshop

Added on Friday 3rd of June 2011 05:34 am EST
 

Application:

Adobe Photoshop CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

 

I need to use a screen capture of a dialog box in a layout I’m creating. Is there an easy way to do this with Photoshop?

 

There are numerous software applications available both as freeware and for purchase that will enable you to take screen captures. Some operating systems even come with a built-in application, such as Grab on the Macintosh.

 

But if you don’t need any fancy features, don’t underestimate what your keyboard can help you capture. The steps are slightly different depending on which platform you work on. Once you capture the shot, you can bring it into Photoshop to crop and save the file.

 

On the Macintosh, you can take a screen capture by pressing [command][shift]3. This captures everything that appears on yo...