Taking Screen Shots

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One of the things that I needed to learn immediately when I started THE DAILY DIGI was to take screen shots.  It was imperative that if I was going to give  tips and tricks that my readers be able to see what I was doing.  Many of my posts relied heavily on you being able to see what I was doing in Photoshop. Take this post for example: there were six different screen shots for you to see how I make eyes pop in a photo.

Many people have asked me through emails and comments how to take a screen shot.  So today, I thought I would share. Well really, I will just share where I got my info since I learned the way I learn most things these days: I googled it (don’t you love how “googled” has become a verb?)

Here are two very helpful articles:

TAKING SCREENSHOTS IN MAC

HOW TO TAKE A SCREEN SHOT IN MICROSOFT WINDOWS

And I know I am biased, but Mac really rocks for screen shots, giving you lots of different options. With different keystrokes, I can take a capture of my entire screen (Command Shift 3)

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Or just a portion of my choosing (Command Shift 4)

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Or just a window (Command Shift 4, then space, then click on window)

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Taking screen shots can come in really handy, and not just for showing off some mad Photoshop skills.  You can use it to show proof of Paypal  transactions, show webmasters when their site looks wonky from your end, when you want to share some crazy error message with your ISP, and more.  And if you get really bored, you can go crazy with screen in a screen in a screen…

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Happy picture taking 🙂

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