If you’re already comfortable using the Photoshop tools, but want to fine tune your skill set to get even more out this versatile tool, these lessons were designed for you.
These Photoshop CS3 tutorials start by understanding how to optimize your settings Ė preferences, workspace, etc. Then dive into helpful timesavers for multi-image processing, as well as creating picture packages, web photo galleries, and PDF presentations. You will be amazed at the speed demon tips you learn from Justin.
Learn the proper Do’s and Don’ts of recording actions.
Discover how to speed up the batch image processing and streamline your next project.
Explore the multi-uses of the Crop and Straighten commands to make better use of your images, illustrations, or drawings.
Get more comfortable working with multiple layers for complex designs.
See how easy it is to watermark an image to protect copyrights or indicate that it’s a placeholder.
Chapter I: OPTIMIZING SETTINGS (33 min)
Working with the Preferences
Customizing the Workspace
Creating Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
Using a List of Keyboard Shortcuts
Working with User Interface Shortcuts
Using Toolbar Shortcuts
Chapter II: LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTIONS (25 min)
Exploring the Actions Panel
The Doís & Doníts of Recording Actions
Loading & Playing Actions
Adjusting Action Playback Options
Using Button Mode
Saving & Sharing Actions
Chapter III: BUILDING ACTIONS (49 min)
Choosing When to Record an Action
Recording an Action
Testing an Action
Editing Your Actions
Using Stop Notes & Menu Items
Using the Magical Undo
Chapter IV: MULTI-IMAGE PROCESSING (42 min)
Using the Batch Command
Saving Your Batch Files
Speeding Up the Process
Using the Image Processor
Using the Scripts Event Manager
Chapter V: LET PHOTOSHOP DO IT (63 min)
The Crop and Straighten Photos Command
The Contact Sheet II Command
Creating a Picture Package
Creating a Web Photo Gallery
Customizing Your Gallery
Creating PDF Presentations
Conditional Mode Change & Fit Image
Using the Merge to HDR Tool
Creating a Photomerge
Exploring the Adobe Media Gallery
Chapter VI: BECOME A SPEED DEMON (41 min)
Moving, Creating & Merging Layers
Changing Layer Opacity
Working with Blend Mode Shortcuts
Working with Adjustment Layer Shortcuts
Utilizing the Filter Gallery
Working with Type Tool Shortcuts
Changing Font Size & Color
Using Quick Font Previews
Working with Layer Comps
Exporting Layer Comps
Final Comments & Credits
Total Run Time: 4.2 hrs
Justin Seeley is an Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert and graphic designer with nearly a decade of experience in the creative media industry. A recognized Photoshop trainer known for his straight-forward teaching style and creative prowess, his techniques have been featured on podcasts such as the Adobe Creative Suite podcast and Photoshop TV, and his tutorials have appeared in publications such as Digit magazine.
Justin has been an avid Photoshop user since version 4.0 and hosts a variety of internet shows dedicated to teaching people around the world. He is the creator and host of the Photoshop Quicktips podcast which is consistently in the Top 10 Software How-To Pod-casts on the iTunes store. Justin is also the host and producer of the Photoshop Quick-tips: Special Effects and Quick Fixes training DVD.
In 2007 Justin co-founded the Photoshop Designers User Group, a non-profit organiza-tion which helps further the education of students and other members of the community. Justin serves as President and Lead Instructor for the group and also presents several free mini-seminars on a variety of digital imaging topics.
A member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Justin currently works for Murray State University as a Graphic Designer and Marketing Consultant.
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