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Customizing the position and display

From: Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features

Video: Customizing the position and display

Let's take a look at how we can customize the Mini Bridge dock position and orientation. Now so far we've seen that Mini Bridge is collapsed to these icons here. Well, what we can do is click on this tab and drag Mini Bridge out of this particular tab group. Now if we want to open up this tab, what we can do is click to expand this, and here we can see we have our History panel. We're going to go ahead and close that by clicking on the icon in the top right-hand corner and choosing Close. So, again, now all we have are our regular panels and then Mini Bridge floating over here by itself.

Customizing the position and display

Let's take a look at how we can customize the Mini Bridge dock position and orientation. Now so far we've seen that Mini Bridge is collapsed to these icons here. Well, what we can do is click on this tab and drag Mini Bridge out of this particular tab group. Now if we want to open up this tab, what we can do is click to expand this, and here we can see we have our History panel. We're going to go ahead and close that by clicking on the icon in the top right-hand corner and choosing Close. So, again, now all we have are our regular panels and then Mini Bridge floating over here by itself.

Well, what can do with Mini Bridge is we can actually click on this and drag it down to the base of Photoshop. When we do that, we'll see a nice blue line along the bottom of Photoshop. When you see that line, let go. Now what's happened is Mini Bridge is anchored or attached to the base of Photoshop. What's interesting about this is we can change our view here, say to something like Filmstrip. Well, now here we have a filmstrip of images, but at this juncture, we may simply want to close this Navigation panel, again, so that we can have a nice long filmstrip.

To change the height of Mini Bridge, all that we need to do is hover over this line. We can go ahead and click and drag this down, so we have a more appropriate filmstrip. I'll make these images smaller as well. So, the nice thing about this is we can have this really small down here, and it can be a nice way to select files and then open them up inside of Photoshop or in this Filmstrip orientation. Now keep in mind that even in this orientation, we can take advantage of our different shortcuts. For example, select an image, press the Spacebar key, and you'll go to that Full Screen View mode.

So, you can still tap into the complete power of Mini Bridge right here. It's just docked in a new position. We'll press the Spacebar key again to exit out of that. All right. Well, what about expanding or collapsing Mini Bridge? One of the things you know about Photoshop is that all these tabs can be expanded or collapsed simply by double- clicking on the tab name. That will then open or close that particular panel. We can do so here, again, double- clicking on this to open or close. All right. Let's go ahead and open up Mini Bridge one more time.

Now if ever you find that there is a particular layout like this that you like, all that you need to do to save this is to navigate to your Workspace button here. What I'm going to do is choose New Workspace. In this case, I'm going to go ahead and give this one my initials. I'm going to call this mbr for Mini Bridge, and I'll click save. Well, now that I have that particular workspace here, I can select it from this pulldown menu. I can go back to my default Essentials layout and then there, I'll reset Essentials to take that back to normal.

Now if I want to choose my Mini Bridge layout, I'll simply choose that here. That will then change the orientation and position of all of my different panels.

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Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features

48 video lessons · 19234 viewers

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  1. 2m 51s
    1. Welcome
      2m 14s
    2. Using the exercise files
      37s
  2. 17m 14s
    1. Introducing PDF watermarking
      2m 9s
    2. Adding a custom watermark to a PDF
      5m 16s
    3. Using the new Export panel
      4m 45s
    4. Improved batch renaming
      3m 9s
    5. Working between Bridge and Photoshop
      1m 55s
  3. 20m 11s
    1. Getting started with Mini Bridge
      4m 17s
    2. Creating a custom Mini Bridge shortcut
      2m 1s
    3. Working with Bridge and Mini Bridge
      2m 18s
    4. Finding and reviewing photos
      4m 15s
    5. Opening documents
      4m 22s
    6. Customizing the position and display
      2m 58s
  4. 16m 54s
    1. Sharpening enhancements
      5m 1s
    2. Reducing noise
      5m 23s
    3. Using Post-Crop Vignetting
      3m 51s
    4. Adding film grain
      2m 39s
  5. 4m 58s
    1. Selecting and modifying a Photoshop workspace
      1m 52s
    2. Creating a custom workspace
      3m 6s
  6. 6m 48s
    1. Adjusting layer style effects on multiple layers at once
      2m 41s
    2. Modifying multiple layers at once
      2m 34s
    3. Dragging content into Photoshop as a Smart Object
      1m 33s
  7. 20m 56s
    1. Making better selections using Smart Radius
      6m 21s
    2. Removing a model from a background
      10m 12s
    3. Changing the colors of a shirt
      4m 23s
  8. 7m 46s
    1. Using the new brushes in a photographic workflow
      5m 52s
    2. Getting more efficient with brushes
      1m 54s
  9. 10m 17s
    1. Content-aware spot healing
      3m 17s
    2. Replacing backgrounds with Content-Aware Fill
      4m 19s
    3. Cleaning up multiple elements with Content-Aware Fill
      2m 41s
  10. 4m 24s
    1. Cropping and straightening a photograph
      2m 47s
    2. Auto-straightening a photograph
      1m 37s
  11. 12m 27s
    1. Accessing lens correction
      1m 10s
    2. Automatic lens correction
      2m 24s
    3. Working with the custom lens correction controls
      4m 53s
    4. Customizing lens distortion removal
      2m 12s
    5. Panoramic lens correction
      1m 48s
  12. 18m 58s
    1. Toning HDR photographs
      5m 21s
    2. Blending HDR toning for a more subtle effect
      4m 34s
    3. Working with HDR Pro
      4m 52s
    4. Getting creative with HDR Pro
      4m 11s
  13. 20m 43s
    1. Working with the Target Adjustment tool
      2m 26s
    2. Working with the new HUD color picker
      5m 8s
    3. Creating a neutral density gradient
      3m 25s
    4. Changing a photograph to black and white using the LAB action
      3m 15s
    5. Launching Photoshop in 32-bit mode
      3m 1s
    6. New printing settings
      3m 28s
  14. 38s
    1. Goodbye
      38s

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