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Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features

Working with Bridge and Mini Bridge


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Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features

with Chris Orwig

Video: Working with Bridge and Mini Bridge

Now that we know a little bit about Mini Bridge, we're ready to begin to work with this tool. Yet typically, what you're going to do is you're not going to start with Mini Bridge. Rather, you are going to start with Bridge. So, let's click on the Bridge icon. What we're going to do here is we're going to make our way through these images. We're going to add some star ratings to these different photos. So, I want to select a few photos that I really like. So, let's say that I like this image. On a Mac, I'll press Command+1. On a PC, I'll press Ctrl+1 to add a one star rating.
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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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Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features
2h 45m Intermediate Apr 12, 2010

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In Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features, author Chris Orwig explores the enhancements in Photoshop CS5 and Bridge CS5 from a photographer's perspective. This course introduces the Mini Bridge, a brand new panel to browse and open images without leaving Photoshop, expanded layer functionality, improved sharpening and noise reduction in Adobe Camera Raw, cleaning up and enhancing photographs with the new Bristle Brush and content-aware tools, and working with the new High Dynamic Range (HDR) toning controls. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Browsing and opening files from Mini Bridge
  • Adding custom watermarks to photos
  • Performing content-aware healing
  • Sharpening, reducing noise, and adding film grain in Adobe Camera Raw
  • Editing styles and effects on multiple layers at once
  • Selecting with a smart radius
  • Applying the HDR Toning adjustment
  • Making lens corrections to adjust for distortion
  • Auto straightening a photograph
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management
Software:
Bridge Photoshop
Author:
Chris Orwig

Working with Bridge and Mini Bridge

Now that we know a little bit about Mini Bridge, we're ready to begin to work with this tool. Yet typically, what you're going to do is you're not going to start with Mini Bridge. Rather, you are going to start with Bridge. So, let's click on the Bridge icon. What we're going to do here is we're going to make our way through these images. We're going to add some star ratings to these different photos. So, I want to select a few photos that I really like. So, let's say that I like this image. On a Mac, I'll press Command+1. On a PC, I'll press Ctrl+1 to add a one star rating.

I'll go ahead and click on a couple of other images and press that shortcut again, Command+1 or Ctrl+1, in order to select a few images here. Well now that I've added this star rating, what I want to do is I want to filter based on this star rating, and I want to do that inside of Mini Bridge. Now at this point, it's a little bit tricky. How do we get back to Photoshop in Mini Bridge? One of the ways that we can do this is by simply clicking on the Boomerang icon. Well now that we're here, you can see that what we have visible are all these images.

And the nice thing about this is that these different images, if we zoom in on them a little bit, also have the same star rating that we applied in Bridge. Now that we have the star rating here, we could say, 'You know, I just want to see the images with the one star.' I just want to see those images because I want to open them or work on them.' One of the ways that we can start to really work with Mini Bridge is if we hover over the furthest edge here, we can then click and drag so that we have a larger view so we can actually see these thumbnails.

We can also change the thumbnail size by clicking and dragging the thumbnail slider. Yet still with all of that, I can't really identify which images are one star very clearly. So, what I'm going to do is click on this Funnel icon. This icon allows me to filter based on criteria that I've actually added inside of Bridge. So, in this case, I'll say, 'Hey, show me those images that have a one star rating.' I'll go ahead and click on that option. I now have all of these images visible, and I've successfully filtered away those images that I don't want to see.

Now, if ever you want to turn off this filter, all you have to do is click on this icon here and then simply choose Clear Filter, and this will take it back to the view where we can see all of the photographs.

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