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In Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training, Ted LoCascio teaches casual photographers how to organize, edit, and share their digital image libraries using this powerful software package from Adobe. He tours the included Adobe Bridge application, used for importing and organizing photographs, and explores every feature of Elements itself. He demonstrates how to navigate the Elements workspace, which is used to correct and improve images, combine them into projects, and produce slideshows, photo books, web galleries, and more. Ted also explains how to get the most out of each editing mode, and shares tips for correcting, retouching, and sharpening photographs. Example files accompany the course.
With Bridge you can save a group of images that meet specific search criteria as a collection. By doing so you can access specific groups of images that you would like to work with quickly and easily. All right, so I'm in Bridge now and I'm currently viewing the catalog images inside of the catalog images folder, which are part of our exercise files. Okay, so that's what you're seeing in the Content panel, these are all of the images inside of that folder and what I would like to do is perform another search using the Find dialog box. All right, so I'm going to do this by going under the Edit menu, choosing Find or pressing Command+F and that brings up the Find dialog box. All right, again we're going to search in the catalog images folder. If you want to choose a different folder, you could choose it from here or different area on your computer, Desktop, Users folder etcetera. We're going to stick with catalog images and I'm going to search by Filename.
Again, we have different options in here, but I'm going to stick with Filename in this instance. Filename, I want to contain the word Craig, and underneath we have our Results. In this instance we can choose either one of these and we will get the same results. But I'm going to stick with, if all criteria are met. I don't need to search inside of any subfolders and I don't need to search Non-indexed Files. What I'm going to do is just click Save As Collection this time rather than clicking Find. Okay, if I click Find, the dialog box is going to close and then we will see the results of our search in the Content panel, which is actually behind this here.
Instead, I'm going to click Save As Collection. In here, I'm going to name the collection Craig Park Photos. It's going to ask us where we want to save this. I'm going to say inside of the catalog images folder it's fine and I want to add this to the Favorites. So what we're going to do then is click Save. So there is our collection that's been saved inside of our folder. It's performing the search here and actually displaying those images that are now part of this collection. So let's go ahead and do this. I want to go back to the Desktop and back into the exercise files and double-clicking on the catalog images again.
So now we're viewing those images, every image that's inside of that folder and I now want to return to my previous search. I just want to see those Craig Park images, right. Well, I could bring up the Find dialog box and redo that whole search. Or since I added this to my Favorites panel over here, I can click on the collection and then here we have it. All right, we have got all of those images now displayed inside of the Content panel. So that is the beauty of saving a collection based on specific search criteria.
If you add it to your Favorites, you can access just those images quickly and easily just by clicking on the collection over here in the Favorites panel.
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