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Customizing keyboard shortcuts

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Video: Customizing keyboard shortcuts

Painter's customized keys facility enables you to reprogram existing shortcuts to match your, or another application's preferences. If you find a particular keyboard command difficult to remember, customized keys lets you replace it with a combination that works for you. Let's visit this useful painter facility. You'll find this up in the Painter menu and we go to Preferences > Customize Keys, let's open this up; this is going to be in the Application Menus shortcuts.

Customizing keyboard shortcuts

Painter's customized keys facility enables you to reprogram existing shortcuts to match your, or another application's preferences. If you find a particular keyboard command difficult to remember, customized keys lets you replace it with a combination that works for you. Let's visit this useful painter facility. You'll find this up in the Painter menu and we go to Preferences > Customize Keys, let's open this up; this is going to be in the Application Menus shortcuts.

We also have Palette Menus, Tools and Other, and I'll get back to this a little bit later. If we go to the Layers palette, and go down here to moving layers in the layers stack, up and down, right here, move to the bottom, move to the top, move down one layer and up one layer. In Photoshop, they use the Command or Ctrl plus the left and right brackets to do this, and in the case of moving all the way to the top or bottom, you add the addition of the Shift key, and we don't have that here at all, there is no way to do that.

So it's kind of the long way around in Painter to do something that's very simple to do in Photoshop. So I'm going to assign those Photoshop keyboard shortcuts to these actions in Painter. So if I want to move this to the bottom, I just click on it, you see how there's that little blue field now. Now it's waiting for me to enter a keyboard shortcut. So for this I'm going to enter Command+ Shift, in Windows it would be Ctrl+Shift, and to go all the way to the bottom that would be the left bracket.

Now to move it to the top, I'm going to do Command or Ctrl plus Shift and the right bracket, and to move down one layer, all I need to do is Command or Ctrl and do the left bracket. Now you'll see this is where sometimes you'll find there's already a keyboard shortcut that this works with, and you have to make a decision here. Now in my case I look at this and what would we be eliminating if I accept this keyboard shortcut, Set Shape Attributes.

Now I've got to tell you I never use Set Shape Attributes, so in this case I don't care if that doesn't have a keyboard command anymore. So I'm going to go ahead and say Accept, it's true, you could find that there is a conflict, in that case you're going to have to kind of rethink things. Maybe you want to change the other keyboard shortcut in favor of using that keyboard shortcut for something that is more important to you, or as I just did here, it's a keyboard shortcut I'm never going to use, so there's nothing wrong in eliminating it from the use of keyboard shortcuts at all.

So now I'm going to go to Move Up One Layer, and let's go ahead and in this case that'll be Ctrl or Command and the right bracket key. And once again, here's another one that I got to tell you, I never use the Duplicate Command, so I'm going to Accept it. And when I say OK, I've now got a way to control my layers in a fashion that I couldn't do before. When I move back and forth between Photoshop and Painter, I don't have to relearn a new set of commands. The same commands that are used in Photoshop layers are now used in Painter's layers, so that's a way to be able to add functionality in places that it didn't even exist.

Be sure that when you are in the Customized Keys, you want to look into Other. The Other category has some interesting things in it that you wouldn't even realize could possibly have a keyboard shortcut. So rather than having to learn and memorize a jumble of new shortcuts, Customize Keys lets you create your own, or use those found in other applications. Take advantage of this feature to improve your workflow.

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Painter 12 Essential Training

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  1. 1m 20s
    1. Introduction
      44s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
  2. 5m 4s
    1. Understanding what Painter 12 can do
      1m 45s
    2. Let's paint!
      3m 19s
  3. 11m 52s
    1. Starting Painter 12 for the first time
      4m 4s
    2. Creating, opening, and saving files
      4m 36s
    3. Working with templates
      3m 12s
  4. 30m 37s
    1. Painter's shiny new interface
      6m 43s
    2. Understanding the Tool palette and property bar
      4m 12s
    3. Using media selectors
      3m 43s
    4. Working with the Brush Selector
      7m 17s
    5. Configuring panels and palettes
      3m 41s
    6. Navigating Painter
      5m 1s
  5. 22m 41s
    1. Setting preferences
      6m 59s
    2. Arranging palettes
      1m 28s
    3. Creating custom palettes
      6m 30s
    4. Customizing keyboard shortcuts
      3m 52s
    5. Understanding workspaces
      3m 52s
  6. 28m 37s
    1. Controlling color with the Color palette
      7m 12s
    2. Working with the Temporal Color palette
      3m 0s
    3. Mixing color with the Mixer palette
      11m 3s
    4. Working with color sets
      7m 22s
  7. 56m 31s
    1. Introduction to brushes in Painter 12
      41s
    2. Understanding brush size adjustment
      2m 46s
    3. Exploring brush controls
      17m 44s
    4. Using the Computed Circular palette and stroke attribute brushes
      4m 13s
    5. Painting with Real Watercolor brushes
      7m 34s
    6. Painting with Real Wet Oil brushes
      3m 20s
    7. Working with Impasto
      8m 10s
    8. Working with texture-aware media
      12m 3s
  8. 13m 38s
    1. Understanding Quick Clone
      3m 58s
    2. Working with the Clone Source panel
      7m 22s
    3. Tracing a clone's source using Tracing Paper
      2m 18s
  9. 22m 56s
    1. Understanding the Underpainting palette
      9m 25s
    2. Exploring the Auto-Painting and Smart Stroke palettes
      7m 26s
    3. Working with the Restoration palette
      6m 5s
  10. 22m 15s
    1. Working with the Rectangular Selection tool
      3m 25s
    2. Using the Lasso tool
      3m 26s
    3. Selecting items with the Polygon tool
      2m 39s
    4. Understanding the Magic Wand tool
      7m 55s
    5. The Channels palette
      4m 50s
  11. 29m 1s
    1. Understanding the flexibility of layers
      7m 25s
    2. Preserving transparency in layers
      5m 37s
    3. Picking up underlying color in layers
      5m 13s
    4. Using the Free Transform tool
      2m 52s
    5. Working with layer masks
      7m 54s
  12. 24m 3s
    1. Painting with symmetry
      9m 6s
    2. Understanding Smart Blur
      4m 43s
    3. Working with seamless patterns
      10m 14s
  13. 25m 10s
    1. Introduction to the Image Hose
      2m 13s
    2. Understanding Image Hose controls
      9m 58s
    3. Working with nozzle files
      12m 59s
  14. 14m 32s
    1. Using each application for its strengths
      4m 59s
    2. The PSD format: what's compatible and what's not
      5m 3s
    3. Color management compatibility
      4m 30s
  15. 7m 0s
    1. Your best friend: Undo
      1m 50s
    2. Painting on layers
      1m 55s
    3. Save often, save early
      3m 15s
  16. 9m 48s
    1. The panic button
      2m 13s
    2. Using the Shift key restart
      2m 1s
    3. Re-importing a workspace
      4m 4s
    4. Troubleshooting: My brush won't paint
      1m 30s
  17. 3m 20s
    1. Goodbye
      3m 20s

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