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Understanding preference settings

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Video: Understanding preference settings

We're going to explore the browse module, but

Understanding preference settings

We're going to explore the browse module, but before we can really dig into the browse module, I want to show you a couple of key preferences you might want to set, which will affect your workflow. I think the default preferences work perfectly fine. I just want to explain a couple of them to you so you have a better understanding of what they do. Now, Scrolling Controls allows you to adjust your mouse to do different things within the application. The default of None is great if you like to use keyboard shortcuts, but go ahead and try the different controls to see if that helps your work flow.

Another thing that you may want to change is the background color. And as you can see, there's a variety of black, white, light Gray, and you can even customize the background to your personal preference. And then when you launch the application, you have a choice. Do you want it to launch in the browse module or the layers module? And again, it's personal preference for how you like to work. Now I do like to keep remember last browser folder checked, which means if I've opened one image in a folder, the next time I go to open an image it looks in that folder first.

The other thing you'll need to know is the performance area. Now, this is a slider that you would adjust depending on how fast or slow your machine is, how much ram it has, and how robust the video card is. If you have a really fast machine with a lot of RAM, you can leave it up towards the top at 80%. But if you're using the minimum amount of RAM and you don't have a real beefy graphics card, you may want to change that to say, 50%, because you may not want the application hogging all of the memory in your computer and all of the graphics memory in your computer.

Now once you've made these adjustments, and I'm going to go ahead and bring this back to 80%, you can go ahead and hit OK. Now we're ready to explore how to use the browse module.

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Up and Running with Perfect Photo Suite 8

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Abba Shapiro
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  1. 1m 10s
    1. Welcome
      29s
    2. What you should know to get the most from this course
      41s
  2. 4m 32s
    1. What is the Perfect Photo Suite 8?
      1m 39s
    2. What's new in Perfect Photo Suite 8?
      58s
    3. What's the right version of Perfect Photo Suite for you?
      1m 27s
    4. Installing the software
      28s
  3. 3m 7s
    1. Understanding preference settings
      1m 49s
    2. Getting to know the browser interface
      1m 18s
  4. 14m 15s
    1. Importing media into the Layers module
      5m 20s
    2. Organizing and transforming layers
      5m 10s
    3. Exploring tools
      3m 45s
  5. 9m 11s
    1. Quick fixes
      2m 48s
    2. Detailed adjustments
      4m 2s
    3. Understanding presets
      2m 21s
  6. 21m 32s
    1. Selecting faces
      2m 30s
    2. Working with faces
      2m 32s
    3. Removing blemishes
      2m 43s
    4. Adjusting skin tone
      8m 58s
    5. Blending
      55s
    6. Working with portrait presets
      3m 54s
  7. 33m 0s
    1. Effect presets
      2m 51s
    2. Modifying effect presets
      2m 52s
    3. Gradients
      3m 56s
    4. Adjustment brushes
      4m 26s
    5. Understanding filter stacks and mixing presets
      8m 6s
    6. Saving and using custom presets
      4m 53s
    7. Using lens blur to create bokeh, tilt-shift, and selective-focus effects
      5m 56s
  8. 26m 46s
    1. Creating a black-and-white image from a color image
      4m 25s
    2. Understanding tone and color response
      4m 25s
    3. The special brushes of the B&W module
      8m 1s
    4. Advanced Navigator adjustments
      5m 28s
    5. Presets
      4m 27s
  9. 35m 34s
    1. Understanding the uses of masking
      5m 58s
    2. Creating a simple mask in the Layers module
      4m 47s
    3. Creating a simple mask: The Keep, Drop, and Refine tools
      6m 19s
    4. The Remove Background button
      3m 55s
    5. Refining your mask
      6m 58s
    6. Working with transparency
      4m 46s
    7. Creating believable composites using the Effects module
      2m 51s
  10. 21m 54s
    1. Resizing images for the web and digital distribution
      5m 42s
    2. Preparing your images for print
      7m 29s
    3. Using Perfect Batch
      8m 43s
  11. 11m 21s
    1. Lightroom
      3m 47s
    2. Photoshop
      4m 40s
    3. Aperture
      1m 37s
    4. When to use Perfect Photo Suite 8
      1m 17s
  12. 38m 56s
    1. Challenge: Masking and blending multiple images into one
      2m 6s
    2. Solution: Masking and blending multiple images into one
      7m 33s
    3. Challenge: Creating a vintage postcard from a new image
      42s
    4. Solution: Creating a vintage postcard from a new image
      11m 34s
    5. Challenge: Creating an old-looking image from a new one
      56s
    6. Solution: Creating an old-looking image from a new one
      16m 5s
  13. 32s
    1. Next steps
      32s

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