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Photoshop CS4 for Photographers is an essential course for any digital photographer who wants to master the software's vast array of image enhancement techniques. Professional photographer and instructor Chris Orwig uses his own compelling images to demonstrate how the power of Photoshop can make photographers more passionate about their work. He covers many aspects of the application, such as working with RAW images, using curves and levels, making images snap, and enhancing bland photographs by converting them to black and white. Exercise files accompany this course.
In this movie I want to highlight another feature that's part of the Adobe Bridge CS4. I'll highlight this feature so that you can learn how to take more advantage of it. All right, well currently I'm viewing my folders and I have this 07_08_bridge folder with a couple of subfolders. And you know what? One of my all time favorite folders that I need to refer to quite often, let's say is the snow_camping folder. Well, I want to add that to my favorites. Now there are a couple of different ways that I can do this. I can click on the folder and then right-click and choose Add To Favorites. I can also navigate over here to the Favorites panel.
I'll open this one up a little bit and click and drag this to that Favorites panel. Now, we have done that before, right, and what this does is it helps us to access folders really quickly. But have you have ever done this? Let's go ahead and open up this folder and let's say we are working on these images and we are going through these and say, you know what? You know what, I really like this image. I give it a five star rating, Command+5 on a Mac/Ctrl+5 on a PC. This image is just wonderful. I want to work on this one later, but you know what? Someone just called me. I'm going to lunch. I don't have any time to really think about this. And if I don't do something now, I'm probably going to forget this image. It's going to become buried in my photo archive. Well, here is that you can do. Either right-click and choose Add To Favorites right there, or simply drag it over here to the Favorites panel, and now you have those images in there.
So wherever I am, now I'm back to Exercises, I can then jump to that image and if I click on this, it's going to then open that image in Photoshop for me. And it's a real quick way to simply kind of mark an image and say hey, I'm going to come back to that later. I'll go ahead and close that. You know I think of this feature as kind of like putting that sticky note on something. It's like just say, hey, I'm going to just temporarily kind of sticky note this so I can come back to it later, so that if I get distracted, whenever I open up Bridge, there it's going to be. It's part of Bridge's memory so to speak. And then when you want to remove it, just right-click and say Remove From Favorites, and also this folder as well. I'm done with that folder.
It's not one of my favorites anymore; remove that one from the favorites.
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