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CS review is a really cool new online service that will allow you to simplify and completely speed up your design reviews. So, you will no longer have to send a large email attachment or load your Photoshop files on a FTP server and then hope that your co-workers or clients will have access to Photoshop to actually be able to view them. Or it won't be necessary to down sample that image and send it as a jpeg or other things like that. What you can do now is create shared reviews right from within Photoshop, also Illustrator InDesign, to show your artwork to co-workers or clients. These will then be able to view your work from within their web browser. So no other application, just their web browser.
And they will also be able to review the work and comment directly on the work. This is how it works. The first thing you have to do is enter your adobe ID credentials. I've already done that, so I can access a CS review panel directly. You will find it right here under window, extensions, CS review. The panel opens, the system locks in with my credential. It remembers them. And then, it tells me that I have no reviews going on, and that I have not been invited to any reviews to participate in.
So, let's create a new review here, by clicking this button down here. So, CS Review will ask me how to call that review, and we will call it Photoshop. I can add the active document to the review and basically this is what I want to do. I want to show my client how I was able to cut out that model from a black background and put it on a new background and then click okay. So, Photoshop will now ask me how I want to upload this and, one thing you should know, is that we're not actually sending the whole Photoshop file for the review. it's not going to be a layered file.
What we're sending is a snap shot of that file, that will then be published on the CS review servers. And there of course, I can choose from various types of qualities, low, if I'm not too worried about the details in that picture, medium, or high. In this case, I just want my client to check how I did the work, therefore medium would be just fine, and then I can also ask the system to view the content online after I've uploaded it, but you'll find out that as you go on using CS review you will use that check box less and less because you will understand the system you will add files to specific reviews and share them. With specific users.
So, let's click on here, and view online after upload complete, and upload the file. So, CS review is now creating the parts, taking the snap shot, uploading the parts, and creating the review on the server. The browser is now opening, and logging into Acrobat.com. My CS review is loading, and you can see, this is the name I gave it, Photoshop. And, the image is loading as well, with the name it had originally inside of Photoshop.
There's several things I can do here, now. First of all, I can navigate the review, so I'm not limited to send just one picture into that review. So, if I have more pictures I can navigate them right from here. I can also zoom into the picture. See how that works. It's pretty nifty. And then I have that little widget over here which allows me to very, very quickly navigate the image and check it out. And this is exactly how my client will actually see it. And then, as I hover over the image, you see that I have this little annotation tool.
And my client will be able to click in this area and tell me for example that this area is too blurred. Remove blur and save that comment. This comment now appears here in that panel over here and I can zoom out again. This will actually fit the image inside of the screen. And this will fit it in the width. Okay? So I can continue to navigate it. I can also decide to show these comments. You see as I hover over them, they will highlight, and show me a little tool tip here, telling me exactly what the customer wanted.
I can have those showing, or hidden, but if I have them hidden, I can navigate the image in a very clean way. But as soon as I hover over the annotation over here, it will reappear in the image. Showing me exactly where that comment was made. Then I can also add generic comments for the whole image. Made with Photoshop CS5. And save that comment, okay? And the comments will now. Start adding over here. The other interesting thing is that I can set up the system for sharing the file.
And I can create shared work spaces where maybe I have all of my co-workers together in a shared work space so that we can all have access and review our own internal files. Or I can send it to my client. Share it with individuals. So I can click here and open this new window, and enter my customers email address, change the subject, enter a message, and even choose more options here. And these options are important if you want to restrict the usage of that shared content.
For resharing, for example here, so everyone right now, could reshare that file with others, at their own row or lower row. Or I could only let co-authors share this file with others. Okay, so we can apply that restriction to the file itself and then send the email invitation and my customer will receive an email message, saying that Rufus Dexter has shared a file with you. And here's the link to it. Please review it. So we can close that now, and move back to photo shop and see what happened there.
We see that cs review panel is actually live so it actually tells me exactly what happened with the review. It's shared with one person. It's opened by one participant. It's been viewed two times and there are two annotations, okay? If I click on the image here, you see that I have all of the annotations that were added online on the web, okay? But they've already returned inside of Photoshop CS5 inside of my CS review panel. And when I select this annotation here, remove blur, I may ask myself, but where? And if I click on it, a little preview will actually show me exactly where that annotation was made, okay? And, again here, if I preview this one, I see the whole image. If I look at remove blur, I see a snapshot of a zoomed in area of my image that I can then recognize on my artwork and make the necessary corrections. Okay? So, this whole CS review process is really, really cool to really speed up your review processes, sharing your files with your coworkers or your clients and it makes everything so much faster and more efficient.
Really, really cool I think.
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