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Photoshop CS5 for Photographers provides comprehensive Photoshop training targeting the needs of photographers. In this course, author Chris Orwig demonstrates the fundamental skills used to enhance digital photos, including managing and correcting color, sharpening, making selections and adjustments, retouching, and printing from Photoshop. In addition to teaching the techniques that enable photographers to refine and publish their photos, the course includes live-action segments that encourage thinking photographically and shooting with Photoshop’s capabilities in mind. Exercise files are included with the course.
In the previous movie we began to take a look at how we can work with multiple documents inside of Photoshop. And where we ended was at this point, where we had all of these images in this vertical tile orientation. Well, let's say that what we decide is that it would be kind of nice to group these images together. Well, we can do that in some pretty unique ways. What you can do, for example, is you can click on one of the images and then drag it and hover over another image. When you see the blue outline around the document window, you can let go of your mouse button and now these two images are consolidated into their own group.
We could do the same thing with these other images as well. For example, let's go ahead and click and drag these so that these are all consolidated into a group here. And in this case, I will click on the bottom right-hand corner to extend this and this one as well. We can see that we have now consolidated these into these different groups, which kind of make sense based on the content of the photographs. And I can click through these tabs by simply clicking on the tab up top. So we can start to create a little bit of a workspace, which really makes sense based on the type of images that we have and based on what we are trying to accomplish.
Let's go ahead and take this even a little bit further. Let's say, for example, that it would be really nice to combine a couple of images together. Maybe so that we had a triptych or a diptych, in other words, a couple of images side-by-side or three images side-by-side. How could we start to do that? Well, one of the things that we can do is we can click on a tab and then click and drag it out of a consolidated group. And in doing so, we have now removed that connection. And we can also re-add this by simply clicking and putting it back there.
Now, I say that because sometimes when you are combining images together, it's helpful to have the images floating. Other times it's kind of nice to have them in tabs. Let's take a look at both scenarios. The first scenario here is the images are tabbed. Well, what can I do? Well, I can click on the layer and then go ahead and hover over the other tab. That will then take me to that. When I bring this in, you can see it's bringing in a shadowed, lower opacity version of the layer. That's really helpful.
So it's saying, hey, this is what you are bringing in. Great! I will go ahead and let go of that, and now I have a two-layer document. I can click on the eye icon to show the background layer, or click on the top layer in order to show this one. Okay. Well, that's pretty interesting. That's one scenario. Let's delete this layer. And I will do so by pressing the Delete key. Next, let's go back to the bruce.jpg here, and let's click and drag this out. Now, another thing that I could do here with the Move tool is to simply click on this image and hover over the other one, drag and drop, and that will work as well.
Again, if we click on the eye icon here, here you can see we have the photo of Lynda, and then in the top layer we have the photo of Bruce. Now, things are getting a little bit cluttered so I am going to press F to go to Full Screen View mode, so we can really focus in on this two-layer document. Now, one of the things that's kind of interesting is that it would be fun to be able to view both images at once. So with the Move tool selected, which is the top tool in our Tools panel, I am going to go ahead and click and drag this image over here to the right.
Now, the problem is that I have moved this image outside of the Document Window, although we can see part of it still remains right here. But let's go ahead and move it all the way over. Well, how would I create a document so that I can view both of these images in one document? Well, what I need to do is to extend my canvas size. And there's an automatic way that we can do this, which can really help out in scenarios like this and in other situations. So here, let's go ahead and navigate to our Image pulldown menu and all that we need to select is Reveal All.
Now, when I do that, I have these two images side-by-side and I have now successfully created this layout in a pretty unique way.
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