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Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals

Comparing images in Review mode


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Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals

with Deke McClelland

Video: Comparing images in Review mode

In this exercise, I'm going to show you how to use the Review mode to compare and contrast images. It's great for picking that best image in a group of shots. So for example, I've got this bunch of butterflies that are grouped into a stack. If I just click on a thumbnail, you'll see a preview of just the one Butterfly, just the poster Butterfly and that's it. However, if I Option+Click or Alt+Click on this thumbnail, then I select the entire group of 14 butterflies. The Bridge is doing its best to show me all 14 inside of this Preview panel.
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  1. 39m 52s
    1. Welcome to Photoshop CS5 One-on-One
      1m 49s
    2. Making Photoshop your default image editor
      7m 43s
    3. Installing the DekeKeys keyboard shortcuts
      8m 10s
    4. Remapping Mac OS shortcuts
      7m 37s
    5. Installing the Best Workflow color settings
      4m 31s
    6. The color settings explained
      6m 54s
    7. Loading the CS5 color settings in Bridge
      3m 8s
  2. 53m 36s
    1. There is nothing you can't do
      2m 1s
    2. The power of Photoshop
      4m 43s
    3. Duplicating a layer
      4m 49s
    4. Liquifying an image
      4m 43s
    5. Adding a layer mask
      5m 54s
    6. Loading an alpha channel
      7m 42s
    7. Selecting with Color Range
      4m 10s
    8. Making a Hue/Saturation layer
      2m 53s
    9. Luminance blending
      7m 21s
    10. Mask density
      5m 9s
    11. Making a knockout layer
      4m 11s
  3. 51m 23s
    1. The best way to work
      41s
    2. Setting General preferences
      5m 33s
    3. Changing the pasteboard color
      5m 41s
    4. File handling, performance, and units
      7m 25s
    5. Touring the Photoshop interface
      11m 5s
    6. Creating and saving a workspace
      7m 21s
    7. Changing settings and updating the workspace
      6m 4s
    8. Resetting the preferences
      7m 33s
  4. 2h 46m
    1. The amazing Adobe Bridge
      1m 17s
    2. Making a new image
      5m 11s
    3. Opening an image
      7m 7s
    4. Opening and closing multiple images
      5m 24s
    5. Opening a problem image
      4m 23s
    6. Adding file information
      8m 37s
    7. Introducing Adobe Bridge
      7m 37s
    8. A whirlwind tour of Bridge
      7m 21s
    9. Adjusting the interface and thumbnails
      8m 18s
    10. Using the full-screen preview
      8m 5s
    11. Rotating images on their sides
      5m 38s
    12. Assigning star ratings and labels
      8m 40s
    13. Filtering thumbnails in the Contents panel
      9m 13s
    14. Moving, copying, and deleting files
      6m 34s
    15. Creating and assigning keywords
      6m 38s
    16. Searches and collections
      7m 3s
    17. Batch-exporting JPEG files
      8m 57s
    18. Batch-renaming
      7m 15s
    19. String substitution and regular expressions
      8m 50s
    20. Grouping images into stacks
      7m 21s
    21. Comparing images in Review mode
      5m 58s
    22. Playing images in a slideshow
      4m 49s
    23. Customizing and saving the workspace
      7m 17s
    24. Using Mini Bridge in Photoshop CS5
      8m 36s
  5. 1h 1m
    1. Learning to swim inside an image
      37s
    2. The tabbed-window interface
      5m 19s
    3. Arranging image windows
      4m 26s
    4. Common ways to zoom
      5m 31s
    5. New zoom tricks in Photoshop CS5
      4m 24s
    6. Hidden old-school zoom tricks
      4m 34s
    7. Scrolling and panning images
      4m 8s
    8. Viewing the image at print size
      6m 42s
    9. The Navigator and "bird's-eye" scrolling
      2m 56s
    10. Nudging the screen from the keyboard
      2m 39s
    11. Scroll wheel tricks
      3m 41s
    12. The Rotate View tool
      3m 36s
    13. Cycling between screen modes
      6m 17s
    14. Using the numerical zoom value
      6m 14s
  6. 1h 6m
    1. Imaging fundamentals
      58s
    2. What is image size?
      7m 45s
    3. The Image Size command
      6m 0s
    4. Selecting an interpolation option
      4m 56s
    5. Upsampling versus "real" pixels
      5m 22s
    6. The penalty of pixels
      5m 35s
    7. Print size and resolution
      7m 26s
    8. Downsampling for print
      6m 39s
    9. Downsampling for email
      7m 28s
    10. Options for upsampling
      8m 13s
    11. Better ways to make a big image
      6m 1s
  7. 44m 43s
    1. Frame wide, crop tight
      1m 2s
    2. Using the Crop tool
      8m 8s
    3. Fixing out-of-canvas wedges
      5m 31s
    4. Crop tool presets
      6m 53s
    5. Previewing the crop angle
      4m 24s
    6. The Crop command
      4m 47s
    7. Straightening with the Ruler tool
      4m 18s
    8. Cropping without clipping
      5m 1s
    9. Perspective cropping
      4m 39s
  8. 1h 41m
    1. Making drab colors look better
      1m 20s
    2. Brightness and contrast
      4m 10s
    3. Adjusting numerical values
      4m 26s
    4. Introducing adjustment layers
      5m 17s
    5. Editing adjustment layers
      2m 51s
    6. Saving adjustment layers
      4m 35s
    7. Adding a quick layer mask
      4m 23s
    8. Introducing the Histogram
      4m 34s
    9. Working with the Histogram panel
      6m 27s
    10. Using Color Balance
      7m 18s
    11. Introducing the Variations command
      4m 51s
    12. Luminance and saturation controls
      3m 54s
    13. Fading a static adjustment
      3m 21s
    14. How hue and saturation work
      4m 28s
    15. Rotating hues and adjusting saturation
      6m 4s
    16. Creating a quick and dirty sepia tone
      4m 42s
    17. Adjusting hues selectively
      5m 32s
    18. The Target Adjustment tool
      4m 24s
    19. Photoshop CS5 Target Adjustment enhancements
      53s
    20. Adjusting the color of clothing
      8m 44s
    21. Enhancing a low-saturation image
      4m 23s
    22. Refining saturation with Vibrance
      5m 1s
  9. 1h 57m
    1. Photoshop versus the real world
      1m 21s
    2. Meet the selection tools
      10m 26s
    3. Marking the center of an image
      4m 9s
    4. Drawing a geometric selection outline
      4m 45s
    5. Blurring a selection outline with Feather
      6m 8s
    6. Copy and paste versus drag and drop
      5m 31s
    7. Creating a graduated selection
      4m 29s
    8. Aligning one image with another
      4m 45s
    9. Accessing the Move tool on the fly
      3m 34s
    10. Invert and Match Colors
      5m 4s
    11. Matching colors selectively
      3m 52s
    12. Feathering and filling a selection
      5m 14s
    13. Dressing up a composition with effects
      5m 34s
    14. The incredible image rotation trick
      2m 18s
    15. The Magic Wand tool
      4m 12s
    16. Tolerance and other options
      7m 7s
    17. Grow, Similar, and Inverse
      5m 39s
    18. Quick selection and the Magnetic Lasso
      7m 27s
    19. Evaluating a selection in Quick Mask
      8m 52s
    20. Saving and loading selections
      6m 14s
    21. Placing an image with a layer mask
      3m 23s
    22. Eliminating edge fringing
      7m 43s
  10. 1h 58m
    1. Brushing to correct
      56s
    2. How brushing works
      4m 52s
    3. Working with spacing
      7m 32s
    4. Changing size and hardness
      7m 45s
    5. The heads-up Color Picker
      7m 17s
    6. Flipping a mirror image
      3m 33s
    7. Setting the source for the History brush
      3m 42s
    8. Brightening details with the Dodge tool
      7m 49s
    9. Darkening details with the Burn tool
      3m 5s
    10. The Sponge tool
      4m 29s
    11. Backing off edits
      8m 4s
    12. Patching eye bags
      8m 57s
    13. Evening out flesh tones
      7m 23s
    14. Smoothing away whiskers
      7m 41s
    15. Reducing shadow noise
      7m 0s
    16. How healing works
      4m 40s
    17. The enhanced Spot Healing brush
      4m 52s
    18. Using the better Healing brush
      4m 23s
    19. Introducing the Clone Source panel
      3m 49s
    20. Cloning from one layer to another
      5m 30s
    21. Working with multiple sources
      4m 44s
  11. 1h 23m
    1. The layered composition
      1m 0s
    2. Making a new background layer
      6m 58s
    3. Working with "big layers"
      6m 24s
    4. Move, Duplicate, and Scale
      4m 11s
    5. Transforming a copy and repeat
      5m 15s
    6. Stacking order and eyedropping a layer
      5m 15s
    7. Adjusting multiple layers at once
      4m 22s
    8. Switching between layers
      4m 56s
    9. Making a digital star field
      5m 9s
    10. Blend mode and clipping mask
      4m 50s
    11. Dragging and dropping from your desktop
      4m 38s
    12. Black + Lens Flare = glow
      6m 16s
    13. Locking transparency
      5m 42s
    14. Adding gradient layers
      8m 12s
    15. Stacking an adjustment layer
      4m 12s
    16. Adding shadow and stroke
      6m 9s
  12. 1h 17m
    1. Outputting from Photoshop and Bridge
      1m 32s
    2. Printing an RGB composite
      5m 31s
    3. Customizing the subjective print file
      3m 15s
    4. Gauging print size
      5m 35s
    5. Scale, position, and page orientation
      5m 6s
    6. Three important printing curiosities
      4m 41s
    7. Introducing the Output options
      5m 34s
    8. Establishing a bleed
      5m 52s
    9. Using the Color Management options
      7m 21s
    10. Generating a PDF contact sheet
      6m 18s
    11. Creating a contact sheet template
      6m 8s
    12. Saving and opening a PDF contact sheet
      4m 18s
    13. Introducing the Web Gallery
      7m 53s
    14. Exporting and editing an HTML site
      3m 58s
    15. The Airtight Photocard site
      4m 56s
  13. 1h 9m
    1. Rules of the web
      1m 1s
    2. Introducing web graphics
      6m 59s
    3. A first look at Save for Web
      5m 47s
    4. Scaling a layered image versus a flat one
      7m 30s
    5. Incremental downsampling
      3m 1s
    6. Adding text, bar, and stroke
      4m 24s
    7. Assigning copyright and metadata
      6m 21s
    8. Comparing GIF, JPEG, and PNG
      4m 59s
    9. Determining the perfect JPEG settings
      6m 31s
    10. Saving metadata
      3m 52s
    11. Working with an unprofiled RGB image
      4m 35s
    12. Downsampling graphic art
      4m 49s
    13. Saving a GIF graphic
      6m 1s
    14. Antiquated GIF versus the better PNG
      4m 6s
  14. 1m 37s
    1. Until next time
      1m 37s

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Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals
17h 33m Beginner May 07, 2010

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Photoshop is the world’s most powerful image editor, and it’s arguably the most complex, as well. Fortunately, nobody knows the program like award-winning book and video author Deke McClelland. Join Deke as he explores such indispensable Photoshop features as resolution, cropping, color correction, retouching, and layers. Gain expertise with real-world projects that make sense. Exercise files accompany the course.

Download Deke's free dekeKeys and color settings from the Exercise Files tab.

Topics include:
  • Assembling photorealistic compositions
  • Understanding image size and resolution
  • Correcting the brightness and color of images
  • Creating accurate selection outlines
  • Retouching and healing photos
  • Mastering layers and effects
  • Printing and exporting to the web
Subjects:
Design Photography
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Deke McClelland

Comparing images in Review mode

In this exercise, I'm going to show you how to use the Review mode to compare and contrast images. It's great for picking that best image in a group of shots. So for example, I've got this bunch of butterflies that are grouped into a stack. If I just click on a thumbnail, you'll see a preview of just the one Butterfly, just the poster Butterfly and that's it. However, if I Option+Click or Alt+Click on this thumbnail, then I select the entire group of 14 butterflies. The Bridge is doing its best to show me all 14 inside of this Preview panel.

But they're actually smaller ironically than they would be inside the Content panel. Now you do have another workspace that you can choose from, a predefined workspace that is. If you click this down pointing arrowhead, you can switch to Preview. Then you get this gigantic Preview panel. That shows you nine images in my case. But that's still not big enough. And I need more detail. So I'm going to switch back to the Essentials workspace. With this entire stack selected, all 14 butterflies, I'm going to go up to this Refine icon once again, click on it.

And choose Review mode. Or you can press Control+ B, Command+B on the Mac. I don't know where B actually comes from, but it is the first letter in Butterflies so that works for me. Now notice that you can see these images in a kind of lazy susan fashion. Now I find this to be a little bit confusing when you click the right arrowhead. Notice you've got a right arrow and a left arrow. When you click the right-arrow, you don't swing the lazy susan to the right, the way I would think, you would, instead you swing it to the left. So you move to the next image to the right.

If you click on the left, you swing the lazy susan to the right because you're going to the image on the left, so, just so as you know. Anyway, what you want to do here is you want to check out each one of these images and then decide if you're going to rule it in or rule it out. So for the mean time, I might look at this image and say yeah, it looks okay. And by the way, you don't need to click on these left and right arrow icons. You can just press the Left and Right Arrow keys on your keyboard. So I'll go and switch to this guy. He's looking good at with the wrong direction actually. All right. That's fine. I'll just keep go in to the right.

So I'm pressing the Right Arrow key. That looks actually pretty great. Not so good here. The Butterfly's got a problem. Its wing gets shoot off a little bit. So I'm going to jettison this image from the Review mode. And you do that by clicking on this down pointing arrowhead or if you want to you can just press the Down Arrow key. Now we'll take an image out of Review mode. It doesn't throw it away or anything like that. You just don't see it on the lazy susan anymore. This guy isn't framed properly. Notice that, the wing gets cut off on the right hand side. So he's out. That's a better framing, but then when I switch to this guy that's a better focus.

So I'll go back. Press the Left Arrow key to go back to Butterfly pavilion-06. And I'm going to throw it out. Then I'll press the Right Arrow key to advance to the next one. Actually he's the best of these butterflies. So I'll go ahead and switch back to him. Press the Down Arrow key to send him away. This guy looks stellar. I'm definitely keeping him. He's got a got a little bit of chew to going on there. But that's okay. He is too dark. So I'm sending him away. Let's check out the next guy. Looks pretty good I suppose. But you know what, I'm going to throw that out because this butterfly looks even better.

It's not this version of the butterfly either. Go ahead and get rid of it. It's this next guy. So it's number 13 that I like quite a bit. So the images, I'm keeping I believe are number 13, number 2 and of course these are the renamed versions of the butterflies. These aren't the original filenames that I gave you. But anyway number 2 looks good to me. Number 8 looks awfully darn good. Number 9 looks good as well. 11, I think, I'm going to go ahead and get rid of it. And 1, I think, I'll get rid of that one as well. Notice as soon as I go down to four images in the case of these butterflies, I switch away from the lazy susan.

And I'm seeing all four images on screen at one time. Now I want to show you this really cool loop trick. Even though, I was telling you, I'm not a big fan of the loop. This next feature is really great. When you're using it inside the Review mode, it can be quite helpful, especially when you're trying to look at tiny little insect heads. So because I changed how I get to the loop, I have to press the Ctrl key or the Command key on the Mac and click in order to zoom-in on that Butterfly's face. Just check that out. Is that not cool? Then I'll do the same thing inside of this guy and move it onto the head a little bit.

Ctrl+Click or Command+Click on this guy's head as well, and then Ctrl+Click or Command+Click on this butterfly. Now check it out. If I drag any one of these loops around, then I'd move it independently of the other loops. However, if I press and hold the Ctrl key or the Command key on the Mac and drag any one of the loops, they all move together, which is I would say a fairly breathtaking fantastic feature. It really gives me a sense of who's in focus and who's not.

For example, even though this guy looks good from far away. His head's not really in focus. What we should be able to see is the light dancing of those compound eyes. That would be fantastic. But I didn't really lock on the focus properly on this specific butterfly. This guy looks awfully darn good. This guy looks pretty good. And this guy, my goodness! You are a dream butterfly my friend. All right, so the final thing I want to do is I want to go ahead and save these four images to a collection. I'm going to drop-down to this little icon in the bottom right corner of the window.

I'll click on it. That brings up this New Collection dialog box. I'll go ahead and call this guy Four stellar butterflies or something like that. Then I'll click the Save button in order to save it out. I'm returned to the Bridge as you can see here. I am now looking at these four butterflies inside the collection. I'll go over to the Collections panel and there it is Four stellar butterflies. I can subtract some butterflies from it. I could add some more. I can do whatever I want just as I can with other collections here inside the Bridge. In next exercise, I'm going to show you how to parade your images in a slideshow.

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Q: While following along to the tutorial, my copy of Bridge does not have the same Export options as shown in the video. Why are these options missing in my copy?
A: For some reason, Bridge CS5 shipped without the Export options. They were included when Bridge updated to version 4.0.1. Updating Bridge will restore the export options.
Q: While following along with the exercises, next to the background layer on my Layers panel \, it shows a brush instead of the small picture, as it does in the video. What can I do to fix this? I erased the exercise files and started over, but it still shows the paintbrush.
A: This will occur if the Layers panel preview is turned off. To fix this, right-click in the empty gray area below the Background layer. Then choose Large Thumbnails. The thumbnail previews should come back immediately.
Q: The instructions for installing the dekeKeys don't work on my computer (which is running Mac OS X Lion). Is there an update to these?
A: The dekeKeys distributed with this course will still work for Lion. You just need to add them to a slightly different folder than in previous versions of OS X.

Open a new Finder window and choose Go > Go to Folder. Type the following file path exactly as written below. Copying and pasting may result in an error.

~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS5/Presets/Keyboard Shortcuts

Move and/or copy/paste the dekeKeys to this folder and follow the rest of the instructions as outlined in the video, "Installing the dekeKeys keyboard shortcuts."
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