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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 briefly talk about how you can customize your menus. Now, you may have noticed that you can access the ability to customize your menus in the same location where you can create custom keyboard shortcuts. What you need to do is navigate to your Edit pulldown menu and then choose Menus. Now, you notice that this is tabbed with those Keyboard Shortcuts, so here we are over in Menus. Let's go ahead and save these out, and I'll go ahead and save them out. Photoshop, Defaults, modified by CO, myself, click OK. All right. Well, now that I have done that, what I want to do is I actually want to navigate to my Application menus as I have here.
Then I'm going to choose to open the File menu. Now, there are a couple of things I can do here. I can click on New and I can actually add a Label Color. I'm going to add a Label Color of Orange. Now I'll go ahead and click OK to apply that. When I select the File dropdown menu, you see that New is now highlighted in orange and we can use that as a way to highlight things that are important to us. Now, there is something else that we can do here as well. We can also navigate to the Edit pulldown menu and then choose menus. I'm going to go to my 3D Option, because I'm running Photoshop CS4 Extended. I don't do a lot of 3D work. I especially don't use this feature, New 3D Postcard From Layer. So I'll click on the eye icon there, click OK.
Now, you notice when I go to the 3D menu, that option is gone. Now, if I want to bring that option back I just need to go to Edit menu and navigate down to 3D, and click on the eye icon. Click OK and let's look for that. And there it is right there. So as you can see, you can customize your menus in some pretty interesting ways.
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