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In Photoshop CS6 for Photographers, author, photographer, and teacher Chris Orwig explores Photoshop from the perspective of the photographer.
The course details the features and techniques behind enhancing and retouching photos, preparing them for print and online publishing, and much more. Chris demonstrates how to make basic edits in Camera Raw, develop and save color profiles, work with layers and selections, tone and sharpen, and retouch images while retaining their natural character.
Chris also shares some creative tips and project ideas, such as converting a photo to black-and-white and enhancing a portrait with hand-painted masks. The course also covers workflow details, such as organizing images in Bridge and Mini Bridge, optimizing Photoshop preferences, and calibrating your monitor.
Now that we are close to finishing off our project, here I want to talk about how we can customize the workspace in order to more effectively review and evaluate what we've created. One of the ways that we can do this is we can minimize the Photoshop workspace by using a few different shortcuts. One of the shortcuts that you can use is the F key. The F key will take your project to Full Screen mode. Next you can press the Tab key that will get rid of all of the panels. Now here we can see that we just have the video project by itself without all of the other distracting elements of Photoshop, yet let's say that we want to bring back the timeline.
How can we do that? Well, you can navigate to the Window pull- down menu and here you can choose, TimeLine. This will then reopen that TimeLine panel. Next you may want to minimize this by hovering over that edge there for and then clicking and dragging this down. Well now that we've minimized that, I also want to zoom in on the video a little bit. So just use your normal Zoom shortcuts; Command+Plus on a Mac or Ctrl+Plus on Windows allows you to zoom in. Now that I've zoomed in, I am going to go ahead and scrub all the way back over here.
Next thing that I might want to do is I might want to change the color of this background in this Full Screen mode. To do that, you can right-click or Ctrl+click and here I am just to choose Black so that it's all completely black. Well now that I've done this, I can kind of kick back and enjoy and appreciate and review what I've created. Here let's go ahead and click Play and watch this one more time. (Video playing) That looks pretty good.
The last thing that we'll want to do, of course, is we want to bring back some of the Photoshop interface. One of the ways that we can do that is we can go through our different Full Screen modes forward by pressing the F or backwards by pressing Shift+F. So if you press Shift+F, you can go back to that Normal Screen mode Next, we need to bring back our controls and adjustments. To do that, you can press the Tab key and this really brings us back to this normal perspective here of our project. One of the things that I find is that all of those shortcuts, while they are a little bit complicated, they are really helpful kind of clearing away the clutter.
So you can just focus in on the project rather than thinking about layers and adjustments and all of these different icons. Well, you can really zero in on what you've created. This is not only helpful to enjoy what you've created but also to notice, perhaps little problems that you might want to correct. Now that we finished reviewing what we've made, let's go ahead and take a look at how we can show what we've created with others by exporting this project and let's explore how we can do that in the next movie.
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