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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.
Here I want to take a look at how we can export our photographs so that they can be shared in different social media or photography sites like Facebook or Flickr. In order to do this we need to navigate the Adobe Bridge and to select a folder with some images in it. Let's go to this folder here Chapter 26_images_online and then in Bridge click on the Export tab. This will open up in few options that you have here in order to export your photographs say to Facebook or Flickr. If you're not seeing all of these options just click on this menu here and click on Manage Modules and then Done.
How can we then export say some photographs to Flickr or to Facebook? Well first what we will need to do is we will need to select the pictures. I will click on this topmost photograph of our little puppy here Daisy. And then hold down the Shift key and click on this bottom photo in order to select all four of these pictures. Next you can click-and- drag these files to this icon. This then if we click and expand this shows us we have these files and queue ready to be exported. Well now that these are ready to be exported I need to set up my connection to Facebook.
To do that I will click on this icon here and it will open up this Export dialog. Here it's showing me that I first need to sign into Facebook. You can click on this button and it will open up our Web Browser. And either ask us to login or if we are already logged in, it will simply ask us to allow this connection to be made. Here I will click on Allow so that we can then be connected to that. Next, what I am going to do is I am going to navigate back over to Photoshop. I will just push this aside for a second, and here in Photoshop we will go ahead and click Yes.
Next I am going to go ahead and upload these photographs to this photos folder and then we can click on Image Options. These allow us to resize our images or add metadata to the files if we want to include that or also add keywords as well. Well these files they are already prepared so I don't need to go through any of these steps. But if you needed to, you could always resize the photographs and then choose that JPEG Image Compression setting. While you can choose these options typically I think it's best to go through them as I showed you at the beginning of this chapter so that you really have control over that whole process, so that these photographs look their best.
Well after having looked at that let's go back to Destination. Now that we've selected the location I will simply click on Export. This will then export and upload these files to Facebook. You can see the Progress Bar at the base of this panel, it's showing me that it's uploading these files. While it's doing this I can then go back to Bridge and I can continue to work on other files for example. Here I could select another image or really do whatever I need to do. Once this is complete I can then go back to Facebook and in Facebook we can see that I've now added these new photographs and you can see all these photographs are now showing up here inside of my Facebook account.
Another way that we can do this is we can also take advantage of this by working with Flickr. So let's say that I want to upload this sunrise photograph to Flickr. Again, click-and-drag this picture to that icon. After having done that we will click on the Arrow icon in order to access Flickr. Now we can sign into Flickr the same way and here I will just go through that process, if you're signed in you just have to authorize this connection or this link to be made. Next, we'll go back to the little Export dialog and click OK.
Here we can choose who can see these photographs. I'll make this one Public so everyone can see it. I can add this to an existing set or just upload it. I also have the option to compress the file. But again, I recommend you do that in Photoshop rather than here. Finally, we are going to go ahead and click Export and it will go through that same process as we've seen before. And the beauty of this export is that it happens behind the scenes, in other words, we can go back to Photoshop or Bridge or keep working in order to not have to just wait for this to take place, it will do this in the background.
Next we want to go back to Flickr here. And what we'll do is we'll go to that account for our photographs and you can see now that I have this photograph added with its filename here inside of my photo stream. And by using this feature what it allows us to do is to kind of extend the way that we work with Photoshop and Bridge, in other words, rather than just working on our images and keeping them to ourselves, we can now really easily export and publish those photographs to different sites like Facebook, Flickr or Photoshop.com.
So if you haven't ever done this, I recommend it, because it's a great way to share your work. And to also get some feedback on those photographs that you captured and then processed using Photoshop.
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