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In Photoshop CS6 Essential Training, Julieanne Kost demonstrates how to produce high-quality images in a short amount of time, using a combination of Adobe Photoshop CS6, Bridge, and Camera Raw.
The course details the Photoshop features and creative options, and shows efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, retouching, and combining multiple images. Along the way, the course explores techniques for nondestructive editing and compositing using layers, blending modes, layer masks, and much more.
Another way to share your images is by posting them in a Web gallery. In Bridge, we can select all of the images that we want to post and then move to the Output workspace. In the Output workspace, you can create a multi-page PDF document or you can click WEB GALLERY in order to create a gallery that you can post either locally or to a website. There are varieties of different templates that you can choose including a Flash Gallery as well as an HTML Gallery. Let's look at the HTML Gallery first.
If I want to preview what these images will look like, I need to click the Preview in Browser button. Bridge will process the files and display them in your default browser. Now let's change some of the specific settings by returning back to Bridge. For the Site Info, let's call this Window Seat, and then we can either enter in a Caption or we can just delete the text here if we don't want to see it. I can do the same in About This Gallery area. If I want to add my name and the contact information, I can type in my name and then enter in my E-mail Address.
If I want to preview this, I can click Preview in Browser, and now we can see the updates that have been made. It says Window Seat at the top and here my name is actually a link. Let's return back to Bridge and take a look at the other options. We can customize the color of almost any of the different attributes here. So for example, if I wanted to make my text black, we will click in the Color Swatch and then select black. If I want to change additional Appearance options, for example, I may not want to show the Cell Numbers but instead show the File Names, we can select that.
I will also change the Preview Size up to 600 pixels and increase the Quality up to 80. This might make each individual file a little bit larger, but they will be higher quality. I can also change the Number of Columns and Rows. So let's just increase that to 4. You will notice I can also create a Gallery Name. In addition, I can choose to save this locally or I can upload it directly from Bridge to my website by entering in the FTP Server information, the User Name as well as the Password, and the Folder that I want to create to store this gallery.
Let's preview this again in the Browser in order to see what it would look like now. You can see that I have increased my number of columns, my text has been changed to black, and if we want to see the next page, we just click on the Next button. To return back, we will click Previous, or we could click on any of the individual thumbnails in order to see them larger. If I want to return back to the index page, we can click on Index. All right! Let's return back to Bridge.
After you've made all these changes, if you want to save this as your own custom style, click on the Save button here and then give your style a name. In this case, I will call it Window Seat again and click Create. Now the next time I want to use the same template, all I need to do is pick the HTML Gallery, and then under Style, choose Window Seat. There are two additional layouts that I think you might find interesting. The first one is the Airtight PostcardViewer. I will select that and then underneath the Appearance area, I will change the number of columns to 5 and then we will preview that in the browser.
This is a much more unique way of laying out your images. When you click on one, it zooms in. Clicking again will zoom back out. So it's a little bit more interactive. All right! Let's return back to Bridge and again, we will choose one more template, the Airtight SimpleViewer, and we will preview that in the browser. As you can see, we can move through the large gallery images by clicking on the arrow, or we can use the thumbnails.
So as you can see, it's very easy to share your images via the Web using the Output workspace in Bridge.
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