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In this installment of his Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One series, Deke McClelland shows how to draw six varieties of volumetric objects and manipulate them in 3D space. The course covers how to make 3D objects from 2D layers, work with predefined 3D shapes such as spheres and cubes, import 3D models drawn in other programs, and maximize the power of the Repoussé feature. Exercise files are included with the course.
In this movie I am going to show you how to install my custom DekeKeys keyboard shortcuts and these are the exact same steps that you take whether you're working on the Mac or the PC. Now I should stress something. If you worked on one of my previous courses, whether it's Photoshop CS5 One-on-One Fundamentals, Advanced or Mastery, then you do not need to reinstall DekeKeys. These are the exact same DekeKeys included with those movies. I include them here just for those of you who have not installed them in the past. Inside the 00_setup folder you are going to find a subfolder called dekeKeys PsCS5 1on1.
Go ahead and open it up and then at the bottom of the list you'll see dekeKeys PsCS5 1on1.kys. You want that .kys file, whether you're working on the Mac or the PC, Right-click on it and then choose Open with, and be sure to choose Photoshop CS5. Here is the problem. Premiere and Premiere Pro both also recognize the .kys file format, and so does Photoshop elements, and so you don't want to open up the wrong program. Anyway, make sure that you choose Adobe Photoshop CS5 and that will go ahead and launch the program if it's not already running.
It will also bring it to the foreground. It will not show you the .kys file, because it's not an image file. However, you did just change your keyboard shortcuts. Even though, Photoshop isn't giving you any indication that any thing has happened. Here's what you do. You go up to the Edit menu and you choose a keyboard shortcuts command, or you press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+K, Command+Shift+Option+K on the Mac. I want to mention something, throughout this series, I mention the keyboard shortcuts in exactly the opposite order that they appear in the menus. You may wonder why I do that. Because that is the standard convention, that's what everybody does.
It's just the operating systems that decide to show them to you backwards. Anyway, I'm going go ahead and choose a command and you'll notice that the Set now reads Photoshop Defaults in my case, it may say something different for you, but you'll see the word modified in parenthesis. That shows you that you keyboard shortcuts has just got changed. To confirm that they got changed in the right way, twirl open File by clicking in that little twirly triangle, and then scroll down the list until you come to the Place Command. It should have a keyboard shortcut now of Ctrl+Shift+Alt+D or Command+Shift+Option+D on the Mac.
Now assuming that it does, this is a good time to go ahead and back up your keyboard shortcuts, so that they're safe. And you do that by clicking on this little floppy disk icon and then go ahead and name the file, and I am going to call mine dekeKeys PsCS5 1on1, like so, and then click the Save button. And now you'll see that name up here and set, you're done you can click OK in order to accept your modifications. Now one other thing I want to mention, I'm going to go ahead and minimize Photoshop so I can see my folder once again. Notice that I've gone ahead and included these little htm files that you can open inside your favorite browser, one is for Windows and one is for Mac.
So I've listed the Macintosh and Windows keyboard shortcuts independently, I'll double-click on the Windows file, because after all I'm working on a PC. Notice that I've listed all of Photoshop shortcuts, Photoshop's default shortcuts in black, and all of my revised shortcuts in red, and if you scroll down the list, you'll see that place has a revised shortcut and so forth. One other ones I want to mention to you, just because it becomes very important in this series, in addition to Levels and Curves down here under adjustments, having their default keyboard shortcuts of Ctrl+L, Command+L on a Mac, Ctrl+M for Curves or Command+M on a Mac, those apply Static Adjustments.
Well Static Adjustments aren't going to come in too handy when you're working with 3D layers inside of Photoshop. We are going to be applying those commands by this Adjustment layers, which is why I've also gone ahead and given you keyboard shortcuts for those adjustment layers. Ctrl+Shift+L or Command+Shift+L on a Mac, gives you a Levels Adjustment layer. Ctrl+Shift+M or Command+Shift+M on the Mac, gives you a Curves layer and so forth. All right, so that's how you go about installing my custom DekeKeys keyboard shortcuts inside Photoshop. For those of you who are working on a Mac you have one more step.
You need to go ahead and change our Operating System-level shortcuts and I'll show you how to do that in the very next movie. It's only for Macintosh people. If you're working on windows, you don't have this problem and you can go ahead and skip ahead to the movie on color settings.
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