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Installing the dekeKeys keyboard shortcuts

From: Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D Objects

Video: Installing the dekeKeys keyboard shortcuts

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.

Installing the dekeKeys keyboard shortcuts

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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Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D Objects

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Deke McClelland
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  1. 36m 23s
    1. Welcome
      1m 44s
    2. Making Photoshop your default image editor on a PC
      4m 2s
    3. Making Photoshop your default image editor on a Mac
      5m 53s
    4. Installing the dekeKeys keyboard shortcuts
      4m 10s
    5. Remapping Mac OS shortcuts
      4m 0s
    6. Establishing the best color settings
      3m 53s
    7. Constructing the ideal workspace
      3m 25s
    8. Adjusting the interface settings
      3m 6s
    9. Establishing the best preference settings
      6m 10s
  2. 42m 34s
    1. Flat 2D layers in 3D space
      1m 6s
    2. Making a 3D postcard
      4m 12s
    3. Combining extruded type with a postcard
      5m 7s
    4. Matching a postcard to a background image
      7m 52s
    5. Masking, blending, and lighting a scene
      4m 55s
    6. Editing type in a diffuse texture
      3m 56s
    7. Tying objects together with reflectivity
      3m 59s
    8. Adding defects with a bump map
      5m 30s
    9. Adding rust trails to metallic type
      5m 57s
  3. 40m 15s
    1. The challenge of the multi-mesh object
      1m 7s
    2. Introducing the 3D shape presets
      6m 41s
    3. Duplicating materials, camera, and position
      3m 26s
    4. Loading and editing diffuse textures
      6m 15s
    5. Creating texture-specific bump maps
      4m 56s
    6. Faking a 3D bevel with 2D layers
      3m 42s
    7. Creating a starburst effect with Repoussé
      3m 12s
    8. Making rays of light with a diffuse texture
      3m 47s
    9. Filtering a 3D object as a Smart Object
      3m 40s
    10. Blending a 3D cube with 2D effects
      3m 29s
  4. 1h 12m
    1. Bringing models into Photoshop
      55s
    2. Accessing 3D models and materials
      3m 4s
    3. Importing 3D models
      5m 16s
    4. Prepping 3D models for export
      3m 36s
    5. Exporting a model as a 3D shape preset
      4m 5s
    6. Creating a credible leather texture
      4m 19s
    7. Scaling and repeating a texture
      5m 33s
    8. Identifying and painting details in 3D
      7m 28s
    9. Fixing gaps in a custom diffuse texture
      5m 43s
    10. Working with UV overlays
      7m 27s
    11. Navigating inside a complex UV map
      9m 21s
    12. Reflecting a partial environment map
      3m 55s
    13. Filling in missing parts of an environment
      3m 50s
    14. Making and painting a multilayer bump map
      4m 40s
    15. Simulating depth of field with a 2D filter
      3m 28s
  5. 55m 26s
    1. White is height, black is back
      56s
    2. Introducing 3D depth maps
      6m 3s
    3. Cylindrical and spherical projections
      7m 40s
    4. The advantage of 16-bit depth maps
      6m 54s
    5. Creating a 3D object from a 16-bit gradient
      4m 49s
    6. Making a 3D object look huge and distant
      6m 54s
    7. Depth maps vs. displacement maps
      4m 26s
    8. Hand-painting and blurring a depth map
      3m 37s
    9. Coloring a scene with lights and texture
      4m 16s
    10. Creating rips and tears in a 3D surface
      7m 46s
    11. Singeing the holes with 2D effects
      2m 5s
  6. 49m 35s
    1. Science meets art
      1m 19s
    2. Making a 3D volume from DICOM layers
      6m 5s
    3. Render settings and transfer functions
      5m 6s
    4. Using 3D volumes as creative tools
      5m 32s
    5. Building one 3D object from another
      5m 5s
    6. Adding white peaks to hills
      3m 1s
    7. Creating synthetic rain
      4m 23s
    8. Rendering 3D motion trails
      5m 30s
    9. Matching independent objects in 3D space
      6m 57s
    10. Making ghostly type with layer effects
      3m 3s
    11. Boosting the highlights of a 3D composition
      3m 34s
  7. 1h 3m
    1. The baffling power of Repoussé
      1m 1s
    2. Repoussé and pixels vs. vector masks
      6m 22s
    3. Creating a 3D revolution
      6m 32s
    4. Making seamless textures and bump maps
      6m 14s
    5. Merging and reconciling different 3D objects
      6m 44s
    6. Assigning and adjusting depth of field
      4m 8s
    7. Extruding a long, bending object
      9m 55s
    8. Blending a photographic foreground
      5m 7s
    9. Creating a custom contoured bevel
      6m 27s
    10. Moving one object between two others
      6m 34s
    11. When in doubt, move what's easiest
      4m 39s
  8. 1m 3s
    1. Until next time
      1m 3s

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