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Photoshop CS4 for Photographers is an essential course for any digital photographer who wants to master the software's vast array of image enhancement techniques. Professional photographer and instructor Chris Orwig uses his own compelling images to demonstrate how the power of Photoshop can make photographers more passionate about their work. He covers many aspects of the application, such as working with RAW images, using curves and levels, making images snap, and enhancing bland photographs by converting them to black and white. Exercise files accompany this course.
In this movie, we are going to begin to talk about keywords. In particular, we are going to talk about how we can add keywords to our images and then in the next movie, we'll look at how we can take advantage of some of those metadata that we have added to our photographs. All right, I'll go ahead and click on one of the images and then I'm going to navigate to the Keywords panel. Now, in the Keywords panel, you'll notice that I have Events, People and Places. So I have a keyword and then a sub-keyword. Now, in the People option, I have two people, Mathew and Ryan. Now, do I know any Mathew and Ryans, or are those relevant keywords to me? No. So I'm going to right-click and choose Delete. I'll go ahead and get rid of that one. I can also right-click and choose Rename and I'll go ahead and name one Athletes because that is a People category or a People keyword that we use quite often.
All right, we'll go down to the Places option here. Now, I want to add a new place because these photographs were taken in the UK, and I can add a new place in a number of different ways. I can right-click or Ctrl-click and choose New Sub Keyword or I can navigate to the icon here and choose New Sub Keyword. What that means is there will be a keyword that's part of Places, and here I'm going to add the word UK, all right. Well, so far so good. We have seen how we can begin to modify what keywords we have. Well, how then do we add keywords? Well, all we need to do is simply click on a check box, and then as we scroll through the images, you'll notice this image doesn't have any keywords. When I go back, it then highlights, yeah, we have that keyword UK. It shows me up top the Assigned Keywords. The only Assigned Keyword is this Places keyword, which is UK.
Now, let's say that I want this main keyword to be included as well, I can click on that option there as well, and now we have Places and then UK. To add those to the rest of the images, click on one of them, hold down the Shift key, click on the other one, Places and UK, all right. So far, so good, I've added some good keywords to those images and again, as we click through, we'll notice that they are all the same. Now, there is another keyword that I want to add to this mix, and this keyword has to do a travel. So I need to create a new keyword. So I'll click on this icon here and choose New Keyword and I'm going to call this one Travel and I mistype that, no big deal, right- click or Ctrl-click and choose Rename, and I'll correct my typo there, and then right-click or Ctrl-click and choose New Sub Keyword and the sub-keyword is going to be Train. I love photographing on Trains for some reason; it's so interesting to me.
I'll go ahead and select all these files, and then I'll click on this option and this option. So now, when we click off an image and click back on it, you'll notice we have Places and Train, we have Travel and UK. And all those images have the exact same keywords. Now, just to make things a little bit interesting, I'm going to add a new keyword and I'm going to name this new keyword Emition. And I have another typo, no big deal, right-click or Ctrl- click and choose Rename. Emotion, there we go. Then, right-click or Ctrl-click and choose New Sub Keyword and here I'm going to name Sadness and then right- click or Ctrl-click and this one New Sub Keyword, Contemplation, and what I'm going to do then is go through a couple of these images.
Now, this one doesn't look quite so sad. It's a little bit more contemplative. I'll add a contemplation keyword there. Now, there are a couple of others that do really just kind of look sad to me. I can't quite tell, so I need to increase my thumbnail size. So now that I have these nice big thumbnails, this one looks like a pretty sad image. So I'll go ahead and click on that keyword there to add sadness to that one and this one looks sad as well, so sadness there. All right, well now that I have added keywords, modified keywords, renamed keywords and even deleted keywords that existed in these different keyword sets here, I'm ready to take advantage of some of this keywording that I have done.
We'll take a look at how we can do that in the next movie.
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