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Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced, the second part of the popular and comprehensive series, updated for CS5, follows internationally renowned Photoshop guru Deke McClelland as he dives into the workings of Photoshop. He explores such digital-age wonders as the Levels and Curves commands, edge-detection filters, advanced compositing techniques, vector-based text, the Liquify filter, and Camera Raw. Deke also teaches tried-and-true methods for sharpening details, smoothing over wrinkles and imperfections, and enhancing colors without harming the original image. Exercise files accompany the course.
Recommended prerequisite: Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals.
Now that you've loaded my Best Workflow CS5 Color Settings or created your own, those of you who own one of the many versions of the Creative Suite can go ahead and load these Color Settings across all the Creative Suite Applications. However, you have to own the Creative Suite for this exercise to work. If you own Photoshop by itself, then this exercise is not applicable. You can go ahead and skip it and let me briefly explain what I mean. I'm going to go ahead and switch to this browser, and I'm looking at the Adobe web site, and we can see that there is quite a few different variations of Creative Suite 5.
There is Design Standard and Design Premium, there is web Standard and web Premium, there is the Production Versions and there's the Master Collection. So you have to own one of those many versions of the Creative Suite for this movie to work. Again, if you own Photoshop by itself, then you are going to end up getting an error message, in which case this exercise is not necessary for you. All right. So I am going to switch back to Photoshop here, and then I'll go up to the upper-left corner of the interface, and you'll see this orange bridge icon.
I want you to go ahead and click on Launch Bridge in order to switch to the Bridge. Now, if it wasn't already running, as it was for me, it might take a few moments to launch. Then once you see the Bridge Application, which allows you to preview images and other assets, I happen to have the Bridge trained on the contents of the 00_setup folder, but that doesn't matter for purposes of this exercise. Next, what you'll do is you'll go to the Edit menu and choose the Creative Suite Color Settings command. Now, no matter what, you'll be able to see this command.
That's what's so misleading about this feature. However, there's a chance that the command won't work. So if you choose Creative Suite Color Settings and you get an error message, that means either you only own Photoshop, so you purchased Photoshop independently, or for some reason, the Bridge thinks you only own Photoshop. It doesn't think you own the entire Creative Suite, which may require that you reinstall the software. I hate to be bearer of bad news, but that's the way it works. The good news is, most of you should have no problems.
So if you own one of those versions of the Creative Suite, you should be able to choose this command and then bring up the Suite Color Settings dialog box. Now, by default, you'll see North American General Purpose 2 selected, at least that's what you see here in the States. Hopefully, you'll see my new Best Workflow CS5 option available to you. Go ahead and click on it in order to select it. If you don't see that option, then turn on this check box called Show Expanded List of Color Settings Files, go ahead and turn that on, and you will see an expanded list of options available to you.
Somewhere in that list you should see Best Workflow CS5, once you see it, click on it to make it active, and then click on the Apply button, and that's all there is to it. Now you synchronize your Color Settings across Photoshop, Illustrator, and all the other Creative Suite Application. All right, that's all there is to it. Now you and I are on the same page and you can begin work on Chapter 1.
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