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In the all-new Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery, the third and final installment of the popular series, join industry expert and award-winning author Deke McClelland for an in-depth tour of the most powerful and empowering features of Photoshop CS5. Discover the vast possibilities of traditional tools, such as masking and blend modes, and then delve into Smart Objects, Photomerge, as well as the new Puppet Warp, Mixer Brush, and HDR features. Exercise files accompany the course.
Recommended prerequisites: Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals and Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced.
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 begin work on chapter 1. Let me briefly explain what I mean. I'm going to go and switch to this browser and I'm looking at the Adobe website.
We can see that there are quite a few different variations of Creative Suite 5. There is Design Standard and Design Premium, there is Web Standards and Web Premium, there is the Production version and there is the Master Collection. So you have to own one of those many versions of the Creative Suite for this movie to work. Again, if own Photoshop by itself than you can end up getting an error message in which case this exercise is not necessary for you. So I'm 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 is 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 this Suite Color Settings dialog box.
Now by default you'll see North America 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 checkbox called Show Expanded List of Color Settings File. 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 applications. 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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