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Opening and arranging multiple documents

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Video: Opening and arranging multiple documents

Another important part of working with Photoshop is knowing how to open and arrange and work with multiple documents. Well, let's take a look at how we can do that here. In order to do that, let's go ahead and navigate to Bridge, and let's do so by either going to the File pulldown menu and selecting Browse in Bridge or by pressing the shortcut key. That's Option+Command+O on a Mac, Alt+Ctrl+O on Windows. Here, in Adobe Bridge, let's click on one of these images which we can see in our Chapter 05 folder and then hold down the Command key on a Mac, or Ctrl key on Windows, in order to select multiple files.

Opening and arranging multiple documents

Another important part of working with Photoshop is knowing how to open and arrange and work with multiple documents. Well, let's take a look at how we can do that here. In order to do that, let's go ahead and navigate to Bridge, and let's do so by either going to the File pulldown menu and selecting Browse in Bridge or by pressing the shortcut key. That's Option+Command+O on a Mac, Alt+Ctrl+O on Windows. Here, in Adobe Bridge, let's click on one of these images which we can see in our Chapter 05 folder and then hold down the Command key on a Mac, or Ctrl key on Windows, in order to select multiple files.

I want to open up all of these files in Photoshop. Well, how can we do that? If we just double-click on one of these images, it will only open up one, not all five of these. To open up all of the images, we need to navigate to the File pulldown menu and then select Open. Or alternatively, you can hover over one of the images which you've selected and then right-click or Ctrl-click. Here, we have access to that same menu item Open, or we could always choose Open With and then choose the software application that we want to use.

Well, let's go ahead and use this method of right-clicking or Ctrl-clicking and choosing Open in order to open up all of these images in Photoshop. Well, here you can see these photographs are now in tabs. To view the different pictures I can simply click on one of these tabs in order to view the picture or the document. There's also a really handy shortcut that you can use which allows you to cycle through your open documents. That shortcut is the Ctrl key plus Tab. Go ahead and press that shortcut, and you'll see that what you can do is you can cycle through your open documents.

Now why is that important? Well, that's especially important because when you're in the Full Screen mode you can't see all of those tabs. Let me illustrate this. Here, I will press the F key. Well, now in full screen I can view this image but I really can't see any of my other documents. One way I could open up another document would be to go to the Window pulldown menu and then select the document name. Well, here now I can see this image. Yet that gets to be a little bit tedious when you have a lot of documents open at once.

So this is where that shortcut really comes in handy. It's Ctrl+Tab and it allows you to scroll through all of your open documents as you can see that I'm doing here. Well, let's go ahead and exit Full Screen mode. We can do that by pressing Shift+F and that will take us back to the Standard View. Now that we're back in the Standard View, I want to talk about how we can arrange our documents so that we can see more than one document at once. In order to do that, navigate to the Window pulldown menu and then select Arrange.

Here, we have a number of different options. Let's say we want to tile these all vertically. You can see that we can now see a small slice of each image. We could also go to something, say, like Arrange > 6-up. This then allows us to see this little zoomed in view of these different photographs. Here, we can see six images or six of the open documents that we have at once. And whenever you're working in a view like this, you may want to customize the way you're working with your Hand tool or your Zoom tool. Let me show you what I mean.

Well, if you click on the Hand tool, one of the things that you can do is click on this option here, Scroll All Windows so that as I click and drag one of these images here, what it's going to do then is it's going to move all of the images as well, and you can see that I'm controlling all of these different documents. If you prefer not to do that, click that off and then you can just move one of these photographs so that you can then focus in on that particular image. Another thing that you can do is you can click on your Zoom tool. There's an option which allows you to zoom all windows.

In other words, if you click on one image to zoom in, it will zoom in the other images as well. The same thing is true if we zoom out. Let's go ahead and turn this option off for a second, and with this image here, I'm going to zoom out. Hold down Option or Alt and then click on the image, and I am going to do this just to change my zoom rate a little bit, and I'll do that on a few other photographs, too, just so we can see that we have some different zoom rates. I am going to try to alternate this. Currently, I have different zoom rates for all of these different images.

Another way that we can unify the way that we're viewing these is if you navigate to the Window pulldown menu and choose a range again, you'll notice you have some options for matching your Zoom, Location, Rotation, or just matching all of the different characteristics. If we choose one of these options, say like Zoom, we will then change all of those to the same zoom rate. If you look at the top here, you can see they're all zoomed out to 12.5%. So again, this is just a handy way to be able to change what you're looking at.

If we wanted to zoom in on all of the pictures, well, we could do that by clicking on this icon here, and then with our Zoom tool selected go ahead and zoom in on the picture. You can see how it's bringing in all of those photographs. In this case, we're seeing different details in the pictures because each of these files, well, they have a different resolution. So as you can see here, this can be really handy for when you have multiple documents. But sometimes it can be just too much. Let's say that what you really want to do is after seeing all these, you want to go back to just seeing one image at a time.

To do that, again, we go to that Arrange menu. Here, in Arrange we're going to choose at the very bottom of this top menu, Consolidate All to Tabs. In this way, we have them now consolidated back to the Tab view so that we can then click through the different tabs to view or to work on those documents. Well, currently my tabs are a bit out of order. I have lynda-1 here and then lynda-2 way over here. I want these two tabs side by side. Well, to change the tab order, it's really as simple as clicking and dragging, so now you can see I have these two tab documents right next to each other.

Well, now that we've looked at how we can work with multiple documents, how we can arrange the view, how we can change the zoom or the position of these documents, and also how we can cycle through these different documents by way of a shortcut, what I want to do next is continue to work with multiple documents. So go ahead and leave all of these files open, and we'll continue with this whole topic of working with multiple documents, and we'll do that in the next movie.

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  1. 1m 43s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. Using the exercise files
      45s
  2. 11m 49s
    1. Ideas for how to learn Photoshop more effectively
      4m 25s
    2. Isolating what you've learned and taking quality notes
      3m 53s
    3. Getting creative and being ready to be surprised
      3m 31s
  3. 38m 57s
    1. Customizing the Bridge workspace
      4m 46s
    2. Reviewing and evaluating your photos
      4m 22s
    3. Rating, ranking, and filtering photographs
      5m 42s
    4. Organizing photos with stacks
      3m 55s
    5. Grouping pictures together with collections
      3m 56s
    6. Adding metadata and keywords
      4m 47s
    7. Renaming images
      1m 45s
    8. Accessing the Photoshop tools from within Bridge
      2m 28s
    9. Working with Bridge and Photoshop
      2m 40s
    10. Working with Mini Bridge
      4m 36s
  4. 45m 29s
    1. Setting up your color settings
      3m 31s
    2. Choosing preferences for the HUD color picker
      3m 50s
    3. Setting image interpolation preferences
      3m 3s
    4. Modifying zoom preferences
      4m 20s
    5. Changing HUD brush options
      3m 41s
    6. Customizing interface preferences
      3m 30s
    7. Opening up documents in tabs
      4m 11s
    8. Reviewing file-handling preferences
      5m 4s
    9. Setting performance preferences
      4m 23s
    10. Choosing cursor preferences
      5m 14s
    11. Reviewing guides and type preview preferences
      4m 42s
  5. 21m 4s
    1. Exploring two simple steps for more accurate color
      2m 57s
    2. Introducing color profiles
      5m 17s
    3. Opening and saving files with embedded profiles
      7m 33s
    4. Setting up your studio
      1m 59s
    5. A demonstration of monitor calibration
      1m 46s
    6. Finding color management resources
      1m 32s
  6. 28m 34s
    1. Introducing the Tools panel
      4m 53s
    2. Changing the view mode and working with panels
      5m 33s
    3. Opening and arranging multiple documents
      6m 31s
    4. Combining, saving, and closing multiple documents
      5m 17s
    5. Creating custom keyboard shortcuts
      5m 11s
    6. Working with a Wacom tablet
      1m 9s
  7. 18m 24s
    1. The foundation of digital imaging: pixels and bit depth
      6m 12s
    2. Introducing image resizing
      3m 42s
    3. Resizing images effectively
      3m 48s
    4. Resizing and straightening with the Crop tool
      2m 28s
    5. Creative tip: sizing images correctly
      2m 14s
  8. 41m 56s
    1. What is Camera Raw?
      2m 47s
    2. Accessing the Camera Raw preferences
      3m 16s
    3. Improving your images with the basic controls
      7m 0s
    4. Correcting color and white balance
      4m 44s
    5. Processing multiple images at once
      5m 56s
    6. Utilizing the Crop tool to recompose your pictures
      5m 28s
    7. Creating dramatic black-and-white conversions
      5m 34s
    8. Reducing noise and making tack-sharp photos
      7m 11s
  9. 32m 55s
    1. Introducing layers
      2m 22s
    2. Understanding layers and layer transparency
      1m 29s
    3. Working with layer opacity
      3m 29s
    4. Aligning layers
      1m 32s
    5. Creating new layers
      4m 53s
    6. Organizing layers
      2m 31s
    7. Filtering and finding layers
      2m 8s
    8. Adding layer style effects
      5m 28s
    9. Creating a clipping mask
      6m 50s
    10. Targeting and moving layers
      2m 13s
  10. 33m 22s
    1. Making selections with the marquee tools
      4m 50s
    2. Using the three lasso tools
      4m 56s
    3. Selecting with the Magic Wand tool
      5m 43s
    4. Working with the Quick Select tool
      7m 21s
    5. Selecting based on color with the Color Range controls
      7m 13s
    6. Correcting skin tones with Color Range
      3m 19s
  11. 23m 2s
    1. Introducing masking
      1m 14s
    2. Painting away the contents of a layer with a mask
      3m 59s
    3. Using a selection to build a mask
      3m 3s
    4. Removing a subject from the background with a mask
      6m 37s
    5. Using a mask to selectively sharpen an image
      3m 58s
    6. Making selections with Quick Mask
      4m 11s
  12. 13m 42s
    1. Creating a custom border using selections and masks
      5m 4s
    2. Painting custom border effects
      3m 34s
    3. Using prebuilt borders
      4m 13s
    4. Exploring the PhotoFrame plug-in
      51s
  13. 11m 49s
    1. Adding brightness and contrast
      3m 3s
    2. Using hue and saturation and the Target Adjustment tool
      5m 34s
    3. Working with vibrancy and saturation
      3m 12s
  14. 14m 36s
    1. Working with auto levels
      3m 36s
    2. Enhancing color and tone with levels
      4m 12s
    3. Painting in adjustments with levels and masking
      4m 10s
    4. Creative tip: checking in
      2m 38s
  15. 29m 50s
    1. Introducing the Curves dialog box
      3m 12s
    2. Using auto curves and adjustments to enhance an image
      4m 17s
    3. Changing brightness with curves and masks
      3m 59s
    4. Using curves and masks to improve tone and color
      4m 56s
    5. Making advanced selections and masks
      3m 53s
    6. Enhancing a portrait with hand-painted masks
      5m 53s
    7. Using, modifying, and saving curves presets
      3m 40s
  16. 20m 12s
    1. Introducing the magic of blend modes
      6m 33s
    2. Blending multiple images together
      3m 50s
    3. Using blending modes to remove white or black
      2m 8s
    4. Improving exposure, contrast, and color with blending
      5m 37s
    5. Using blending shortcuts
      2m 4s
  17. 10m 26s
    1. Working with color correction in Camera Raw
      1m 21s
    2. Correcting color with the eyedroppers
      3m 11s
    3. Correcting color and tone with the eyedroppers
      5m 54s
  18. 36m 1s
    1. Using a Replace Color adjustment
      4m 14s
    2. Using Replace Color, Hue/Saturation, and masks
      5m 32s
    3. Replacing color with advanced masking
      7m 14s
    4. Selecting and modifying color with the Hue/Saturation eyedroppers
      2m 30s
    5. Using Color Balance to create vivid color
      4m 3s
    6. Modifying color with Selective Color
      5m 3s
    7. Changing color with Photo Filter
      4m 4s
    8. Making creative color changes with Color Lookup
      1m 44s
    9. Creative tip: shoot more
      1m 37s
  19. 35m 13s
    1. The modern equivalent of a traditional technique
      1m 40s
    2. Introducing two burn and dodge techniques
      7m 22s
    3. Burning and dodging with the Brush and Gradient tools
      4m 18s
    4. Dodging and reducing shadows in a portrait
      6m 0s
    5. Using selections, masks, and curves to change tonality
      7m 21s
    6. Improving a black-and-white landscape
      8m 32s
  20. 16m 9s
    1. The power of black and white
      4m 14s
    2. Converting a portrait to black and white
      4m 6s
    3. Converting a landscape to black and white
      4m 23s
    4. Adding grain and tone to a black-and-white image
      3m 26s
  21. 31m 57s
    1. Introducing Smart Filters
      3m 36s
    2. Applying Smart Filters
      6m 20s
    3. Creating a soft contrast effect
      6m 38s
    4. Changing focus with the Blur Gallery
      3m 40s
    5. Working with Tilt-Shift Blur
      3m 52s
    6. Creating a realistic lens flare
      2m 45s
    7. Adding light with the Lighting Effects filter
      5m 6s
  22. 12m 33s
    1. Using the Noise Reduction filter
      3m 46s
    2. Exploring advanced noise reduction using channels
      2m 49s
    3. Masking in noise reduction to a specific area
      2m 1s
    4. Reducing noise with Surface Blur
      3m 57s
  23. 48m 30s
    1. Cleaning before you enhance
      1m 2s
    2. Introducing the healing and cloning tools
      7m 22s
    3. Cleaning up the background of an image
      6m 21s
    4. Basic portrait retouching
      3m 15s
    5. Brightening shadows under the eyes
      4m 53s
    6. Brightening the eyes
      2m 30s
    7. Retouching selected areas
      5m 27s
    8. Using Content-Aware Fill to remove distractions
      5m 34s
    9. Moving a subject with the Content-Aware Move tool
      7m 54s
    10. Changing shape and dimension with Liquify
      4m 12s
  24. 24m 2s
    1. Using the Lens Correction filter
      6m 52s
    2. Reducing exaggerated distortion
      5m 16s
    3. Applying Free Transform to correct perspective
      3m 49s
    4. Correcting distortion with the Perspective Crop tool
      3m 45s
    5. Using Puppet Warp to correct perspective
      4m 20s
  25. 26m 48s
    1. Combining two photos with movement
      4m 12s
    2. Using two frames for a group photo
      4m 57s
    3. Creating a panoramic photo from multiple frames
      3m 37s
    4. Correcting distortion with the Adaptive Wide Angle correction
      7m 34s
    5. Cropping, filling in the gaps, and making final panographic adjustments
      6m 28s
  26. 27m 24s
    1. Working with Smart Sharpen
      6m 17s
    2. Using Unsharpen Mask
      4m 49s
    3. High Pass sharpening an image
      4m 47s
    4. Selectively sharpening the in-focus areas of an image
      3m 35s
    5. Selective sharpening with hand-drawn masks
      7m 56s
  27. 22m 44s
    1. Preparing images for the web and email
      4m 38s
    2. Sharpening for the web
      3m 5s
    3. Using Save for Web to create an optimized JPEG
      4m 26s
    4. Exporting images to Facebook or Flickr
      4m 46s
    5. Creating a web gallery
      5m 49s
  28. 26m 6s
    1. Desktop printing recommendations
      2m 46s
    2. Creating a PDF layout and contact sheets
      5m 56s
    3. Using a soft proof to visualize the print
      8m 0s
    4. Adjusting printer settings
      3m 43s
    5. Customizing the Print dialog box options
      5m 41s
  29. 32m 4s
    1. Opening up a video file in Photoshop
      7m 7s
    2. Editing a video clip and adding text
      5m 15s
    3. Using adjustment layers and adding an audio track
      4m 47s
    4. Creating a project with multiple clips
      4m 55s
    5. Adding a cross-dissolve fade and creating custom shortcuts
      4m 43s
    6. Customizing the workspace to review your project
      3m 2s
    7. Exporting a project
      2m 15s
  30. 3m 4s
    1. Exploring additional resources and ways to keep in touch
      2m 29s
    2. Goodbye
      35s

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