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Opening from Photoshop or Bridge

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Video: Opening from Photoshop or Bridge

In this movie, I'll show you how to open an image, both inside Photoshop and using Adobes companion program Adobe Bridge. The first method is pretty obvious. Inside Photoshop, you go up to the File menu and you choose the Open command. That'll bring up the Open dialog box. Then if you're working along with me, you want to navigate the 01_open_image folder inside the Exercise Files folder. And then, go ahead and select the file that you want to open. And click the Open button, or you can just double-click on that thumbnail.

Opening from Photoshop or Bridge

In this movie, I'll show you how to open an image, both inside Photoshop and using Adobes companion program Adobe Bridge. The first method is pretty obvious. Inside Photoshop, you go up to the File menu and you choose the Open command. That'll bring up the Open dialog box. Then if you're working along with me, you want to navigate the 01_open_image folder inside the Exercise Files folder. And then, go ahead and select the file that you want to open. And click the Open button, or you can just double-click on that thumbnail.

Now if for some reason you don't see the image you want to open, it's probably because this Formats option right here is set to a specific format. So for example, if I set it to JPEG, then I would only see the JPEG files inside of this folder. And I'll tell you, by the way, that this problem is more common on the PC, and almost never happens on the Mac. Anyway, if you want to be able to see all the files, you'll need to switch back to all formats, down here at the very bottom of the list.

And then, as I say, I'm going to select the welcome.tif file, and click open, in order to open it inside of Photoshop, and I'll press Ctrl+Plus or Cmd+Plus on a Mac, to go ahead and zoom in. That's one way to work. But, another way is to use Bridge, which allows you to see thumbnail previews of your image before you open them inside Photoshop. Now, Bridge is included along with all versions of Photoshop, but it doesn't get automatically installed. So, just as you downloaded and installed Photoshop, you'll need to download and install Bridge as well.

Once you do, go up to the file menu and choose this command, Browse in Bridge. It also has a keyboard shortcut of Ctrl+Alt+O or Cmd+Opt+O on the Mac. And that will go ahead and switch you to Bridge, as you see here. Then presumably, you want to navigate to a specific folder, and you do that by switching to the folders tab, over here in the upper left section of the screen, at least by default. And then you can either twirl open your desktop, as I've done here and when I saw twirl, as you're clicking on this little twirly triangle or you can collapse or expand your computer as well.

Which will show you the local hard drives, media drives, and network drives associated with your system. In my case, I want to go to the desktop, then I've got this exercise file folder. I'll go ahead and click the triangle to twirl it open. And then right there at the top, I've got my L1 image subfolder. Now you'll see by default some very small thumbnails. You can make them bigger by dragging on the slider down here at the very bottom of the screen so you can make these thumbnails very large indeed.

Or another way to work is with a keyboard shortcut, and you do this by clicking on a file to select it, just so that this content area is active. And then you can press Ctrl+Minus or Cmd+Minus on the Mac, to zoom out, or Ctrl+Plus or Cmd+Plus on the Mac to zoom in. Then to open an image file in Photoshop, you just go ahead and double-click on it and that will open the file as you see here. Now as you've seen, you get to the Bridge by going to the File menu and choosing the Browse in Bridge command anytime you want to get back to Photoshop without having to open a file. You just go to this little boomerang icon up here at the top of the screen which returns you to the last creative cloud program you used. In my of course, Photoshop.

And that's how you open files directly inside Photoshop, as well as using Photoshop's companion program, Adobe Bridge.

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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Deke McClelland
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  1. 29m 10s
    1. Welcome to One-on-One
      1m 51s
    2. Opening from the Windows desktop
      5m 35s
    3. Opening from the Macintosh Finder
      7m 14s
    4. Opening from Photoshop or Bridge
      3m 52s
    5. Opening through Camera Raw
      5m 11s
    6. Closing one image and closing all
      5m 27s
  2. 49m 25s
    1. Navigating your image
      40s
    2. The dark vs. the light interface
      3m 12s
    3. Navigating tabs and windows
      4m 32s
    4. Panels and workspaces
      6m 20s
    5. Zooming incrementally
      6m 22s
    6. Zooming continuously
      2m 43s
    7. Entering a custom zoom value
      2m 25s
    8. Scrolling and panning images
      2m 31s
    9. Rotating and resetting the view
      2m 11s
    10. Cycling between screen modes
      3m 10s
    11. Using the Navigator panel
      3m 38s
    12. Using Retina and HiDPI displays
      4m 3s
    13. Adjusting a few screen preferences
      7m 38s
  3. 1h 2m
    1. Digital imaging fundamentals
      1m 45s
    2. Image size and resolution
      6m 34s
    3. The Image Size command
      6m 9s
    4. Common resolution standards
      4m 7s
    5. Upsampling vs. real pixels
      7m 59s
    6. Changing the print size
      8m 15s
    7. Downsampling for print
      5m 14s
    8. Downsampling for email
      6m 22s
    9. The interpolation settings
      6m 40s
    10. Downsampling advice
      5m 5s
    11. Upsampling advice
      4m 15s
  4. 53m 20s
    1. The layered composition
      1m 40s
    2. Introducing the Layers panel
      4m 12s
    3. Adding, scaling, and aligning layers
      5m 27s
    4. Dragging and dropping layers
      4m 36s
    5. Stack, reveal, and rename
      3m 1s
    6. Opacity, history, and blend mode
      6m 5s
    7. Duplicating a selected portion of a layer
      5m 32s
    8. Applying a clipping mask
      3m 58s
    9. Blending inside a clipping mask
      4m 10s
    10. Finishing off your artwork
      3m 13s
    11. Creating a new layer and background
      4m 24s
    12. Layering tips and tricks
      7m 2s
  5. 26m 13s
    1. The art of the save
      54s
    2. Four things to know about saving
      5m 59s
    3. Saving layers to PSD
      6m 34s
    4. Saving print images to TIFF
      4m 48s
    5. Saving an interactive image to PNG
      3m 40s
    6. Saving a flat photo to JPEG
      4m 18s
  6. 32m 16s
    1. Honing in on your image
      1m 43s
    2. The new and improved Crop tool
      4m 35s
    3. Editing your last crop
      6m 29s
    4. Cropping to a specific ratio or size
      5m 57s
    5. Straightening a crooked image
      4m 44s
    6. Filling in missing details
      6m 44s
    7. Using the Perspective Crop tool
      2m 4s
  7. 44m 51s
    1. First, there is brightness
      2m 12s
    2. How luminance works
      4m 18s
    3. The three Auto commands
      3m 27s
    4. Automatic brightness and contrast
      6m 5s
    5. The Brightness/Contrast command
      2m 47s
    6. The dynamic adjustment layer
      4m 4s
    7. Editing adjustment layers
      3m 52s
    8. Isolating an adjustment with a layer mask
      3m 31s
    9. Introducing the histogram
      4m 58s
    10. Measuring an adjustment
      3m 34s
    11. Using the Shadows/Highlights command
      6m 3s
  8. 44m 33s
    1. And second, there is color
      1m 31s
    2. Identifying a color cast
      3m 34s
    3. Correcting a color cast automatically
      3m 57s
    4. Changing the color balance
      6m 10s
    5. Compensating with Photo Filter
      3m 11s
    6. Adjusting color intensity with Vibrance
      3m 29s
    7. Correcting color casts in Camera Raw
      5m 46s
    8. The Hue/Saturation command
      5m 26s
    9. Summoning colors where none exist
      4m 8s
    10. Making more color with Vibrance
      4m 27s
    11. Making a quick-and-dirty sepia tone
      2m 54s
  9. 55m 46s
    1. Making selective modifications
      1m 10s
    2. The geometric Marquee tools
      6m 1s
    3. Aligning one image element to another
      4m 59s
    4. The freeform Lasso tools
      3m 59s
    5. The Polygonal Lasso tool and Quick Mask
      5m 19s
    6. Cropping one selection inside another
      6m 15s
    7. Creating rays of light
      4m 44s
    8. Quick Selection and Similar
      4m 11s
    9. Making it better with Refine Edge
      4m 56s
    10. Integrating image elements
      2m 39s
    11. Magic Wand and Grow
      5m 17s
    12. Refine, integrate, and complete
      6m 16s
  10. 53m 49s
    1. Your best face forward
      1m 0s
    2. Content-Aware Fill
      6m 11s
    3. Using the Spot Healing Brush
      5m 36s
    4. The more capable "standard" Healing Brush
      5m 55s
    5. Meet the Clone Source panel
      3m 53s
    6. Caps Lock and Fade
      4m 57s
    7. The Dodge and Burn tools
      5m 1s
    8. Adjusting color with the Brush tool
      6m 35s
    9. Smoothing skin textures
      5m 58s
    10. Brightening teeth
      4m 0s
    11. Intensifying eyes
      4m 43s
  11. 50s
    1. Until next time
      50s

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