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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 the previous movie we looked at how we could use a PDF engine in order to create a proof sheet. In this movie I want to talk about how we can create a PDF in order to present our photographs. Now we are going to be working on some images, you can find in the brighten sub -folder which is inside of that Chapter 30 Printing folder. I'm going to go ahead and select one of the images then we are going to navigate to the Output module either by clicking on the button here or clicking on this icon and choosing Output to Web or PDF. Next thing we need to do is double-click this dividing line to close that view of our folders and go to PDF and here we are going to choose Fine Art Matte, click Refresh Preview. This will give us a nice view of this image and it will help us begin to determine how we want to lay this out.
All right, well there are a couple of things we want to do. Let's go to the Document options first. Well, for starters, what do I want to do here? Well I want to send this particular presentation to people via the web. So I'm going to go ahead and change this to pixels. I'm going to change my orientation and I want this to be to 1024x768. All right, that's look good. Quality, in this case I'm going to keep that really High. No need for a password. I'm good to go. All right, next, with the layout, what do I want to do? Well, nothing because I'm going to use this Fine Art Matte. Overlays, what do I need here? No File name, no Extension. I don't want that. I want to keep this really nice and clean.
All right, well at this juncture let's go ahead and refresh our preview just so we can see how this image looks. All right, well, so far so good, we have this nice layout here. Next we are going to go into Playback option. Advance it every 2 seconds? Sure. Loop After Last Page? Definitely. Transition? In my opinion that Fade transition works best so I'm going to choose that one and my Speed, I want that to be pretty quick because I'm advancing this every two seconds. So again I'm going for a fast transition. Now I want to View The PDF After The Save but first I actually need to create it, right? So I'll click on the first image, scroll over to the right, click on the last image. Now refresh the preview. That's going to then create this PDF with all of those images in it. Here I'm going to click Save and I'll save this to my Desktop as Chris_Orwig_UK and then I'll save that file. Bridge will now generate this PDF for me. All I need to do is kick back and wait, it will then open up in Acrobat. It wants to go to Full Screen View. It wants to take over everything? Yes, I want to do that. So now here I have the beginning of this presentation and you can see it's going to go through those images, we can preview that transition which is the fade and then when it gets to the end, it's going to loop back around and this PDF file is now complete. Now as you can tell it's a wonderful way to show your images.
I have to say one thing about this particular document that we have just created. The file sizes are actually pretty large because I chose that high quality. Now this would be perfect if I want to show people images on my Laptop or burn it to a CD and sent it to him. But let's say I want to e-mail a version of this same slideshow. Well in that case, I would need to go back to my PDF settings and choose that low quality setting in order to create a much smaller file, so that I could e-mail it to someone.
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