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Remapping Mac OS shortcuts

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All right, so presumably by now you've gone ahead and installed my custom DekeKeys keyboard shortcuts in the Photoshop. However, if you're working on a Mac, you need to change some of Apple's OS-level keyboard shortcuts, not to avoid conflict with my custom keyboard shortcuts, but rather to avoid conflict with Photoshop's native shortcuts. We are going to be taking advantage of those shortcuts an awful lot inside this series. Now these are my recommended changes, you can of course go your own way. Step one is to go up to the Apple menu and choose the System Preferences Command. Next, you locate the Keyboard icon right there and click on it.

Remapping Mac OS shortcuts

All right, so presumably by now you've gone ahead and installed my custom DekeKeys keyboard shortcuts in the Photoshop. However, if you're working on a Mac, you need to change some of Apple's OS-level keyboard shortcuts, not to avoid conflict with my custom keyboard shortcuts, but rather to avoid conflict with Photoshop's native shortcuts. We are going to be taking advantage of those shortcuts an awful lot inside this series. Now these are my recommended changes, you can of course go your own way. Step one is to go up to the Apple menu and choose the System Preferences Command. Next, you locate the Keyboard icon right there and click on it.

in order to access the keyboard functions. Notice this check box right here. If you want to take advantage of function keys inside of Photoshop, which I recommend you do, then you need to turn on this check box, the one that says Use all F1, F2, et cetera, keys as standard function keys, that way they won't turn the volume up and down and change the brightness of your monitor and all that jazz. You can still get to those features however, by pressing the Fn key, that's in the bottom left corner of American keyboards, while pressing a function key. Notice if you're missing this check box, it's because you're using a keyboard that doesn't have function keys, just note that.

All right, next switchover to Keyboard Shortcuts and I'm working I should tell you inside of Snow Leopard that is OS X 10.6, which is a little different than the previous operating systems, I just want you to know that. We'll start off here at Dashboard & Dock and we're going to change this first keyboard shortcut by clicking on it and then clicking on it again and that goes ahead and highlights the shortcut. Then I want you to press Ctrl+D that is, the Ctrl key in the bottom left corner of your keyboard, by the way, not Command.

Next, go to Dashboard, click on it, click on it a second time and press Ctrl+F12. All right, now let's switchover to Expose & Spaces, if you don't want Expose, I am not the biggest fan of it these days. You can just turn it off, just to get rid of that functionality. However, if you want to leave it on, that's fine. If you use it, great! Do go ahead and change the shortcuts however, and what I recommend for each one of these is just stick with the default keyboard shortcut almost. We'll just add Ctrl, so Ctrl+F9 for the first one. For application windows, we'll change that to Ctrl+F10 and for Desktop, we'll change that with the Ctrl+F11.

All right next, you can go ahead and drop all the way down to Spotlight and note that of all the keyboard shortcuts, these are the ones that are the most important to change, because Spotlight uses the same shortcuts that Adobe uses for zooming in and out inside of Photoshop. So I'll go ahead and change, Show Spotlight search field from Command+Space to Command+Ctrl+F1, so a totally different shortcut. Again, you can choose something different if you like, but you got to get away from that Spacebar. Then go ahead and click on the second item right there, and I am going to change it to Command+Ctrl+Option+F1, like so.

All right, having done that, now I am going to dropdown to Universal Access and there is not really any reason to turn the zoom on or off. So you can go ahead and turn off that check box if you want to. I really love these zoom out and zoom in functions. I think they rock as they allow you to zoom in on your screen display and make words larger if you can't see an interface item or something like that. But these keyboard shortcuts once again step all over Photoshop. So, here are the changes I am going to make. I am going to click on the Zoom out shortcut and I'm going to change it to Command+Ctrl+Option+Minus, and then I am going to click on this Zoom in shortcut and change it to Command+Ctrl+Option+Plus.

It's going to show up as equals, because it's really the equal's key. But we're thinking plus as we are using it. All right, presumably after that you are going to want to turn off Reverse black and white and turn off VoiceOver. Those are both items for hard of seeing people. If you're hard of seeing yourself, perhaps you want to leave them turned on, but Photoshop doesn't lend itself to hard of seeing folks. So my guess is, if you want to turn both off, and that is it. Now at this point you can go ahead and close out of System Preferences by clicking on the Close button and you are now ready to use all the keyboard shortcuts inside of Photoshop, both the native ones and the ones I gave you without any interference from your operating system.

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Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D Objects

77 video lessons · 11040 viewers

Deke McClelland
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  1. 36m 23s
    1. Welcome
      1m 44s
    2. Making Photoshop your default image editor on a PC
      4m 2s
    3. Making Photoshop your default image editor on a Mac
      5m 53s
    4. Installing the dekeKeys keyboard shortcuts
      4m 10s
    5. Remapping Mac OS shortcuts
      4m 0s
    6. Establishing the best color settings
      3m 53s
    7. Constructing the ideal workspace
      3m 25s
    8. Adjusting the interface settings
      3m 6s
    9. Establishing the best preference settings
      6m 10s
  2. 42m 34s
    1. Flat 2D layers in 3D space
      1m 6s
    2. Making a 3D postcard
      4m 12s
    3. Combining extruded type with a postcard
      5m 7s
    4. Matching a postcard to a background image
      7m 52s
    5. Masking, blending, and lighting a scene
      4m 55s
    6. Editing type in a diffuse texture
      3m 56s
    7. Tying objects together with reflectivity
      3m 59s
    8. Adding defects with a bump map
      5m 30s
    9. Adding rust trails to metallic type
      5m 57s
  3. 40m 15s
    1. The challenge of the multi-mesh object
      1m 7s
    2. Introducing the 3D shape presets
      6m 41s
    3. Duplicating materials, camera, and position
      3m 26s
    4. Loading and editing diffuse textures
      6m 15s
    5. Creating texture-specific bump maps
      4m 56s
    6. Faking a 3D bevel with 2D layers
      3m 42s
    7. Creating a starburst effect with Repoussé
      3m 12s
    8. Making rays of light with a diffuse texture
      3m 47s
    9. Filtering a 3D object as a Smart Object
      3m 40s
    10. Blending a 3D cube with 2D effects
      3m 29s
  4. 1h 12m
    1. Bringing models into Photoshop
      55s
    2. Accessing 3D models and materials
      3m 4s
    3. Importing 3D models
      5m 16s
    4. Prepping 3D models for export
      3m 36s
    5. Exporting a model as a 3D shape preset
      4m 5s
    6. Creating a credible leather texture
      4m 19s
    7. Scaling and repeating a texture
      5m 33s
    8. Identifying and painting details in 3D
      7m 28s
    9. Fixing gaps in a custom diffuse texture
      5m 43s
    10. Working with UV overlays
      7m 27s
    11. Navigating inside a complex UV map
      9m 21s
    12. Reflecting a partial environment map
      3m 55s
    13. Filling in missing parts of an environment
      3m 50s
    14. Making and painting a multilayer bump map
      4m 40s
    15. Simulating depth of field with a 2D filter
      3m 28s
  5. 55m 26s
    1. White is height, black is back
      56s
    2. Introducing 3D depth maps
      6m 3s
    3. Cylindrical and spherical projections
      7m 40s
    4. The advantage of 16-bit depth maps
      6m 54s
    5. Creating a 3D object from a 16-bit gradient
      4m 49s
    6. Making a 3D object look huge and distant
      6m 54s
    7. Depth maps vs. displacement maps
      4m 26s
    8. Hand-painting and blurring a depth map
      3m 37s
    9. Coloring a scene with lights and texture
      4m 16s
    10. Creating rips and tears in a 3D surface
      7m 46s
    11. Singeing the holes with 2D effects
      2m 5s
  6. 49m 35s
    1. Science meets art
      1m 19s
    2. Making a 3D volume from DICOM layers
      6m 5s
    3. Render settings and transfer functions
      5m 6s
    4. Using 3D volumes as creative tools
      5m 32s
    5. Building one 3D object from another
      5m 5s
    6. Adding white peaks to hills
      3m 1s
    7. Creating synthetic rain
      4m 23s
    8. Rendering 3D motion trails
      5m 30s
    9. Matching independent objects in 3D space
      6m 57s
    10. Making ghostly type with layer effects
      3m 3s
    11. Boosting the highlights of a 3D composition
      3m 34s
  7. 1h 3m
    1. The baffling power of Repoussé
      1m 1s
    2. Repoussé and pixels vs. vector masks
      6m 22s
    3. Creating a 3D revolution
      6m 32s
    4. Making seamless textures and bump maps
      6m 14s
    5. Merging and reconciling different 3D objects
      6m 44s
    6. Assigning and adjusting depth of field
      4m 8s
    7. Extruding a long, bending object
      9m 55s
    8. Blending a photographic foreground
      5m 7s
    9. Creating a custom contoured bevel
      6m 27s
    10. Moving one object between two others
      6m 34s
    11. When in doubt, move what's easiest
      4m 39s
  8. 1m 3s
    1. Until next time
      1m 3s

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