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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 deke 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.

Remapping Mac OS shortcuts

All right, so presumably by now, you've gone ahead and installed my custom deke 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 a Photoshop, which I recommend you do then, you need to turn on this check box that one that says, use all F1, F2, etc., keys, the 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 but it's in the bottom left corner of American keyboards while pressing a function key. And 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 switch over to keyboard shortcuts and I'm working I should tell you inside of Snow Leopard that OS X10 .6, which is little different than previous operating system. I just want you to know that, we'll start off here, at Dashboard & Dock and we are 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 switch over 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. What I recommend for each one of these is to stick with the default keyboard shortcut almost, we'll just add control. So Ctrl+F9 for the first one, for application windows we'll change that to Ctrl+F10 and for desktop, we'll change that one to Ctrl+F11.

All right, next you can go ahead and drop all the way down the 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 drop down to Universal Access and there's 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 a light is zoomed in on your screen display and makes work 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's 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+Control+Option+Minus and then, I'm going to click on the Zoom in shortcut and change it to Command+Ctrl+ Option+Plus and it's going to show up as equals, because it's really the equals key, but we're thinking plus as we're 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 to seeing on yourself, perhaps you want to leave them turned on, but Photoshop, doesn't really lend itself to heart of seeing folks. So my guess is you want to turn both of them 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 a 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 Scenes

90 video lessons · 11593 viewers

Deke McClelland
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  1. 36m 15s
    1. Welcome to One-on-One
      1m 36s
    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. 1h 22m
    1. Understanding the disciplined approach to scenes
      58s
    2. Beginning an ambitious 3D scene
      6m 41s
    3. Staking your claim with the camera
      5m 51s
    4. Taking the disciplined approach
      7m 19s
    5. Building a complex Repoussé element
      7m 53s
    6. Taking control of Repoussé bevels
      5m 57s
    7. Mastering the spherical panorama
      5m 6s
    8. Opening up a spherical panorama
      3m 42s
    9. Using a diffuse texture as a layer effect
      7m 12s
    10. Embossing text with bump maps
      5m 42s
    11. Partnering bump maps with diffuse textures
      8m 12s
    12. Automating Repoussé with an action
      4m 57s
    13. Combining 3D layers with Merge Down
      8m 34s
    14. Nesting objects in regular increments
      4m 13s
  3. 37m 42s
    1. A scene's best supporting material
      40s
    2. Extruding and positioning glass
      6m 30s
    3. Introducing refraction
      7m 44s
    4. Adjusting a double refraction effect
      7m 45s
    5. Creating a reflective lens
      5m 16s
    6. Creating a "diffuse reflection"
      3m 56s
    7. Adding depth and highlights in 2D
      5m 51s
  4. 1h 53m
    1. Igniting the colors in your scene with light
      1m 35s
    2. Making sense of a single-mesh scene
      5m 43s
    3. Identifying and naming materials
      7m 36s
    4. Establishing a base camera and light
      6m 56s
    5. Creating and positioning point lights
      8m 31s
    6. Precisely positioning lights
      9m 40s
    7. Color, softness, and attenuation
      6m 1s
    8. Capturing a light with Gloss and Shine adjustments
      5m 9s
    9. Making a patterned, textured surface
      6m 48s
    10. Creating a highly polished hardwood floor
      9m 32s
    11. Using the Hotspot and Falloff options with a spotlight
      8m 3s
    12. Placing and pointing a spotlight
      8m 37s
    13. Aligning a light to the camera angle
      6m 34s
    14. Moving cameras and lights
      9m 11s
    15. Adding a 2D sky to a 3D window
      6m 44s
    16. Resolving ray tracing mistakes
      7m 19s
  5. 1h 45m
    1. Darkness conveys depth
      56s
    2. Shining light through a window
      7m 34s
    3. Using a 3D postcard as a light shield
      8m 1s
    4. Adjusting an infinite light source
      5m 41s
    5. Adding two new models to a scene
      8m 15s
    6. Looking through many objects in a scene
      7m 40s
    7. Changing shadows on a mesh-by-mesh basis
      4m 39s
    8. Adding a 3D postcard sky
      6m 52s
    9. Passing light through an opaque object
      3m 24s
    10. Diffuse texture vs. self-illumination
      5m 47s
    11. Designing a custom reflection map
      8m 48s
    12. Shielding the distant edge of a scene
      4m 54s
    13. Casting light through an opacity map
      9m 30s
    14. Employing an image-based light
      7m 5s
    15. Making wall art with a 3D postcard
      7m 41s
    16. Creating a Repoussé picture frame
      8m 56s
  6. 1h 6m
    1. Forget the Zoom and Hand tools
      52s
    2. Aligning the ground plane to a photograph
      6m 8s
    3. Creating the perfect straight-on view
      3m 26s
    4. Positioning a 3D scene as an object
      4m 26s
    5. Using an orthographic camera
      6m 34s
    6. Sinking a scene into the ground plane
      6m 27s
    7. Designing shiny surfaces
      7m 32s
    8. Making a seamless image-based light
      9m 49s
    9. Lighting a factory-new 3D car
      7m 42s
    10. Adding metallic paint and tire treads
      6m 36s
    11. Depth of field vs. field of view
      7m 21s
  7. 1h 4m
    1. A scene's most important ingredient
      1m 10s
    2. Importing independently editable meshes
      7m 21s
    3. Integrating a 3D scene into a photograph
      6m 11s
    4. Designing a content-aware diffuse texture
      8m 6s
    5. Creating a tapering horn in Repoussé
      5m 44s
    6. Using the camera to align meshes
      10m 56s
    7. Establishing symmetrical meshes
      5m 51s
    8. Employing a self-illuminated mesh
      8m 4s
    9. Creating a self-illumination map
      5m 38s
    10. Cleaning up jagged highlights
      5m 14s
  8. 23m 33s
    1. Crafting the final 3D product
      35s
    2. Photoshop's 3D rendering presets
      4m 49s
    3. Making line art without re-rendering
      2m 30s
    4. Working with the Face Style options
      6m 31s
    5. Working with the Edge and Vertex Style options
      4m 31s
    6. Rendering a stereoscopic 3D artwork
      4m 37s
  9. 1m 3s
    1. Until next time
      1m 3s

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