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Remapping OS shortcuts


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Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

with Deke McClelland

Video: Remapping OS shortcuts

This exercise is exclusively for Macintosh people. So if you are Windows user, you can just go ahead and skip to the next exercise and we'll begin work on the color settings inside of Photoshop. Here is the deal though for you Macintosh people. Over time, Apple has sort of usurped some keyboard shortcuts that have long belonged to the Adobe family. You really can't work inside the Creative Suite without these conflicting keyboard shortcuts getting in your way. So I'm going to tell you how to change those keyboard shortcuts, so you don't lose anything. You'll still have keyboard shortcuts if you need them.
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  1. 40m 45s
    1. Welcome
      2m 45s
    2. Making Photoshop your default image editor
      7m 43s
    3. Installing the dekeKeys keyboard shortcuts
      8m 10s
    4. Remapping OS shortcuts
      7m 37s
    5. Installing the Best Workflow color settings
      4m 31s
    6. The color settings explained
      6m 54s
    7. Loading the CS5 color settings in Bridge
      3m 5s
  2. 1h 11m
    1. Your creative range continues to expand
      1m 46s
    2. The Avatar project so far
      2m 38s
    3. Painting on a photograph
      7m 50s
    4. Adding texture and depth
      6m 14s
    5. Simulating chalky white paint
      7m 23s
    6. Masking and placing an image
      7m 20s
    7. Upsampling and Lens Blur
      5m 9s
    8. Blending blurry elements
      3m 48s
    9. Making a Smart Object
      6m 46s
    10. Placing an image as a Smart Object
      3m 22s
    11. Blending away a background
      5m 56s
    12. Applying Smart Filters
      4m 34s
    13. Creating a glow with Lens Flare
      3m 45s
    14. Blending and masking a glow
      5m 3s
  3. 1h 26m
    1. Using the image to select itself
      1m 53s
    2. Introducing masking
      6m 32s
    3. Making an alpha channel
      6m 54s
    4. Using the Calculations command
      6m 48s
    5. Add, Subtract, Offset, and Scale
      5m 54s
    6. Prepping an image with the Dodge tool
      6m 55s
    7. Fixing mistakes before they get too big
      6m 32s
    8. Painting in the Overlay mode
      5m 51s
    9. Exaggerating and selecting flesh tones
      7m 39s
    10. Smudge, Median, and the Blur tool
      6m 59s
    11. Masking low-contrast details
      6m 7s
    12. Creating a flesh-and-clothing mask
      5m 45s
    13. Masking and compositing the foreground
      5m 27s
    14. Finessing the final composition
      7m 39s
  4. 2h 24m
    1. Connecting the dots
      1m 40s
    2. The Pen tool and the Paths panel
      6m 32s
    3. Drawing a straight-sided outline
      6m 25s
    4. Editing a path outline
      6m 36s
    5. Adding and editing smooth points
      5m 35s
    6. Creating vector masks with the shape tools
      4m 59s
    7. Building a complex outline from shapes
      4m 26s
    8. Subtracting and transforming shapes
      6m 45s
    9. Cloning, flipping, and combining shapes
      8m 58s
    10. Roughing in non-symmetrical paths
      7m 41s
    11. Finessing a complex outline
      9m 15s
    12. Masking a layer effect
      8m 26s
    13. Isolating an image element
      6m 8s
    14. Smooth points and control handles
      9m 3s
    15. Stretching curved segments
      7m 49s
    16. Using the Rubber Band option
      9m 33s
    17. Drawing smooth points with the Pen tool
      6m 59s
    18. Shading an isolated object
      3m 45s
    19. Drawing cusp points
      7m 14s
    20. Setting points in the pasteboard
      9m 57s
    21. Using the Convert Point tool
      6m 42s
  5. 2h 57m
    1. Everything you need to know about blending
      1m 45s
    2. Photoshop CS5's blend modes
      7m 21s
    3. Cycling between blend modes
      6m 15s
    4. Darken and Lighten and their derivatives
      6m 3s
    5. The blend mode shortcuts
      8m 6s
    6. The Multiply and Burn modes
      4m 28s
    7. The Screen and Dodge modes
      6m 0s
    8. How opposite blend modes work
      8m 24s
    9. Why Multiply darkens and Divide lightens
      5m 23s
    10. Cleaning up a client's bad art
      5m 3s
    11. Dropping out a white background
      5m 56s
    12. Blending inside blend modes
      8m 3s
    13. Overlay, Soft Light, and Hard Light
      6m 26s
    14. Vivid, Linear, and Pin Light (and Hard Mix)
      6m 35s
    15. Difference, Exclusion, Subtract, and Divide
      7m 34s
    16. Great uses for the Difference mode
      6m 18s
    17. Promising uses for the Divide mode
      9m 6s
    18. Hue, Saturation, Color, and Luminosity
      7m 0s
    19. Blending an inverted layer
      3m 32s
    20. The "Fill Opacity Eight"
      7m 25s
    21. Making bad blend modes good
      5m 16s
    22. Making a knockout layer
      6m 53s
    23. Blending in the CMYK mode
      8m 3s
    24. Overprinting black text
      8m 29s
    25. Using the Luminance slider
      5m 24s
    26. Parametric luminance masking
      6m 21s
    27. Adjusting the behavior of luminance effects
      10m 8s
  6. 2h 2m
    1. Smart Objects = protective containers
      1m 35s
    2. Placing an Illustrator graphic
      6m 30s
    3. Vector copy and paste options
      6m 56s
    4. Applying Puppet Warp to vectors
      8m 9s
    5. "Gluing" vector art for Puppet Warp
      5m 50s
    6. Warping art onto the surface of an image
      8m 7s
    7. Blending a Smart Object
      4m 30s
    8. Blurring and blending a Smart Object
      6m 8s
    9. Making changes in Illustrator
      5m 57s
    10. Creating "true clones"
      7m 18s
    11. Double-flipping text
      4m 44s
    12. Applying effects to multiple layers
      3m 24s
    13. Updating true clones in one operation
      7m 36s
    14. Editing JPEGs as Camera Raw objects
      5m 49s
    15. Creating a double-exposure effect
      7m 15s
    16. Masking and shading transitions
      7m 47s
    17. Applying and repeating Camera Raw edits
      6m 9s
    18. Copying vs. cloning a Smart Object
      5m 18s
    19. Flipping a Smart Object and its mask
      3m 42s
    20. Adjusting multiple Camera Raw clones
      3m 53s
    21. Text that inverts everything behind it
      5m 34s
  7. 1h 59m
    1. This time, "smart" means dynamic
      1m 37s
    2. Introducing Smart Filters
      6m 28s
    3. Traditional High Pass sharpening
      5m 17s
    4. Smart High Pass in the Lab mode
      7m 57s
    5. Sharpening a high-frequency image
      7m 46s
    6. Retroactively reducing noise
      7m 31s
    7. Which filters are Smart Filters?
      6m 20s
    8. Shadows/Highlights as a Smart Filter
      4m 37s
    9. Nesting one Smart Object inside another
      7m 11s
    10. Drawing a mask from a nested Smart Object
      8m 7s
    11. Better Shadows/Highlights inside Lab
      9m 16s
    12. Tempering saturation values in Lab
      7m 0s
    13. Filtering live, editable text
      9m 2s
    14. Enhancing filters with layer effects
      4m 33s
    15. Applying a filter multiple times
      5m 0s
    16. Creating a synthetic star field
      7m 7s
    17. Making a stucco or drywall pattern
      6m 28s
    18. Land, sea, and clouds
      8m 30s
  8. 2h 50m
    1. Photoshop's advanced painting tools
      2m 3s
    2. Canvas texture and brush libraries
      6m 40s
    3. Painting with a predefined custom brush
      9m 21s
    4. Dissecting a custom brush
      11m 9s
    5. Designing and using a custom brush
      4m 54s
    6. Saving and loading brush presets
      5m 27s
    7. The ten styles of bristle brushes
      9m 47s
    8. Size, Spacing, and Angle
      7m 2s
    9. Using the Bristle Brush preview
      7m 53s
    10. Bristles, Length, Thickness, and Stiffness
      6m 53s
    11. Stylus tilt and mouse behavior
      5m 25s
    12. Stroking a path outline with a brush
      4m 0s
    13. Troubleshooting a stylus
      5m 49s
    14. Introducing the Mixer Brush
      7m 22s
    15. The Load, Mix, and Wet values
      5m 1s
    16. Cleaning and loading a brush
      6m 26s
    17. Shading a piece of graphic art
      6m 34s
    18. Shading with color
      7m 53s
    19. Mixing a photographic portrait
      6m 11s
    20. Tracing the fine details in an image
      5m 52s
    21. Crosshatching and brush size
      5m 53s
    22. Covering up and augmenting details
      7m 36s
    23. Painting in hair and fabric
      5m 54s
    24. Painting and scaling very fine hairs
      8m 7s
    25. Adding texture with the Emboss filter
      8m 31s
    26. Exploiting a "happy accident"
      2m 46s
  9. 1h 40m
    1. Artificial intelligence that works
      1m 22s
    2. The Auto-Align Layers command
      7m 25s
    3. The Auto-Blend Layers command
      3m 54s
    4. Masking auto-aligned layers
      4m 50s
    5. The Geometric Distortion setting
      6m 44s
    6. The Seamless Tones and Colors checkbox
      4m 8s
    7. Creating the best possible layer mask
      9m 18s
    8. Auto-blending depths of field
      5m 54s
    9. Finessing masks, accepting imperfections
      6m 29s
    10. Shooting and downsampling panorama images
      5m 54s
    11. Introducing the Photomerge command
      6m 40s
    12. Evaluating the Layout settings
      6m 47s
    13. Loading, aligning, and blending with Photomerge
      5m 36s
    14. Tracing and extracting seams
      7m 18s
    15. Adding a masked element into a panorama
      5m 55s
    16. Simplifying and correcting a panorama
      5m 58s
    17. Smart Filters and nondestructive cropping
      6m 43s
  10. 1h 18m
    1. The most mysterious of mysterious topics
      2m 29s
    2. Introducing HDR Toning
      6m 43s
    3. Reigning in clipped highlights
      5m 54s
    4. The Local Adaptation options
      9m 5s
    5. Nondestructive editing with HDR Toning
      8m 22s
    6. Using the HDR Toning Curve
      7m 2s
    7. HDR Toning vs. Shadows/Highlights
      6m 0s
    8. Merging multiple exposures
      7m 14s
    9. A first look at HDR Pro
      6m 24s
    10. Removing ghosts, correcting backlighting
      7m 11s
    11. Generating and editing an HDR comp
      7m 0s
    12. HDR rendered to completion
      5m 19s
  11. 1h 27m
    1. Processing hundreds of files in no time
      1m 43s
    2. Creating an action set
      6m 37s
    3. Making an action
      7m 7s
    4. Stop, Delete, and Record
      7m 12s
    5. Add, Undo, and Rerecord
      6m 40s
    6. Playing and testing an action
      6m 31s
    7. Playing and editing a specific operation
      6m 39s
    8. Permitting the user to change settings
      4m 58s
    9. Explaining an action with a custom stop
      5m 0s
    10. Batch-processing multiple images
      7m 22s
    11. Adding a Save As operation
      6m 34s
    12. Creating an action to save web graphics
      7m 59s
    13. Batching two actions into one
      7m 15s
    14. Saving and loading actions
      5m 30s
  12. 1m 19s
    1. See ya
      1m 19s

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Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery
20h 1m Advanced Sep 30, 2010

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In the all-new Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery, the third and final installment of the popular series, join industry expert and award-winning author Deke McClelland for an in-depth tour of the most powerful and empowering features of Photoshop CS5. Discover the vast possibilities of traditional tools, such as masking and blend modes, and then delve into Smart Objects, Photomerge, as well as the new Puppet Warp, Mixer Brush, and HDR features. Exercise files accompany the course.

Recommended prerequisites: Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals and Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced.

Topics include:
  • Using masks and blend modes in radically new ways
  • Mastering the Pen tool and Paths panel
  • Transforming and maximizing Smart Objects
  • Employing Smart Filters to create complex effects
  • Exploring the capabilities of Bristle brushes and the Mixer Brush
  • Merging multiple images into seamless panoramas
  • Exploring the full range of luminance with HDR Pro
  • Recording actions and batching-processing images
Subjects:
Design Photography
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Deke McClelland

Remapping OS shortcuts

This exercise is exclusively for Macintosh people. So if you are Windows user, you can just go ahead and skip to the next exercise and we'll begin work on the color settings inside of Photoshop. Here is the deal though for you Macintosh people. Over time, Apple has sort of usurped some keyboard shortcuts that have long belonged to the Adobe family. You really can't work inside the Creative Suite without these conflicting keyboard shortcuts getting in your way. So I'm going to tell you how to change those keyboard shortcuts, so you don't lose anything. You'll still have keyboard shortcuts if you need them.

They'll just be different. We're going to just be looking at some screenshots here inside of Photoshop as we walk our way through these options. What you are going to do is you're going to go to your Apple menu, doesn't matter which application is in front. Go to the Apple menu, and choose the System Preferences command. That'll bring up the dialog box with a bunch of different icons in it. You'll want to click on the one that says Keyboard, or it might see Keyboard and Mouse. So it depends on which version of OS X you have, but either Keyboard or Keyboard and Mouse. Then, you should see this Keyboard tab come up first.

If you drop down, you'll see this first checkbox. It's named the strangest thing on earth. But it says Use all F1, F2, etcetera keys. It means the function keys as standard function keys, as opposed to having them change the volume, and the brightness, and that kind of stuff. When this option is selected, you press the function key now to use the special features printed on each key. I recommend you turn this checkbox on. It is off by default. Turn it on. But that does mean if you want to change the volume on your machine, or the brightness on your screen, or any of that stuff, you'll have to press the function key along with the F key.

That is F1, F2, F3 etcetera, in order to make the function work. All right, but you'll be able to display palettes inside of Photoshop, just by pressing a F key, which is actually really great thing, and which I'm assuming as we work our way through the course. The next thing you want to do is you want to remap a few keyboard shortcuts. To do that, you're going to have to click on the Keyboard Shortcuts tab here near the top of the dialog box. It looks different in Leopard and earlier, than it does in Snow Leopard and later.

So basically Leopard was OS X 10.5, and then Snow Leopard is OS X 10.6. So if you have the most recent operating system, then things are going to look a little different than this. But let's assume just for a moment that you have an older operating system Leopard or earlier. Then, you would have to scroll down your list until you get to this item right there, Dock, Expos?, and Dashboard, and you'll go ahead and twirl it open by clicking on the triangle to twirl it down so that you can expose this list of items that have to do with the Dock, Expos?, and the Dashboard.

And then you would go to the keyboard shortcut, which is this guy right there and you double-click on it, so by default, I believe it's something like Cmd+Option+D, and everything shows up this little symbol so there is the command key symbol, There's the option key symbol. Incidentally, this caret means Ctrl. You don't have to type in the symbols in order to change a keyboard shortcut. You just press the keyboard combo on your keyboard. So you should be able to now press, after double-clicking or whatever this was before, Ctrl+D at the same time. And then you'll get this keyboard shortcut.

If that doesn't work- sometimes things are conflicting and things get in the way- you may find it helpful to close out of System Preferences, bring it back up, go back to this panel and try it again. Sometimes that works. But in rare cases where you can't get a keyboard shortcut to work it's because your Mac thinks it's doing something else. It's already occupied elsewhere. All right. Then drop down here to All windows, double-click on it and change it from F9, which it is, by default, to Ctrl+ F9, so you press Ctrl and the F9 key at the same time and so on. Ctrl+F10, Ctrl+F11, Ctrl+F12. I made Spaces Ctrl+F8 but I don't use it.

Spotlight, this thing really gets in the way of navigating inside of Photoshop. So it's basically Cmd+Spacebar, by default, and that is an old and wonderfully useful zooming technique across all of the Adobe applications. Even though the Spotlight thing does look like a magnifying glass, which is what the tool looks like inside of Photoshop, Apple is the one who stole this keyboard shortcut. So I say give it back to Adobe. And what that means is in my case I'm recommending you press Cmd+Ctrl+ F1 for the Spotlight search field, and to show the spotlight window you'd add Option.

So Cmd+Ctrl+Option+F1. Up to you what you reassign, but that's what I suggest. Now it works differently under Snow Leopard as I was saying. Not all that different, but here's what the Keyboard Shortcuts panel looks like. It's divided into a bunch of groups, like so. So you first start by going to Dashboard and Dock and you set the dock hiding to Ctrl+D, and it's the same thing. You double-click on this item right there on the keyboard shortcut, incidentally, not over here on the words, on the keyboard shortcut, and type in a new one and for Dashboard I go with Ctrl+F12.

The next group is Expos? and Spaces, so you click here, you'd go and twirl open Expos? if necessary and you change your keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl+F9, Ctrl+F10 and Ctrl+F11. The next group is Spotlight. You drop down to Spotlight here- the other ones don't matter for our purposes, it's up to you. I turn on Front Row. I really like that function, but it has nothing to do with Photoshop. Drop down to Spotlight and then change the Spotlight keyboard shortcuts the same way I just directed a moment ago. So you double-click it's Cmd+ Ctrl+F1 to show the search field, its Cmd+Ctrl+Option+F1 to show the window.

And then our next guy is Universal Access. If it's turned on - you may have Universal Access working, you may not - if you do, you want to make sure that Zoom in and Zoom out are not set to anything that overlap what's happening in Photoshop. So what I recommend is for Zoom out, this would be Cmd+Ctrl+Option+Minus, and for zooming in that would be Cmd+Ctrl+Option+Plus, the Equals key being the same as the Plus key on the keyboard. And then finally, what I recommend, totally up to you on this one, is you switch down to Application Shortcuts and you go ahead and give yourself- this has nothing to do with Photoshop once again- but you give yourself a keyboard shortcut as long as you're here for System Preferences.

So that you can open up System Preferences from the keyboard because it's a very useful thing to do. And bear in mind System Preferences is where we are right now. And what you do is you click on this little Plus sign right there, and that'll bring up this dialog box and then you have to manually type in System Preferences. Make sure you type it exactly right. You have to type every letter correctly, and then either type ? so three periods in a row, that's got to be there, or you can use an ellipses instead and that's Option+Semicolon will get you the ellipses symbol.

And so that's three dots in a row that's just one character. Either one is going to work for you. And then I made the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F1. Now I should say, I had problems making this work at first. I couldn't get Ctrl+F1 to take. And so I had to close out and try it again, so sometimes that stuff happens. I didn't have to restart the machine or anything. I just had to re-launch System Preferences. Also, for some reason, I couldn't get it to work inside of Photoshop. So if Photoshop was open, I couldn't get Ctrl+F1 to work, but if any other application was in the foreground, then the keyboard shortcut works fine.

So, these things are a little weird, but the good news is by remapping them you won't have any conflicts with Photoshop, and you'll be able to work away inside Photoshop to great effect.

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Q: The instructions for installing the dekeKeys don't work on my computer (which is running Mac OS X Lion). Is there an update to these?
A: The dekeKeys distributed with this course will still work for Lion. You just need to add them to a slightly different folder than in previous versions of OS X.

Open a new Finder window and choose Go > Go to Folder. Type the following file path exactly as written below. Copying and pasting may result in an error.

~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS5/Presets/Keyboard Shortcuts

Move and/or copy/paste the dekeKeys to this folder and follow the rest of the instructions as outlined in the video, "Installing the dekeKeys keyboard shortcuts."
 
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