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In Photoshop CS6 for Photographers, author, photographer, and teacher Chris Orwig explores Photoshop from the perspective of the photographer.
The course details the features and techniques behind enhancing and retouching photos, preparing them for print and online publishing, and much more. Chris demonstrates how to make basic edits in Camera Raw, develop and save color profiles, work with layers and selections, tone and sharpen, and retouch images while retaining their natural character.
Chris also shares some creative tips and project ideas, such as converting a photo to black-and-white and enhancing a portrait with hand-painted masks. The course also covers workflow details, such as organizing images in Bridge and Mini Bridge, optimizing Photoshop preferences, and calibrating your monitor.
Here, I want to share with you a few tips which will help you to speed up your overall workflow when you're working with the Adobe Bridge. The first thing I want to focus in on is how we can rename and batch rename our images. And then next I want to take a look at how we can take advantage of the different Photoshop tools which we can access from right inside of Bridge. All right! Well, let's take a look at how we can rename our files. One of the ways that you can rename a file is by simply clicking into the file name. If you hover there, it will then highlight the file name, and you can go ahead and type out a new name. Another the way that you can do this is you can select multiple images at once and then batch rename all of those files, and this is especially helpful.
If you have photographs which just have that default name which was given to them by your camera, let's say before you send off your images to a client or a friend, you want to rename a whole set of photographs. Well, first you need to select those pictures. To do that, either hold down Command or Ctrl and then click on the pictures. Or if they're sitting next to each other, you can click on the first one, then hold down the Shift key and click on the last one. Once you have selected your photographs, you'll want to use this shortcut. You definitely want to write this one down, because this is something that I find myself doing quite often.
The shortcut for batch rename is Shift+Command+R on a Mac. That's Shift+Ctr+R on Windows. Well, here you can see that what we can do is we can rename these in the same folder, and we can choose different file name options. If you click on the pulldown menu, you see they have a number of different options. I'll choose Text, now I'll go ahead and give this a new name of kayak and then a dash. Next, I'll choose Sequence Number versus these other options here, and I'll start it off with number 1. To rename these files, you simply click the Rename button, and you can see that we've now batch renamed these images.
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