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In Photoshop CS5 New Features, author Jan Kabili introduces new features and productivity enhancements that include reshaping images with Puppet Warp, turning photographs into paintings, and Content-Aware Fill options. The course examines CS5 enhancements to existing features include significant improvements to High Dynamic Range (HDR) photo processing, selection and mask edge refinement, and lens-related photo corrections. A brief overview of companion applications, Adobe Bridge CS5 and Adobe Camera Raw 6, is included. Exercise files are included with the course.
There have been a few enhancements to the Output Module in Bridge CS5. As in the last version of the program, you access the Output Module by choosing Output from the Workspace Switcher here, and in the Output Module you can create Web Galleries and PDF Contact Sheets. In the Web Gallery, there are a couple of new templates. These three templates by Airtight: a PostcardViewer, an AutoViewer, and a SimpleViewer. Let's take a look at the PostcardViewer. I'll select that and then I'll select some images down here, and I'll click Refresh Preview.
I haven't set any of the parameters for the Web Gallery, but just give you a general idea of what it looks like. And let's take a look at the AutoViewer, and the SimpleViewer. So those are all new. Another new thing is that you can now see previews of more than 10 thumbnails at a time in the Output Preview in Bridge CS5.
So this time, I'm going to select more than 10 images, and again I'll refresh the preview for our Web Gallery. Now I can see nine, and another six, and if I use a template like the Standard template, all of those will appear on one page. By the way, if you do have more than 20 images in the Web Gallery, you won't see them here in the Preview.
However, they'll still be in your actual Web Gallery. This is just with regard to the Output Preview inside of Bridge. Another new thing in the Output Module for Bridge is that, if I customize a Web Gallery, I can save it as a template style. So I'm going to go back to that Airtight PostcardViewer. I'll go to the Color Palette area. I'll click on the Background color, and I'm going to choose another color other than black, we'll try Brown. Now close that, and then I'll refresh my view, and there is a PostcardViewer with the brown background.
Now, I can save that as a style of the PostcardViewer template. As you can see, there now is just one style here called the Lightroom style. To add this particular style with the brown background, I'll click this icon to the right of the Style menu, give the New Style a name and click Create. And now that style is available for reuse, if I'm working on another Web Gallery with other images in the future. Now, let's take a look at the PDF section of the Output Module.
Here I'm going to create a Contact Sheet that has 2*2 Cells. I'll click Refresh Preview to see a preview of that with a bunch of thumbnails selected in my filmstrip. And this is my preview. The next step would normally be to come through all of the settings, and make the changes that I want. After I do that, if I want to save that template with those changes using this new icon in Bridge CS5 to Save the Template. And that's very similar to what I just showed you in the Web Gallery section of the Output Module.
The big new feature here in the PDF section has to do with watermarks. So, I'm going to scroll down to the bottom of this column to see the Watermark section. Here, I can add not only a text watermark, but I can also include an image. So I'm going to check yes, I want to add a Watermark. I want it to be in Foreground. This is new also, the ability to decide whether I want it or not on Each Image. I'll insert some text, which is the photographer's name and the date she took the photos. And I'll come down to Insert Image.
Then I'll click this button to navigate to my watermark graphic image, and then I'll click OK. Now, I need to refresh the preview again, so I can see how the watermark sits on the photos. Now, I'm going to come back down and I'm going to scale the watermark. I'll change its Opacity, and I'll change where it's located. Now this is a bit of hit and miss. You kind of have to guess. But let's see what we can do with just a guess. Well, I think that looks a lot better.
So I'm just going to leave it there. So, those are few of the New Features in the Output Module of Adobe Bridge CS5. Enjoy them.
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