Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals
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Using the full-screen preview


Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals

with Deke McClelland

Video: Using the full-screen preview

In this exercise, I'm going to show you how to zoom in on an image here inside the Bridge, so that you can view it in all of its glorious detail without having to open the image inside of Photoshop. That does two things. First of all, it gives you a sense of whether the image is any good, so that you can compare shots to each other, check focus, that kind of thing. Also, it gives you a sense early on of what kind of changes you'll need to make inside of Photoshop. I have the Bridge framed on the 03_open_org folder inside the exercise _files folder, and what I want to do is see the images that are at the end of the list, alphabetically speaking.
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  1. 39m 52s
    1. Welcome to Photoshop CS5 One-on-One
      1m 49s
    2. Making Photoshop your default image editor
      7m 43s
    3. Installing the DekeKeys keyboard shortcuts
      8m 10s
    4. Remapping Mac 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 8s
  2. 53m 33s
    1. There is nothing you can't do
      2m 1s
    2. The power of Photoshop
      4m 43s
    3. Duplicating a layer
      4m 46s
    4. Liquifying an image
      4m 43s
    5. Adding a layer mask
      5m 54s
    6. Loading an alpha channel
      7m 42s
    7. Selecting with Color Range
      4m 10s
    8. Making a Hue/Saturation layer
      2m 53s
    9. Luminance blending
      7m 21s
    10. Mask density
      5m 9s
    11. Making a knockout layer
      4m 11s
  3. 51m 18s
    1. The best way to work
    2. Setting General preferences
      5m 33s
    3. Changing the pasteboard color
      5m 41s
    4. File handling, performance, and units
      7m 25s
    5. Touring the Photoshop interface
      11m 5s
    6. Creating and saving a workspace
      7m 16s
    7. Changing settings and updating the workspace
      6m 4s
    8. Resetting the preferences
      7m 33s
  4. 2h 46m
    1. The amazing Adobe Bridge
      1m 17s
    2. Making a new image
      5m 11s
    3. Opening an image
      7m 7s
    4. Opening and closing multiple images
      5m 24s
    5. Opening a problem image
      4m 23s
    6. Adding file information
      8m 37s
    7. Introducing Adobe Bridge
      7m 37s
    8. A whirlwind tour of Bridge
      7m 21s
    9. Adjusting the interface and thumbnails
      8m 18s
    10. Using the full-screen preview
      8m 5s
    11. Rotating images on their sides
      5m 38s
    12. Assigning star ratings and labels
      8m 40s
    13. Filtering thumbnails in the Contents panel
      9m 13s
    14. Moving, copying, and deleting files
      6m 34s
    15. Creating and assigning keywords
      6m 38s
    16. Searches and collections
      7m 3s
    17. Batch-exporting JPEG files
      8m 57s
    18. Batch-renaming
      7m 15s
    19. String substitution and regular expressions
      8m 50s
    20. Grouping images into stacks
      7m 21s
    21. Comparing images in Review mode
      5m 58s
    22. Playing images in a slideshow
      4m 49s
    23. Customizing and saving the workspace
      7m 17s
    24. Using Mini Bridge in Photoshop CS5
      8m 36s
  5. 1h 1m
    1. Learning to swim inside an image
    2. The tabbed-window interface
      5m 19s
    3. Arranging image windows
      4m 26s
    4. Common ways to zoom
      5m 31s
    5. New zoom tricks in Photoshop CS5
      4m 24s
    6. Hidden old-school zoom tricks
      4m 34s
    7. Scrolling and panning images
      4m 8s
    8. Viewing the image at print size
      6m 42s
    9. The Navigator and "bird's-eye" scrolling
      2m 56s
    10. Nudging the screen from the keyboard
      2m 39s
    11. Scroll wheel tricks
      3m 41s
    12. The Rotate View tool
      3m 36s
    13. Cycling between screen modes
      6m 17s
    14. Using the numerical zoom value
      6m 14s
  6. 1h 6m
    1. Imaging fundamentals
    2. What is image size?
      7m 45s
    3. The Image Size command
      6m 0s
    4. Selecting an interpolation option
      4m 56s
    5. Upsampling versus "real" pixels
      5m 22s
    6. The penalty of pixels
      5m 35s
    7. Print size and resolution
      7m 26s
    8. Downsampling for print
      6m 39s
    9. Downsampling for email
      7m 28s
    10. Options for upsampling
      8m 13s
    11. Better ways to make a big image
      6m 1s
  7. 44m 43s
    1. Frame wide, crop tight
      1m 2s
    2. Using the Crop tool
      8m 8s
    3. Fixing out-of-canvas wedges
      5m 31s
    4. Crop tool presets
      6m 53s
    5. Previewing the crop angle
      4m 24s
    6. The Crop command
      4m 47s
    7. Straightening with the Ruler tool
      4m 18s
    8. Cropping without clipping
      5m 1s
    9. Perspective cropping
      4m 39s
  8. 1h 41m
    1. Making drab colors look better
      1m 20s
    2. Brightness and contrast
      4m 10s
    3. Adjusting numerical values
      4m 26s
    4. Introducing adjustment layers
      5m 17s
    5. Editing adjustment layers
      2m 51s
    6. Saving adjustment layers
      4m 35s
    7. Adding a quick layer mask
      4m 23s
    8. Introducing the Histogram
      4m 34s
    9. Working with the Histogram panel
      6m 27s
    10. Using Color Balance
      7m 18s
    11. Introducing the Variations command
      4m 51s
    12. Luminance and saturation controls
      3m 54s
    13. Fading a static adjustment
      3m 21s
    14. How hue and saturation work
      4m 28s
    15. Rotating hues and adjusting saturation
      6m 4s
    16. Creating a quick and dirty sepia tone
      4m 42s
    17. Adjusting hues selectively
      5m 32s
    18. The Target Adjustment tool
      4m 24s
    19. Photoshop CS5 Target Adjustment enhancements
    20. Adjusting the color of clothing
      8m 44s
    21. Enhancing a low-saturation image
      4m 23s
    22. Refining saturation with Vibrance
      5m 1s
  9. 1h 57m
    1. Photoshop versus the real world
      1m 21s
    2. Meet the selection tools
      10m 26s
    3. Marking the center of an image
      4m 9s
    4. Drawing a geometric selection outline
      4m 45s
    5. Blurring a selection outline with Feather
      6m 8s
    6. Copy and paste versus drag and drop
      5m 31s
    7. Creating a graduated selection
      4m 29s
    8. Aligning one image with another
      4m 45s
    9. Accessing the Move tool on the fly
      3m 34s
    10. Invert and Match Colors
      5m 4s
    11. Matching colors selectively
      3m 52s
    12. Feathering and filling a selection
      5m 14s
    13. Dressing up a composition with effects
      5m 34s
    14. The incredible image rotation trick
      2m 18s
    15. The Magic Wand tool
      4m 12s
    16. Tolerance and other options
      7m 7s
    17. Grow, Similar, and Inverse
      5m 39s
    18. Quick selection and the Magnetic Lasso
      7m 27s
    19. Evaluating a selection in Quick Mask
      8m 52s
    20. Saving and loading selections
      6m 14s
    21. Placing an image with a layer mask
      3m 23s
    22. Eliminating edge fringing
      7m 43s
  10. 1h 58m
    1. Brushing to correct
    2. How brushing works
      4m 52s
    3. Working with spacing
      7m 32s
    4. Changing size and hardness
      7m 45s
    5. The heads-up Color Picker
      7m 17s
    6. Flipping a mirror image
      3m 33s
    7. Setting the source for the History brush
      3m 42s
    8. Brightening details with the Dodge tool
      7m 49s
    9. Darkening details with the Burn tool
      3m 5s
    10. The Sponge tool
      4m 29s
    11. Backing off edits
      8m 4s
    12. Patching eye bags
      8m 57s
    13. Evening out flesh tones
      7m 23s
    14. Smoothing away whiskers
      7m 41s
    15. Reducing shadow noise
      7m 0s
    16. How healing works
      4m 40s
    17. The enhanced Spot Healing brush
      4m 52s
    18. Using the better Healing brush
      4m 23s
    19. Introducing the Clone Source panel
      3m 49s
    20. Cloning from one layer to another
      5m 30s
    21. Working with multiple sources
      4m 44s
  11. 1h 23m
    1. The layered composition
      1m 0s
    2. Making a new background layer
      6m 58s
    3. Working with "big layers"
      6m 24s
    4. Move, Duplicate, and Scale
      4m 11s
    5. Transforming a copy and repeat
      5m 15s
    6. Stacking order and eyedropping a layer
      5m 15s
    7. Adjusting multiple layers at once
      4m 22s
    8. Switching between layers
      4m 56s
    9. Making a digital star field
      5m 9s
    10. Blend mode and clipping mask
      4m 50s
    11. Dragging and dropping from your desktop
      4m 38s
    12. Black + Lens Flare = glow
      6m 16s
    13. Locking transparency
      5m 42s
    14. Adding gradient layers
      8m 12s
    15. Stacking an adjustment layer
      4m 12s
    16. Adding shadow and stroke
      6m 9s
  12. 1h 17m
    1. Outputting from Photoshop and Bridge
      1m 32s
    2. Printing an RGB composite
      5m 31s
    3. Customizing the subjective print file
      3m 15s
    4. Gauging print size
      5m 35s
    5. Scale, position, and page orientation
      5m 6s
    6. Three important printing curiosities
      4m 41s
    7. Introducing the Output options
      5m 34s
    8. Establishing a bleed
      5m 52s
    9. Using the Color Management options
      7m 21s
    10. Generating a PDF contact sheet
      6m 18s
    11. Creating a contact sheet template
      6m 8s
    12. Saving and opening a PDF contact sheet
      4m 18s
    13. Introducing the Web Gallery
      7m 53s
    14. Exporting and editing an HTML site
      3m 58s
    15. The Airtight Photocard site
      4m 56s
  13. 1h 9m
    1. Rules of the web
      1m 1s
    2. Introducing web graphics
      6m 59s
    3. A first look at Save for Web
      5m 47s
    4. Scaling a layered image versus a flat one
      7m 30s
    5. Incremental downsampling
      3m 1s
    6. Adding text, bar, and stroke
      4m 24s
    7. Assigning copyright and metadata
      6m 21s
    8. Comparing GIF, JPEG, and PNG
      4m 59s
    9. Determining the perfect JPEG settings
      6m 31s
    10. Saving metadata
      3m 52s
    11. Working with an unprofiled RGB image
      4m 35s
    12. Downsampling graphic art
      4m 49s
    13. Saving a GIF graphic
      6m 1s
    14. Antiquated GIF versus the better PNG
      4m 6s
  14. 1m 37s
    1. Until next time
      1m 37s

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Watch the Online Video Course Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals
17h 33m Beginner May 07, 2010

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Photoshop is the world’s most powerful image editor, and it’s arguably the most complex, as well. Fortunately, nobody knows the program like award-winning book and video author Deke McClelland. Join Deke as he explores such indispensable Photoshop features as resolution, cropping, color correction, retouching, and layers. Gain expertise with real-world projects that make sense. Exercise files accompany the course.

Download Deke's free dekeKeys and color settings from the Exercise Files tab.

Topics include:
  • Assembling photorealistic compositions
  • Understanding image size and resolution
  • Correcting the brightness and color of images
  • Creating accurate selection outlines
  • Retouching and healing photos
  • Mastering layers and effects
  • Printing and exporting to the web
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Deke McClelland

Using the full-screen preview

In this exercise, I'm going to show you how to zoom in on an image here inside the Bridge, so that you can view it in all of its glorious detail without having to open the image inside of Photoshop. That does two things. First of all, it gives you a sense of whether the image is any good, so that you can compare shots to each other, check focus, that kind of thing. Also, it gives you a sense early on of what kind of changes you'll need to make inside of Photoshop. I have the Bridge framed on the 03_open_org folder inside the exercise _files folder, and what I want to do is see the images that are at the end of the list, alphabetically speaking.

So I need to reverse the sort order, by clicking on this Ascending Order icon. But if I do that right now, because I have a thumbnail selected, I will travel with that thumbnail. In other words, the Bridge will automatically scroll me to what will be the bottom of the list, and that's not what I want to have happen. I want to stay where I am. So I'll go up to the Edit menu and choose Deselect All, Ctrl+?Shift+A, Cmd+Shift+A on the Mac. Now then, if I click this icon, notice that the images come to me. So these last images in alphabetical order jumped to the top of the list.

Now I want to check out this image right here. It's called B0000530. That was the name assigned by the digital camera. Incidentally, I can check this out here inside the metadata. It happens to be an Olympus E-30, which is a great SLR in my opinion. I really love that camera. What I want to do is I want to confirm what's going on in this image. From here, it looks as though the head of my youngest son Sammy is getting crushed by the leg of my older son Max.

I just want to check it out and see if this shot is every bit is great as I think it might be. However, I have an awfully dinky preview as you can see, so much bigger than the thumbnail, and I can make that preview bigger by scaling this Preview panel by dragging this horizontal divider bar there. But it's still an awfully diminutive view of my shot. So I can also bring up the loop, and based on the change I made in the previous exercise, I'd have to press the Ctrl key, or the Cmd key on the Mac and click in order to bring up the loop, and it starts off all pixelated as you can see, and then it gets better.

That's because the Bridge is updating its previews. It's actually loading information from the image. Let me show you what that looks like for just a moment. I am going to take a break here, and go up to the tools menu. What I want you to do is keep an eye down here in the lower left corner of the screen. I'll go up to the tools menu, and I'll choose Cache, and I'll choose Purge Cache For Folder '03_open_org'. Now before I do that though, I'll tell you what this means. The Cache is the way that the Bridge keeps track of all these thumbnails. It has to load up these thumbnails, and so it doesn't have to incessantly load them over and over again, extract them from the images themselves.

It saves off those thumbnails to what's called the Cache, top-secret area of your hard-drive essentially, and it does take up a bunch of space, by the way. The more you use the Bridge, the more space the Bridge will take up with these cache files. But it does keep the Bridge performing at optimal speed. Anyway, if I choose Purge Cache to get rid of these thumbnails, and you can see that all these thumbnails here inside the content panel are updating. You'll also notice this progress message down here in the lower-left corner of the screen. That's telling me that I have 92 items altogether inside this folder, and that it is extracting the last 40 or so previews at this point, and the spinning ball tells you that it's working away.

Now, what I recommend, especially when you're working inside a folder that contains lots and lots of big images, I recommend that you wait for this progress message to complete before you start doing a lot of work inside the Bridge, the reason is the Bridge performs a lot better if it is able to concentrate on what it is you wanted to do at any given moment and time instead of also trying to update all those thumbnails. So just a word to the wise, what you can do is just click on a folder for your day shoot that kind of thing, walk away for a moment, grab a cup of coffee, something like that, come back.

It's going to be done. It only takes about a minute even with a very large folder full of files. All right. Well I'm going to click in here. The reason I mention this is because there's lots of different cached previews that the Bridge has to create. It has to create this little one. It has to create bigger ones. It has to create full screen ones, all kinds of different ones. So, when I Ctrl+Click or Cmd+Click inside the image to bring up the loop, it's going to start off jagged, and then it's going to smooth out. And sometimes when you move the loop around, it's going to have to re-draw that preview once again.

I have to tell you though, I just do not like this loop function. It's hard to figure out what in the world should be in the loop? It's this little sort of upper-left corner sort of pointy thing that's jabbing into Sammy's eye that's telling me that it is the eye. That's going to get looped here. But it's such a small little region, I mean give me a break. You can drag it around. It does cool things like flip like we just saw it do there. But you ask me, it's just a silly feature. I'm going to close it, especially when you have this instead. You can go up to the View menu, and you can choose Full Screen Preview, or you can just tap the Spacebar.

Just like that, you end up getting a full screen preview like we're seeing here. Now, it displayed fairly quickly because the Bridge had already loaded that preview from the image because we called up the loop function. But if this was the first time we were looking at it, then we'd see a pixelated image that would ultimately resolve into a good-looking image. Now, then let's say that I want to zoom in on the image to take it in at 100%, right now we're zoomed out, so that we're seeing the entire image onscreen. All you have to do is click, and you will zoom in to that location, and we can see yes indeed, Sammy's in a very precarious position, getting his head smashed by Max's knee, and even better, Max has dirt all over his knee that's getting in his face.

Luckily, they're little kids, and they don't care. But notice this. I can press the Plus key to zoom in even farther. Notice this is 200%. You can see that at the top of the screen, this is 400%, and this is 800%. Drag the image around onscreen in order to pan it to a different location, press the Minus key to zoom out incrementally. Or, by the way, here's something else you can do. You can use your scroll wheel to zoom in like so if you scroll up, or scroll down to zoom out.

Then finally, if you scroll out one more increment, you're going to go all the way out to the Fit in Window view. And by the way, you can press the arrow keys to switch to a different image in the list. So if I press the Right Arrow key, I'll go to the next image, if I press the Left Arrow key, I'll go to the previous image. If I want to get out of this Full Screen Preview mode, all I have to do is tap the Escape key, and then I'm out. A really great example of a preview that's going to take a moment to load is the one for Grand Tetons.psd because this is a huge image 9,000 x 3,024 pixels, so it's just gargantuan.

It's actually a handful of images, about 11 images as I recall, that are stitched together using Photoshop's Photo Merge function, which we will see in a far distant chapter. It's really great. I'll press the Spacebar in order to take in a full screen preview and this far away from the image it looks absolutely impeccable, looks really good, a little bit soft perhaps, but that's just the Bridge averaging pixels. There's actually a lot more clarity going on here, and to see what that clarity looks like, I'll go ahead and click in a location to zoom in, and you can see that we have all kinds of jagged transitions for a moment and then things reconcile.

So be sure to give it a second to update that view before you decide, oh my gosh, this image is in terrible shape. Now at this point, I can see that there must be a spot on the lens at this location. We have a fair amount of noise, which are random pixel variations that don't represent what the scene really look like, and you can see those going on up here. And we also have a few sort of striations going on in some regions of the sky like around this area, you can see these strange kind of rainbowish patterns. So these are things that I might want to work on inside of Photoshop, and it's great to know that these problems exist ahead of time.

Then I'll press the Escape key to once again zoom out. And that is how you zoom in on images, the good way, as opposed to the loop way, here inside the Bridge.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals .

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Q: While following along to the tutorial, my copy of Bridge does not have the same Export options as shown in the video. Why are these options missing in my copy?
A: For some reason, Bridge CS5 shipped without the Export options. They were included when Bridge updated to version 4.0.1. Updating Bridge will restore the export options.
Q: While following along with the exercises, next to the background layer on my Layers panel \, it shows a brush instead of the small picture, as it does in the video. What can I do to fix this? I erased the exercise files and started over, but it still shows the paintbrush.
A: This will occur if the Layers panel preview is turned off. To fix this, right-click in the empty gray area below the Background layer. Then choose Large Thumbnails. The thumbnail previews should come back immediately.
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."
Q: How do I load the color workflow setting for this course? I downloaded the exercise files, and when I attempt to load the setting into Photoshop, they don't appear in the Finder.

A: These days, it's easier to assign the workflow settings manually. In Photoshop, choose Edit > Color Settings. Then change the first RGB setting to Adobe RGB, and click OK.

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