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Getting help as you use SilverFast

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Video: Getting help as you use SilverFast

In this segment, I'd like to show you where you can find some help resources when you're working inside of SilverFast. The first place to look is actually on your Installation Disk. If you look inside your disk, you will find a folder called Resources, and inside that you'll find a bunch of ZIP archives that have PDF documentation and movies. And they are in various languages, as you can see here. And you can just copy the appropriate ZIPs for whatever language you want and put it anywhere on your drive that you want. The same resources are available online, as I'll show you in just a moment, but if you can't get online, or you're traveling and you want access to some help and some documentation, there it is.

Getting help as you use SilverFast

In this segment, I'd like to show you where you can find some help resources when you're working inside of SilverFast. The first place to look is actually on your Installation Disk. If you look inside your disk, you will find a folder called Resources, and inside that you'll find a bunch of ZIP archives that have PDF documentation and movies. And they are in various languages, as you can see here. And you can just copy the appropriate ZIPs for whatever language you want and put it anywhere on your drive that you want. The same resources are available online, as I'll show you in just a moment, but if you can't get online, or you're traveling and you want access to some help and some documentation, there it is.

These resources are not necessarily installed on your computer when you installed SilverFast, so go ahead, back to your disk and just drag these over, maybe put them in your SilverFast folder if you want to. So that's one source that you don't need to go online to get that help. The next source is actually in SilverFast itself. When you launch your SilverFast application, before you click the Start button-- if you can click up here on the WorkflowPilot-concept or the SilverFast Features-- there is some basic training on just what's inside of SilverFast and what the WorkflowPilot is all about.

So if you are very new to SilverFast, that's a great place to start just to get oriented. Once you're inside the interface, there is really two primary areas that you can look to for help. The first one is actually the Help menu. Well-named. Here you can go to Documentation, and these are basically PDF files, and this will take you to the SilverFast web site, where you can download a variety of different PDF files. Or also from the Help menu, you can go to Movies--also take you to the SilverFast web site--in which you can download movies for various instructions on various portions of the SilverFast interface.

And finally, when you're working your way through the actual interface itself and using the various tools, you'll find access to both the PDF documentation here and/or the QuickTime movies here, where you can just click on to access information for that particular tool. So for instance, here you'd click on QuickTime movie. A movie will come up, which you can then click and listen to the movie. So lots of educational resources available to you through the SilverFast interface. In addition to the SilverFast-specific training from LaserSoft, if you want some additional training on scanning in general and/or if you are working in an earlier version of SilverFast, you can check out some of my other scanning courses I have on lynda.com at www.lynda.com/Taz-Tally, and we have Scanning Techniques for Photography, Art, and Design. And if you're a business or home user, I've got courses for scanning techniques for business and home Users.

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Scanning with SilverFast

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  1. 5m 19s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      43s
    3. Taking the Tazmanian Oath
      3m 38s
  2. 19m 14s
    1. Launching SilverFast
      4m 2s
    2. Touring the SilverFast interface
      3m 35s
    3. Understanding SilverFast's scanning workflows
      4m 28s
    4. Using automated vs. manual scanning
      4m 31s
    5. Getting help as you use SilverFast
      2m 38s
  3. 32m 46s
    1. Touring the SilverFast 8 automatic scanning tools
      6m 7s
    2. Preparing for automatic scanning
      4m 6s
    3. Arranging your workspace
      4m 23s
    4. Setting up color management
      4m 43s
    5. Setting scan frame and resolution
      3m 55s
    6. Adjusting, naming, formatting, and locating an image
      8m 24s
    7. Previewing scan settings with the info tool
      1m 8s
  4. 1h 7m
    1. Scanning simple line art
      8m 6s
    2. Scanning detailed line art
      8m 9s
    3. Scanning grayscale photos
      11m 43s
    4. Scanning color photos
      11m 17s
    5. Scanning a color photo as a grayscale image
      12m 15s
    6. Scanning a positive piece of film
      6m 52s
    7. Scanning a negative piece of film
      8m 39s
  5. 26m 1s
    1. Touring the manual scanning tools
      7m 19s
    2. Setting preferences for manual scanning
      10m 0s
    3. Calibrating your scanner
      3m 40s
    4. Arranging your workspace
      5m 2s
  6. 1h 35m
    1. Scanning simple line art and changing it into vectors
      7m 38s
    2. Scanning simple line art and keeping it as pixels
      5m 41s
    3. Scanning detailed line art
      8m 18s
    4. Scanning grayscale photos
      14m 5s
    5. Scanning landscape color photos
      15m 51s
    6. Scanning color portrait photos
      13m 56s
    7. Scanning color product shots
      9m 29s
    8. Scanning a color photo as a grayscale image
      4m 31s
    9. Scanning a piece of positive color film
      5m 52s
    10. Scanning a piece of negative color film
      9m 56s
  7. 1h 0m
    1. Should I use SilverFast or Photoshop?
      4m 9s
    2. Making global color corrections
      4m 37s
    3. Bringing out shadow details
      4m 28s
    4. Making a selective color replacement
      3m 21s
    5. Sharpening in SilverFast
      7m 15s
    6. Working with target-based corrections
      4m 55s
    7. Color correcting with neutrals
      10m 19s
    8. Exploring automatic color correction in manual mode
      3m 35s
    9. Scanning a printed image
      5m 49s
    10. High-bit-depth and HDR scanning
      5m 28s
    11. Removing noise and patterns
      3m 32s
    12. Removing dust and scratches
      3m 30s
  8. 7m 2s
    1. Batch scanning images
      1m 28s
    2. Using the JobManager
      4m 16s
    3. Exploring SilverFast 8 shortcuts and tips
      1m 18s
  9. 1m 29s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 29s

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