Join Taz Tally for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use the exercise files, part of Customize Photoshop: A Practical Approach.
- [Voiceover] Before we actually get started on performing projects, just wanted to chat with you for a minute about exercise files. You can use your own images, your own Photoshop images throughout this course no problem. If you've downloaded the exercise files from the lynda.com website, then you can just maybe put that exercise file folder on your desktop. Then you can just double-click on it, and inside for this particular course, you'll find four folders, each one corresponding to the exercise files for each of the four chapters. Then you can navigate through, like, for instance, the first movie. You'll see the file called Skilak Sunset.
Then you can just double-click on that and go into Photoshop. If you're accessing these through Bridge, again, you can just locate the exercise folder on your desktop, and then you can navigate through each of the four folders to find just the movie that you want and then just launch that file and take you right into Photoshop. In a couple of cases, such as in chapter two and I think it's exercise number five, you might find two images. In this case, the Hideout Hill Trail_69. That's your starting exercise file, and then the second one here, Hideout Hill Trail_69_Final.
That's the final version of the file. I've included that if I think it's useful to you. All right, shall we get started?
But if you're like many people, you're so busy using Photoshop that you don't have time to customize it. That's where this course comes in. Photographer and educator Taz Tally presents a practical approach to customizing Photoshop. Set aside a few minutes each day, watch a chapter, and work its insights into your Photoshop routine to help you work faster and smarter, allowing you to devote more time to your creative endeavors. By the end of the course, you'll be on your way to transforming your Photoshop experience—and you won't have missed any deadlines.
- Creating custom workspaces
- Building your own keyboard shortcuts
- Customizing views, tools, and options
- Adjusting import and export options
- Customizing panels: Layers, Adjustments, Histogram, and more
- Managing and synchronizing color settings
- Setting up soft and hard proofing
- Customizing print settings
- Creating Photoshop actions
- Using the Image Processor and actions together to automate exports