Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing the dekeKeys keyboard shortcuts, part of Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D Scenes.
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In this movie, I am going to show you have to install my custom deke keys keyboard shortcuts and these are the exact same steps that you take when you're working on the Mac or the PC. Now I should start something, if you've worked on one of my previous courses, whether it's Photoshop CS5 one-on-one fundamentals advanced or mastery then you do not need to reinstall deke keys. These are the exact same deke keys included with those movies; I include them here just for those of you who have not installed them in the past. Inside the 00_setup folder, you are going to find a subfolder called dekeKeys PsCS5 1 on 1, go ahead and open it up and then, at the bottom of the list you'll see dekeKeys PsCS5 1 on 1.kys, you want that .kys file, whether you are working on the Mac or the PC right-click on it and then, choose Open with and be sure to choose Photoshop CS5.
Here, is the problem Premier and Premier Pro both also, recognize the .kys file format, and so does Photoshop elements, and so you don't want to open up the wrong program. Anyway make sure, to choose Adobe Photoshop CS5 and that will go ahead and launch the program if it's not already running, it will also bring it to the foreground. It will not show you the .kys file, because it's not an image file. However, you did just change your keyboard shortcuts. Even though Photoshop isn't giving you any indication that any things happened here is what you do. You go up to the Edit menu and you choose a Keyboard Shortcuts command, or you press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+K, Command+Shift+Option+K on a Mac; and I want to mention something.
Throughout this series, I mentioned the keyboard shortcuts in exactly, the opposite order that they appear in the menus. You may wonder why I do that, because that is the standard convention, that's what everybody does. It's just the operating systems that decide to show them to you backwards. Anyway, I'm going to go ahead and choose the command and you'll notice that the set now, reads Photoshop defaults in my case, it may say, something different for you. But you'll see the word modified in parenthesis that shows you that your keyboard shortcuts just got changed. To confirm the they changed in the right way, twirl open file, by clicking in that little twirly triangle and then, scroll down the list until you come to the Place command, it should have a keyboard shortcut now, of Ctrl+Shift+Al+D or Command+Shift+Option+D on the mac.
Now assuming that it does, this is a good time to go ahead and back up your keyboard shortcuts so that they are safe, and you do that by clicking on this little floppy disk icon and then, go ahead and name the file and I'm going to call mine dekeKeys PsCS5 1 on 1 like so, and then click the Save button. And now, you'll see that name up here, and set, you're done, you can click OK, in order to accept your modifications. Now one of the thing I want to mention I'm going to go ahead and minimize Photoshop, so I can see my folder once again. Notice that I've gone ahead and included these little HTM files, but you can open inside your favorite browser once for Windows and once for Mac.
So I have listed the Macintosh and Windows keyboard shortcuts independently. I'll double-click on the Windows file, because after all I'm working on a PC. Notice that I've listed all of Photoshop shortcuts, Photoshop's default shortcuts in black, in all of my revised shortcuts in red and if you scroll down the list, you'll see that place has revised shortcut and so forth. One of the ones that I want to mention to you just because it becomes very important in the series, in addition to levels and curves down here, under Adjustments having their default keyboard shortcuts of Ctrl+L, Command+L on a Mac, Ctrl+M. for curves or Command+M on a Mac.
Those who apply static adjustments, well static adjustments aren't going to come in too handy when you're working with 3D layers inside of Photoshop. We're going to applying those commands but as adjustment layers, which is why I've also gone ahead and given you keyboard shortcuts for those adjustment layers; Ctrl+Shift+L or Command+Shift+L on a Mac gives you a level adjustment; Ctrl+Shift+M on a mac, gives you a curves layer and so forth. All right, so that's how you go about installing my custom deke keys keyboard shortcuts inside Photoshop. For those of you who are working on a mac, you have one more step, you need to go ahead and change your operating system level shortcuts, and I'll show you how to do that in the very next movie, its only for Macintosh people.
If you're working on Windows, you don't have this problem than you can go ahead and skip ahead to the movie on color settings.
Prerequisite course: Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D Fundamentals
- Building complex 3D objects from simple shapes
- Maintaining control over objects in a scene
- Extruding and positioning glass
- Illuminating a scene with precisely positioned lights
- Modifying light attributes such as Attenuation and Falloff
- Changing shadows on a mesh-by-mesh basis
- Passing light through an opaque object
- Understanding depth of field and field of view
- Aligning lights and cameras
- Rendering stereoscopic 3D artwork