Join Dennis Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Photoshop: Best Practices for Collaboration.
- [Narrator] For this course, I want you to think about your own work from an outsider's point of view. So as you follow along, you get to be the outsider and you get to see what it's like to open up someone else's work. If you have access to the exercise files, you can follow along with the same files I'll be working with on screen. The files I've prepared for this course aren't the way they were originally. The original files each had a few things that could've been improved on, but I've gone in and intentionally changed them to incorporate all of the bad choices and pitfalls that you want to avoid when you're working on your own files.
Now, because some of the files in question are quite large, we've opted to compress them using 7-Zip, an open source compression standard, since a normal zip file would've been over 600 megs larger. To extract a 7 Z file, you'll need to install a free extractor. If you're a Windows user, I recommend you come to 7-zip.org, where you can download the open source 7-Zip application, which will allow you to extract that file. If you're a Mac user, there are a few options on this website, but I'd actually recommend that you go to the App Store and in the top right search bar, search foe 7-Zip.
It'll give you a number of different applications which should be able to decompress this file. Once you extract the exercise files, inside you'll see that there's a folder for each chapter. And inside each chapter is a folder for each video that has files to follow along with. And inside you'll find any Photoshop files that we're working with on screen or any other assets that are needed, as well.
- Being consistent
- Naming and organizing layers
- Linking assets
- Using CC Libraries
- Identifying unlabeled layers