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Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents

Lesson 6 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents

Lesson 6 from: Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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Lesson Info

6. Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Introduction To Adobe Photoshop

04:05
2

Bridge vs. Lightroom

06:39
3

Tour of Photoshop Interface

18:21
4

Overview of Bridge Workspace

07:42
5

Overview of Lightroom Workspace

11:21
6

Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents

08:19
7

How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020

05:10
8

Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders

13:09
9

Developing Raw Images

30:33
10

Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs

09:12
11

How to Save Images

03:37
12

Using the Transform Tool

04:48
13

Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020

06:03
14

Selection Tools

05:55
15

Combining Selection Tools

07:37
16

Using Automated Selection Tools

17:34
17

Quick Mask Mode

05:07
18

Select Menu Essentials

21:28
19

Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020

13:00
20

Align Active Layers

07:29
21

Creating a New Layer

06:15
22

Creating a Clipping Mask

03:02
23

Using Effects on Layers

11:24
24

Using Adjustment Layers

16:44
25

Using the Shape Tool

04:39
26

Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool

04:39
27

Masking Multiple Images Together

15:15
28

Using Layer Masks to Remove People

10:50
29

Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky

10:04
30

Adding Texture to Images

09:11
31

Layering to Create Realistic Depth

05:35
32

Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020

05:29
33

Optimizing Grayscale with Levels

10:59
34

Adjusting Levels with a Histogram

03:37
35

Understanding Curves

06:18
36

Editing an Image Using Curves

18:41
37

Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment

07:19
38

Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode

07:14
39

Editing with Blending Modes

08:04
40

Color Theory

05:59
41

Curves for Color

16:52
42

Hue and Saturation Adjustments

08:59
43

Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment

13:33
44

Match Colors Using Numbers

16:59
45

Adjusting Skin Tones

05:25
46

Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw

10:52
47

Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush

07:53
48

Retouching with the Clone Stamp

06:51
49

Retouching with the Healing Brush

04:34
50

Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools

13:07
51

Extending an Edge with Content Aware

03:42
52

Clone Between Documents

13:19
53

Crop Tool

10:07
54

Frame Tool

02:59
55

Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools

08:14
56

Paint Brush Tools

13:33
57

History Brush Tool

06:27
58

Eraser and Gradient Tools

03:06
59

Brush Flow and Opacity Settings

04:17
60

Blur and Shape Tools

11:06
61

Dissolve Mode

09:24
62

Multiply Mode

15:29
63

Screen Mode

14:08
64

Hard Light Mode

14:54
65

Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes

11:31
66

Smart Filters

11:32
67

High Pass Filter

13:40
68

Blur Filter

05:59
69

Filter Gallery

07:42
70

Adaptive Wide Angle Filter

04:43
71

Combing Filters and Features

04:45
72

Select and Mask

20:04
73

Manually Select and Mask

08:08
74

Creating a Clean Background

21:19
75

Changing the Background

13:34
76

Smart Object Overview

08:37
77

Nested Smart Objects

09:55
78

Scale and Warp Smart Objects

09:08
79

Replace Contents

06:55
80

Raw Smart Objects

10:20
81

Multiple Instances of a Smart Object

12:59
82

Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects

05:42
83

Panoramas

13:15
84

HDR

11:20
85

Focus Stacking

04:02
86

Time-lapse

11:18
87

Light Painting Composite

08:05
88

Remove Moire Patterns

06:11
89

Remove Similar Objects At Once

09:52
90

Remove Objects Across an Entire Image

05:46
91

Replace a Repeating Pattern

06:50
92

Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel

10:27
93

Remove an Object with a Complex Background

07:49
94

Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes

12:27
95

Warping

11:03
96

Liquify

14:02
97

Puppet Warp

12:52
98

Displacement Map

10:36
99

Polar Coordinates

07:19
100

Organize Your Layers

11:02
101

Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss

02:59
102

Layer Style: Knockout Deep

12:34
103

Blending Options: Blend if

13:18
104

Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image

06:27
105

Layer Comps

08:30
106

Black-Only Shadows

06:07
107

Create a Content Aware Fill Action

08:46
108

Create a Desaturate Edges Action

07:42
109

Create an Antique Color Action

13:52
110

Create a Contour Map Action

10:20
111

Faux Sunset Action

07:20
112

Photo Credit Action

05:54
113

Create Sharable Actions

07:31
114

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1

10:23
115

Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2

07:57
116

Image Compatibility with Lightroom

03:29
117

Scratch Disk Is Full

06:02
118

Preview Thumbnail

02:10

Lesson Info

Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents

Now let's talk about navigating your document itself. We're gonna end up needing to zoom in and our image and move around. There are many different tools for doing that, one of which would be the zoom tool. Looks like a little magnifying glass. With that, I can click in my image, and each time I click, I zoom up. I never use that tool because you need a zoom up on your image so frequently that I really don't wanna have to move my mouse to the left side of my screen. So instead, under the window menu, actually the view menu. There's the choice of Zoom in and zoom out, and I get used to these keyboard shortcuts Command plus in command minus. So I'm gonna do that right now. Command minus to zoom Out Command Plus to zoom in. There's another special keyboard shortcut, and it's right next to those plus and minus keys, and that is zero. Command Zero was going to fit in window so I can see the entire image filling screen. Those are the ones I get used to now on Windows that would be holding on...

the control Key Control Plus and minus two. Zoom in and out and control zero to fit on screen. Once you've zoomed up, you could use the hand tool on the left side of your screen to move around. But you need to do that so often I'd rather have you get used to keyboard shortcuts. In this case, the keyboard shortcut is just pressing and holding the space bar with a space bar held down, we can scroll around and easily navigate our document. All right, then. The only other things really need to know right now is any time you use a painting tool, you're always gonna be painting with your foreground color. So on the left side of my screen, here are two colors overlapping each other in that top color is my foreground color. If you click on it, you're gonna get a color picker, which looks like this to choose a color click anywhere in this vertical bar. So if you want blue click on blue, if you want yellow, click down here and then drag around in the big square area to choose a shade of that color. Either a really vivid one or a dark one. Whatever you'd like When you're done, click OK. You can see your foreground color in the left side of your screen, and that's gonna be used by all your painting tools and will be used by many other features. Like If you want to fill or use certain filters and Photoshopped, certain filters will end up accessing that as well. All right, then, let's quickly go to our preferences because there's just a few preferences I'd like to tweak. There are a lot of preferences and photo shop. We're gonna ignore the vast majority of them. And let's just look out the ones I considered to be the most important. And we're gonna do that by starting out in this section called Interface Eyes. You can see there's a whole bunch of categories and left side of my screen for preferences. And then here are the settings in under interface. First off, there is a color theme. If you like the interface in Photoshopped very dark, so it matches other night kind of themed programs. You could do that, or if you prefer to be very bright, you can change it here. You also, if you find that your eyes aren't that great, you need reading glasses all the time. Then in here there's a choice called you. I font size. That means user interface font size. You could make the text that shows up in panels larger, but this is only gonna affect it. After you restart Photoshopped, you can also have its scale some of the other interface up along with the fund by turning on this check box. Then, if we go under workspace, there are a couple settings to be aware of. There's one here called large tabs, which defaults is being turned on that makes it so. The tabs that make up the interface and photo shop are easy to tap on with your finger. If you have a tablet, I don't have a tablet. So I turn that off and therefore my screen will be more efficient if you don't like tabs in general, where if you open more than one document shows up is separate tabs. You could turn off this check box and also the one below it. But I like taps, so I leave that turned on. Then if we come down here to the section called Tools, we have a few choices. I like to have one turned on called over scroll, which will allow me to scroll my document so it doesn't have to stay two centered within my view. And then there's another one about rich tool tips that I turn off. If you end up seeing me mouse over things like the paint brush tool, and you saw a large, colorful tip appear that's going to cause those two no longer show up. Eso that's under tools. Let's go down then to file handling and under file handling. There's a choice here toe ask before saving layered tiff files. I save all my layered files and tiff file format in, so I don't want to ask me every time eso I'm gonna turn that off and then one other setting here. Maximize compatibility. Should it ask me or always do it? I want to choose always. What does that do? Well, if you happen to use adobe Light room or any other program that doesn't understand what layers are, that will save a version of your picture that doesn't contain any layers. So those other programs, like light room, can still display your picture. It does it in one file though. But if you don't have that turned on than other programs that can't understand what layers are, won't be able to show that picture. Click OK, those air, the general preferences that I think are most important then finally, when you're done working on a picture, you go to the file menu. If you've already saved the image once, just choose save, and that means save it in the same file format in the same location and just update the file with any changes you've made. If you've never saved the image before, where you want to create a secondary version of the file, like in a different file format, you can choose save as and when you first do this and newer versions of federal shop. This will come up because you can now save your documents in two different locations. One is on your computer's hard drive, and the other is on adobe servers as part of your creative cloud account. So here I could choose saved the cloud documents. If I use that, then when I save my images there, they're stored on the Internet, and if I have more than one computer that uses the same adobe I d. I'd be able to access those images from all the computers that use the same adobe I d or I can save to my local computer, which is what I'm gonna do here. I'm gonna turn the don't show again, check box and then say save to my computer. When this comes up, you're gonna find a button right over here. It says safe the cloud documents. And that's where it would send me to a different screen to save to the Internet, to adobe servers instead of saving on my local hard drive. And if I did that, there be another button to send me right back to here where I can save in my local computer. Then here is where I choose the file format I'm going to use. And I have a separate bonus video if you purchase the class that describes the file formats to give you a better idea of which ones to use. For now, I'm just gonna tell you in general what I use if my image contains layers. I know we haven't talked about layers yet, but we will have a separate session on that. Then I'm going to use either Photoshopped file format or tiff. They have both the exact same quality, so you could flip a joint coin to choose between the two. I personally used Tiff because it has a larger maximum file size, so he ever worked with huge images. Sometimes you'll run into the limit of what Photoshopped can handle, So I used. If if, on the other hand, you're going to deliver a picture to someone else, then I would use J. Peg. If it's a photograph, uh, and I would use please find it in here PMG if it is a graphic, like a logo or some text, and then we can save our images. But that should give you a general overview off how to think about the interface of photo shop.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Lessons 1 - 6 - Handbook 1: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Lessons 7 - 12 - Handbook 2: How to Use Camera Raw
Lessons 13 - 18 - Handbook 3: Making Selections
Lessons 19 - 24 - Handbook 4: Using Layers
Lessons 25 - 30 - Handbook 5: Using Layer Masks
Lessons 31 - 38 - Handbook 6: Using Adjustment Layers
Lessons 39 - 44 - Handbook 7: Color Theory
Lessons 45 - 51 - Handbook 8: Retouching Essentials
Lessons 52 - 59 - Handbook 9: Tools Panel
Lessons 60 - 64 - Handbook 10: Layer Blending Modes
Lessons 65 - 70 - Handbook 11: How to Use Filters
Lessons 71 - 74 - Handbook 12: Advanced Masks
Lessons 75 - 81 - Handbook 13: Using Smart Objects
Lessons 82 - 86 - Handbook 14: Photography for Photoshop
Lessons 87 - 93 - Handbook 15: Advanced Photo Retouching
Lessons 94 - 98 - Handbook 16: Warp, Blend, Liquify
Lessons 99 - 105 - Handbook 17: Advanced Layers
Lessons 106 - 112 - Handbook 18: Actions
Lessons 113 - 117 - Handbook 19: Troubleshooting Issues
Practice Images 1: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Practice Images 2: How to Use Camera Raw
Practice Images 3: Making Selections
Practice Images 4: Using Layers
Practice Images 5: Using Layer Masks
Practice Images 6: Using Adjustment Layers
Practice Images 7: Color Theory
Practice Images 8: Retouching Essentials
Practice Images 9: Tools Panel
Practice Images 10: Layer Blending Modes
Practice Images 11: How to Use Filters
Practice Images 12: Advanced Masks
Practice Images 13: Using Smart Objects
Practice Images 14: Photography for Photoshop
Practice Images 15: Advanced Photo Retouching
Practice Images 16: Warp, Blend, Liquify
Practice Images 17: Advanced Layers
Practice Images 18: Actions
Practice Images 19: Troubleshooting Issues

Ratings and Reviews

Noel Ice
 

I am an avid reader of photoshop books, and an avid watcher of photoshop tutorials. I have attended (internet) several hundred of presentations. In the course of this endeavor, I have found my own favorite photoshop websites and instructors. Creative Live is probably the bargain out there as well as among the top three internet course sites. I have to say with great enthusiasm that the best Photoshop instructor is Ben Willmore. There are many great ones, but truly, he is the best I have come across, and, as indicated above, I have watched literally 100s of tutorials on Photoshop. I have seen all of Ben's courses, I think, and among them, this one is the best by far, and that is saying a lot, because that makes this course the best course on Photoshop to be found anywhere. I am going back and watching it twice. Not only is it comprehensive, but Ben is so familiar with his subject that he is able to explain it like no other. This is crème de la crème of Photoshop classes. I have been wanting to write this review for some time because I have been so thoroughly impressed with everything about this class!

ford smith
 

Highly recommended if you want to take your Photoshop skills to the next level. Ben Willmore is clear, concise, and professional. He also has a good speaking voice that is not distracting but also keeps you engaged. Lastly, I would recommend that as you become more advanced, increasing the speed of the video (one of the options given on the menu)...especially if you've gone through the course once before and maybe want to watch it again. The double speed is very efficient as you become more advanced in Photoshop. Thanks for the help Ben!

a Creativelive Student
 

Wow. I cannot communicate the value of this course!! The true value in this course is how the instructor identifies workflows you'll need before you'll ever realize it, repeats important information without it becoming annoying, and explains the "why" behind the techniques so well that even if you forget the exact method, you can figure it out via the principles learned. Excellent value, excellent material, excellent instructor!!!

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