Project Photoshop: Automation
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Project Photoshop: Automation

Learn how to speed up your work & enhance creativity by taking advantage of built-in automations, actions & much more
4.8 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
63 students enrolled
Created by Dave Cross
Last updated 11/2012
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Take advantage of the built-in automation commands
  • Learn some not-so-obvious ways of working faster
  • Learn how to create, edit and successfully use actions
  • See how Variables can save you a ton of time
  • Learn the power of Camera Raw Smart Objects
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Requirements
  • Good working knowledge of Photoshop
Description

This course will help you to be more efficient in Photoshop CS6, thanks to the automation methods that are available. This includes step-by-step instruction on not only built-in automated command and actions, but also less-obvious speed enhances such as Smart Objects and Variables.

We'll cover the most important built-in automation commands, how to access automation from within Bridge, how to create, edit and use Actions, and much more. By the end of this course you'll be able to work more quickly and "unleash your creativity".

Who is the target audience?
  • Photoshop users who want to work more quickly
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
02:30:56
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:20
What does "Automation" really mean
02:20
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Built-in Automation
6 Lectures 30:26
The pros and cons of using the File>Automate menu
Preview 03:21

Access the built-in Scripts using File>Scripts
Scripts
05:24

See how to run automated commands and scripts from within Bridge and Mini Bridge
Using Bridge and Mini Bridge
04:22

Comparing two effective ways of exporting files: IMage Processor and Bridge Export
Image Processor and Bridge Export
06:33


Create a gallery for your web site directly from Bridge
Web Photo Gallery
03:50
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Not-so-obvious automation
4 Lectures 30:40
Creating and using Presets is a great way to save time: see how to make adjustment layer presets, tool presets and more
Presets
08:04

See how to take advantage of existing keyboard shortcuts, and create your own
Shortcuts
09:11

Take advantage of this "hidden" time saver: the Blend If sliders
Blend if
06:01

Other speed enhancers
07:24
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Actions
6 Lectures 39:24
A brief introduction to the wonderful world of actions 
Preview 02:10

Learn the steps to recording an action
Creating an action
09:25

How to edit your actions (and some more actions tips)
Editing actions
07:42

How to apply an action to a large number of images
Batch actions
07:20

Create one-steps actions and more
Examples of actions
07:39

Use the Script Events Manager to automate key operations in Photoshop.
Script Events Manager
05:08
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Smart Objects
4 Lectures 37:03
An overview of how Smart Objects work, and how they can save us time.
Preview 01:21

See the power of using Smart Objects to speed up your work and increase your creativity
Smart Objects
16:09

Smart Filters are a great way to save time and reuse effects
Smart Filters
09:33

See how to take the power and control of Camera Raw and access it from within Photoshop
Camera Raw Smart Objects
10:00
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Variables
3 Lectures 10:05
Variables are a great way to create a series of customized graphics
Preview 01:10

Setting up the document
04:11

Making it work
04:44
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Closing Thoughts
1 Lecture 00:58
Wrap up and your homework
00:58
About the Instructor
Dave Cross
4.4 Average rating
571 Reviews
49,245 Students
5 Courses
Photoshop Educator Since 1990

Official Bio:

For 25 years Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creatives get the most out of their Adobe software. Dave has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor and a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught at Photoshop World (25 times), the Texas School of Photography, the Santa Fe Workshops, and has traveled across the country teaching for Kelby Training. He runs the Dave Cross Workshops in his own studio/workshop space in Tampa, FL. Dave is well-known for his engaging style, his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.

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From Dave: Take advantage of my experience of teaching thousands of Photoshop users like you how to be more efficient and creative.