Project Photoshop: Automation
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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".
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|Section 1: Introduction|
What does "Automation" really mean
|Section 2: Built-in Automation|
|The pros and cons of using the File>Automate menu|
|Access the built-in Scripts using File>Scripts|
|See how to run automated commands and scripts from within Bridge and Mini Bridge|
|Comparing two effective ways of exporting files: IMage Processor and Bridge Export|
Contact Sheet vs Bridge OutputPreview
|Create a gallery for your web site directly from Bridge|
|Section 3: Not-so-obvious automation|
|Creating and using Presets is a great way to save time: see how to make adjustment layer presets, tool presets and more|
|See how to take advantage of existing keyboard shortcuts, and create your own|
|Take advantage of this "hidden" time saver: the Blend If sliders|
Other speed enhancers
|Section 4: Actions|
|A brief introduction to the wonderful world of actions|
|Learn the steps to recording an action|
|How to edit your actions (and some more actions tips)|
|How to apply an action to a large number of images|
|Create one-steps actions and more|
|Use the Script Events Manager to automate key operations in Photoshop.|
|Section 5: Smart Objects|
|An overview of how Smart Objects work, and how they can save us time.|
|See the power of using Smart Objects to speed up your work and increase your creativity|
|Smart Filters are a great way to save time and reuse effects|
|See how to take the power and control of Camera Raw and access it from within Photoshop|
|Section 6: Variables|
|Variables are a great way to create a series of customized graphics|
Setting up the document
Making it work
|Section 7: Closing Thoughts|
Wrap up and your homework
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.
From Dave: Take advantage of my experience of teaching thousands of Photoshop users like you how to be more efficient and creative.