Project Photoshop: Customizing Photoshop
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Project Photoshop: Customizing Photoshop

Learn how to Customize Photoshop to Make it Look and Operate the way You Want
4.8 (8 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.
185 students enrolled
Created by Dave Cross
Published 10/2012
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to set up your Preferences
  • See how to take full advantage of Presets, to save you time
  • Learn how to Customize menus and create keyboard shortcuts
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Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop
Description

Photoshop can be overwhelming with all of its choices, settings, tools - and all the things you have to remember. In this course you'll learn how to customize Photoshop, to make it look and operate the way YOU want. You'll see how Presets can be the best thing ever invented, and how to customize preferences, panels, menus and shortcuts - all to your liking.

Who is the target audience?
  • Photoshop users who want to work faster
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 17 Lectures Collapse All 17 Lectures 01:31:00
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:13
A couple of quick thoughts on why customizing Photoshop is a good idea, and how to make this course work for you.
Preview 02:13
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Look and feel
2 Lectures 18:55
Learn about the importance of changing your Preferences - often and whenever you need to, and how to make things right when things go wrong.
Preview 10:05

Create your own layout of panels and then save a Workspace.
Panel Layout & Workspaces
08:50
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Shortcuts and Menus
2 Lectures 13:31
Add a keyboard shortcut to (just about) anything in Photoshop.
Editing Shortcuts
08:35

Customize menus to only see what you need to see.
Editing Menus
04:56
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Presets
8 Lectures 44:18
Learn how to created a brush out of "anything", from your signature to another photograph.
Brushes
08:09

Quickly add Swatch presets for future use
Swatches
03:55

Some tips on editing, creating and applying gradients
Gradients
05:16

After adding Layer Styles you can save a preset for future use
Styles
05:07

Learn how to make a pattern and then apply it in some creative ways.
Patterns
05:52

Take advantage of vector-based shapes from Illustrator and Photoshop type.
Custom Shapes
04:33

Save time by building on Adjustment Layer presets - and by making your own
Adjustment Layer Presets
03:53

If you don't make any other presets, make tool presets!
Tool Presets
07:33
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Preset Manager
3 Lectures 10:46
See how to edit and organize the contents of all the preset panels using the Preset Manager
Editing Panel Contents
03:26

Learn how to add your own presets to panel menus and share presets.
Moving, Importing & Exoprting Presets
03:52

Save your presets so you never lose all your hard work
Saving Backups
03:28
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Wrapping Up
1 Lecture 01:17
A few closing thoughts, and your "homework"
Closing Thoughts/What's Next
01:17
About the Instructor
Dave Cross
4.4 Average rating
528 Reviews
48,507 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.