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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.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
|A couple of quick thoughts on why customizing Photoshop is a good idea, and how to make this course work for you.|
|Section 2: Look and feel|
|Learn about the importance of changing your Preferences - often and whenever you need to, and how to make things right when things go wrong.|
|Create your own layout of panels and then save a Workspace.|
|Section 3: Shortcuts and Menus|
|Add a keyboard shortcut to (just about) anything in Photoshop.|
|Customize menus to only see what you need to see.|
|Section 4: Presets|
|Learn how to created a brush out of "anything", from your signature to another photograph.|
|Quickly add Swatch presets for future use
|Some tips on editing, creating and applying gradients|
|After adding Layer Styles you can save a preset for future use|
|Learn how to make a pattern and then apply it in some creative ways.|
|Take advantage of vector-based shapes from Illustrator and Photoshop type.|
|Save time by building on Adjustment Layer presets - and by making your own|
|If you don't make any other presets, make tool presets!|
|Section 5: Preset Manager|
|See how to edit and organize the contents of all the preset panels using the Preset Manager
|Learn how to add your own presets to panel menus and share presets.
|Save your presets so you never lose all your hard work
|Section 6: Wrapping Up|
|A few closing thoughts, 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.