Learn how to take advantage of the incredible power of Variables in Photoshop to cut hours out of your production time when you need to combine text and photographs. Although this feature has been in Photoshop for many releases, only a small number of customers know if its immense power for tasks such as automating event photography, creating web banners and producing graphics.
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne will demonstrate how to streamline Lightroom by taking advantage of presets, templates, Collections, Virtual Copies (and more) in order to eliminate much of the repetitive post-capture tasks such as importing, tagging, developing, exporting and sharing photographs. Although this video was recorded in a previous version, don’t worry, the techniques will work just as well today and answer some of the most frequently asked questions that I receive! So be sure to increase your Lightroom efficiency by watching!
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne will demonstrate how to streamline Lightroom by taking advantage of presets, templates, collections, virtual copies (and more) in order to eliminate much of the repetitive post-capture tasks such as importing, tagging, developing, exporting and sharing photographs. Although this video was recorded in a previous version, don’t worry, the techniques will work just as well today and answer some of the most frequently asked questions that I receive! So be sure to increase your Lightroom efficiency by watching!
Here is the latest and greatest PDF (JKOSTLR5DevModShortcuts) of all of the shortcuts for Lightroom’s Develop Module.
Howdy All Y’all! Thanks to Don Dickson and the wonderful folks that bring you Texas School, I’m going to be able to give two special presentations on Saturday, April 25 at the InterContinental Hotel in Dallas. These are going to be fast-paced, fun, and information-packed programs! The price to attend both programs is only $47 if you have registered for Texas School. Admission is $97 if you have not registered. Click here to register.
Saturday, April 25 10am – 1pm, Refining Your Creative Vision Using Lightroom’s Develop Module
Discover how to add your personal style to your images by harnessing the power within the Develop module in Adobe Lightroom. Master the tools needed to enhance, refine and add creative effects to your images using both global and local non-destructive image adjustments including color and tonal enhancements, custom conversions to black and white, and special vintage and traditional darkroom effects. Learn how to create presets to quickly apply these effects to multiple images and prepare your images for final delivery.
Saturday, April 25 2pm – 5pm, Photoshop CC 2015 – Taking Your Images to the Next Level
With millions of images being uploaded daily, how will you create distinct images that attract attention in a crowded landscape? Let Julieanne Kost demonstrate how Photoshop can be a significant and compelling part of the equation. Instead of using Photoshop to fix problems that can be solved in capture, Julieanne will demonstrate how to take your images to the next level in post process using the powerful features of Photoshop CC. Learn how to advance your work using layers, masking, retouching, and other persuasive manipulation techniques in subtle and sophisticated ways – shortening the distance between your idea and the sharing of your final photograph. Attend this session for a mixture of practical tips and inspiration that will help you further your craft.
I find it to be well worth my time to configure the panels that I am going to be using for a project or specific type of task and then save them as a custom workspace. For example, when I am compositing multiple images together, I use very different sets of panels than I might when working on a document that is text heavy.
Below is a screenshot showing how I arrange my panels for compositing. I dock the panels that I use most often to the Tools (on the left side of the screen). This saves significant time over the course of the day by eliminating the need to travel back and forth across my monitor to select different panel options, tools, and tool options. I have also placed the Properties panel below the Layers panel so that when I add an adjustment layer, my cursor is automatically above the options for that layer.
This video (although recorded a while back) demonstrates how to streamline Phostoshop for your specific needs through the customization of Workspaces, Menus, Keyboard shortcuts, Preferences, Tool Presets, Palette options, and the Preset Manager.
To free up screen real estate, Photoshop offers several options for displaying panels. When viewing the panels as icons, clicking the icon expands the panel to reveal the options. Then, by default, the panel will automatically collapse back into the icon when you click anywhere outside of the panel. If you prefer the panels to remain open, select Preferences > Interface and uncheck the Auto-Collapse Iconic Panels option (or right click on the panel tab and select this option).
Tapping the Tab key in Photoshop will hide the tools as well as panels. Tapping again displays them. While they are hidden, positioning the cursor at the edge of the monitor will display the panels so that you can access the tools/options that you need and, when you move your cursor away, Photoshop will automatically hide them (similar to a roll-over effect). To toggle off this feature, choose Preferences > Interface > Auto-Show Hidden Panels.
To select multiple layers from the Layers panel, Command (Mac) / Control (Win) -click to the right of the layer or mask thumbnail (in the name area) on multiple layers. (Shift -click to select a range of contiguous layers in the Layers panel.)
When multiple layers are selected, commands will be applied to all layers when possible (this includes, moving, transforming, aligning, distributing, applying styles, etc.). In fact, when selecting multiple layers with the Move tool, you have the option to check “Show Transform Controls” (in the Options bar) to have Photoshop display a bounding box around selected layers. Not only does this help to show which layers are selected, but can also be used to quickly transform multiple layers without having to use the Free Transform command.
In this episode of the Complete Picture (Working with Photoshop’s History Panel, Snapshots and the History Brush), Julieanne Kost reveals there is far more to the History panel than simply un-doing mistakes. Learn as she reveals little known shortcuts for working with the History Panel, including how to fill with the History Brush, as well as a fluid method for painting between snapshots with no layer or masking knowledge required!
When viewing multiple images simultaneously, Shift -drag with the Hand tool to pan all open documents. Similarly, shift -clicking with the Zoom tool will zoom all images simultaneously. To set this as the default behavior, with the Zoom or Hand tool selected, check the “Zoom all Windows” and/or “Pan all Windows” in the Option bar.
In this episode of the Complete Picture (The Secret to Photoshop’s Art History Brush), Julieanne Kost demonstrates the power of the Art History brush in Photoshop CS5 and its ability to continuously sample from any history state or snapshot. She will show you how to create compelling, painterly images by making simple changes to the default settings and utilizing a variety of different brush tips and presets.