Posts in Category "Adobe Bridge"

October 18, 2017

Adobe Announces Updates for Adobe Bridge CC

I’m happy to announce that Adobe Bridge CC has a number of new features and enhancements!

The completely rewritten Output module enables quick and easy creation of PDF files within Bridge CC.


Select the Output workspace and chose a template as a starting point. Then, drag and drop images from the filmstrip into the Output Preview area, and drag to reorder images as needed. Use the panels to customize the following:

  • Document —define page size, resolution and quality, image rotation and background fill, thumbnail placement, and filename.
  • Grid and Margins —customize the grid layout, margins, cell size, and spacing.
  • Header and Footer —add page numbers and custom text blocks at the top and bottom of the page.
  • Watermark —add a text or image watermark and place on each image or at the top of bottom of the page. Customize the watermark’s size, placement, and opacity.
  • PDF Properties —add password protection and choose playback options for multi-page documents (including full screen and automatic advancement with transitions).

When finished, chose Export to PDF and, if desired, save your custom settings as a new template. Note: There are additional preferences (Bridge > Preferences > Output) which include options for viewing the PDF after export, preserving embeded profiles, using Solo mode, and cell size vs cell spacing priorities for layout.

Adding projects to Adobe Portfolio

  • Publishing your work to Adobe Portfolio has never been easier. In the Publish panel, click the Adobe Portfolio icon and drag and drop files from the content panel into the empty well.

  • In the Create Portfolio Project dialog, give the project a name, set your cover photo, and choose whether or not to include the project on Behance. Note: If you select raw files, they will be converted to JPEG files before uploading to Adobe Portfolio.

  • Once the files are uploaded and the project has been created, a dialog appears. Click Go To Adobe Portfolio to push your project live using the Portfolio editor.

Stock Contributor Workflow

  • To quickly contribute image to Adobe Stock, click the Adobe Stock Contributor icon in the Publish panel. Connect your Contributor account, drag and drop files from the content panel into the empty well, and you’re ready to upload!

  • Once the files are uploaded click Go to Adobe Stock to add additional information about the image and submit.

The Filter panel

  • The following criteria have been added to the Filter panel:
    • Author Name
    • Color Profile
    • Bit Depth

Support for CEP Extensions

  • Bridge CC now supports Common Extensibility Platform (CEP) so that developers can create and run HTML5\CSS based Extensions.  Visit https://github.com/Adobe-CEP to find Bridge CEP related resources. For detailed instructions, refer to the document CEP Extensions Cookbook for Bridge.

File Info Panel

  • The File Info dialog has been updated to display the same information in the  File Info dialog in Photoshop, and vice-versa.

 

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December 14, 2016

Using the Image Processor Script to Process Raw Files in Bridge or Photoshop

When using the Image Processor Script to batch process raw files in Bridge or Photoshop, it’s important to know that the workflow settings in Adobe Camera Raw might have an effect on the resulting files. In this example, I selected the raw files in Bridge and choose Tools > Photoshop > Image Processor. I want the resulting images to be a maximum of 2000 pixels in the long side so I enter that value in the width and height options.

If, in Camera Raw, the Image Sizing options are disabled (or if they are set larger than 2000 pixels), then I’ll have nothing to worry about. If however, the Resize to Fit option is enabled in the Workflow Options in Camera Raw, and the Long Side dimension set lower than 2000 pixels (as is illustrated in the example below), Camera Raw will resample the image down to 1000 pixels (throwing away information) and then the Image Processor Script will up-sample it (making up information) based on the Image Processor settings.

Having the Resize to Fit option enabled might produce unexpected results.

Because resampling down and then up will lower the quality of the final image, I would be better off unchecking the Resize to Fit option in Camera Raw (or setting it to the same dimensions that I have set in the Image Processor Script).

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October 26, 2016

Free Week of Learning | October 24-30

Hey, hey, great news! I just found out that now through October 30th, 2016, LinkedIn members are able to access the LinkedIn library (of over 5,000 courses) on LinkedIn Learning, entirely for FREE!

Here is the link to the Week of Learning: https://learning.linkedin.com/week-of-learning

All of my courses are available – so I hope you’ll watch anything and everything that you’re interested in. My courses include:

Bridge CC Essential Training

Adobe Camera Raw Essential Training

Photoshop CC Essential Training (2015)

Introduction to Photo Compositing

The Art of Photoshop Compositing

Photoshop CS6 Essential Training

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Enjoy!

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July 4, 2016

Updated! Photoshop CC Essential Training (2015) on Lynda.com

I have updated and refined several of my videos in the Photoshop CC Essential training course on Lynda.com to include the recently announced new features and product enhancements. Even if you’re not a Lynda.com member, you can watch a number of the videos for free! Navigate to this page (Photoshop CC (2015) Essential Training with Julieanne Kost), click on the Table of contents tab and click the play icon to watch any of the unlocked Photoshop videos including:

• Customizing the keyboard shortcuts

• How large can I print my image?

• Making the canvas bigger using the Canvas Size command

• Using the Perspective Crop Tool

• Using Vanishing Point to paste in perspective

• Blending two images together using Layer Masks

• Selecting soft edge objects using Refine Edge

• Using blend modes to emulate an image transfer effect

• Straightening images using the Adaptive Wide Angle filter

• Creating a soft, diffuse glow with grain

• Adding flames to a photograph

• Clipping an image inside type

• Adding a keyline around an image

• Creating a time-lapse video

Or, navigate to the Camera Raw Essential Training page to watch any of the unlocked videos for that course:

• Bridge and Camera Raw or Lightroom: Which should you use?

• Correcting a tilted horizon

• Bringing it all together to make an image shine

• Customizing color using HSL

• Recreating traditional color toning effects

• Merging multiple images to create a panorama

To watch the full course (and thousands of other videos on a  variety of different topics), sign up for a paid membership. What a great way to celebrate the 4th of July! : )

You can check out all of my Lynda.com courses here including:

• Bridge CC Essential Training

• Introduction to Compositing

• The Art of Photoshop Compositing

And did you know that you can watch these videos off-line by using the Lynda.com desktop or mobile app?

In addition, all of the Lightroom and Photoshop videos that I create for Adobe are free and can be accessed using the two links below.

Lightroom videos

Photoshop videos

Enjoy!

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June 8, 2016

Adobe Announces Guided Upright in Adobe Camera Raw 9.6

Now you can quickly correct perspective in a photograph with precision and control using the new Transform Panel, Guided Upright tool, and Offset sliders. Watch as Julieanne demonstrates how to manually position guides to automatically correct converging vertical and horizontal lines in images, which can then be repositioned within the canvas area.

Here are some handy shortcuts to know use while using the Guided Upright tool:
Shift + T will select the Guided Upright tool
Shift + L toggles the Loupe on and off (Note: Loupe requires GPU support)
Option -drag (Mac) | Alt -drag (Win) with Loupe enabled to activate precision (slower) drag
Shift + G toggles the Grid overlay
“V” toggles tool overlay.
Command + Option | Control + Alt -drag to reposition the image in the preview area via the Offset X/Y sliders. Add the Shift key to constrain to horizontal/vertical directions.
Bird’s Eye View (or Navigator) – Press and hold “H”. Click in the preview area and drag the zoom rectangle over the location that you want to zoom into. Release the mouse. Release the “H”. The image zooms to the chosen area and the selected tool remains unchanged. (Note: Birds Eye View requires GPU support.)
Click here for more information via the Lightroom Journal.

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April 11, 2016

Previewing Images Full Screen in Bridge

Tapping the spacebar displays all selected files in Bridge in Full Screen Mode with a dark grey background. This is a great way to quickly review files without having to open them in Photoshop. Tap escape to return to Bridge.

Command + L (Mac) / Control + L (Win) displays selected images in Slideshow Mode and automatically transitions between images every five seconds using a dissolve. Chose View > Slideshow Options to access additional Display, Slide, and Transition options.

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February 10, 2016

Adobe Bridge CC Version 6.2 Available

The update to Adobe Bridge CC includes improved performance for metadata and thumbnail generation, along with automated cache management for faster display and search of assets. Thumbnail generation will be on-demand, allowing you to start viewing thumbnails sooner (instead of waiting for all thumbnails to be generated before any are available for viewing), and thumbnails and metadata generation/search are performed only when needed. Select Preferences > General to self-manage the cache for faster display of thumbnail previews and quicker metadata search of assets.

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You can save time by automatically organizing sets of images into stacks for processing high dynamic range (HDR) images and panoramas (Stacks > Auto Stack Panorama/HDR).

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Bridge understands how to organize images based on an image’s capture time, exposure settings, and image alignment. If exposure times vary and content overlaps, Bridge CC interprets the photo as HDR, if not, then it is recognized as panoramic. Stacked images are identified by the number of images in the stack, displayed at the top left of the thumbnail.

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• Command + right/left arrow (Mac) | Control + right/left arrow (Win) expands/collapses a stack

•Command + Option + right/left arrow (Mac) | Control + Alt + right/left arrow (Win) expands/collapses all stacks

You can now import media directly from your mobile phone and digital cameras that use PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) and MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) by selecting File > Import from Device. (This is a fix for OSX 10.11x (El Capitan) customers.)

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This release also includes stability and performance updates, modernized code, and technology components for a stable platform for the next generation of Bridge.

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August 18, 2015

Adobe Bridge CC Essential Training on Lynda.com

I’m happy to announce that my Adobe Bridge CC Essential Training course is now available on Lynda.com! Here is the course description:

Learn to use Bridge CC to efficiently manage and organize media assets of all kinds. Adobe evangelist Julieanne Kost shows how to download photos from a camera into Bridge, rename the files, add metadata, and view, rate, and label photos. She also shows how to share the best images with filters and collections, and showcase them in slideshows.

Topics Include:

•Importing photos

•Batch renaming files

•Adding metadata

•Saving collections and Smart Collections

• Organizing images into stacks

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August 19, 2014

Updates to FAQ about the 2014 Release of Photoshop CC

Jeff Tranberry has been very busy creating, curating and updating resources to help answer frequently asked customer questions about the transition from Photoshop CC to the 2014 Release of Photoshop. He found that the majority of questions focused around “Where’s my Stuff…” Click here for the answers to questions such as:

Where are my settings & workspaces?

Where are my presets?

Where are my custom panels?

Where are my 3rd party plug-ins?

Why do I now have two versions of Photoshop installed?

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In addition, if you want to know more about Photoshop CC 2014 and HTML5 Compatible Extension Panels, click here.

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March 3, 2014

Panel and Tool Visibility in Photoshop

Most of us probably know that tapping the Tab key will show and hide your panels and Tool bar, and Tab + Shift will hide and show only the  panels, but did you know that while the panels are hidden, you can auto show/hide them by positioning your cursor to the edge of the application? 

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February 26, 2014

“Advanced Layer Tips” and “Automating Camera Raw” Classes Today on creativeLIVE

Join me today, Wednesday February 26th,  from 9:00 am – 10:30 am on creativeLIVE for 90 minutes of “Advanced Photoshop Layer Tips” during Photoshop Week. Then, stay tuned because from 10:45 am – 12:15 pm, I’ll be covering all sorts of tips and techniques to help speed up your workflow “Automating Camera Raw” in Photoshop. The best news, is that all of the courses are free during the live broadcast! And, if you’re in a different time zone, the sessions will be rebroadcast. See the complete schedule and RSVP here.

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February 21, 2014

Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 Release Candidate Now Available for Photoshop!

Adobe Camera Raw v8.4 Release Candidate is now available for Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Photoshop CS6! 

As mentioned here, updates to Camera Raw 8 for Photoshop CS6 only include new camera support,  lens profile support, and bug fixes.  The new features listed here are only available in Photoshop CC. 

Here’s an overview of my favorite features: 

1) Previews – Camera Raw can now display  a before/after Preview (with aside-by-side and split-view support) to compare your edits to the original. The Preview check box in earlier versions of ACR has been replaced by three buttons in the bottom-right of the ACR main dialog. From left to right, they are Mode, Swap and Copy:

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Click the Mode button to cycle through left/right and top/bottom side-by-side and split-view modes.

• Click-and-hold the Mode button to bring up a popup menu for directly choosing Preview modes and accessing the Preview Preferences (the Preview Preferences support customizing the Preview modes used for cycling as well as some drawing options including divider and pane options).

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•Tap Q to cycle through the Preview modes.

Click the Swap button to swap Before/After settings.

• Tap P to swap Before/After settings for the primary selected image only.

• Shift + P to swap Before/After settings for all selected images.

Click the Copy button to copy the After settings to the Before settings. This is useful for establishing a temporary “checkpoint” for your image editing session.

• Option + P (Mac) | Alt  + P (Win) to copy After settings to the Before settings for the primary selected image only.

• Option + Shift + P (Mac) | Alt + Shift + P (Win) to copy After settings to the Before settings for all selected images.

Additional Notes: with regards to Previews: when making changes to images, the changes can only be made to the “after” image and the slider settings (in the panels) will always reflect the “after” image settings. The standard single-image view always shows the “after state”.  Zooming and panning on one view will automatically zoom and pan the other.

2) Local correction changes – you can now easily reset all sliders when using the selective adjustment tools (Graduated and Radial filter and Adjustment Brush) by Control -clicking (Mac) | Right Mouse -clicking (Win) on the pin and choosing “Reset Local Correction Settings” from the context menu. Or, you can use the flyout menu to choose “Reset Local Correction Settings” – whichever is faster for you.

Previously, double clicking inside of a Radial Filter set it to fill the image bounds. This still works, however Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) on the pin and choosing Fill Image accomplishes the same thing.

3) When synchronizing, creating new presets, saving settings (all in ACR) and copy and pasting settings (in Bridge), you can now single-click a button to check all/none.

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4) Tap X when using the Crop Tool or Straighten Tool to flip the crop aspect ratio (landscape to portrait, portrait to landscape).

5) The Grain effect now varies from image to image to facilitate editing time-lapse and video frame sequences.

6) Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) within the Histogram to enable Lab color readouts, even when the Workflow Options are set to another color space (such as Adobe RGB). Note: the context menu can also be used to toggle the shadow, highlight, and gamut clipping warnings.

7) There are several new color matching profiles for Fuji X-Trans customers that emulate the camera presets including Provia (Standard), Velvia (Vivid), Astia (Soft) etc.. For a full list of supported cameras, click here.

8) The Red Eye tool can now correct bright pupils in animals. Select the tool and, in the Red Eye Removal panel, Select ‘Pet Eye’ from the drop down menu to locate and fix pet eyes. You can also automatically add catchlights and drag to reposition them.

In addition, ACR 8.4 RC adds new camera support and bug fixes.  Click here for more detailed information.

Note: Camera Raw 8.4 and DNG Converter 8.4 are no longer officially supported on the following platforms: Mac OS 10.6.x (Snow Leopard), Windows XP, and Windows Vista.

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February 18, 2014

“The Art of Photoshop Compositing” Now Live on lynda.com!

I’m really excited to announce that my new class: The Art of Photoshop Compositing is now live  on www.lynda.com! 

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“Join Julieanne Kost as she walks you through her creative thought process and explains how she transforms concepts and raw images into entirely new works of art using Adobe Photoshop. Discover how to select the images you need to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Master the tools used in compositing, including adjustment layers, masking, blending, and Smart Objects, so that the technology doesn’t get in the way of expressing your creative vision. Learn how to adjust scale and perspective and manipulate texture and focus to help viewers temporarily suspend their disbelief long enough to enter your world.”

Topics include:

  • What makes a good composite?
  • Refining your story
  • Composing using the basic principles of design
  • Customizing your Photoshop workspace
  • Preparing elements from your source images
  • Adjusting color, tone, balance, and perspective
  • Mastering the Pen tool
  • Unifying with texture, focus, leading lines, and structure

I look forward to hearing your feedback!

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January 14, 2014

Adding Presets to Raw and JPEG Files in Bridge

If you create and save presets in Adobe Camera Raw, you can then quickly apply those presets in Bridge. Simply Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) on the image thumbnail and select Develop Settings > (your preset name). 

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January 13, 2014

Clear Camera Raw Settings in Bridge

To quickly clear Camera Raw Setting from images in Bridge, Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) on the image thumbnail and choose Develop Settings > Clear Settings.

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