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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 6 of 118

Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 6 of 118

Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents


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Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents

Now let's talk about navigating your document itself. We're gonna end up needing to zoom in and our image and move around. There are many different tools for doing that, one of which would be the zoom tool. Looks like a little magnifying glass. With that, I can click in my image, and each time I click, I zoom up. I never use that tool because you need a zoom up on your image so frequently that I really don't wanna have to move my mouse to the left side of my screen. So instead, under the window menu, actually the view menu. There's the choice of Zoom in and zoom out, and I get used to these keyboard shortcuts Command plus in command minus. So I'm gonna do that right now. Command minus to zoom Out Command Plus to zoom in. There's another special keyboard shortcut, and it's right next to those plus and minus keys, and that is zero. Command Zero was going to fit in window so I can see the entire image filling screen. Those are the ones I get used to now on Windows that would be holding on...

the control Key Control Plus and minus two. Zoom in and out and control zero to fit on screen. Once you've zoomed up, you could use the hand tool on the left side of your screen to move around. But you need to do that so often I'd rather have you get used to keyboard shortcuts. In this case, the keyboard shortcut is just pressing and holding the space bar with a space bar held down, we can scroll around and easily navigate our document. All right, then. The only other things really need to know right now is any time you use a painting tool, you're always gonna be painting with your foreground color. So on the left side of my screen, here are two colors overlapping each other in that top color is my foreground color. If you click on it, you're gonna get a color picker, which looks like this to choose a color click anywhere in this vertical bar. So if you want blue click on blue, if you want yellow, click down here and then drag around in the big square area to choose a shade of that color. Either a really vivid one or a dark one. Whatever you'd like When you're done, click OK. You can see your foreground color in the left side of your screen, and that's gonna be used by all your painting tools and will be used by many other features. Like If you want to fill or use certain filters and Photoshopped, certain filters will end up accessing that as well. All right, then, let's quickly go to our preferences because there's just a few preferences I'd like to tweak. There are a lot of preferences and photo shop. We're gonna ignore the vast majority of them. And let's just look out the ones I considered to be the most important. And we're gonna do that by starting out in this section called Interface Eyes. You can see there's a whole bunch of categories and left side of my screen for preferences. And then here are the settings in under interface. First off, there is a color theme. If you like the interface in Photoshopped very dark, so it matches other night kind of themed programs. You could do that, or if you prefer to be very bright, you can change it here. You also, if you find that your eyes aren't that great, you need reading glasses all the time. Then in here there's a choice called you. I font size. That means user interface font size. You could make the text that shows up in panels larger, but this is only gonna affect it. After you restart Photoshopped, you can also have its scale some of the other interface up along with the fund by turning on this check box. Then, if we go under workspace, there are a couple settings to be aware of. There's one here called large tabs, which defaults is being turned on that makes it so. The tabs that make up the interface and photo shop are easy to tap on with your finger. If you have a tablet, I don't have a tablet. So I turn that off and therefore my screen will be more efficient if you don't like tabs in general, where if you open more than one document shows up is separate tabs. You could turn off this check box and also the one below it. But I like taps, so I leave that turned on. Then if we come down here to the section called Tools, we have a few choices. I like to have one turned on called over scroll, which will allow me to scroll my document so it doesn't have to stay two centered within my view. And then there's another one about rich tool tips that I turn off. If you end up seeing me mouse over things like the paint brush tool, and you saw a large, colorful tip appear that's going to cause those two no longer show up. Eso that's under tools. Let's go down then to file handling and under file handling. There's a choice here toe ask before saving layered tiff files. I save all my layered files and tiff file format in, so I don't want to ask me every time eso I'm gonna turn that off and then one other setting here. Maximize compatibility. Should it ask me or always do it? I want to choose always. What does that do? Well, if you happen to use adobe Light room or any other program that doesn't understand what layers are, that will save a version of your picture that doesn't contain any layers. So those other programs, like light room, can still display your picture. It does it in one file though. But if you don't have that turned on than other programs that can't understand what layers are, won't be able to show that picture. Click OK, those air, the general preferences that I think are most important then finally, when you're done working on a picture, you go to the file menu. If you've already saved the image once, just choose save, and that means save it in the same file format in the same location and just update the file with any changes you've made. If you've never saved the image before, where you want to create a secondary version of the file, like in a different file format, you can choose save as and when you first do this and newer versions of federal shop. This will come up because you can now save your documents in two different locations. One is on your computer's hard drive, and the other is on adobe servers as part of your creative cloud account. So here I could choose saved the cloud documents. If I use that, then when I save my images there, they're stored on the Internet, and if I have more than one computer that uses the same adobe I d. I'd be able to access those images from all the computers that use the same adobe I d or I can save to my local computer, which is what I'm gonna do here. I'm gonna turn the don't show again, check box and then say save to my computer. When this comes up, you're gonna find a button right over here. It says safe the cloud documents. And that's where it would send me to a different screen to save to the Internet, to adobe servers instead of saving on my local hard drive. And if I did that, there be another button to send me right back to here where I can save in my local computer. Then here is where I choose the file format I'm going to use. And I have a separate bonus video if you purchase the class that describes the file formats to give you a better idea of which ones to use. For now, I'm just gonna tell you in general what I use if my image contains layers. I know we haven't talked about layers yet, but we will have a separate session on that. Then I'm going to use either Photoshopped file format or tiff. They have both the exact same quality, so you could flip a joint coin to choose between the two. I personally used Tiff because it has a larger maximum file size, so he ever worked with huge images. Sometimes you'll run into the limit of what Photoshopped can handle, So I used. If if, on the other hand, you're going to deliver a picture to someone else, then I would use J. Peg. If it's a photograph, uh, and I would use please find it in here PMG if it is a graphic, like a logo or some text, and then we can save our images. But that should give you a general overview off how to think about the interface of photo shop.

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


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Ben takes you step-by-step through Adobe Photoshop 2020 as only he can. With an easy pace and zero technobabble, he demystifies this powerful program and makes you feel confident enough to create anything. This class is part of a fully-updated bundle – complete with 2020 features and more efficient ways to maximize the tools everyone uses most.

Whether you’re a 20-year designer or you’re opening the app for the first time, this is the perfect way to learn and love using Photoshop. From retouching to masking to troubleshooting, Ben unpacks all the essentials and hidden gems, while giving you real-world examples to drive each lesson home. By the end of the class, you’ll feel eager to make serious magic with Photoshop 2020.


  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Photoshop and learn new features to help edit photos.
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Photoshop fixes.


Adobe Photoshop 2020 (V21)


  1. Introduction To Adobe Photoshop 2020
  2. Bridge vs. Lightroom
  3. Tour of Photoshop Interface
  4. Overview of Bridge Workspace
  5. Overview of Lightroom Workspace
  6. Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents
  7. How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  8. Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders
  9. Developing Raw Images
  10. Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs
  11. How to Save Images
  12. Using the Transform Tool
  13. Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  14. Selection Tools
  15. Combining Selection Tools
  16. Using Automated Selection Tools
  17. Quick Mask Mode
  18. Select Menu Essentials
  19. Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  20. Align Active Layers
  21. Creating a New Layer
  22. Creating a Clipping Mask
  23. Using Effects on Layers
  24. Using Adjustment Layers
  25. Using the Shape Tool
  26. Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool
  27. Masking Multiple Images Together
  28. Using Layer Masks to Remove People
  29. Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky
  30. Adding Texture to Images
  31. Layering to Create Realistic Depth
  32. Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  33. Optimizing Grayscale with Levels
  34. Adjusting Levels with a Histogram
  35. Understanding Curves
  36. Editing an Image Using Curves
  37. Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment
  38. Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode
  39. Editing with Blending Modes
  40. Color Theory
  41. Curves for Color
  42. Hue and Saturation Adjustments
  43. Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment
  44. Match Colors Using Numbers
  45. Adjusting Skin Tones
  46. Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw
  47. Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush
  48. Retouching with the Clone Stamp
  49. Retouching with the Healing Brush
  50. Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools
  51. Extending an Edge with Content Aware
  52. Clone Between Documents
  53. Crop Tool
  54. Frame Tool
  55. Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools
  56. Paint Brush Tools
  57. History Brush Tool
  58. Eraser and Gradient Tools
  59. Brush Flow and Opacity Settings
  60. Blur and Shape Tools
  61. Dissolve Mode
  62. Multiply Mode
  63. Screen Mode
  64. Hard Light Mode
  65. Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes
  66. Smart Filters
  67. High Pass Filter
  68. Blur Filter
  69. Filter Gallery
  70. Adaptive Wide Angle Filter
  71. Combing Filters and Features
  72. Select and Mask
  73. Manually Select and Mask
  74. Creating a Clean Background
  75. Changing the Background
  76. Smart Object Overview
  77. Nested Smart Objects
  78. Scale and Warp Smart Objects
  79. Replace Contents
  80. Raw Smart Objects
  81. Multiple Instances of a Smart Object
  82. Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects
  83. Panoramas
  84. HDR
  85. Focus Stacking
  86. Time-lapse
  87. Light Painting Composite
  88. Remove Moire Patterns
  89. Remove Similar Objects At Once
  90. Remove Objects Across an Entire Image
  91. Replace a Repeating Pattern
  92. Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel
  93. Remove an Object with a Complex Background
  94. Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes
  95. Warping
  96. Liquify
  97. Puppet Warp
  98. Displacement Map
  99. Polar Coordinates
  100. Organize Your Layers
  101. Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss
  102. Layer Style: Knockout Deep
  103. Blending Options: Blend if
  104. Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image
  105. Layer Comps
  106. Black-Only Shadows
  107. Create a Content Aware Fill Action
  108. Create a Desaturate Edges Action
  109. Create an Antique Color Action
  110. Create a Contour Map Action
  111. Faux Sunset Action
  112. Photo Credit Action
  113. Create Sharable Actions
  114. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1
  115. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2
  116. Image Compatibility with Lightroom
  117. Scratch Disk Is Full
  118. Preview Thumbnail


a Creativelive Student

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The short lessons makes it easy to find things. Clear explanations, structured content, great examples, handbook plus practice images - this class is worth x10 the price! I have seen many of Ben's classes and I'm so happy you created this one, love it

Madelaine Enochs

Ben's class has been extremely helpful for understanding how everything works in photoshop. I am so grateful for his classes. Easy to understand and thorough. Thank-you Ben!