Overview of Bridge Workspace
Now we're in photo shop in general. Let's take a look at how things are laid out. The first thing I'm going to do is come over here and just change one setting on my screen that should get this toe look more like it would. Look, if you just installed photo shop, I won't describe what that setting was until later on, because you probably haven't messed up the layout of your screen yet like I have. So in photo shop, we first need to know how can we open our pictures? Because otherwise we're just gonna be working with empty documents like this one. So let's go to both Adobe Bridge and Adobe Photo Shop and see what we need to know to preview and open our images. So there are two different ways I can access Adobe Bridge. I could launch it like any other program, which on the Mac would mean coming down here to the dock in clicking on the bridge icon. If it's there, the second way to do it would be right here in photo shop and go to the file menu, and she's open Enbridge, her brows and bridge...
. When I choose browse and bridge bridge should eventually come to the front. And if it doesn't, I'll click on it here in my dock in this is what bridge looks like on the left side of your screen. You should have a folder list in. This is gonna list all the folders that make up your hard drive. If you click on the name of a folder, it will then show you the contents of that folder and you'll see little thumbnail images. You can expand or collapse of folder. We'll zoom up over there so you can see it a little better. But I can collapse these or expand them. And if there's no triangle next to a folder, it simply means there are no further sub folders found within their. But I could expand each one of these, then click on the folder to see its contents. Once I'm viewing the contents of a folder at the bottom of my screen is a little slider that determines how big the thumbnail images will be, and I could make them huge or I can make them quite small so I can see a lot of them. If I click on a picture, then on the right side of my picture there, on the right side of my screen will be a preview, and if that previews around their small, you could make it larger. But just going to this area that is listed as preview. And if you go just to the edge of that, you can drag so I can make it takes up more space vertically, and if I go to the left edge, I can drag it over to make it larger the other way. So now I can click through my images and see a larger preview. But if I really want to view the contents of a file without actually opening it, all we need to do in Bridge is press the space bar. If you press the space bar, it's gonna view it full screen. And if you want to see not just this image but the whole series of images that are in the folder, you can use the arrow keys on your keyboard. I'll use the right arrow key, and I can cycle through all the images that are found in this particular folder. If I want to get out of this view, I just press the escape key on my keyboard and it'll get me back to where I can see the thumbnails. Another thing would be useful to know about, Enbridge is. Remember, we had a slider down here at the bottom where we could make our thumbnails larger or smaller. There's a keyboard shortcut for changing that. If on the Mac you hold on the command key and press plus or minus, you can change the size on windows. That would be the control key in plus or minus. There are a couple other things you might need to do to files, and that would be first. You might need to change the name of a file. Enbridge. All you need to do is click on the name of the file and then just click once more on the name. It'll become highlighted so you can type in a new one if you want to rename all the files in this folder. If you're already renaming one, you can press the tab key to go to the next and start typing the name right away. Hit tab began. You go to the next and so on so you could go through an entire folder of images and quickly changed their names. Or, if you'd like to change the name of all the files in a folder in that folder, might contain hundreds of pictures. You could come up here and choose Select all from the Edit menu to get all the images chosen. And then if you go to the Tools menu, there is a choice called batch rename. I'm not going to go into the details of it, but just know in there you would be able to name multiple images and potentially number them on the end. But now, let's figure out, how can we open these images and Photoshopped? We have a couple different methods to do so. First, if it's not a raw file instead of J. Peg, a tiff or some other common file format, all you need to do to open a file is double click on it that should open it directly into photo shop. I'll go back to bridge. If you want to open multiple images, you can click on one, hold down the shift key and click on some others to get them selected. And then, if you want to add or take away individual files instead of holding shift. If I hold shift and click on this last image, I get all of them in between the last one I had, where I just clicked. If you want to get rid of the individual files, hold on the command key that's controlling windows. Then when you click your just gonna toggle, Is it selected or not? Then I can double click, and I just open a bunch of images in the photo shop and there, found under various taps. Close those go back to bridge. Then there's a special way of opening these images, which means you're open them in adobe camera raw. Well, if you have a raw file, which is what this one is, the file name Ends and CR two. That means it's not a J peg. It's not a tiff. It's what's known as a raw file, and we'll talk more about those in another class that is about came a wrong, but if it's raw file, you double click on it, and it's gonna bring you to this special screen that's known as Adobe camera raw, and you can adjust the image using these sliders but it's only going to do that if it was a raw file. If I have a J Peg file for a tiff file and I'd like to open it in camera, I could go to the file menu in Bridge and there's a choice called opening camera, and that's going to send a non raw file in here. I have a separate class about Kameron that will be doing later and therefore all detail exactly how you go about adjusting the images using that. The other thing, Aiken Dio, is Dragon Image to photo shop. If I have a photo shop in my doc, I can do that. Or if I can see an open document and Photoshopped like, let's say I was in Bridge over here and I changed the size of the windows so I can see what's behind it. I could drag from here up to the photo shop document, and that would actually add it to that document. So that's enough about bridge. You not know how to navigate your hard drive. You do that in the folder list in the upper left. You know how to change the size of your thumb nails with a little slider down here at the bottom. Preview your image in the area that's to the right, or hit the space bar to see it. Full screen pressing escape. To get out of that view, rename it by clicking on the name in the open. Just double click on a file.
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