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Advanced Preference Changes for Adobe Photoshop

Lesson 18 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

Advanced Preference Changes for Adobe Photoshop

Lesson 18 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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18. Advanced Preference Changes for Adobe Photoshop

Lessons

Class Trailer

Getting Started

1

Class Introduction

03:24
2

Before you get Started with the Photoshop Advanced Course

01:28

Selections & Masking - Advanced

3

The Easiest Way in the World to Mask a Person in Adobe Photoshop

24:23
4

Class Project - Select Subject

01:41
5

Select Mask & Changing a Color using Photoshop - Color Range

10:00
6

Using Photoshop Selection to Fix Grass & Sky - Color Range

07:20
7

How to Change the Color of Skin in Photoshop - Color Range

08:05
8

How to Create an Ink Splash Image Around Text - Color Range

15:02
9

Class Project - Color Range in Adobe Photoshop

01:54
10

Mask on a Group Rather than each Layer

11:18
11

Advanced Masking using a Channels in Adobe Photoshop

14:14
12

Class Project - Channel Mask

01:30
13

How to Make Selections in Photoshop Based on the Focus Area

22:53
14

Class Project - Focus Area

01:11
15

Selection Trick Using the Smudge Tool in Photoshop

04:16
16

Future of Selections in Photoshop with Adobe Sneaks

07:04
17

Quiz - Selection & Masking

Preferences & Workflow

18

Advanced Preference Changes for Adobe Photoshop

08:36
19

How to Speed up Adobe Photoshop if it’s Running Slow

07:48
20

Workflow Tips & Tricks Like a Professional in Photoshop

13:45
21

Advanced Layer Tricks in Adobe Photoshop CC

05:58
22

Automatically Add a Watermark Text or Logo in Photoshop

08:29
23

Batch or Image Process Multiple Images at Once in Photoshop

09:05
24

How to put Loads of Images into one Photoshop File Quickly

07:04
25

Weird Adobe Photoshop Features & Easter Eggs

06:37

Fixing Images

26

How to Enlarge Images Without Becoming Blurry in Photoshop

06:57
27

How to Fix Blurry Images in Photoshop Using Shake Reductions

08:17
28

Advanced Color & Tone Correction Using Levels in Photoshop

06:44
29

Advanced Curves in Adobe Photoshop CC

06:34
30

Quiz - Fixing Images

Cropping & Aligning & Distorting

31

How to Reshape Images Without Distorting in Photoshop Content Aware Scale

09:44
32

How to use Content Aware Move in Photoshop

08:38
33

How to use Content Aware Extend in Adobe Photoshop

07:28
34

Removing Objects Using Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

07:01
35

Class Project - Content Aware Fill

01:03
36

Cropping Tricks Delete Pixel & Reveal Cropped Content in Photoshop

06:11
37

Automatically Crop & Rotate Scanned Documents in Photoshop

05:35
38

Crop Angled Images to Straighten Perspective Cropping Photoshop

04:42
39

How to Trim the White Away from the Edge of an Image in Photoshop

01:52
40

Automatically Align Layers in Adobe Photoshop CC

07:38
41

How to Reshape Images using the Puppet Warp in Photoshop

18:10
42

Class Exercise - Puppet Warp

01:14
43

How to Change the Perspective in Photoshop Perspective Warp

05:47
44

Quiz - Cropping & Aligning & Distorting

Color

45

How to Color Black & White Image in Photoshop

09:42
46

How to Create a Duotone Effect in Adobe Photoshop CC

09:28
47

44. Class Project – Duotone in Adobe Photoshop

02:20
48

How to create the Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

07:01
49

Class Project - Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

00:44
50

Color Grading with Orange & Teal Effect in Adobe Photoshop

05:36
51

Class Project - Color Grading in Adobe Photoshop

00:49
52

Quiz - Color

CC Libraries

53

Advanced CC Libraries Tricks and Tips Photoshop

19:15

Typography

54

Advanced Type Trick & Workflows in Adobe Photoshop

19:38
55

Photoshop Can Guess your Font Using Match Fonts

10:43
56

Quiz - Typography

Artboards

57

52. Adding Artboards to your Photoshop Workflow Properly

05:24
58

How to Add Images Correctly to a Photoshop Artboard

08:17
59

Using Smart Objects & Relinking Images in Photoshop

04:10
60

Advanced Speed Tricks for Updating Artboards in Photoshop

04:09
61

Export Artboards as PDF & Separate JPGs in Photoshop

05:38
62

Quiz - Artboards

Retouching

63

Advanced Tricks for Healing Brush for Retouching in Photoshop

08:24
64

Don’t Forget About Clone Tool Stamp in Photoshop

06:09
65

How to use the Patch Tool for Retouching in Photoshop

06:41
66

Class Exercise – Retouching in Photoshop

01:15
67

How to Retouch in Photoshop Using Face Aware in Liquify

06:50
68

How to Use Vanishing Point to Mocking up Designs in Photoshop

12:19
69

Vanishing Point - Cloning & Healing at an Angle in Photoshop

11:19
70

64. Class Exercise - Vanishing Point in Photoshop

00:51
71

Fixing & Retouching Skin Tone in Adobe Photoshop

06:01
72

Retouching Eyes by Enhancing in Adobe Photoshop

08:00
73

Retouching Eyes with a Little Bit of Fakery in Photoshop

09:00
74

Fully Faking Believable Eyes in Adobe Photoshop

06:45
75

Class Project – Eyes in Photoshop

00:51
76

70. How to Realistically Whiten Teeth in Adobe Photoshop

11:44
77

Class Project – Teeth in Photoshop

00:57
78

Quiz - Retouching

Layers

79

Difference Between Place Linked vs Place Embedded in Photoshop

08:22
80

What is the Difference Between Fill & Opacity in Layer

01:11
81

How to Use & Export Layer Comps in Adobe Photoshop

03:27

Visual Styles & Effects

82

75. How to Create a Double Exposure in Adobe Photoshop

11:07
83

Class Project - Double Exposure in Photoshop

01:17
84

How to Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop

09:23
85

Class Project – Watercolor in Photoshop

00:32
86

How to Decay Pixel Explosion Dispersion Method in Photoshop

13:47
87

How to Make Exploding Shoe Effect in Adobe Photoshop

10:49
88

Class Project – Decay in Photoshop

00:51
89

Quiz - Visual Styles & Effects

Video & Animated Gifs for Social Media

90

How to Edit Video in Adobe Photoshop

25:42
91

Parallax Effect to Make Photos Move in Photoshop

13:22
92

Class Project – Parallax in Photoshop

01:15
93

How to Create Live Images - Cinemagraphs in Photoshop

13:19
94

Class Project – Cinemagraph in Photoshop

01:35

Web Design

95

How to Setup a File Ready for Web and UI Design in Photoshop

09:32
96

How to Export Your Web Design UI Project for Dreamweaver

07:57

3D

97

How to Make 3D Text & 3D Logos in Photoshop

11:52
98

How to Add and Change 3D Materials & Textures in Photoshop

08:42
99

Using Cameras & Depth of Field in 3D Photoshop

05:12
100

Adding Lights & Casting Shadows Using Photoshop 3D

10:01
101

How to Export a High Quality 3D Image from Photoshop

04:42
102

Class Project – 3D in Photoshop

01:08
103

How to Create Fake 3D Lines & Type in Photoshop

09:33
104

Fake 2.5D Gradient Effect with Paths in Photoshop

07:10
105

Class Project - Fake 3D in Photoshop

00:46

Mock-ups & Presenting Your Work

106

Using Free Templates & Adobe Market to Mockup in Photoshop

11:07
107

How Make a Reusable Mockup in Photoshop Using Smart Objects

06:40
108

Mockup Poster Against a Wall Using Photoshop

08:16
109

How to Make a Simple UI App Web Design Mockup Using Photoshop

06:06
110

Class Project – Mockups in Photoshop

01:00

Exporting

111

How to Proofing Colors in Adobe Photoshop Ready for Print

04:04
112

How to Tidy Up your Photoshop Files Before Sending Them Out

10:21
113

How to Package Your Photoshop File to Include Linked Images

07:22
114

3 Kinds of File Export for Photoshop Social Media Web & Print

12:59
115

Quiz - Exporting

What’s Next

116

What’s Next After Your Photoshop Advanced Course

01:05

Final Quiz

117

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Advanced Preference Changes for Adobe Photoshop

Alright. This video is about changing some of your preferences to be a bit more helpful when you're using Photoshop. These are just my preferences. We're not going to cover them all. Just the ones that I feel like our Yeah, worth enough to spend some time changing. You'll have your own kind of quirks that you like. The biggest one is this new thing that's appeared it's called rich tool tips. Okay. They're kind of cool. Right? You can see how that would be amazing for new people, explaining what all these tools do. They're a bit annoying eventually, you know, explaining them all. So, to turn them off, it's up here and Photoshop CC and preferences if you're on a pc, it's in a slightly different places. Under edit down the bottom here is preferences but on my Mac there they are, we're going to go to the one that says tools and this one here says use rich tool tips. I turn that off. The other ones that I like are under file handling and not on the final handling. It's gotta performance. An...

d this one here, History States by default it's 50. I like to crank it up to 100. It just means that I'm retouching, I can go on step backwards. Um at least 100 times you could go higher, but that's the higher this is the more the slower Photoshop can start running if it's trying to record all these history states. Now. If your machine is if your laptop is one of those, like it's a hand me hand me down and the fans come on every time you open up. I don't know. Chrome. It's probably not good to raise the history of states, but mine is a pretty good laptop. Like it's maybe a year and a half old now and it was the top of the line. So it's It's pretty good if you're using a big mac or a new PC and you've spent some money on it then crank this up to 100. No problem. Try it. If you find everything is running a bit slow, just drop it down to 50. This one here helps with my paranoia. Where are you file handling this one here? I said to five minutes. So this is auto recovery. So if Photoshop crashes it will have a copy every five minutes. So you've only lost five minutes of work by default. It's at 10. If you're finding machine running really badly like every time you hit like it'll just kind of, I don't notice on my machine because it is pretty fast and I'm not dealing with not dealing with shoe for huge files. So I don't notice it at all. So five minutes is perfect. If you're dealing with a slow computer and a really big file, you might change this because every kind of like five minutes is going to have a little bit of a flicker while it's saving in the background. I don't find it noticeable but and it doesn't crash very often. So there we go. The last one in here in preferences is under a curse. Is what I like to do is when you're using the tips, let's have a look and click. Ok so when I'm using the brush tool, you can see here the brush is represented by a giant circle and if I go save me something like my eye dropper tool, you can see it's represented by the eye dropper and knowing which end of this to use. I guess. I know it's the bottom left but I go through phases of not liking this. So I'm going to show you something that I I do and I don't sometimes I turn it on and then I have to teach a class and I go back to the regular one and it doesn't seem to affect me as much. But if I was working just by myself not having to teach and kind of resetting everything, I'd make sure I go to this one here, it says show crosshairs and the brush tip which does this. Okay, I got my brush tool. Can you see the center of it now has a little target? It becomes really useful when you got a big brush. A nice little small brush, it adds that little extra thing you might be like why are you bothering him? And I like it? The other thing is under curses. Same sort of place is this thing here. So instead of the eyedropper tool looking like that it goes to precise, there's a lot more of you know, I feel like that's more scientific than it is like with the other one. I'm gonna switch it back just so that I don't freak people out in the rest of this course. But as soon as I'm finished I'm going to go turn it back now. There are plenty of other ones will do like speeding up Photoshop and its own little window but there's tons in here and lots of them. I just don't need to change. You might be more fussy than me and you can kind of work through them all. Let's click OK. Another kind of preference is using the crop tool when you are using the crop tool. There's this one here. People don't know you can do so what they changed Photoshop by default when you crop things right? So I crop it here and I remain it to be a PSD. If I make it bigger again you can see it's always still there and that can be a bit of a pain if you just want to crop it off and go away. I just don't want you there. This one hits his delete cropped pixels so hit return now and now I go back to crop and it's just gone forever. There's lots of times where I want that to happen. So you just got to turn that on and off. So it's the crop tool deleted, cropped pixels, especially if you're dealing with file sizes kind of stretching your machine out. All this extra stuff can be just there for no good reason can be piles of it up there. Another thing that I do when I'm working is crap. This is with the move tool is auto select. I make sure auto select is off. Okay, it's on by default, you might like that and it's on group by default when I'm dealing with groups, which will do a bit more in this course it tries to auto select the whole group. I like to have it on layer if I'm using order select but most of the time I have it off and the way I get around this is if I make a new layer actually let's add some text. Yeah, so I've got my name here just cause I got two layers. Instead of using auto select. All I do is hold down the command key on a Mac and it changes the way that you see Auto select comes on. When I hold down the command key on a Mac, it's control key on a pc so I have it off and when I do want it on, hold down command and click on the background layer, you see it jump over here, click on dan jumps over here so you can have a really big file and just holding the command key and click on whatever you want but when you're not it means I can moved in. You can see over here without being actually on it. Okay? Otherwise if water select on it would be moving the background. Another thing that I want to show you is it says show transform controls. This is pretty cool because then it just stops you having to do the command t or control to you on a pc. Okay, they're always there. I'll show you that because lots of people need to turn them off because they accidentally turned them on. That can be a handy one. Another one. I'm going to show you it's not really a preferences. I wasn't sure where to put it and it kind of fits in with this is let's say that you've got an image. Let's say I'm going to open up another image. You found it on your machine or you're working for a client or your freelancing somewhere and you're like, I've got an image are allowed to use this image who owns it allows you to, well some images at least go to file and go to file info there. It is there and allows you to kind of see things like the document title, just kind of like its metadata, it's hidden in the background. It's stuff that the author of this image has added and allows me to do things like figure out who owns the copyright. If it was my own image, I could add my stuff here as well as a photographer. It's a bit slow using Photoshop you do something like lightroom or bridge to add this data to like big groups of images. Plus it has some weird stuff like see the camera data here. It shows me the cat was like, it's kind of not creepy, but it's like I know that this photo of this photograph was taken on a Canon five D. And there's a serial number. Crazy. I could actually track this down. I don't know what to do with that information but so this can be super useful if you're a photographer shows you things like the focal length exposure F stops. So all sorts of cool stuff. Sometimes there's more and more in here. Okay. It was from jennifer Kingdom. Sometimes it doesn't have it. Okay, so this original image here from Unspool Ash do the same thing. File file info and there's nothing in here. One of the biggest ones I guess is to look in here under basic and look under the copyright notice. Okay. Whether it is public domain copyrighted, it might be under the creative commons license, which means you could use it. All right. That's enough of that. Let's cancel a couple more preferences that I like to change is in your layers. Panel hit the burger menu down the bottom here is one called panel options and crank up this to at least the large size like these things are tiny have a nice big screen, you might not have the luxury. Okay, you can see that just more usable, you can go to the super large size. I'd probably do that if I only worked on this big, I've got like a big LG four K monitor and it's awesome. But often I'm working on the laptop that's plugged into it and they're just too big. Then the reason I turned them down is just because the Photoshop courses, I like to have everything looking like yours. One of the things that's really handy in there, it's got a panel options. This one here, I don't know why this drives me mad ad copy two layers. So normally when you duplicate the layer you say I want this one, duplicate them, ends up with copy afterwards and that's fine. But if it annoys you like it annoys me. Just go and turn that off, had coffee, you can edit just to dance. Alright, that's gonna be it for the preferences. We'll look at some workflow tricks in the next video but those are the kind of like settings. Tick boxes, turn on, turn off things that I like to change. Plus we'll look in the next video how to speed up Photoshop if it's running a bit slow for you. Alright onwards

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Uli N
 

Great class, but outdated PS version. It was confusing sometimes. Some tools are not in PS anymore and more tools have been added which is not included in the course.

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