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Photoshop CC


JUNE 18, 2014

How to Add Realistic Spinning Motion Blur Effects in Photoshop CC

In this video Julieanne demonstrates how to use the new, nondestructive Spin Blur in Photoshop to create realistic motion effects including the ability to spin an object at variable angles, as well emulate traditional strobe effects with the ability to define the strength, number of flashes and duration.


JUNE 18, 2014

Adding Motion Blur Effects Along a Path in Photoshop CC

In this video Julieanne walks through Photoshop CC’s new Path Blur including how to control the direction, speed, taper, and shape of motion paths to make creative enhancements to your image.


JUNE 18, 2014

New Typography Features in Photoshop CC

In this video Julieanne demonstrates the new features and enhancements made to the type tools including Font Search, Instant Font previews and seamless integration with Typekit.


JUNE 18, 2014

How to Align and Distribute Layers using Smart Guides in Photoshop CC

In this video Julieanne takes a close look at how Photoshop makes aligning and distributing layers and shapes easier than ever with improvements made to Smart Guides including determining distances between objects as well as a layers positioning within a document. Discover how these new features make aligning and distributing multiple shapes and layers faster than ever before.


JUNE 18, 2014

How to Use Layer Comps for Multi State Mock-ups in Photoshop CC

In this video Julieanne will show you how to seamlessly work with the newly refined Layer Comps. Learn how individual layer attributes can be easily updated and then synchronized across multiple Layer Comps and as well as how to use Smart Objects with nested (embedded) Layer Comps to create multiple iterations within a single document which can be displayed in a single click.


JUNE 18, 2014

New Smart Object Features in Photoshop CC

In this video Julieanne explains how Smart Objects are even smarter than before. Discover how to choose between embedding or linking a Smart Object, knowing that at any time, you can change your mind and convert embedded to linked. Hand-off packaged files to your clients with confidence, knowing that you will never leave a linked file behind.


JUNE 18, 2014

How to Remove Distracting Elements using the enhanced Content Aware Tools in Photoshop CC

In this video Julieanne will show you how to remove distracting elements using the improved Content-Aware technologies including the ability to blend colors and textures better than ever before.


JUNE 18, 2014

How to Use Focus Mask to Makeing Selections based on Focus in Photoshop CC

In this video Julieanne will demonstrate how to make selections based on depth of field using Focus Mask to help isolate portions of your image for further editing.


JUNE 18, 2014

More Hidden Gems in Photoshop CC

In this video Julieanne takes a close look at several feature enhancements and refinements made to the Color Panel, Brushes, Preference, Sync Settings, Experimental Features and more to demonstrate how Photoshop CC and Creative Cloud together give you the most powerful tools for creating your designs and working with your images.


JANUARY 15, 2014

Hidden Gems in Photoshop CC

Julieanne takes a close look at several feature enhancements and refinements made to scripted patterns including placing patterns along a path, rendering unique trees for concept, architectural and fine art images and scripted border designs. Learn how to unlock the background into a layer with a single click, choose recent colors from the swatches panel and add and change color readouts for multiple color samplers at once.


JANUARY 15, 2014

Linked Smart Objects in Photoshop CC

Julieanne demonstrates Linked Smart Objects in Photoshop CC. Discover when to embed and when to link Smart Objects as well as learn how to update modified content, resolve missing files and filter based on Smart Object attributes.


JANUARY 15, 2014

Perspective Warp in Photoshop CC

Julieanne walks through the new Perspective Warp feature in Photoshop CC. Learn how to create quads, adjust the layout, and distort the perspective of an image.


JANUARY 1, 2014

Top 5 Tips for Working with Vectors in Photoshop CC

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates five of her favorite new and improved features for working with vectors. Discover path creation improvements, isolation mode, drag-selecting paths, path operation shortcuts, and more.

Note: If you are new to Photoshop or skipped version 6, you might want to take a look at the re-engineered shape tools in this video “What’s New in Adobe Photoshop CS6” (vector layers begin at @ 44:45). And, you can learn about rounded rectangles and Live Shape Properties in this video: “Adobe Photoshop: Favorite Features for Photographers”.


NOVEMBER 20, 2013

Adobe Camera Raw as a Smart Filter in Photoshop CC

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates how to take multiple exposures and combine them into a single 32-bit HDR file that can then be edited nondestructively using Adobe Camera Raw as a Smart Filter in Photoshop. In addition, you’ll discover how powerful using Camera Raw as a Smart Filter can be when working with layered files.


OCTOBER 9, 2013

Adobe Camera Raw 8.2 in Photoshop CC (v14.1)

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne takes a close look at the feature enhancements and refinements made to the Crop tool, workflow settings, and batch saving capabilities in Adobe Camera Raw. In addition she also covers improvements made to the Spot Removal Tool, Noise Reduction, Local Adjustment Brush, and Histogram.

Note: For more information about the Features in Camera Raw 8.0 including the new Upright perspective correction, Radial Filter, and Spot Removal features please see this video Adobe Photoshop CC: Favorite Features for Photographers.

Photoshop CS6


APRIL 24, 2013

Quick Tip — Displaying a Photograph Within a Shape in Photoshop

In this Quick Tip Julieanne demonstrates three different ways to display an image within a shape in Photoshop including vector masks, clipping masks and layer groups.


APRIL 3, 2013

Applying Different Masks for Every Smart Filter in Photoshop

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates how nesting Smart Objects enables each filter applied to have it’s own unique Smart Filter (layer) masks.


MARCH 13, 2013

Controlling Selective Color Changes in Lightroom

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates how to use Hue, Saturation, Luminance and the Adjustment Brush to selectively control color in Lightroom. Note: although this video was recorded in Lightroom, the same techniques are available in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS6.


FEBRUARY 27, 2013

5 Reasons to Use Layer Groups in Photoshop

Layer Groups — they’re not just for organizing your layers! In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates 5 ways to use Layer Groups to create special effects in Photoshop.


FEBRUARY 20, 2013

Lightroom, Photoshop, Image and File Size

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne explains how Lightroom determines the file size and resolution of a file when using the Edit in Photoshop command.


FEBRUARY 13, 2013

Cyclical — The Creative Process

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne reveals her Lightroom-to-Photoshop workflow used to create the still life “Cyclical”.


JANUARY 2, 2013

The Difference Between Duplicating a Smart Object and Creating New Smart Object via Copy

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne explains the difference between duplicating a Smart Object using the Layers panel to create multiple instances of a layer, and creating a copy of a Smart Object using the application menu for independent editing.


DECEMBER 19, 2012

How to Paste into a Layer Mask in Photoshop CS6

In this Quick Tip Julieanne reveals a simple technique to paste content directly into a layer mask in Photoshop CS6.


DECEMBER 11, 2012

Julieanne’s Top 5 Features for Photographers in Photoshop 13.1 Exclusively for Creative Cloud Members

Learn Julieanne’s top 5 favorite features in Photoshop 13.1 including refinements to the Crop Tool, nondestructive editing with Blur Gallery and Liquify, increased efficiency with Conditional Actions, practical default Type Styles and support for Retina displays on Macintosh.


DECEMBER 5, 2012

The Difference Between "Edit in Photoshop" and "Open as Smart Object"

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne shows you the difference between opening a raw file as a pixel-based layer versus a Smart Object, and the advantages of both approaches.


NOVEMBER 21, 2012

Transforming Layers Over Time in Photoshop CS6

Did you know that you can not only reposition but also transform images over time? In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates how easy it is using the power of Smart Objects in Photoshop CS6.


NOVEMBER 14, 2012

Creating Masks to Move Over Time in Photoshop CS6

In this Quick Tip Julieanne reveals a technique to create a mask using the reflected gradient which can quickly be repositioned over time without retouching.


NOVEMBER 7, 2012

Masking Video for Special Effects in Photoshop CS6

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates how to mask a video clip in Photoshop CS6 to reveal motion in a selective region of the clip over time.


OCTOBER 31, 2012

How to Reset Photoshop CS6’s Preferences File

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates two methods for one of the most common troubleshooting techniques: resetting the Photoshop Preferences.


OCTOBER 24, 2012

Toning Black and White Photographs in Lightroom 4

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne explains the best way to add a color tone to an image using the Split Tone and Tone Curve panels and shows how to save presets to increase your productivity. Click here to download the presets discussed in the video. Note: although this video was recorded in Lightroom, the same techniques are available in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS6.


OCTOBER 17, 2012

Converting Images to Black and White in Lightroom 4

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates the best way to convert images to Black and White as well as how to save presets to increase your productivity. Click here to download the presets discussed in the video. Note: although this video was recorded in Lightroom, the same techniques are available in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS6.


OCTOBER 10, 2012

The Graduated Filter and Adjustment Brush in Lightroom 4

In this episode of The Complete Picture discover the power of making selective adjustments like dodging and burning, color corrections and noise removal using the Graduated Filter and Adjustment Brush in Lightroom 4. Note: although this video was recorded in Lightroom, the same techniques are available in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS6.


AUGUST 27, 2012

Using the Lens Blur Filter on an Image Sequence in Photoshop CS6

Even with the fantastic new Blur Gallery in Photoshop CS6, the Lens Blur filter is an essential tool when a high degree of control is needed to selectively (and realistically) blur an image. In this video tutorial, Julieanne uses the Lens Blur filter with a depth map to to create a series of images that appear as if they were captured with a tilt-shift lens. Julieanne also demonstrates how to quickly apply this filter to multiple images using actions and batch processing.


AUGUST 20, 2012

Quick Tip — The Oil Paint Filter in Photoshop CS6

In this Quick Tip Julieanne demonstrates the new Oil Paint filter in Photoshop CS6 to quickly create a painterly image which can stand on it’s own or be used as an under painting for more elaborate artwork.


AUGUST 6, 2012

How to Pan and Zoom Video in Photoshop CS6

In this video tutorial Julieanne walks you through the best way to pan and zoom a "time lapse" image sequence, video clip and still photograph using the new Motion options in Photoshop CS6. For those wanting even greater control, Julieanne also demonstrates how to use smart objects to take advantage of Photoshop CS6’s new Transform attribute in the Timeline panel.


JULY 16, 2012

Quick Tip — Color Lookup Adjustment Layer in Photoshop CS6

In this Quick Tip Julieanne demonstrates the new Color Lookup Adjustment Layer and walks you through how to download a template to quickly apply these new "looks" to your images.


JULY 9, 2012

Photographic Toning Presets in Photoshop CS6

The Gradient Map Adjustment Layer has over 35 new presets to emulate traditional darkroom techniques for toning and split-toning photographs. Learn how to load and apply gradient maps to a single image as well as how to download and use Julieanne’s template to quickly see what each preset would look like on your own photograph through the magic of Smart Objects.


JULY 2, 2012

Quick Tip — Cropping Two Images to the Same Size in Photoshop CS6

In this Quick Tip Julieanne demonstrates how to quickly crop two images to the same size using the Front Image option as your source.


JUNE 25, 2012

The Newly Redesigned Crop Tool in Photoshop CS6

There are several advantages to the newly redesigned Crop tool in Photoshop CS6. In this video tutorial Julieanne demonstrates the refined interface, new features, customizable presets, enhanced tools and essential shortcuts that will make cropping easier than ever.


MAY 8, 2012

What’s New in Adobe Photoshop CS6

In this episode join Julieanne as she shows off some of the new features of Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended, part of the new Adobe Creative Cloud. See the blazingly fast performance of the new Mercury Graphics Engine. Learn about the new improved processing and enhanced controls in Adobe Camera Raw 7, the new photographic blur effects, how to straighten objects using the new Adaptive Wide Angle, and more. Explore many of the timesaving and user-inspired enhancements including new type styles, re-engineered Shape layers, and the all-new Crop tool.


APRIL 23, 2012

Camera Raw Enhancements in Photoshop CS6

Learn how to create the highest quality photographs by taking advantage of new and improved global and local adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw. Julieanne demonstrates the best way to recover detail in shadow and highlight areas, make sophisticated tone curve adjustments on a per channel basis, apply chromatic aberration on the fly, and selectively paint color, tonal and noise reduction adjustments.


APRIL 23, 2012

Julieanne’s Favorite Enhancements for Working with Layers in Photoshop CS6

Learn time-saving techniques to boost your productivity as Julieanne reveals essential enhancements that will improve the way you work with Layers, Groups, the Properties panel, and much more!


APRIL 23, 2012

Tilt-Shift, Iris and Field Blur in Photoshop CS6

Discover how to create photographic blur effects in a few clicks using intuitive, on-canvas controls in Photoshop CS6. Julieanne shows you how to soften select areas with Tilt-Shift blur, uniformly blur your entire image and then sharpen a single focal point with Iris blur, or select multiple focal points and then let Field blur vary the blurriness between them.


APRIL 23, 2012

Working with Shape Layers in Photoshop CS6

Take a tour of the new features and improved vector workflow in Photoshop CS6. Julieanne demonstrates how to quickly add custom strokes and fills to Shape layers, combine shapes without rasterizing layers, and use new alignment options and Pixel Grid for better rendering.


APRIL 23, 2012

Paragraph and Character Styles in Photoshop CS6

Increase your productivity when working with type by creating Paragraph and Character styles in Photoshop CS6. With these styles, you can apply formatting to selected characters, lines, or paragraphs with a single click.


APRIL 23, 2012

Working with Video in Photoshop CS6

Learn how Photoshop CS6 can help you to explore new mediums with intuitive video creation. Julieanne walks through how to automatically sequence clips, use live previews for trimming, combine multiple audio tracks, drag and drop transitions, apply pan and zoom effects, and output videos using presets for popular devices.

Photoshop CS6 Beta


MARCH 21, 2012

Julieanne’s Favorite Six Features in Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta

Take a quick look at Julieanne’s favorite 6 features in Photoshop CS6 Beta, including improved processing in Adobe Camera Raw, the intuitive new Blur Gallery, time-saving type styles, re-engineered Shape layers, powerful video editing tools, and the redesigned Crop tool, and auto-select interpolation.

Photoshop CS5


JANUARY 9, 2012

Passing Time (Moments Alone)

Part 2 of the "Moments Alone" series featuring a collection of mobile pictures taken by Julieanne during her travels.


DECEMBER 21, 2011

The Secret to Photoshop’s Art History Brush

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne 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.


DECEMBER 14, 2011

Working with Photoshop’s History Panel, Snapshots and the History Brush

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne 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!


DECEMBER 7, 2011

Quick Tip — Panorama Disappears

In this quick tip Julieanne shows an easy work-around for stitching large, resource-intensive panoramas that can’t be created in one step using PhotoMerge.


OCTOBER 5, 2011

Opening Files from Lightroom into Photoshop — FAQ

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne helps you avoid unwanted or puzzling results by answering the three most frequently asked questions around opening and round-tripping files from Lightroom to Photoshop.


SEPTEMBER 28, 2011

Quick Tip — How to Add Arrowheads to Lines in Photoshop

In this quick tip Julieanne reveals an automated feature for adding arrowheads to the beginning or end of lines in Photoshop.


SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

Create and Save Your Own Tool Presets in Photoshop CS5

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates how to eliminate repetitive tasks and increase efficiencies in Photoshop by customizing the tools you use the most and saving them as Presets.


SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

Quick Tip — How to Draw a Circle Around an Object in Photoshop

In this quick tip Julieanne demonstrates the most flexible way to create a transparent circle around an object.


AUGUST 24, 2011

Working with Variables

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates the incredible power of Variables in Photoshop. Learn how to cut hours of time 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 of its immense power for tasks such as automating event photography, creating web banners and graphics.


JULY 27, 2011

Posterizing Images with Control and Flexibility

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates how to reduce the color palette of an image to create a posterized effect with the most control and maximum flexibility possible.


JUNE 15, 2011

Creating Transparent Logos for Watermarks and Overlays in Photoshop

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates how to create a single vector logo out of multiple type and shape layers, specify a consistent size, apply a style and save the entire creation as a Tool Preset! In addition, Julieanne shows how to add a scan of your signature to any photograph with a simple change of a layer blend mode.


JUNE 1, 2011

Helpful Hints for Creating Actions in Photoshop

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne focuses on little known features and helpful hints for creating actions to successfully automate tasks in Photoshop.


JANUARY 27, 2011

Using Color to Add Emotional Impact to a Photograph

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne discusses how the addition of color as well as supporting imagery can help reinforce the mood and message of a composite image that a single photograph may fail to do on its own. Discover how to composite images through the use of masking, blend modes, smart objects, gradients and edge effects.


NOVEMBER 3, 2010

New Digital Composite: Hindsight

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne reveals some basic compositing techniques in Photoshop CS5 that she used to illustrate the feeling and mood of Iceland. Discover how easy it is to combine multiple images together using layers, masking, blend modes, and transparency in Photoshop CS5.


OCTOBER 20, 2010

Creating Diptychs & Triptychs (Part 2)

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates how to use Lightroom 3's Develop Module to use color, tone, placement of content, and stylistic effects to give a series of images a unified look and feel. Learn how to use leading lines to tie images together as well as repeating shape, detail and balance to form a cohesive story. Note: although this was recorded in Lightroom, many of the techniques can be replicated in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS5.


OCTOBER 13, 2010

Creating Diptychs & Triptychs (Part 1)

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne discusses how to select multiple images to work together as diptychs and triptychs. Learn how to select photographs with similar attributes such as color and shape, mood and lighting, line and form will help to unify two (or more) photographs, perhaps even creating new meaning though the relationship of the imagery.


SCRIPT

Invert Foreground Color (JavaScript)

This JavaScript (invertForeGroundClor.jsx) inverts the foreground color in Photoshop. To install:
1. Download and unzip the file
2. Quit Photoshop
3. Place the script in your Photoshop CS3/Presets/Scripts folder
4. Launch Photoshop
5. Select a foreground color
6. Choose File > Script > invertForeGroundClor
Of course you can assign a keyboard shortcut to the script by selecting Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts, selecting Shortcuts For Application Menus and scrolling down to File... Scripts... InvertForeGroundClor


SEPTEMBER 7, 2010

The Creative Composite

Somewhere between the decisive moment and moving pictures lies the world of digital compositing — where multiple images captured at different times layer together to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. In this episode Julieanne will demonstrate how to transform concepts and ideas into images by mastering the tools used in compositing.


JULY 22, 2010

The Advantages of the DNG File Format

Discover the advantage of working with and archiving to the DNG raw file format over proprietary raw file formats as well as choose which tool to use to convert your files as you move through your workflow.


JUNE 10, 2010

All the Little Things

Join Julieanne as she covers all those little features in Adobe Photoshop CS5 that you may not know about that can make your life easier.


MAY 31, 2010

Bridge and Mini Bridge

Join Julieanne as she explains a new feature found in Adobe Photoshop CS5 called Mini Bridge, which lets you access all your creative assets, sort and filter them and then drag them right into your document.


MAY 19, 2010

Merge to HDR Pro and Tone Mapping

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne covers the new Merge to HDR Pro and Tone Mapping Adjustment features in Adobe Photoshop CS5 which allow you to get a much higher dynamic range in your images.


MAY 14, 2010

New Camera Raw Features in CS5

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne goes over all the new refinements and enhancements you'll find in the latest version of Adobe Camera Raw, including Noise Reduction and Image Sharpening.


MAY 5, 2010

Painting in Photoshop (Part 2)

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne covers the Mixer Brush, one of the new painting features in Adobe Photoshop CS5.


APRIL 11, 2010

Painting in Photoshop (Part 1)

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne shows you some of the new painting features in Adobe Photoshop CS5 including the new Natural Media Bristle Tip Brushes.

Photoshop CS4

MAY 23, 2010

Making a Movie in Photoshop (Part 2)

In part 2 of this 2-part episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne continues to show you how to create a video file using an image sequence in Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended. This episode focuses on adding effects and audio.

MARCH 25, 2010

Making a Movie in Photoshop (Part 1)

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne shows you how to create a video file using an image sequence in Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended.

MARCH 1, 2010

Selective Focus

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne shows us how to get great results with the Lens Blur Filter in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

NOVEMBER 20, 2009

Creating a Triptych

In this Adobe Photoshop CS4 tutorial Julieanne shows you how to open 3 images at once in Photoshop and then easily arrange them into a triptych.

OCTOBER 18, 2009

Pixel Perfect's Bert Monroy Interviews Julieanne Kost

Watch how Julieanne and Bert demonstrate a technique to guide the viewer's eye to a specific portion of an image using a Depth Map with the Lens Blur filter in Photoshop CS4.

TIP - PDF

Black and White Options via Smart Objects (20MB PSD file)

To use this template, first open and crop your desired image to 540 x 366 pixels at 72 ppi. Note: you can crop the entire image, or focus in on a smaller, more important part of it.
1. Flatten your cropped file and select "Save As" to save the cropped file as "FileNameFlatLowRes.psd"
2. Then open the template, click on any one of the smart object layers in the layers palette. Select Layer > Smart Object > Replace Contents, and navigate to select your cropped, low resolution, flattened file.
3. After the images are replaced, choose the best looking conversion, open your original high resolution file, and drag and drop the adjustment layer from the template to the high res file. Voila!

SCRIPT

Add File Name (Javascript)

This JavaScript (AddFileName20pt.jsx) adds the name of the document as a type layer within the document (without the extension). Just place the script in your Photoshop CS3/Presets/Scripts folder. A word of caution, it is doubtful that the script will add the type layer at the exact size and in the exact position that you will want it. In order to make changes to the type style (size, font, color etc.), it is CRITICAL (especially if you are recording the script as part of an action) that you double click on the "Filename" type layer in the Layers palette and make changes with the options bar. Do NOT swipe the text in the image area or it will record that file's name as part of the action and all of the following images will be named the same as the first one that you recorded! Special thanks to Thomas Ruark at Adobe for creating this script. 01-24-2012 Updated script corrects error dialogs when run from Bridge.

NOVEMBER 30, 2008

Customizing Photoshop

Learn how to streamline Photoshop CS4 for your specific needs through the customization of Workspaces, Menus, Keyboard shortcuts, Preferences, Tool Presets, Palette Options, the Preset Manager and additional tips and techniques.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2008

Smart Objects

Julieanne shows you the advantages of working with Smart Objects in Photoshop. Learn how to use this powerful feature to add more flexibility to your workflow.

Photoshop CS3

JULY 1, 2008

Creative Special Effects

In this episode of The Complete Picture discover how to to completely change the look and feel of a photograph with some simple retouching, creative adjustments, and the addition of edges and texture.

MAY 30, 2008

Advanced Actions, Droplets & Scripts

In this episode of The Complete Picture take automation to a new level in PSCS3 by mastering complex actions in order to turn several steps into a single click. Discover droplets, integration with LR and scripts. (Part 2)

MAY 8, 2008

Basic Actions and Batch Processing

In this episode of The Complete Picture learn how you can accomplish more in less time using actions and batch processing in PSCS3’s to streamline your workflow and minimize repetitive tasks. (Part 1)

APRIL 28, 2008

The Power and Flexibility of Smart Objects

In this episode of The Complete Picture uncover the tremendous power behind PSCS3's Smart Objects. Add flexibility to your workflow using non-destructive transformations, and one-click template content replacement.

SCRIPT

Open, Make and Rename Layer (JavaScript)

Installing this script will allow you to open a file and have Photoshop CS3 automatically promote the background into a layer AND rename that layer the same as the file name. (This works for the Open command, Opening through Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw). Special thanks to Thomas Ruark at Adobe for creating and sharing this script!
1. Copy the script into the Photoshop CS3 folder / Presets / Scripts / Event Scripts Only
2. Launch Photoshop CS3
3. Select File > Scripts > Script Events Manager
4. In the Script Events Manager dialog box:
Click to enable "Enable Events to Run Scripts/Actions:"
For Photoshop Event: use the drop down to select "Open Document"
5. In the Script drop down select "OpenAsLayer"
6. Click the Add button (it should show up in the upper list box)
7. Click the Done button
8. Open your document. In the layers palette, the background has been changed to a layer and renamed the document name. Note: This script will have no effect on documents that do not have a background layer.