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  1. 1. ADOBE® PHOTOSHOP Help and tutorials September 2013
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Contents What’s new................................................................................................................................................... 1 What’s New in Photoshop CC................................................................................................................................................ 2 Photoshop getting started tutorials............................................................................................................. 14 Introduction to Camera Raw................................................................................................................................................. 15 Workspace and workflow............................................................................................................................ 19 Share your work on Behance | Photoshop CC..................................................................................................................... 20 Sync settings using Adobe Creative Cloud | Photoshop CC................................................................................................ 24 Workspace basics.................................................................................................................................................................26 Panels and menus................................................................................................................................................................ 32 Tools..................................................................................................................................................................................... 36 Preferences.......................................................................................................................................................................... 43 Plug-ins................................................................................................................................................................................. 44 Presets..................................................................................................................................................................................45 Productivity enhancements (JDI’s) in CS6........................................................................................................................... 48 Key shortcuts........................................................................................................................................................................ 51 Show or hide non-printing Extras..........................................................................................................................................53 Position elements with snapping.......................................................................................................................................... 54 Positioning with the Ruler tool.............................................................................................................................................. 55 Specifying columns for an image.......................................................................................................................................... 56 Rulers................................................................................................................................................................................... 57 Undo and history...................................................................................................................................................................58 Customizing keyboard shortcuts...........................................................................................................................................62 Default keyboard shortcuts................................................................................................................................................... 64 Grid and guides.................................................................................................................................................................... 89 Run Photoshop in 32-bit mode (64-bit Mac OS only)........................................................................................................... 91 Image and color basics............................................................................................................................... 92 Resizing images | CC, CS6.................................................................................................................................................. 93 Image essentials................................................................................................................................................................... 95 Image size and resolution..................................................................................................................................................... 97 Acquiring images from cameras and scanners...................................................................................................................102 Creating, opening, and importing images........................................................................................................................... 104 Viewing images...................................................................................................................................................................107 Add swatches from HTML CSS and SVG.......................................................................................................................... 111 Merging images to HDR..................................................................................................................................................... 112 Adjusting display of 32-bit HDR images............................................................................................................................. 118 Convert an image to Bitmap mode..................................................................................................................................... 124 Adding a conditional mode change to an action................................................................................................................. 128 Customizing indexed color tables....................................................................................................................................... 129 Choosing colors in the Color and Swatches panels........................................................................................................... 130 Viewing multiple images..................................................................................................................................................... 132 About color..........................................................................................................................................................................134 Choosing colors.................................................................................................................................................................. 137 High dynamic range images............................................................................................................................................... 142 Blending modes.................................................................................................................................................................. 148 Color modes....................................................................................................................................................................... 151 Converting between color modes....................................................................................................................................... 153
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Customizing color pickers and swatches............................................................................................................................ 157 Image information............................................................................................................................................................... 159 Understanding color management......................................................................................................................................162 Layers....................................................................................................................................................... 164 Layer basics........................................................................................................................................................................165 Generate image assets from layers | Photoshop CC......................................................................................................... 169 Managing layers................................................................................................................................................................. 174 Selecting, grouping, and linking layers............................................................................................................................... 177 Copy CSS from layers | CC, CS6....................................................................................................................................... 179 Moving, stacking, and locking layers.................................................................................................................................. 180 Combining multiple images into a group portrait................................................................................................................ 182 Masking layers.................................................................................................................................................................... 183 Revealing layers with clipping masks................................................................................................................................. 188 Masking layers with vector masks...................................................................................................................................... 190 Editing layer masks.............................................................................................................................................................192 Load selections from a layer or layer mask’s boundaries................................................................................................... 193 Applying a Smart Filter....................................................................................................................................................... 194 Create Smart Objects......................................................................................................................................................... 197 Knockout to reveal content from other layers..................................................................................................................... 200 Combine images with Auto-Blend Layers........................................................................................................................... 201 Aligning layers.................................................................................................................................................................... 202 Create and manage layers and groups.............................................................................................................................. 204 Nondestructive editing........................................................................................................................................................ 206 Layer opacity and blending................................................................................................................................................. 207 Blending modes.................................................................................................................................................................. 210 Layer comps....................................................................................................................................................................... 213 Layer effects and styles...................................................................................................................................................... 215 Selecting................................................................................................................................................... 222 Making selections............................................................................................................................................................... 223 Adjusting pixel selections....................................................................................................................................................224 Moving, copying, and deleting selected pixels....................................................................................................................229 Saving selections and alpha channel masks...................................................................................................................... 233 Selecting with the lasso tools..............................................................................................................................................236 Selecting with the marquee tools........................................................................................................................................ 239 Making quick selections...................................................................................................................................................... 241 Selecting a color range in an image................................................................................................................................... 243 Duplicate split and merge channels.................................................................................................................................... 246 Creating a temporary quick mask....................................................................................................................................... 248 Channel basics................................................................................................................................................................... 250 Channel calculations...........................................................................................................................................................253 Extract an object from its background................................................................................................................................ 255 Image adjustments................................................................................................................................... 257 Reduce camera shake blurring | Photoshop CC................................................................................................................ 258 Adjusting image sharpness and blur | CC, CS6................................................................................................................. 264 Understanding color adjustments....................................................................................................................................... 270 Viewing histograms and pixel values.................................................................................................................................. 276 High dynamic range images............................................................................................................................................... 281 Levels adjustment............................................................................................................................................................... 287 Adjusting hue and saturation.............................................................................................................................................. 290
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Adjust HDR exposure and toning....................................................................................................................................... 293 Adjusting image color and tone.......................................................................................................................................... 294 Curves adjustment.............................................................................................................................................................. 296 Adjust color and tone with Levels and Curves eyedroppers............................................................................................... 300 Adjust shadow and highlight detail..................................................................................................................................... 302 Convert a color image to black and white........................................................................................................................... 304 Applying Color Balance adjustment.................................................................................................................................... 305 Quickly adjust black and white points................................................................................................................................. 307 Apply a Brightness-Contrast adjustment............................................................................................................................ 308 Dodge or burn image areas................................................................................................................................................ 309 Adjustment and fill layers.................................................................................................................................................... 310 Applying special color effects to images............................................................................................................................. 313 Making quick tonal adjustments..........................................................................................................................................315 Matching, replacing, and mixing colors...............................................................................................................................318 Targeting images for press................................................................................................................................................. 323 Camera Raw............................................................................................................................................. 325 Introduction to Camera Raw............................................................................................................................................... 326 Automatic perspective correction in Camera Raw | Photoshop CC................................................................................... 330 Radial Filter in Camera Raw | Photoshop CC.................................................................................................................... 333 Enhanced Spot Removal Tool in Camera Raw | Photoshop CC........................................................................................ 336 Make color and tonal adjustments in Camera Raw............................................................................................................ 340 Correct lens distortions in Camera Raw............................................................................................................................. 345 Process versions in Camera Raw.......................................................................................................................................348 Sharpening and noise reduction in Camera Raw............................................................................................................... 349 Make local adjustments in Camera Raw............................................................................................................................ 351 Adjust color rendering for your camera in Camera Raw..................................................................................................... 355 Manage Camera Raw settings........................................................................................................................................... 357 Navigate, open, and save images in Camera Raw.............................................................................................................361 Rotate, crop, and retouch images in Camera Raw............................................................................................................. 364 Vignette and grain effects in Camera Raw......................................................................................................................... 366 Repair and restoration.............................................................................................................................. 368 Content-Aware Patch and Move......................................................................................................................................... 369 Retouching and repairing images....................................................................................................................................... 371 Correcting image distortion and noise................................................................................................................................ 377 Reshaping and transforming..................................................................................................................... 380 Transforming objects.......................................................................................................................................................... 381 Adjusting crop, rotation, and canvas...................................................................................................................................388 Create panoramic images with Photomerge.......................................................................................................................393 Content-aware scaling........................................................................................................................................................ 396 Crop and straighten photos | CC, CS6............................................................................................................................... 398 Liquify filter..........................................................................................................................................................................401 Free transformations of images shapes and paths.............................................................................................................406 Vanishing Point................................................................................................................................................................... 408 Warp images shapes and paths......................................................................................................................................... 419 Drawing and painting................................................................................................................................ 422 Modify shapes | CC, CS6................................................................................................................................................... 423 About drawing..................................................................................................................................................................... 425 Drawing shapes.................................................................................................................................................................. 427 Painting tools...................................................................................................................................................................... 431
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Brush presets......................................................................................................................................................................433 Creating and modifying brushes......................................................................................................................................... 435 Erasing parts of an image................................................................................................................................................... 441 Creating patterns................................................................................................................................................................ 444 Managing pattern libraries and presets.............................................................................................................................. 445 Painting stylized strokes with the Art History Brush............................................................................................................446 Painting with the Mixer Brush............................................................................................................................................. 447 Painting with a pattern........................................................................................................................................................ 449 Drawing or painting with a graphics tablet.......................................................................................................................... 450 Editing paths....................................................................................................................................................................... 451 Creating textured brushes.................................................................................................................................................. 459 Adding dynamic elements to brushes................................................................................................................................. 461 Draw a path that snaps to defined edges........................................................................................................................... 464 Drawing with the Pen tools................................................................................................................................................. 465 Adding color to paths.......................................................................................................................................................... 470 Blending modes.................................................................................................................................................................. 472 Converting between paths and selection borders...............................................................................................................475 Filling and stroking selections, layers, and paths............................................................................................................... 477 Generate a pattern using the Pattern Maker...................................................................................................................... 480 Gradients............................................................................................................................................................................ 482 Managing paths.................................................................................................................................................................. 486 Text........................................................................................................................................................... 488 Creating type...................................................................................................................................................................... 489 Editing text.......................................................................................................................................................................... 493 Creating type effects........................................................................................................................................................... 497 Formatting Characters........................................................................................................................................................ 501 Line and character spacing.................................................................................................................................................506 Formatting paragraphs....................................................................................................................................................... 509 Arabic and Hebrew type | CC, CS6.................................................................................................................................... 515 Fonts................................................................................................................................................................................... 518 Asian type........................................................................................................................................................................... 521 Video and animation................................................................................................................................. 526 Video editing | CC, CS6...................................................................................................................................................... 527 Creating frame animations..................................................................................................................................................530 Creating timeline animations (Photoshop Extended)..........................................................................................................536 Creating images for video................................................................................................................................................... 541 Editing video and animation layers..................................................................................................................................... 545 Saving and exporting video and animations....................................................................................................................... 550 Video and animation overview............................................................................................................................................ 557 Importing video files and image sequences (Photoshop Extended)................................................................................... 562 Painting frames in video layers (Photoshop Extended)...................................................................................................... 565 Previewing video and animations....................................................................................................................................... 567 Filters and effects..................................................................................................................................... 570 Filter basics.........................................................................................................................................................................571 Filter effects reference | CC, CS6....................................................................................................................................... 574 Add Lighting Effects | CC, CS6........................................................................................................................................... 582 Photographic blur gallery.................................................................................................................................................... 585 Adaptive wide angle filter.................................................................................................................................................... 588 Oil Paint filter...................................................................................................................................................................... 590
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Smudge image areas..........................................................................................................................................................591 Add Lighting Effects (CS5)................................................................................................................................................. 592 Applying specific filters....................................................................................................................................................... 596 Layer effects and styles...................................................................................................................................................... 599 Saving and exporting................................................................................................................................ 606 Saving images.................................................................................................................................................................... 607 File formats......................................................................................................................................................................... 610 Supported file formats.........................................................................................................................................................616 Saving files in graphics formats.......................................................................................................................................... 618 Saving PDF files................................................................................................................................................................. 621 Creating web photo galleries.............................................................................................................................................. 627 Digimarc copyright protection............................................................................................................................................. 632 Printing...................................................................................................................................................... 634 Printing from Photoshop | CC, CS6.................................................................................................................................... 635 Printing with color management......................................................................................................................................... 638 Contact Sheets and PDF Presentations............................................................................................................................. 641 Duotones............................................................................................................................................................................ 642 Picture packages and contact sheets................................................................................................................................. 645 Printing images to a commercial printing press.................................................................................................................. 649 Printing with color management | CS5............................................................................................................................... 653 Printing from Photoshop CS5............................................................................................................................................. 656 Printing spot colors............................................................................................................................................................. 659 Automation................................................................................................................................................ 662 About actions and the Actions panel.................................................................................................................................. 663 Creating actions.................................................................................................................................................................. 664 Playing and managing actions............................................................................................................................................ 667 Processing a batch of files.................................................................................................................................................. 670 Scripting.............................................................................................................................................................................. 674 Creating data-driven graphics.............................................................................................................................................675 Adding conditional actions | CC, CS6................................................................................................................................. 679 Recording tools in actions | CC, CS6................................................................................................................................. 680 Adding a conditional mode change to an action................................................................................................................. 681 Web graphics............................................................................................................................................ 682 Copy CSS from layers | CC, CS6....................................................................................................................................... 683 Creating web photo galleries.............................................................................................................................................. 684 Working with web graphics................................................................................................................................................. 689 Slicing web pages............................................................................................................................................................... 691 Modifying slice layout..........................................................................................................................................................694 HTML options for slices...................................................................................................................................................... 697 Optimizing images.............................................................................................................................................................. 699 Output settings for web graphics........................................................................................................................................ 704 Web graphics optimization options..................................................................................................................................... 706 3D and technical imaging......................................................................................................................... 715 3D painting | CC, CS6........................................................................................................................................................ 716 3D panel enhancements | Photoshop CC.......................................................................................................................... 720 Essential 3D concepts and tools.........................................................................................................................................723 3D workflow | CC, CS6....................................................................................................................................................... 727 Adjust HDR exposure and toning....................................................................................................................................... 730 3D panel settings................................................................................................................................................................ 731
  7. 7. Creating 3D objects and animations................................................................................................................................... 741 3D rendering and saving.....................................................................................................................................................746 3D painting | CS5................................................................................................................................................................ 750 3D texture editing................................................................................................................................................................752 Combining and converting 3D objects................................................................................................................................ 755 Counting objects in an image............................................................................................................................................. 757 DICOM files........................................................................................................................................................................ 759 Image Stacks...................................................................................................................................................................... 762 Measurement...................................................................................................................................................................... 765 Photoshop and MATLAB.................................................................................................................................................... 770 Color management................................................................................................................................... 772 Understanding color management......................................................................................................................................773 Keeping colors consistent................................................................................................................................................... 775 Color settings...................................................................................................................................................................... 778 Working with color profiles.................................................................................................................................................. 781 Color-managing documents for online viewing................................................................................................................... 785 Color-managing documents when printing......................................................................................................................... 786 Color-managing imported images.......................................................................................................................................788 Proofing colors.................................................................................................................................................................... 789
  8. 8. What's new 1
  9. 9. What's New in Photoshop CC Adobe® Photoshop® CC ships with several new features and enhancements that enrich your digital imaging experience. Read on for a quick introduction to new features and links to resources offering more information. Note: If you're upgrading from Photoshop CS5, see What's New in Photoshop CS6 for an overview of new features in Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop 13.1 for Adobe Creative Cloud. Photoshop CC | September 2013 Generate image assets from layers Camera shake reduction improvements Other enhancements Photoshop CC | June 2013 Reduce camera shake blurring Image resizing improvements Share your work on Behance Sync settings using Adobe Creative Cloud 3D imaging Filters Adobe Camera Raw Multiple selection of paths Modify rectangles and rounded rectangles Support for Indic languages System anti-aliasing option for type Other enhancements Product-level changes To the top Photoshop CC | September 2013 Generate image assets from layers New in Photoshop CC | September 2013 You can generate JPEG, PNG, or GIF image assets from the contents of a layer or layer group in a PSD file. Assets are automatically generated when you append a supported image format extension to a layer name or a layer group name. Optionally, you can also specify quality and size parameters for the generated image assets. Generating image assets from a PSD file is particularly useful for multidevice web design. For more information, see Generate image assets from layers. 2
  10. 10. Image assets generated from layers/layer groups Camera shake reduction improvements Enhanced in Photoshop CC | September 2013 User interface enhancements for productivity gains Option to disable artifact suppression HiDPI preview support for retina display Improved performance on large screens For more information, see Reduce camera shake blurring. Camera shake reduction UI improvements Other enhancements Increased stability while saving files to network locations Photoshop-Behance integration is now available for several languages. See Share your work on Behance. Native read-only PSDX file format support New controls to modify the range and fuzziness for Shadows, Highlights, and Midtones Improved performance and stability while using content-aware features Increased limit for number of measurements: 700 to 10,000 Improved anchor point selection: Clicking a selected anchor point now selects that anchor point and deselects other anchor points 32-bit support for 24 filters. See Filter effects reference. Crash prevention through improved GPU detection and disabling New option to select All Layers/Active Layers for Path and Direct Selection tools Isolation mode changes: Custom keyboard shortcut support for entering/exiting the Isolation mode Option to enter the Isolation mode by double-clicking is now unavailable in the Active Layers mode Instead of turning filtering off, exiting the Isolation mode now resets the Layer Filter to default values New option in the Properties panel flyout menu to control the display of the panel during shape layer creation Path point selection is now no longer retained while switching between layers To the top Photoshop CC | June 2013 3
  11. 11. Reduce camera shake blurring New in Photoshop CC Photoshop features an intelligent mechanism to automatically reduce image blurring caused by camera motion. If necessary, you can adjust advanced settings to further sharpen the image. The camera shake reduction feature can reduce blurring resulting from several types of camera motion; including linear motion, arc-shaped motion, rotational motion, and zigzag motion. Camera shake reduction | A before/after example Images suitable for camera shake reduction The camera shake reduction feature works best with decently lit still camera images having low noise. The following types of still images are particularly suitable for shake reduction: Indoor or outdoor images captured using a lens with a long focal length Indoor images of a static scene taken with a slow shutter speed and no flash In addition, shake reduction can help sharpen blurred text in images affected by camera motion. For more information, see Reduce camera shake blurring. Image resizing improvements Enhanced in Photoshop CC The Image Size command now includes a method to Preserve Details and provide better sharpness while enlarging images. In addition, the Image Size dialog box has been updated for ease of use: A window displays the preview image from the resizing parameters. Resizing the dialog box resizes the preview window. The Scale Styles option is turned on and off from inside the gear menu in the upper right corner of the dialog box. From the Dimensions pop-up menu, choose different units of measurement to display the dimensions of the final output. Click the link icon to toggle the constrain proportions option on and off. The resample menu options are arranged by usage, including the new edge-preserving method. For more information, see Resizing images. 4
  12. 12. Original uncropped image Sharp resized image with details preservation Share your work on Behance New in Photoshop CC You can upload your creative images as work-in-progress to Behance directly from within Photoshop. Behance is the leading online platform to showcase and discover creative work. Using Behance, you can create a portfolio of your work and broadcast it widely and efficiently to get feedback. You can upload fresh images as well as revisions of images you've uploaded earlier. 5
  13. 13. Note: Behance integration with Photoshop CC is not available in France and Japan for now. Uploading revisions to Behance... Share your work from within Photoshop in one of the following ways: With a document open, select File > Share On Behance. With a document open, click the Share On Behance button ( ) in the lower-left corner of the document window. You can either start a new Behance portfolio using your Adobe ID or link your existing Behance account with your Adobe ID. For more information about Photoshop-Behance integration, see Share your work on Behance. For more information about using Behance, see this FAQ. You must be 13 years of age or older to sign up for Behance. Note: You can share images of dimensions 320 x 320 pixel or higher. Sync settings using Adobe Creative Cloud New in Photoshop CC When you work on multiple computers, managing and syncing preferences across the computers can be time-consuming, complex, and prone to error. The new Sync Settings feature enables you to sync preferences and settings via Creative Cloud. If you use two computers, the Sync Settings feature makes it easy for you to keep those settings synchronized across the two computers. The syncing happens via your Adobe Creative Cloud account. Settings are uploaded to your Creative Cloud account and are then downloaded and applied on the other computer. Choose Edit > Sync Settings and then select the relevant options. For more information, see Sync Settings Using Adobe Creative Cloud | CC. 3D imaging Enhanced in Photoshop CC Note: Also see 3D features | Creative Cloud-only for Creative Cloud-only features added to Photoshop CS6. These features are also available in Photoshop CC. 6
  14. 14. 3D painting Photoshop CC features several enhancements that let you paint 3D models with finer control and greater accuracy. When you paint in the default Live 3D Painting mode, you can see your brush strokes update in real time in both the 3D model view and the texture view. The Live 3D Painting mode also offers significant performance gains and minimizes distortion. Projection Painting, the default 3D painting method in Photoshop CS5 and CS6, remains available in Photoshop CC. You can switch to this 3D painting method by selecting 3D > Use Projection Painting. Besides Live 3D Painting, Photoshop CC features the following enhancements to 3D painting functionality: When you target different texture types for painting, you can see the paint target in both the 3D model and the target texture view. You can choose to paint your 3D objects in the unlit mode. This mode ignores any lighting in your scene and wraps raw texture data of the appropriate type around your 3D objects. Painting in the unlit mode lets you paint without shading and with greater color accuracy. Available 3D painting methods Different painting methods are appropriate for different use cases. Photoshop CC provides the following 3D painting methods: Live 3D Painting: (Default in Photoshop CC) Brush strokes made in the 3D model view or the texture view are reflected in real time in the other view. This 3D painting method offers high performance and minimum distortion. Layer Projection Painting: (Enhanced in Photoshop CC) The Gradient tool and filters use this painting method. The Layer Projection Painting method involves merging a painted layer with the underlying 3D layer. During the merge operation, Photoshop automatically projects the paint onto the appropriate target textures. Projection Painting: (Only method in Photoshop CS6) Projection Painting is suitable for painting multiple textures simultaneously or for painting the seam between two textures. However, in general, it is a lower-performance painting method and may result in cracks when you’re painting complex 3D objects. Texture Painting: You can open the 2D texture and paint it directly. For more information, see 3D painting. Live 3D Painting in Photoshop 3D panel Photoshop CC features a revamped 3D panel that makes it easier for you to work with 3D objects. Modeled after the Layers panel, the redesigned 3D panel is structured as a scene graph/tree having root objects and child objects. You can interact with 3D objects in the scene graph in several ways: Delete objects Reorder objects Reverse object order Insert objects Duplicate objects Make instances of objects (linked instances or decoupled instances) 7
  15. 15. Group objects You can access these interactions from the context menu associated with a 3D object. Right click an object to access its context menu on Windows. To access the context menu on Mac OS, click the object with the Control key held down. Some interactions are not available for certain types of 3D objects. For more information, see 3D panel enhancements | Photoshop CC. Linked instance: Changes made to the object reflect on the instance Instance decoupled from the original object Filters Enhanced in Photoshop CC Smart Sharpen filter enhancements The enhanced Smart Sharpen filter empowers you to produce high-quality results through adaptive sharpening technology that minimizes noise and halo effects. The streamlined UI design for this filter offers optimized controls for targeted sharpening. Use the sliders for quick adjustments and advanced controls to fine-tune your results. For more information, see Filter effects reference and Adjusting image sharpness and blur. Smart Sharpen dialog box 8
  16. 16. Minimum and Maximum filter enhancements The Maximum and Minimum filters have been updated. You can now choose from the Preserve menu to favor squareness or roundness as you specify the radius value. Radius values can now be entered as decimals. For more information, see Filter effects reference. Preserve squareness or roundness Adobe Camera Raw as a filter New in Photoshop CC In Photoshop CC, Adobe Camera Raw is available as a filter as well. When you process an image in Photoshop, you can choose to apply the Camera Raw Filter (Filter > Camera Raw Filter) on images that are already open in Photoshop. This means that you can apply Camera Raw adjustments to more file types like PNG, video clips, TIFF, JPEG, and more. The images processed with the Camera Raw Filter can be on any layer. Also, all edits that are performed to the image types are non-destructive. Camera Raw Filter (Shift + Ctrl/Cmd + A) in Photoshop For more information, see this video on using Camera Raw as a filter in Photoshop. Adobe Camera Raw 9
  17. 17. For information on the recent improvements in Camera Raw, see the video overview of Adobe Camera Raw 8. JPEG and TIFF file-handling preferences New in Photoshop CC New preferences are available to determine how Photoshop handles JPEG and TIFF files. These settings are particularly useful if your workflows include the use of Camera Raw each time you process an image, or would like to call Camera Raw selectively. For example, a photographer may want to process each image with the Camera Raw dialog before opening it in Photoshop. However, a retoucher or a compositor may want to open the Camera Raw dialog only for images that have previously been processed using Camera Raw. To modify the preferences in Photoshop, click Preferences > File Handling > File Compatibility section > Camera Raw Preferences > JPEG and TIFF Handling section. You can choose if opening a JPEG or TIFF automatically calls the Camera Raw dialog or not. For example, choose from the JPEG dropdown: Disable JPEG support. When you open a JPEG file in Photoshop, the Camera Raw dialog does not open. Automatically open JPEGS with settings. When you open a JPEG file in Photoshop, the Camera Raw dialog is opened only if the JPEG file has previously been processed using Adobe Camera Raw Automatically open all supported JPEGS. The Camera Raw dialog is opened each time you open a JPEG file. Use the TIFF dropdown to make a similar choice for TIFF files. Spot Removal tool Enhanced in Photoshop CC The new behavior of the Spot Removal (Camera Raw dialog > Spot Removal tool, or keyboard shortcut B) tool is similar to the Healing Brush in Photoshop. Use the Spot Removal tool to paint over an element in your photo, select a source area that could be used on your selected area, and the tool does the rest for you. You can press the forward slash (/) key to let Camera Raw pick the source area for you. A zip-line that needs to be cleaned up (left), is identified, selected, and matched with a source area (center), and then removed (right) While the Spot Removal tool enables you to remove visible imperfections, some flaws in the photo may not be visible in the normal view (for example, sensor dust, or spots or blemishes on a portrait). The Visualize Spots option in the Spot Removal tool enables you to see smaller and less-visible imperfections. When you select the Visualize Spots checkbox, the image appears inverted. You can vary the contrast levels of the inverted image to see imperfections more clearly. You can then use the Spot Removal tool in this view to remove any imperfections. For more information, see the article on the enhanced Spot Removal tool in Photoshop CC. Radial Filter New in Photoshop CC The new Radial Filter tool (Camera Raw dialog > Radial Filter tool, or keyboard shortcut J) enables you to define elliptical marquees, and then apply localized corrections to these areas. The corrections can be applied within or outside the marquee areas. You can place multiple Radial Filters on an image, and apply a different set of adjustments to each Radial Filter. 10
  18. 18. The image as shot (left), and the subject brought into focus using a vignette-like effect using Radial Filters (right) For example, a vignette-like effect has been simulated in the image above. Two overlapping Radial Filter areas were defined over the face of the subject, one slightly larger than the other. Using the larger Radial Filter area, adjustments were made to subdue the regions behind the face. The second, smaller Radial filter area was adjusted to brighten and highlight the face. For more information, see the article on the Radial Filter tool. Upright modes New in Photoshop CC The Upright feature (Camera Raw dialog > Lens Correction > Manual tab) in Camera Raw enables you to automatically straighten image content. The Upright mode automatically corrects the perspective of the elements in a photograph. The feature has four settings that you can choose from: Auto: Balanced perspective corrections Level: Perspective corrections are weighted toward horizontal details Vertical: Perspective corrections are weighted toward vertical details Full: Combination of Level, Vertical, and Auto perspective corrections You can apply one setting, cycle through the others, and then choose the setting that is best for your photograph. Sample image before applying perspective correction (left) and after using the Auto setting in the Upright feature (right) Also, a new slider - Aspect has been to the existing set. The Aspect slider lets you modify the aspect of the image horizontally or vertically. Sliding the control left modifies the horizontal aspect, and sliding it right modifies the vertical aspect of the photo. For more information, see the article on Automatic perspective correction in Camera Raw. Multiple selection of paths Enhanced in Photoshop CC 11
  19. 19. New enhancements in Photoshop CC let you work with multiple paths. You can apply commands to multiple paths from the Paths panel menu. Specifically users will be happy to hear they can select more than one path and delete them all at once. You can now perform the following actions: Shift-click to select multiple paths in the Paths panel Ctrl-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS) to select non-contiguous paths Drag either the Path Selection tool and the Direct Selection tool over multiple paths to manipulate them, even if the paths are on different layers. Alt-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (Mac OS) a path in the Paths panel duplicates it Reorder a path by dragging in the Paths panel. You can only reorder paths that are not shape, type, or vector mask paths. Delete multiple selected paths at once. For more information, see Editing paths. Modify rectangles and rounded rectangles Enhanced in Photoshop CC You can adjust dimensions, placement, and the corner radii of a rectangle or rounded rectangle shape after it has been created. Each corner can be adjusted independently and adjustments can be simultaneously made to rectangles on multiple layers. For more information, see Modify shapes. Support for Indic languages New in Photoshop CC You can now type text in 10 Indic languages into your Photoshop documents: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu. To enable Indic language support, select Preferences > Type > Middle Eastern And South Asian. Changes take effect for the next document that you create. When you enable Indic support, two additional composers are enabled in the flyout menu of the Paragraph panel: • Single-line Composer • Every-line Composer Note: You can enable either Middle Eastern And South Asian support or East Asian support in a document. System anti-aliasing option for type Enhanced in Photoshop CC The new system anti-aliasing option for type gives you a realistic preview of how your type will appear on the web. This new option closely matches the anti-aliasing options in popular browsers for both Windows and Mac-based rendering. Other enhancements Significantly improved performance for the Blur Gallery. The Blur Gallery now uses OpenCL for previews as well as the final result. Several enhancements to the preset migration functionality: Presets are now migrated from the user library folder as well as the application presets folder Active presets are now migrated along with non-loaded presets Only presets for the immediate past version are migrated. For example, CS6 presets are migrated while CS5 presets are ignored from a migration standpoint. A system restart is not required after migrating presets. Changes to Windows Open/Save dialog boxes: Changes to the ordering and placement of some controls The Use Lower Case option has been removed. You can change file extension upper/lower case setting in the Preferences dialog box. Warning icons and the warning text info box have been replaced with the Warning button appearing next to the Save and Cancel buttons. When you click this Warning button, Photoshop displays a message capturing the reason for the warning. If a document has no warnings, the Warning button is hidden. 12
  20. 20. The Warning button An angle control widget for brushes is now available from the options bar as well as the context menu. The View Print Size option has been restored. The gamma value for text is now automatically set for new system options. Improved performance when you save your work to network shares on Mac OS X Metadata and ICC profiles are now included when you save a document as PNG. You can now export CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) code directly from layers or groups. Select Layer > Copy CSS. Copy CSS improvements: Copy CSS units are now always pixel (px) Copy CSS transparency now works in gradients Improved placement of transformed text Width is no longer generated for non-paragraph text You can now select and delete multiple type styles You can now use the Shift key modifier while creating paths. Product-level changes All features in Photoshop Extended CS6 are now available in Photoshop CC. Photoshop CC does not have a separate Extended offering. The following applications are no longer installed by default with Photoshop CC: Bridge CC; to see a list of new features, see What's New in Adobe Bridge CC Extension Manager ExtendScriptToolkit Note: To download Bridge CC, Extension Manager, or ExtendScriptToolkit; log in to Adobe Creative Cloud, navigate to Apps, and then download the desired application. New system requirements for Photoshop CC: Support for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) is not officially supported. In particular, you cannot work with video files on Mac OS X 10.6. You can create a timeline with stills and add effects like transitions. However, you can export this work only using the File > Export > Render Video > Photoshop Image Sequence option. The Lighting Effects filter (Filter > Render > Lighting Effects) works only with 8-bit RGB images in Photoshop CC. Twitter™ and Facebook posts are not covered under the terms of Creative Commons. Legal Notices | Online Privacy Policy 13
  21. 21. Photoshop getting started tutorials Learn Photoshop CC video tutorials Adobe TV (May. 17, 2013) video-tutorial Video | Photoshop introduction video-tutorial (Jun. 17, 2013) Video | Using the Camera Shake Reduction filter video-tutorial (Jun. 17, 2013) Video | Adobe Camera Raw as a filter video-tutorial (Jun. 17, 2013) Video | Syncing Presets in Photoshop CC video-tutorial (Jun. 17, 2013) Video | 3D Painting - The next level video-tutorial (Jun. 17, 2013) 14
  22. 22. Introduction to Camera Raw About camera raw files About Camera Raw About the Digital Negative (DNG) format Processing images with Camera Raw Camera Raw dialog box overview Work with the Camera Raw cache in Adobe Bridge Work with Camera Raw and Lightroom To the top About camera raw files A camera raw file contains unprocessed, uncompressed grayscale picture data from a digital camera’s image sensor, along with information about how the image was captured (metadata). Photoshop® Camera Raw software interprets the camera raw file, using information about the camera and the image’s metadata to construct and process a color image. Think of a camera raw file as your photo negative. You can reprocess the file at any time, achieving the results that you want by making adjustments for white balance, tonal range, contrast, color saturation, and sharpening. When you adjust a camera raw image, the original camera raw data is preserved. Adjustments are stored as metadata in an accompanying sidecar file, in a database, or in the file itself (in the case of DNG format). When you shoot JPEG files with your camera, the camera automatically processes the JPEG file to enhance and compress the image. You generally have little control over how this processing occurs. Shooting camera raw images with your camera gives you greater control than shooting JPEG images, because camera raw does not lock you into processing done by your camera. You can still edit JPEG and TIFF images in Camera Raw, but you will be editing pixels that were already processed by the camera. Camera raw files always contain the original, unprocessed pixels from the camera. To shoot camera raw images, you must set your camera to save files in its own camera raw file format. Note: The Photoshop Raw format (.raw) is a file format for transferring images between applications and computer platforms. Don’t confuse Photoshop raw with camera raw file formats. File extensions for camera raw files vary depending on the camera manufacturer. Digital cameras capture and store camera raw data with a linear tone response curve (gamma 1.0). Both film and the human eye have a nonlinear, logarithmic response to light (gamma greater than 2). An unprocessed camera raw image viewed as a grayscale image would seem very dark, because what appears twice as bright to the photosensor and computer seems less than twice as bright to the human eye. For a list of supported cameras and for more information about Camera Raw, see Digital camera raw file support. To see a list of cameras and which version of Camera Raw each camera requires, see Camera Raw plug-in | Supported cameras. To the top About Camera Raw Camera Raw software is included as a plug-in with Adobe After Effects® and Adobe Photoshop, and also adds functionality to Adobe Bridge. Camera Raw gives each of these applications the ability to import and work with camera raw files. You can also use Camera Raw to work with JPEG and TIFF files. Note: Camera Raw supports images up to 65,000 pixels long or wide and up to 512 megapixels. Camera Raw converts CMYK images to RGB upon opening. For a list of supported cameras, see Digital camera raw file support. You must have Photoshop or After Effects installed to open files in the Camera Raw dialog box from Adobe Bridge. However, if Photoshop or After Effects is not installed, you can still preview the images and see their metadata in Adobe Bridge. If another application is associated with the image file type, it’s possible to open the file in that application from Adobe Bridge. Using Adobe Bridge, you can apply, copy, and clear image settings, and you can see previews and metadata for camera raw files without opening them in the Camera Raw dialog box. The preview in Adobe Bridge is a JPEG image generated using the current image settings; the preview is not the raw camera data itself, which would appear as a very dark grayscale image. Note: A caution icon appears in the thumbnails and preview image in the Camera Raw dialog box while the preview is generated from the camera raw image. You can modify the default settings that Camera Raw uses for a particular model of camera. For each camera model, you can also modify the defaults for a particular ISO setting or a particular camera (by serial number). You can modify and save image settings as presets for use with other images. When you use Camera Raw to make adjustments (including straightening and cropping) to a camera raw image, the image’s original camera raw data is preserved. The adjustments are stored in either the Camera Raw database, as metadata embedded in the image file, or in a sidecar XMP file (a metadata file that accompanies a camera raw file). For more information, see Specify where Camera Raw settings are stored. 15
  23. 23. After you process and edit a camera raw file using the Camera Raw plug-in, an icon appears in the image thumbnail in Adobe Bridge. If you open a camera raw file in Photoshop, you can save the image in other image formats, such as PSD, JPEG, Large Document Format (PSB), TIFF, Cineon, Photoshop Raw, PNG, or PBM. From the Camera Raw dialog box in Photoshop, you can save the processed files in Digital Negative (DNG), JPEG, TIFF, or Photoshop (PSD) formats. Although Photoshop Camera Raw software can open and edit a camera raw image file, it cannot save an image in a camera raw format. As new versions of Camera Raw become available, you can update this software by installing a new version of the plug-in. You can check for updates to Adobe software by choosing Help > Updates. Different camera models save camera raw images in many different formats, and the data must be interpreted differently for these formats. Camera Raw includes support for many camera models, and it can interpret many camera raw formats. If you have trouble opening Camera Raw files, see Why doesn't my version of Photoshop or Lightroom support my camera? To the top About the Digital Negative (DNG) format The Digital Negative (DNG) format is a non-proprietary, publicly documented, and widely supported format for storing raw camera data. Hardware and software developers use DNG because it results in a flexible workflow for processing and archiving camera raw data. You may also use DNG as an intermediate format for storing images that were originally captured using a proprietary camera raw format. Because DNG metadata is publicly documented, software readers such as Camera Raw do not need camera-specific knowledge to decode and process files created by a camera that supports DNG. If support for a proprietary format is discontinued, users may not be able to access images stored in that format, and the images may be lost forever. Because DNG is publicly documented, it is far more likely that raw images stored as DNG files will be readable by software in the distant future, making DNG a safer choice for archival storage. Metadata for adjustments made to images stored as DNG files can be embedded in the DNG file itself instead of in a sidecar XMP file or in the Camera Raw database. You can convert camera raw files to the DNG format by using theAdobe DNG Converter or the Camera Raw dialog box. For more information on the DNG format and DNG Converter, see the Digital Negative (DNG) product page. To download the latest DNG Converter, go to the Adobe downloads page. To the top Processing images with Camera Raw 1. Copy camera raw files to your hard disk, organize them, and (optionally) convert them to DNG. Before you do any work on the images that your camera raw files represent, transfer them from the camera’s memory card, organize them, give them useful names, and otherwise prepare them for use. Use the Get Photos From Camera command in Adobe Bridge to accomplish these tasks automatically. 2. Open the image files in Camera Raw. You can open camera raw files in Camera Raw from Adobe Bridge, After Effects, or Photoshop. You can also open JPEG and TIFF files in Camera Raw from Adobe Bridge. (See Open images.) For a video tutorial on importing raw images from a digital camera into Adobe Bridge CS4 or CS5 using Adobe Photo Downloader, watch Download photos from a camera into Adobe Bridge by Lynda.com. 3. Adjust color. Color adjustments include white balance, tone, and saturation. You can make most adjustments on the Basic tab, and then use controls on the other tabs to fine-tune the results. If you want Camera Raw to analyze your image and apply approximate tonal adjustments, click Auto on the Basic tab. To apply the settings used for the previous image, or to apply the default settings for the camera model, camera, or ISO settings, choose the appropriate command from the Camera Raw Settings menu . (See Apply saved Camera Raw settings.) For a video tutorial on making nondestructive color adjustments to photos in Camera Raw, watch Recovering detail in raw images by Richard Harrington or Adobe Camera Raw workflow by Russell Brown. 4. Make other adjustments and image corrections. Use other tools and controls in the Camera Raw dialog box to perform such tasks as sharpening the image, reducing noise, correcting for lens defects, and retouching. 5. (Optional) Save image settings as a preset or as default image settings. To apply the same adjustments to other images later, save the settings as a preset. To save the adjustments as the defaults to be applied to all images from a specific camera model, a specific camera, or a specific ISO setting, save the image settings as the new Camera Raw defaults. (See Save, reset, and load Camera Raw settings.) 6. Set workflow options for Photoshop. Set options to specify how images are saved from Camera Raw and how Photoshop should open them. You can access the Workflow Options 16
  24. 24. settings by clicking the link beneath the image preview in the Camera Raw dialog box. 7. Save the image, or open it in Photoshop or After Effects. When you finish adjusting the image in Camera Raw, you can apply the adjustments to the camera raw file, open the adjusted image in Photoshop or After Effects, save the adjusted image to another format, or cancel and discard adjustments. If you open the Camera Raw dialog box from After Effects, the Save Image and Done buttons are unavailable. Save Image Applies the Camera Raw settings to the images and saves copies of them in JPEG, PSD, TIFF, or DNG format. Press Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) to suppress the Camera Raw Save Optionsdialog box and save the files using the last set of save options. (See Save a camera raw image in another format.) Open Image or OK Opens copies of the camera raw image files (with the Camera Raw settings applied) in Photoshop or After Effects. The original camera raw image file remains unaltered. Press Shift while clickingOpen Image to open the raw file in Photoshop as a Smart Object. At any time, you can double-click the Smart Object layer that contains the raw file to adjust the Camera Raw settings. Done Closes the Camera Raw dialog box and stores file settings either in the camera raw database file, in the sidecar XMP file, or in the DNG file. Cancel Cancels the adjustments specified in the Camera Raw dialog box. To the top Camera Raw dialog box overview Camera Raw dialog box A. Filmstrip B. Toggle Filmstrip C. Camera name or file format D. Toggle full-screen mode E. Image adjustment tabs F. Histogram G. Camera Raw Settings menu H. Zoom levels I. Workflow options J. Navigation arrows K. Adjustment sliders Note: Some controls, such as the Workflow Options link, that are available when you open the Camera Raw dialog box from Adobe Bridge or Photoshop are not available when you open the Camera Raw dialog box from After Effects. To open the Camera Raw Settings menu, click the button in the upper-right corner of any of the image adjustment tabs. Several of the commands in this menu are also available from the Edit >Develop Settings menu in Adobe Bridge. The Camera Raw zoom controls are: Sets the preview zoom to the next higher preset value when you click the preview image. Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click Zoom tool (Mac OS) to use the next lower zoom value. Drag the Zoom tool in the preview image to zoom in on a selected area. To return to 100%, double-click the Zoom tool. Hand tool Moves the image in the preview window if the preview image is set at a zoom level higher than 100%. Hold down the spacebar to temporarily activate the Hand tool while using another tool. Double-click the Hand tool to fit the preview image to the window. Select Zoom Level Choose a magnification setting from the menu or click theSelect Zoom Level buttons. Preview Displays a preview of the image adjustments made in the current tab, combined with the settings in the other tabs. Deselect to show the image with the original settings of the current tab combined with the settings in the other tabs. RGB Shows the red, green, and blue values of the pixel under the pointer in the preview image. 17
  25. 25. Shadows and Highlights Displays shadow and highlight clipping using the buttons at the top of the Histogram. Clipped shadows appear in blue, and clipped highlights appear in red. Highlight clipping is shown if any one of the three RGB channels is clipped (fully saturated with no detail). Shadow clipping is shown if all three RGB channels are clipped (black with no detail). The Camera Raw image adjustment tabs are: Basic Adjust white balance, color saturation, and tonality. Tone Curve Detail Fine-tune tonality using a Parametric curve and a Point curve. Sharpen images or reduce noise. HSL / Grayscale Split Toning Color monochrome images or create special effects with color images. Lens Corrections Effects Fine-tune colors using Hue, Saturation, and Luminance adjustments. Compensate for chromatic aberration, geometric distortions, and vignetting caused by the camera lens. Simulate film grain or apply a postcrop vignette. Camera Calibration Apply camera profiles to raw images to correct color casts and adjust non-neutral colors to compensate for the behavior of a camera’s image sensor. Presets Snapshots Save and apply sets of image adjustments as presets. Create versions of a photo that record its state at any point during the editing process. To the top Work with the Camera Raw cache in Adobe Bridge When you view camera raw files in Adobe Bridge, the thumbnails and previews use either the default settings or your adjusted settings. The Adobe Bridge cache stores data for the file thumbnails, metadata, and file information. Caching this data shortens the loading time when you return to a previously viewed folder in Adobe Bridge. The Camera Raw cache speeds the opening of images in Camera Raw and rebuilds of previews in Adobe Bridge when image settings change in Camera Raw. Because caches can become very large, you may want to purge the Camera Raw cache or limit its size. You can also purge and regenerate the cache if you suspect that it is corrupted or old. Note: The Camera Raw cache holds data for about 200 images for each gigabyte of disk storage allocated to it. By default, the Camera Raw cache is set to a maximum size of 1 GB. You can increase its limit in the Camera Raw preferences. 1. In Adobe Bridge, choose Edit >Camera Raw Preferences (Windows) or Bridge > Camera Raw Preferences (Mac OS). Or, with the Camera . Raw dialog box open, click the Open Preferences Dialog button 2. Do any of the following: To change the cache size, enter a Maximum Size value. To purge the camera raw cache, click the Purge Cachebutton. To change the location of the camera raw cache, click Select Location. To the top Work with Camera Raw and Lightroom Camera Raw and Lightroom share the same image-processing technology to ensure consistent and compatible results across applications. For Camera Raw to view image adjustments made in the Develop module of Lightroom, metadata changes must be saved to XMP in Lightroom. Adjustments made in Camera Raw are also displayed in the Adobe Bridge Content and Preview panels. To view Lightroom changes in Camera Raw, and to ensure that Camera Raw adjustments can be viewed in Lightroom and Adobe Bridge, do the following: 1. In Adobe Bridge, choose Edit >Camera Raw Preferences (Windows) or Bridge > Camera Raw Preferences (Mac OS). Or, with the Camera . Raw dialog box open, click the Open Preferences Dialog button 2. Choose Save Image Settings In > Sidecar “.XMP” Files, and deselect Ignore Sidecar “.XMP” Files. 3. After applying adjustments to a photo in Camera Raw, save them by clicking Done or Open Image. Note: Camera Raw reads only the current settings for the primary image in the Lightroom catalog. Adjustments made to virtual copies are not displayed or available in Camera Raw. | 18
  26. 26. Workspace and workflow How to tune Photoshop for peak performance Jeff Tranberry (Jun. 17, 2013) article Background-save and Auto-recover Kelby (May. 7, 2012) video-tutorial Protect precious image data. Preset migration and sharing Kelby (May. 7, 2012) video-tutorial Apply common settings across workgroups. 19
  27. 27. Share your work on Behance | Photoshop CC You can upload your creative images as work-in-progress to Behance directly from within Photoshop. Behance is the leading online platform to showcase and discover creative work. Using Behance, you can create a portfolio of your work and broadcast it widely and efficiently to get feedback. Note: Behance integration with Photoshop CC is not available in France and Japan for now. You can share your work from within Photoshop in one of the following ways: With a document open, select File > Share On Behance. With a document open, click the Share On Behance icon ( ) in the lower-left corner of the document window. For more information about using Behance, see the Behance Help Center. Note: You can share images of dimensions 320 x 320 pixel or higher. You must be 13 years of age or older to sign up for Behance. To the top Share an image on Behance 1. With the image open in Photoshop, select Share On Behance. 2. Do one of the following: If you don't have a Behance account, click Start Your Public Profile and create a Behance account. If you use same email address for your Behance account and your Creative Cloud membership, link the two accounts by entering your Behance password. If you use a different email address for your Behance account and your Creative Cloud membership, fill in the details under I Have a Behance Portfolio. 3. On the Enter Information screen, specify a title and some tags for the image you're sharing. You can also post a comment to start the conversation around your work. Specify a title and some tags for the image 4. If you have a feedback circle on Behance, you can choose to share your work just with the members of that circle. 20
  28. 28. 5. On the Select Cover Image screen, crop the image to create a cover image for your work. Crop to select a cover image 6. Click Crop Cover & Publish. Behance uploads your image as work-in-progress and makes it available for feedback and comments. Work-in-progress uploaded and live on Behance 7. Click View & Share On Behance to sync with social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin. The next time you upload an image, you can choose to share it on Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin directly from within Photoshop. 21
  29. 29. Request feedback through social networks 8. As you work further on the image, you can upload revisions to Behance. Upload revisions to Behance Your work-in-progress as it appears on Behance Note: Panorama images of dimensions 3200 x 320 or 320 x 3200 px are supported. A maximum aspect ratio of 10:1 is supported for panoramas. To the top 22
  30. 30. See also Publish to Behance from Creative Cloud Twitter™ and Facebook posts are not covered under the terms of Creative Commons. Legal Notices | Online Privacy Policy 23
  31. 31. Sync settings using Adobe Creative Cloud | Photoshop CC Sync settings Manage Sync settings See also When you work on multiple computers, managing and syncing preferences among the computers can be time-consuming, complex, and prone to error. The new Sync Settings feature enables you to sync preferences and settings via Creative Cloud. If you use two computers, the Sync Settings feature makes it easy for you to keep those settings synchronized across the computers. The syncing happens via your Adobe Creative Cloud account. Settings are uploaded to your Creative Cloud account and then are downloaded and applied on the other computer. You can initiate the sync manually; it does not happen automatically and it cannot be scheduled. To the top Sync settings To initiate the sync, choose one of the following: (Windows) Edit > [your Adobe ID] > Sync Settings Now. (Mac) Photoshop > [your Adobe ID] > Sync Settings Now. To the top Manage Sync settings To change what data gets synchronized, choose one of the following: (Windows) Edit > [your Adobe ID] > Manage Sync Settings. (Mac) Photoshop > [your Adobe ID] > Manage Sync Settings. Alternatively, click Sync Settings in the Preferences dialog box (Edit > Preferences). Manage Sync Settings You can change the sync options and also choose what to do in case of conflict. Select the options to sync preferences and settings. Synchronizable preferences refer to preferences that are not dependent on computer or hardware settings. Select the preferences to sync. Synchronizable Preferences Swatches Custom Shapes Tool Presets Actions Styles 24
  32. 32. Patterns Brushes Gradients Contours When Conflicts Occur: Specify an action to take when a conflict is detected: Always Ask Keep Local Settings Keep Remote Settings Note: To sync your settings successfully, change the settings only from within the application. The sync settings feature does not sync any file that is manually placed in a folder location. To the top See also Creative Cloud Help | Sync Settings with Creative Cloud Twitter™ and Facebook posts are not covered under the terms of Creative Commons. Legal Notices | Online Privacy Policy 25
  33. 33. Workspace basics Photoshop workspace Workspace overview Manage windows and panels Save and switch workspaces Hide tool tips To the top Photoshop workspace The Photoshop workspace is easy to use and includes a number of usability features: Different brightness levels: Choose Edit > Preference (Windows) or Photoshop > Preferences (Mac OS) and select a Color Theme swatch in the Interface section. Note: To quickly decrease brightness, press Shift + 1; to increase brightness, press Shift + 2. (On Mac OS, it’s necessary to also press the FN key.) On-image displays: Stay informed as you use your favorite tools. On-image displays show selection dimensions, transformation angles, and more. To change the placement of the displays, choose an option from the Show Transformation Values in the Interface preferences. New Mini Bridge: The new Mini Bridge gallery offers easier access to images and documents. Choose Window > Extensions > Mini Bridge. Maximized screen space: Click the button at the bottom of the toolbar to switch between Standard and Fullscreen display modes. To the top Workspace overview You create and manipulate your documents and files using various elements, such as panels, bars, and windows. Any arrangement of these elements is called a workspace. The workspaces of the different applications in Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 share the same appearance so that you can move between the applications easily. You can also adapt each application to the way you work by selecting from several preset workspaces or by creating one of your own. Although the default workspace layout varies in different products, you manipulate the elements much the same way in all of them. Default Illustrator workspace A. Tabbed Document windows B. Application bar C. Workspace switcher D. Panel title bar E. Control panel F. Tools panel G. Collapse To Icons button H. Four panel groups in vertical dock The Application bar across the top contains a workspace switcher, menus (Windows only), and other application controls. On the Mac for certain products, you can show or hide it using the Window menu. 26
  34. 34. The Tools panel contains tools for creating and editing images, artwork, page elements, and so on. Related tools are grouped. The Control panel displays options for the currently selected tool. In Illustrator, the Control panel displays options for the currently selected object. (In Adobe Photoshop® this is known as the Options bar. In Adobe Flash®, Adobe Dreamweaver®, and Adobe Fireworks® this is known as the Property Inspector and includes properties of the currently selected element.) The Document window displays the file you’re working on. Document windows can be tabbed and, in certain cases, grouped and docked. Panels help you monitor and modify your work. Examples include the Timeline in Flash, the Brush panel in Illustrator, the Layers panel in Adobe Photoshop®, and the CSS Styles panel in Dreamweaver. Panels can be grouped, stacked, or docked. The Application frame groups all the workspace elements in a single, integrated window that lets you treat the application as a single unit. When you move or resize the Application frame or any of its elements, all the elements within it respond to each other so none overlap. Panels don’t disappear when you switch applications or when you accidentally click out of the application. If you work with two or more applications, you can position each application side by side on the screen or on multiple monitors. If you are using a Mac and prefer the traditional, free-form user interface, you can turn off the Application frame. In Adobe Illustrator®, for example, select Window > Application Frame to toggle it on or off. (In Flash, the Application frame is on permanently for Mac, and Dreamweaver for Mac does not use an Application frame.) Hide or show all panels (Illustrator, Adobe InCopy®, Adobe InDesign®, Photoshop, Fireworks)To hide or show all panels, including the Tools panel and Control panel, press Tab. (Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, Photoshop) To hide or show all panels except the Tools panel and Control panel, press Shift+Tab. You can temporarily display hidden panels if Auto-Show Hidden Panels is selected in Interface preferences. It’s always on in Illustrator. Move the pointer to the edge of the application window (Windows®) or to the edge of the monitor (Mac OS®) and hover over the strip that appears. (Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks) To hide or show all panels, press F4. Display panel options Click the panel menu icon in the upper-right corner of the panel. You can open a panel menu even when the panel is minimized. In Photoshop, you can change the font size of the text in panels and tool tips. In the Interface preferences, choose a size from the UI Font Size menu. (Illustrator) Adjust panel brightness In User Interface preferences, move the Brightness slider. This control affects all panels, including the Control panel. Reconfigure the Tools panel You can display the tools in the Tools panel in a single column, or side by side in two columns. (This feature is not available in the Tools panel in Fireworks and Flash.) In InDesign and InCopy, you also can switch from single-column to double-column (or single-row) display by setting an option in Interface preferences. Click the double arrow at the top of the Tools panel. To the top Manage windows and panels You can create a custom workspace by moving and manipulating Document windows and panels. You can also save workspaces and switch among them. For Fireworks, renaming custom workspaces can lead to unexpected behavior. Note: The following examples use Photoshop for demonstration purposes. The workspace behaves the same in all the products. Rearrange, dock, or float document windows When you open more than one file, the Document windows are tabbed. To rearrange the order of tabbed Document windows, drag a window’s tab to a new location in the group. To undock (float or untab) a Document window from a group of windows, drag the window’s tab out of the group. Note: In Photoshop you can also choose Window > Arrange > Float in Window to float a single Document window, or Window > Arrange > Float All In Windows to float all of the Document windows at once. See tech note kb405298 for more information. Note: Dreamweaver does not support docking and undocking Document windows. Use the Document window’s Minimize button to create floating windows (Windows), or choose Window > Tile Vertically to create side-by-side Document windows. Search “Tile Vertically” in Dreamweaver Help for more information on this topic. The workflow is slightly different for Macintosh users. 27
  35. 35. To dock a Document window to a separate group of Document windows, drag the window into the group. To create groups of stacked or tiled documents, drag the window to one of the drop zones along the top, bottom, or sides of another window. You can also select a layout for the group by using the Layout button on the Application bar. Note: Some products do not support this functionality. However, your product may have Cascade and Tile commands in the Window menu to help you lay out your documents. To switch to another document in a tabbed group when dragging a selection, drag the selection over the document’s tab for a moment. Note: Some products do not support this functionality. Dock and undock panels A dock is a collection of panels or panel groups displayed together, generally in a vertical orientation. You dock and undock panels by moving them into and out of a dock. To dock a panel, drag it by its tab into the dock, at the top, bottom, or in between other panels. To dock a panel group, drag it by its title bar (the solid empty bar above the tabs) into the dock. To remove a panel or panel group, drag it out of the dock by its tab or title bar. You can drag it into another dock or make it free-floating. Navigator panel being dragged out to new dock, indicated by blue vertical highlight Navigator panel now in its own dock You can prevent panels from filling all the space in a dock. Drag the bottom edge of the dock up so it no longer meets the edge of the workspace. Move panels As you move panels, you see blue highlighted drop zones, areas where you can move the panel. For example, you can move a panel up or down in a dock by dragging it to the narrow blue drop zone above or below another panel. If you drag to an area that is not a drop zone, the panel floats freely in the workspace. Note: The position of the mouse (rather than the position of the panel), activates the drop zone, so if you can’t see the drop zone, try dragging the mouse to the place where the drop zone should be. To move a panel, drag it by its tab. To move a panel group, drag the title bar. 28
  36. 36. Narrow blue drop zone indicates Color panel will be docked on its own above the Layers panel group. A. Title bar B. Tab C. Drop zone Press Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac OS) while moving a panel to prevent it from docking. Press Esc while moving the panel to cancel the operation. Add and remove panels If you remove all panels from a dock, the dock disappears. You can create a dock by moving panels to the right edge of the workspace until a drop zone appears. To remove a panel, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac) its tab and then select Close, or deselect it from the Window menu. To add a panel, select it from the Window menu and dock it wherever you want. Manipulate panel groups To move a panel into a group, drag the panel’s tab to the highlighted drop zone in the group. Adding a panel to a panel group To rearrange panels in a group, drag a panel’s tab to a new location in the group. To remove a panel from a group so that it floats freely, drag the panel by its tab outside the group. To move a group, drag the title bar (the area above the tabs). Stack floating panels When you drag a panel out of its dock but not into a drop zone, the panel floats freely. The floating panel allows you to position it anywhere in the workspace. You can stack floating panels or panel groups so that they move as a unit when you drag the topmost title bar. Free-floating stacked panels To stack floating panels, drag a panel by its tab to the drop zone at the bottom of another panel. To change the stacking order, drag a panel up or down by its tab. Note: Be sure to release the tab over the narrow drop zone between panels, rather than the broad drop zone in a title bar. To remove a panel or panel group from the stack, so that it floats by itself, drag it out by its tab or title bar. Resize panels To minimize or maximize a panel, panel group, or stack of panels, double-click a tab. You can also double-click the tab area (the empty space next to the tabs). To resize a panel, drag any side of the panel. Some panels, such as the Color panel in Photoshop, cannot be resized by dragging. 29

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