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Photoshop CS5 Automation Basics
Dave Cross
with Dave Cross
Photoshop CS5 Automation Basics
lessons: 22 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 36min
published: 2010
watched: 341 Member Views
Photoshop CS5 Automation Basics
with Dave Cross
Dave Cross takes you through the basics of using the automated features in Photoshop CS5, starting with the built-in automated commands and ending with the basics of recording your own Actions. You will also see a few hidden automated techniques and learn about applying automated commands in Bridge. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
1min, 0sec
lesson 2: Crop and Straighten Photos

See how to use a built-in automated command to take a scan of several photos and separate them into separate documents.

2min, 48sec
lesson 3: Fit Image/Conditional Mode Change

A quick look at two automated commands that are sometimes used as part of an Action

2min, 44sec
lesson 4: Lens Correction

How to apply the lens correction filter to a series of images.

4min, 22sec
lesson 5: Merge to HDR

An overview of the Merge to HDR Pro command

3min, 42sec
lesson 6: Photomerge

Turn a series of images into a panoramic photo using Photomerge

7min, 13sec
lesson 7: Adobe Watermark Panel

See how to download and use a free add-on panel that automatically adds a watermark to your photos.

3min, 35sec
lesson 8: Auto Align Layers

Use this command to automatically match up two or more layers.

6min, 19sec
lesson 9: Auto Straighten

How to use the Ruler tool and the Straighten button to straighten a photo, and how Content Aware Fill can fill in the blanks.

7min, 36sec
lesson 10: Built-in Scripts

An overview of the scripts that are built-in to Photoshop

5min, 47sec
lesson 11: Bridge: Batch Rename

Quickly rename a series of documents in Bridge

5min, 22sec
lesson 12: Bridge: Image Processor

How to use Image Processor in Bridge to change the format and size of a series of documents

3min, 49sec
lesson 13: Lens Correction

Use Bridge to apply the Lens Correction filter to a selected set of images.

2min, 38sec
lesson 14: Bridge: Load Files into Photoshop Layers

Combine several documents into separate layers in Photoshop, using the built-in Bridge command

1min, 38sec
lesson 15: Bridge: Merge to HDR Pro

How to use Bridge to apply the Merge to HDR Pro command

2min, 17sec
lesson 16: Actions: The Basics

What are Actions, why use them, and how to create a basic Action

7min, 40sec
lesson 17: Actions: Sources for Getting Actions

Where to find pore-built Actions and how to load and use them

5min, 33sec
lesson 18: Actions: Editing Existing Actions

How to alter and edit an Action

5min, 27sec
lesson 19: Actions: An Example

See the creation of a time-saving Action

5min, 23sec
lesson 20: Actions: One-Click Actions

How to create a series of simple Actions and use them with one click in Button mode

6min, 9sec
lesson 21: Batch Actions

Learn how to apply one Action to a series of images.

4min, 54sec
lesson 22: Conclusion
31 sec
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