Chapter l: Photoshop 7 Fundamentals l

Photoshop Action Script

TECHNIQUE l

CONFIGURING PHOTOSHOP 7 3

Step 1: Open file 3

Step 2: Choose screen resolution and color quality settings 4 Step 3: Check for and install updates 5 Step 4: Restore preferences to their default settings 5 Step 5: Set preferences 6 Step 6: Reset tools and palettes 10 Step 7: Organize and control your palettes 10 Step 8: Personalize your workspace 12 Step 9: Select status bar type 14

TECHNIQUE 2

CONTROLLING IMAGE WINDOWS 15

Step 1: Open files 16

Step 2: Size Photoshop application window 16

Step 3: Size document windows 16

Step 4: Change image zoom 16

Step 5: Organize document windows 17

Step 6: Viewing just want you want to view 18

Step 7: Displaying multiple views of the same image 18 Step 8: Maximizing viewable working space 19 Step 9: Jumping between Photoshop and

ImageReady 20 Step 10: Close document windows 20

TECHNIQUE 3

AUTOMATING TASKS 21

Step 1: Using a pre-defined Action 22 Step 2: Creating your own Action 22 Step 3: Doing things in Batches 26 Step 4: Saving an Action as a Droplet 28

TECHNIQUE 4

CREATIVE EXPERIMENTATION 31

Step 1:Open file 32 Step 2: Create new layers 32 Step 3: Edit background layer 33 Step 4: Using Undo and Step

Backward/Forward 34 Step 5: Using the History palette 34 Step 6: Complete editing of background image 35 Step 7: Edit ornament layer 36 Step 8: Creating Snapshots 37 Step 9: Using the History Brush tool 38 Step 10: Using Adjustment layers 40 Step 11: Using Revert 41

TECHNIQUE 5

CALIBRATING YOUR MONITOR 43

Step 1: Getting ready to calibrate your monitor 44 Step 2: Open file 44 Step 3: Launch Adobe Gamma 45 Step 4: Name new profile name 45 Step 5: Adjust monitor's contrast and brightness 45 Step 6: Select phosphor type 46 Step 7: Adjust RGB Gamma 46 Step 8: Select hardware white point 47 Step 9: Choose adjusted white point 47 Step 10: Compare before and after results 48 Step 11: Save new profile 48

TECHNIQUE 6

CONFIGURING BASIC COLOR

MANAGEMENT 49

Step 1: Open sample file 51

Step 2: Open Color Settings dialog box 51

Step 3: Save Color Settings 53

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