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.

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.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 01:00)

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Lesson 2: Crop and Straighten Photos (Duration 02:48)

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

Lesson 3: Fit Image/Conditional Mode Change (Duration 02:44)

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

Lesson 4: Lens Correction (Duration 04:22)

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

Lesson 5: Merge to HDR (Duration 03:42)

An overview of the Merge to HDR Pro command

Lesson 6: Photomerge (Duration 07:13)

Turn a series of images into a panoramic photo using Photomerge

Lesson 7: Adobe Watermark Panel (Duration 03:35)

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

Lesson 8: Auto Align Layers (Duration 06:19)

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

Lesson 9: Auto Straighten (Duration 07:36)

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

Lesson 10: Built-in Scripts (Duration 05:47)

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

Lesson 11: Bridge: Batch Rename (Duration 05:22)

Quickly rename a series of documents in Bridge

Lesson 12: Bridge: Image Processor (Duration 03:49)

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

Lesson 13: Lens Correction (Duration 02:38)

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

Lesson 14: Bridge: Load Files into Photoshop Layers (Duration 01:38)

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

Lesson 15: Bridge: Merge to HDR Pro (Duration 02:17)

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

Lesson 16: Actions: The Basics (Duration 07:40)

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

Lesson 17: Actions: Sources for Getting Actions (Duration 05:33)

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

Lesson 18: Actions: Editing Existing Actions (Duration 05:27)

How to alter and edit an Action

Lesson 19: Actions: An Example (Duration 05:23)

See the creation of a time-saving Action

Lesson 20: Actions: One-Click Actions (Duration 06:09)

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

Lesson 21: Batch Actions (Duration 04:54)

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

Lesson 22: Conclusion (Duration 00:31)

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Meet Your Instructor: Dave Cross

For over 25 years, Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their software. Starting with Adobe Illustrator classes in 1987, Dave has taught…

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