Photoshop CS5 Automation Basics By Dave Cross

1 hr 36 min
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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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See how to use a built-in automated command to take a scan of several photos and separate them into separate documents.
A quick look at two automated commands that are sometimes used as part of an Action
How to apply the lens correction filter to a series of images.
An overview of the Merge to HDR Pro command
Turn a series of images into a panoramic photo using Photomerge
See how to download and use a free add-on panel that automatically adds a watermark to your photos.
Use this command to automatically match up two or more layers.
How to use the Ruler tool and the Straighten button to straighten a photo, and how Content Aware Fill can fill in the blanks.
An overview of the scripts that are built-in to Photoshop
Quickly rename a series of documents in Bridge
How to use Image Processor in Bridge to change the format and size of a series of documents
Use Bridge to apply the Lens Correction filter to a selected set of images.
Combine several documents into separate layers in Photoshop, using the built-in Bridge command
How to use Bridge to apply the Merge to HDR Pro command
What are Actions, why use them, and how to create a basic Action
Where to find pore-built Actions and how to load and use them
See the creation of a time-saving Action
How to create a series of simple Actions and use them with one click in Button mode
Learn how to apply one Action to a series of images.
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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 Photoshop,Illustrator and InDesign to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor and is a Ce...

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  1. Profile photo of Artisan-west Artisan-west

    Why are the course selection thumbnails flipping backwards when mousing over? Highlight maybe but flipping and making them unreadable is bad.

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    Awesome course! Easy, but so useful! Please fix video 4, it shares name with video 13, and does not play.

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