Bridge Workflow for Archiving, Sorting and Processing Camera Raw Files

Below are some of the issues this training video will cover. How to set up each step and why particular choices are made is also discussed:

This training video covers each of these topics in detail.

A. How to use all these training videos.
B. Equipment and process required for shooting digital images in the field on a several day trip.
C. How to stop Mac OS X from automatically entering I-Photo when you plug in a camera, CD, or camera memory card.
D. The best way to off-load your digital camera files from your Camera card to your computer and/or backup device.
E. Organizing your desktop and hard disks so all files get backed up to DVD and so you can also find everything you want on-line.
1. Having a "Travel Drive" with a copy of files your working on to take along on trips.
2. Strategy to make sure you burn new work to DVDs
3. Keeping scans and files you need or plan to work with on-line using several hard disks.
4. How my 10,000 plus images are organized on-line.
5. How to find particular shoots and files using Bridge
F. How Bridge and Camera Raw make previews from new digital images.
G. Making DVD backups using Roxio Toast.
. Use Directory format and file names that work for Mac, Windows and Unix.
2. When users switch between Mac and PC, making sure you'll still be able to read your old files.
H. How to handle the issues of keeping up with the latest software and hardware in the digital world.
I. How and why to permanently archive your updated and adjusted Camera Raw files using the new Adobe Digital
Negative format accessed from the Save button in the Camera Raw dialog.
J. Setting up Predefined Workspaces in Bridge using Window/Workspace/Save Workspace.
. The FoldersBig, PreviewsBig and PreviewsBigLightBox workspaces.
2. Using Command keys to go between these Bridge workspaces that you'll find useful
3. How to remove text from below image displays
K. Using the sliders at the bottom of the page to change Image Size.
L. How to most efficiently sort the images from a particular shoot.
M. Setting and Understanding the Important Bridge Preferences.
O. Using Tools/Photoshop/Web Photo Gallery from Bridge to Automatically Create a Web site from a group of images that you've sorted and selected using Bridge.
1. Using Bridge to quickly make sure each image has your copyright, web site and contact info embedded into it's File
Info before you make the web site.
2. Discussing the options in Web Photo Gallery
a. Sizes for thumbnail and larger images
b. Setting Jpeg Quality
c. Custom Colors
d. Adding a copyright notice across the image
3. Strategy for quickly sharpening the images created for your Web Photo Gallery, which are not normally sharpened os
can look soft after being resampled to make the Gallery.

P. Having more than one window open at a time in Bridge then moving or copying files between these windows.


Click on CameraRawSmarrtObjects below to download and try our free 8 minute video that shows you how to embed Camera Raw files into Photoshop CS2 layers as Smart Objects. This is a great new feature of Photoshop CS2 that I originally learned about from Artistry co-author Sean Duggan.


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