Setting up Your Photoshop CS2 and Bridge Preferences

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:

We now have a 50 minute video, called PhotoshopCS2AndBridgePrefs, about setting up your Photoshop CS2 and Bridge preferences for use with the existing Photoshop CS Artistry book and eventually with Photoshop CS2 Artistry, when it comes out. This video goes through the Photoshop CS2 and Bridge preference dialogs and shows you how I recommend setting them up. If you are using our Photoshop CS Artistry book right now but are working with Photoshop CS2, this video should be helpful for you to set up CS2 so you can use the examples in Photoshop CS Artistry. By the way, the ArtistkeysPSCS actions, BarrysPhotoBrushes, ArtistryCSTool Presets etc. from the Preferences chaper on the Photoshop CS Artistry CD can be loaded into Photoshop CS2 where they will still work until Photoshop CS2 Artistry comes out along with updated and improved versions of these files for CS2.

This is one of my first videos and the sound in this particular video pops a bit because I had the microphone too close to my mouth. The other videos don't have this type of problem. There is still lots of useful info in this video and you can understand it but if the popping bothers you, don't order this one until I produce a new version of it, which probably won't happen until after January when Photoshop CS2 Artistry is completed.

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