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Photoshop CC 2020 Productivity Techniques

teacher avatar Daniel Scott, Adobe Certified Trainer

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15 Lessons (1h 17m)
    • 1. Introduction to Photoshop Productivity

    • 2. Before you get started with the Photoshop productivity course

    • 3. How to use the Object Select tool in Photoshop

    • 4. How to expand the background using content aware crop

    • 5. How to use the remove background feature using Photoshop 2020

    • 6. How to use your CC Library like a pro

    • 7. Photoshop Artboard productivity hacks

    • 8. How to update Library items in Adobe CC Libraries

    • 9. In Photoshop How to change all fonts at once

    • 10. Changing all colors at once in Photoshop

    • 11. How to break apart smart objects in Photoshop

    • 12. How to use Cloud Documents in Photoshop 2020

    • 13. Exporting in Photoshop like a pro

    • 14. Using template mockups with smart objects Photoshop

    • 15. Outro for Photoshop Productivity

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About This Class

This course is for designers & marketers who already understand the fundamentals of Photoshop but believe there is a more effective, faster way to work. Work through a multi format creative campaign and learn techniques which will ensure hyper-efficiency & consistency.  

Join Adobe certified instructor Daniel Scott to learn:
• How to maintain a consistent look across social media, print and web touchpoints.
• Fast and efficient selection & masking techniques.
• Practical retouching techniques and time saver shortcuts using Photoshop.
• Workflow hacks for nondestructive design using artboards, Smart Objects & libraries.
• The many new Photoshop 2020 features   

Download the exercise files by clicking here.

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Daniel Scott

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I'm a Digital Designer & teacher at BYOL international. Sharing is who I am, and teaching is where I am at my best, because I've been on both sides of that equation, and getting to deliver useful training is my meaningful way to be a part of the creative community.

I've spent a long time watching others learn, and teach, to refine how I work with you to be efficient, useful and, most importantly, memorable. I want you to carry what I've shown you into a bright future.

I have a wife (a lovely Irish girl) and kids. I have lived and worked in many places (as Kiwis tend to do) - but most of my 14+ years of creating and teaching has had one overriding theme: bringing others along for the ride as we all try to change the world with our stories, our labours of love and our art.See full profile

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1. Introduction to Photoshop Productivity: Hi there. My name is Daniel Scott and I'm an Adobe certified instructor for Photoshop. Now, I've been a freelancer all-round lots of places and I know that working in big agencies and large companies at their internal marketing departments, it's as important to do beautiful work as it is to do it fast on brand guidelines. Now, if that stuff sounds like you, this course is for you. What are we going to do in this course? Now we're going to work through a larger project that has lots of different touch points, so lots of different sizes and formats and ratios. You are probably at work thanking, you've got projects that touch things like prints, web, UI, social, you end up doing banner ads, it's lots of different touch points all over the place. This course is about doing those things and keeping consistency across them all and we are fast, productivity, speed all the adjectives but you get what I mean. This is all about going fast, professional, that's what this course is about. Who is this course for? It is for you my friend, as long as you have some basic Photoshop skills, you don't need much, if you understand how lasers work, then you'll be fine for this course. It's [inaudible] taking you from down here to the dizzying heights of productivity over here. If you're the kind of person who's doing stuff and you're like, I know there's a faster way or have the best intentions for upgrading at the new features in the new versions of Photoshop but never get around to it, I'm you man, this course is for you and I'll see you in there. 2. Before you get started with the Photoshop productivity course: You're in. First thing you need to do is download the exercise files. They'll be a link on this page, download them. Within those exercise files, I've given you a little workbook, a little PDF that you can print off throughout the course, that's what the shape is. I'm not sure I'm drawing it in the air but, it's a workbook. Print it off, if you're a note taker, you can keep the notes right on them. It's in the exercise files, you'll see it in there. The other thing we need to do is we need to reset our workspace. We're going to do that right now. We're going to dive into the computer. I'll see you in there. I've opened up Photoshop, and we're going to reset our workspace so that yours looks like mine. Lets just open up a file though to get started, go to File, go to Open, and you end up at Cloud documents potentially. Depends on if you've been using this before or not. You're going to go to the My Computer. Cloud documents we'll talk about later on, but we want the stuff that I've downloaded onto my computer. I've put mine on my desktop, there's my folder that I've downloaded. In here we're going to open up image one and just click "Open". Now, I've already reset my workspace so yours might look like mine already, if yours doesn't though or let's just do it all together, so we're looking the same. Let's go to Window, Workspace, make sure it says a little tick next to essentials if it's not click it, and then come back into here and go to Reset Essentials. Just rejigs everything, gives it back to yours looking like mine. You might totally ignore that because you've got a sweet setup, that's okay. But that's it for this video, simple. We've got files downloaded, there is a workbook in the exercise files, and we've reset our workspace. Where is the workbook? If you check out your files there, there's my exercise files and that's this PDF in here. Open that up, print it off, and you can work through. Take notes if you like. That's it. Let's get on to the next video. 3. How to use the Object Select tool in Photoshop: Hi everyone. It's time to get our hands dirty using some productivity tools. We're going to disappear the stick. Ready? Gone. Nice and quick and easy. If you like, "Hey Dan, I know how to use come in with though." Oh, hang around. There's some updates. We're going to use objects, select tool. It's got to know. We're going to use the new updated features in content aware fill. Hang around even if you think you can do it on your own, I bet you they'll be some time-saving to be head. Let's get started. To get started, the object select tool is grouped in this gang here. The old magic wand tool. Maybe you so fondly. Quick selection tool, pretty amazing and this is a new option, objects selection tool. Click on that, know what we need to do is click, Hold, and drag a box roughly around the thing we want to select. Ready, can you hear that spinning bowl. Now, mine works a little slowly because I've got the B-Division. This is just a few little things that gets split up when it's finalized. But pretty amazing. It's gone through and selected our stick. Now if we wanted to just do a mass, I'm going to click down the bottom here and just add a layer mask. You can see it's done a pretty sweet quick job, I'm going to go to Edit, Undo. But what I want to do is remember, I want to remove the stick completely and it does a better job if we expand this selection. Just do a real quick rough selection with the object selection tool and then just expand it out by going to Select, go to modify, and go to this one that says expand. This is going to expand our selection, by how much? You'll need to play around with it depending on your one. I've already practiced, and it's 60 pixels and we click Okay. And it just jumps out of it. Now to remove it, we're going to use Edit Content with fill. The container with fill option is not that new. It's one version old, but it's actually been updated in here to do some nice stuff. If you've used it before and you found that a little bit hard, what it does is, first of all, holy moly. It just disappeared. It's pretty magic. Now, if yours doesn't do the magic, you using your own examples, something else over here. This is pretty interesting. You've got two sides, you've got the before and after. The green stuff is what it's using to sample from. It saying I'm going to use all of this stuff to try and mush out the stick. But it's also saying, I'm going to use this part of the bow and you can't really see it in there, but what you should do is click on minus and say actually, "don't use the pole, silly Photo-shop." Just go around and just remove the bits and you'll find you get a lot better results on the side. Same with this. I don't want any of that in there and I'm going to have plus and I'm, it's already good so I'm just messing around with it, just for instance, but you can go through and say all of this. It's really handy when it's pulling out perspectives you like not that bed but this, but you can tell as a person that compete is trying to do its best, but, the other thing you can do if you're getting bad result. I'm counting that as a good result. When you can do is play around with color adaption. Go through and just play with these options and adjust. Don't worry too much about what color adaption is. Just think of them as option A, B, and C, and you just get very different results. You can see this very high. He is not working for me in this instance. I wouldn't say very high doesn't work at all. Just every image, every selection is different. Play around with it. Then when you're finished, what we're going to do, output two, we're going to go to duplicate layer, just we've got a whole new layer with that little guy removed. Let's click on Duplicate layer. Let's click Okay, down the bottom here. I'm going to go to select, deselect layers. Isn't all I want because, select and is just going to deselect these link layers and clicks it down here. Anyway, what you'll notice is I contend the eye on this one behind and the top one on and off, magic turning on and off. You can start to see some of the artifacts, but I promise. Wow, I feel like that's like totally not viewable or see-able. Looks pretty amazing to me. Let's make sure this top ones on and it selected. I want you to do like a little shimming because that is pretty amazing. The select object tool. I keep calling it the select object tool. Could be object select tool then. It's hidden in this little group. It's great for just picking out one little piece like scrap. It's not perfect, but it gives you a really pretty amazing first selection. It's really good to taste multiple things in a document that you only want one of them. There is a better option if you've got, just, say you want to select every thing in the image. Let's deselect the option of select subject, spin around a little while, deselects all the objects in it using a very similar like technology. But that might be more useful cue. Select object is going, you went one pot of a bigger group of people or objects, so, that's super-useful. Another thing you can do with the Object Selection Tool, is whipping using the rectangle option is a lesser option. Say there's something that's just a bit we'd, you can't get a full square around it. I can get a square and all of this, but let's say you just click Hold and drag around. Adobe said to me, you need to be about 20 percent extra. I don't really know what that means to just give it could both are on the outside and it's pretty good. Don't try and get really close to it. Let's select, de-select, and move on to the next video. 4. How to expand the background using content aware crop: Hi, everyone. This video, we're going to pick up some more background around the edges because we need more space, especially as designers, creatives, to put things like text and logos and buy one get one free offers. Often, images can be cropped in beautifully by the photographer. But often, we need some extra bits. We're going to do some magic. Ready, steady. Magic depth, a bit more background. Pretty believable, pretty nice. I'm going to show you how far you can go before it goes very badly. I'd say that it's not even that badly, but we're going to stick to just a little bit. You can get an extra 20-50 percent but not one zillion. Let's work out how to do that now in Photoshop. To get started, let's zoom out a little bit. Command minus on Mac or Control minus on a PC. Let's have a look at the crop tool. When you have grabbed the crop tool and the magic that's going to happen is, I want to turn content aware on, and I want to turn delete crop pixels off. This is the main one that I want on and you are like, "It's grayed out, it's not working." I've already started this video. It's going to go and I'm like, "Huh" I've worked it out in the interim. Is, you need a select on a Layer. You need to say this is the Layer that I'm going to be magicking more background on. I've got it selected. I know it's because it's a lighter gray and now, I can do this one. Nothing really happens, you just need to decide how big you want it. Now, this is where you've got to be patient. No. I can't think of the word. Not too greedy, because if I try and magic up this, we'll do it in a second but the one I want is, I just want a bit more, because we all run into those problems where we're trying to like, we've got a nice cropped image from a photography and you're like "No. I need lots of background to put ads and logos and text and stuff." This is what we can do. Drag it out from the edges roughly like I've got. Hit to make sure that's on and either hit Return on your keyboard or Enter, or this little ticky box. Ready, steady. Yours will be faster than mine and go. If you're still copying and pasting him clone dose damping, you will do probably a little happy, jump, flip thing. I'm happy every time I see it and I teach it all the time. I'm going to turn it off just because next time I'm going to use it, I probably just want to crop it. What does it look like if I go full noise? I'll skip ahead. Here, we go and it's not bad. Is not bad at all but it's not what we want. I'm going to go back to my original one. There we go. More manageable. That's going to work for us because there's lots of area for extra stuff and things. We've moved out stick. Let's jump into the next video. 5. How to use the remove background feature using Photoshop 2020: One day they invent a feature. We just click on something and say, "Remove the background please." It does it. It does really a good job. Oh my goodness. It's new for 2020 version of Photoshop, remove background. It does the job. It's quick. It's easy. There's a couple of steps you need to do because otherwise, I'd be out of a job. They make this any easier. Let's jump in now and I'll show you how to do it. It's remove background time. To get started, let's go to File and Open and open up image 2, click "Open", and we want to remove the background. Cool new feature Photoshop, 2020 or in the future. We're going to use this feature called just removed the background. To make it work though, doesn't operate fine because it appears in this properties panel. It doesn't work because the background is locked. It's always locked. We need to rename it. To remove the lock, you just rename it, double-click "Background", call it anything you like. Pulling my latte. Now if you scroll down in my Properties panel, you can't see properties, go to Window, go to Properties, make sure the ticks on you should see it, and is this magic one. Hold on. That was quick, and easy, and good. That's not what we're going to zoom in real file. Let's zoom in. Come on, then. You can see, look at that edge, is a little bit of stuff over here. But in terms of magic and yours is probably going to be better than mine. I'm using the bead copy of the software, and a couple of versions back, it was not good. Every time I get the new version or the new updates, it gets better and better. So good. Things got too easy in Photoshop used to spend ages using lesser photos in metric tools plus menacing. You remember the days? I do anyway. That was a short one. Good one. Let's get onto the next video. 6. How to use your CC Library like a pro: Hey there. This video is for people who have used CC libraries in the past and you're like now, that didn't work there are more hassle than they are worth. My goal in this video or one of my goals is so that you leave going, actually, there are real useful and I'm going to start using them, thanks to Dan's video, because we're going to go from plain ordinary to look at that's the thing we used and I'm pointing at the screen, you can't see me pointing but there's a logo down the bottom there and image that we put in and it font change, that's going to be the big secret trick at the end. Consistency is what CC libraries allows us to do, especially on big jobs, working in big companies, super handy. All right. Lets keep going. First step you need to make sure you can see a library's panel. I can see mine. If you can't, go to window, got to libraries and from the top here where it says, just probably sit to my library's unless you've been using it and you'll end up with, you probably already got my library. You might have all these other ones like me, if you're a CC library fiend. All we want is right on the bottom he has to create a new library and this one is going to be called productivity. Here's what you want, click "Return" and you see what it says to do, it says drag them over here. What we can do is with our move tool, top-left, get the move tool, click "Hold", drag. Let go and over here, we've got our latte, it's got a name because we named it in our layers folder. If yours is called background copy, it's what it's going to be called out here, you can double-click the Word and just rename it. I'm happy with mine called latte, and that's our first library. Let's go to properties down here, see this little swirly thing, it's because it is updating onto my Cloud, there's what's credit of Cloud libraries. It's updating in the Internet, so that I've got a backup copy, like dropbox but also so that I can use it between the different applications. Let me go back to my original one here and then we invented the new background, we removed the stick, I'm going to grab my Move Tool, click "Hold" and drag this one. I'll do it in a different way. You can click hold and drag it or just at this little plus, so click on the layer you want, click "Plus" and say, not the foreground color, I want the graphic and hopefully background copy will come over. I'm going to name this one tea and I put in, got me some libraries. We've got them in here, why do we have them, why do we want to we use them? The backing up online which is handy, but what becomes really handy is when you start using the cross different Adobe products, so we're going to use that, Adobe Illustrator, I've got open in the background here, so open up Illustrator, and go to file open, and I've got a file for you to work with. So it's in your exercise files is one and the called, click "Open". Now it might ask you to sync some fonts, click on sync, doesn't really matter this whole thing if they don't sync properly, but if you can do it, and it'll say, "Hey, these fonts are missing, what would you like to do?" Hopefully you can click on sync, and they display magically, if I've done my job right, they should appeal like this, if they I got a red box around them, it means my job's done badly and the wrong fonts, and in that case, just pick your own fonts, just go through and switch it out and replace them. We're this become super handy and I'm going to zoom out a little bit, in the command minus on the Mac control minus on a PC. It's fine to libraries panel, mine is over here, if you can't see yours, get a window, make sure you tune libraries on, and then from the top down here, we're going to go down and find productivity areas, and there's my guys, and I want to edit. So I'm going to click hold and drag it across and click once, it's very big, so I'm going to undo, drag it across, and I'm going to drag it out. It's just a different way to get once goes in full-size, clicking and dragging will make it a specific size, doesn't really matter. What I want you to do is put it in here, down here a little bit. That's why libraries are good, you can drag them into, from Photoshop, into the library, and then out of any identity program. After fix premier InDesign, what if you using, libraries connect to IxD that will got libraries connected. Great for reusable objects and gets better as we go along to. Now, it's not a one-way street, you don't have to drag out from Photoshop into Illustrator, you can go back the other way. So there's logo here, it's in the top right and is just going to click it with my black arrow, click hold, drag, and hover above, and you can see there's my logo slight. I've got a logo down here, I have another one, click hold and drag that into it, and you go, you'd be like how did it get its name? I named my layers, which nobody does, for starter or to make it look good. Basically in your layers panel here, you can find the graphic can add elements and you can see there it is there, yours is probably going to be called group o, some bad name. Let's say it's this thing, double-click it, and you can name it something that you could. Then when you drag it and it'll bring the name, you don't have to, nobody does just mean this tutorial. I've got my logos in here, other things that I want, are colors because often we'll have brand colors and some other programs say we've got all our corporate colors laid out in a Bershka, maybe even from somebody else in InDesign. It doesn't have to be Illustrator or Photoshop, anything you've got in it. Let's say it's this blue here to slack color and it click on it with my black arrow, select it once in down here, because if I drag it in, it's going to drag like the rectangle, you see I've got this like outlook rectangle, that's not what I want, and you hit the little trash button on the bottom, you can undo it. Interesting top thing that comes up quite a bit with people using libraries are like, what happens if you delete one? You can go into your libraries here and say, show me my undoes somewhere, where is it? There is view deleted items, I'm hovering all over then there it is. If you do delete something or somebody else deletes it from your library that you share don't worry, there's a backup of them. We want that color but not the graphics, so with that selected with this little plus down the bottom here, and you can see I've just come to feel cup, please. Well, it's me. I named my color swatch, yes, I did. He was probably going to be RGB and all some random numbers, and let's click on this vanilla box and go same thing, fill color, vanilla slate whilst map. You can see why this is super awesome, full like consistency across big jobs, like how many times have I opened a document where it's the same green, you've named differently, and you like have these connected, or they similar colors that are slightly different variation. So at least you've got them in the library, every time you drag it out, it's going to be the same color. Do the same things with fonts, this is probably the most handy, say late this one here, this from Kyoto to Dublin with it selected with my black arrow, same thing if I drag it in, it's going to give me a group of letters, what I want is just the style from them. It's going to hit the little plus, I'm going to say give me the character style please, and I got there, you can see how useful this might be, we're not doing InDesign or illustrator, really we're doing Photoshop, but I'm just showing you the connection and how useful that would be with say, especially something in design where you may be working on some longer documents. I'm going to name mine by double clicking it, and this is going to be called my hitting one, here the name. For the brand called dainty, very creatively named. So I've got my character style, colors or matchings going to work good because some logos that are Victor, so in there let's look at applying them, and I'm trying to impress you with how to apply libraries, because If you're one of those people who like, I tried libraries a few years ago and there were more hassle than the width, today's the day. Well, as long as you watch this whole video course through today's the day, I'm going to convince you that libraries have real good uses, especially for big jobs or people working in bigger companies. So let's make it happen, it's jumping into Photoshop, and in Photoshop here, it's got a file, it's got open, and I've got to come up hotly made and what is it called? Facebook banner, open that one up. It might have some fonts that need to be sync as well, either sync them or just make them myriad or pick any font you like. What we want to do is we want to start applying some of this goodness, you can see my libraries all updated, very nice. It'll update on any machine that you've also got your creative cloud logged into. Hey, I think you're about two, I'm logged into two different machines, definitely if you've got the iPad version of Photoshop now it'll be updating on the ends or very connected in COO, let's implement some of this stuff, Mr. Character style. Let's make sure we've got this last selected here, from Kyoto to Japan to Dublin even, with it selected, let's click on character style, just click on it once and ready city, it picked the right font, size the right color. So good, super big time-saver. One of the things that it doesn't work, that I ignore it sometimes if I don't have time to explain it, what video got loads of time. You notice I didn't put the paragraphs styling, paragraph styles say from Illustrator will work between illustrator and InDesign and anything else that's using paragraph styles at Photoshop doesn't work. You have these character styles for it to go from like say Illustrator that Photoshop, that if you are going from say Illustrator to InDesign or just between InDesign documents at character styles work perfectly, ignore that one, for good reason because it doesn't work in Photoshop at the moment. You might want to check your version every time I do, I wonder if that's been fixed, not at the moment, why is still a couple more that a tea image, grab it, drag it in. It's telling me stuff like this action create smog drawbridge that link between [inaudible]. You can make that it just means that connected, and we'll talk about a little bit later on, gives you just a one-off. I need to turn it back off every time because, I'm a trainer and I have to keep those around. So drag that across, it's put it in as a size, perfect actually, hit into my keyboard, and I'm going to drag this to the bottom. So it's underneath everything. Nice, you can size it anything you like, it's probably a little weed anyway, that looks good. Next thing I wan to do is, I want to add the logo, so I'm going to grab the vanilla version of the logo. Click on drag, drag it across, I'm going to resize this one. Don't hold Shift, just drag any of the corners and when you get it to where you want it returned, I'm not too worried about its size at the moment, just get it down here. You'll notice I don't like auto select, that's just a personal preference, the yields on, I'm not going to change this course, so the powers of the library. I should've done though another around because that the fault was the most exciting that right, drag an image in the logo, alkaloids, Victor scalable, but that font, we're just picked the right size and the right color. That some real time-saving and move for consistency across big documents, that is a real good times saver. I see that I've already, but you get the idea, if you are not sold on CC libraries still, I promised later on in the course I'm going to get back into it, and it's going to get even better I promise. Next video. 7. Photoshop Artboard productivity hacks: Hey, there. This video, it's tips and tricks with artboards. I'm going to make you a pro. I'm going to make you not be as frustrated as you have in the past with artboard. It's their real good. I love them. You're going to love them too with the simple tricks and tips. I can't really demo them here without actually showing you the tricks and tips. But trust me, watch the video, the good. Let's do it. First thing we're going to do, is we're going to convert this to an artboard. Now, an artboard is just multiple pages within a document. Because what we want to do is transfer this to a bigger document that I'm creating that has lots of different artboards or lots of different pages, depending on how you want to refer to them. First of all, we need to convert it to an artboard. That's a weird thing, because at the moment it's just a pile of layers in a Photoshop document. But we're going to group them together in this artboard. To do it, you got to layer, new and you got to artboard, so in this strange place. Screenshot that, check out in your notes, scribble around it, and I'm now on artboard. Now I'm going to call my artboard, you should copy me if you're following along, Facebook Banner A. It's going to be the same size as at the moment, it's 2000 pixels wide, click "Okay". Nothing really changes except the name appears at the top. You can also see the layer structure changes, there's this new thing here. It's like a layer, but it's actually a group. You can see all of these guys are indented. You can use a little chevron arrow thing there to show you that they're all inside of that. Let's say you make an artboard. What I'd like to do is transfer this to another document that I'm working on that has lots of combining artboards. Now, before I open it up, I want to close down these other things I've been working on. This is a new feature lately and I love it and a file, this one called Close Others. It just means close everything, but this one that I've gotten in front of me. It also may ask you to save and you can say yes or no. It's just a tutorial, I guess if you want to keep them, say yes and put them somewhere and maybe in your documents. But we won't need them again in this course, so you can say no. I've got this guy, I've closed everything out using my sweet new Photoshop 2020 feature. Now what I want to do is open up my other document that has got some extra pages in it. File open. We can open this one called social media. I've started making a document. It has a few Instagram post and you can get a sense for what we're doing here. We're trying to do bigger documents. I've kept it small enough so that we can handle it to give it in this class, give everybody gelling. But you can imagine if you're doing social media banners or ad banners, you can end up with like hundreds of variants of these things. artboards are super helpful because they're all separate documents, all exportable separately, but they're all in the same things so you can see some visual consistency. You can copy images from one artboard to another. What we want to do now is work out how to get this one to this one. The first thing you need to do is convert it to an artboard, which we just did. Next way of doing it is, it's up to you. Everyone's got their own technique. Probably everyone's going to do it this way, is you grab the name, click "Hold" drag. However, above this for some random amount of time and keep holding the mouse down. They go and then get it in line. By grabbing the name again, getting it down. Then you'd be like, yep. Is there another way? There is. Do I prefer that way? I do half and half. I get. I don't know why. But anyway, let's say you want another way because that way is weird. It is the way we'll do it. But over here, just right-click "Facebook Banner" and go to duplicate. The good thing about this is you can say, I would like it to go to the destination is, because I've got this other file open. There it is, this social media tab there. I can actually put it in that one for me. We're sticking the canvas. It's going to randomly try and put it somewhere. That's okay. Let's go check it out and randomly over there. Yeah, and I'm going to drag the name, up to you. Do you do the drag method or the duplicate method? I've got them all together. Now I want to show you some tricks of just making artboards better to work with because they can be tricky. One of the easiest ones and I use the most is cities, little chevrons, because you can see the dark boxes here are the artboards. I've named them more nicely. But if you want a little bit hard to work with and this was not too big, but it's big enough, it's confusing. What you can do is instead of closing them down individually, what you can do is just hold down the command key on a Mac or Control key on a PC and they all fly together. I'll control down on a PC, click them, they all open or close. Its command and just click it once on a Mac, does the same thing. Go on. One of the other really nice ways of working is up here. There's this filters option, this thing here you've never clicked on. You have no idea whether is who do. There's a super-helpful change it from to artboard. What it's going to do is, depending on what you've got clicked, so I'm going to click on this t image here, click on. You'll notice it jumped to the part up Instagram Post A, which is the name of this artboard. If I click on this "Instagram Post B" and I click on a black box. Can you see it jumps to that one. It just keeps your layers panel even, really manageable, by just switching it from kind to artboard. It just doesn't matter where you are. It just automatically jumps across if you click on it all the different months and year. Now one thing with it though, it can confuse you if you like. Where did everything go? Just when you're finish with some of these filters, I'm going to go back to kind for the moment and just help this tutorial run. But another really helpful trick when using artboards is the orderliness. We've all probably done this right, where we have got with something, I guess I want to move it over here a little bit, just a little bit. It's jumped out. Who knows where it's ended up, what was ended up back in there. But it's ended up over here now and over here. You've all done it. Like you just want it a little bit to the edge and it flies all over the place. I had to get round that. I'm going to undo it. What you can do is you can say, Instagram Post A, there is there. I would like you to click on this little icon here. It's called auto-nesting. It's got a big long name, but it's just says I prevent auto-nesting. By default, it tries to move around, which is quite cool. But a lot of the time you like to stay where you are please. If I click on that, nothing really changes, except that looks, let's say, depressed. It's a button pushed down, but you know what I said. The little lock icon appears here, but it's not actually locked. It's still moves around, but look what happens. I can grab it and just go. Actually, you can go any way you like. Well, anyway, like I can go down here. It's still on that artboard, which is really handy if you just want to use the sliver of things. Anyway, I find that useful. You can do it for the whole artboard. You can say all of these guys. Don't move off. I've just done one. Last trick for making artboards more livable is, let's say I need a new one and let's say I got this one to a good point and I want another one similar to it. You can use the artboard to write and click on this guy and say plus and then like then you go to copy all the bits across the link. Undo that if you hold down the Option key on the Mac or the Alt key on a PC and click the "Save" button plus. Look, duplicates, it brings all these buddies along. We're not sure why we need a lease, but you get the idea. Hold down option on a Mac, Alt on a PC and it will duplicate it plus bring all his buddies along. We don't need any of that. That's a undoable thing. Just I wanted to show you it. Those are my tricks, Chevrons, hold command, hold control if you're on Mac or PC. You can filter by going up to kind and select artboards and will only do the one you've selected and you can click on things and say actually ready, you do not auto-nest, just stay where you are getting a tariff. Let me go back to kind. I will see you in the next video. 8. How to update Library items in Adobe CC Libraries: Hi there. This video we're going to show you the amazing powers of the library where everything is connected. It means I can go through, change my library item, then I'm going to invent it, I'm going to save it. Look ever here, they all update where it's being used. I'll also show you how to break that if you don't like that feature. Plus we're going to tidy up the mask, do some select to masking. It's a good video, hang around, a bit you'll learn something to speed up your workflow in this one. First up, we want to add some of our library items. We've got this T thing going on here, but we've got that latte, so it's this group here I want to add them to it. To add them, just click "Hold" drag, and pick an outboard. I'll start with this one here. It says yes, don't show again. I have to click "Okay" I can't live with that for this whole class. Don't worry about it just says it's going to convert it to smart objects, and it's going to be connected to the library, which I'll explain. Don't hold shift to get it to a size you want. Hit Enter on your keyboard, move it down here, roughly. Same thing, I can move this one in, I'm going to drag it down to a more appropriate size. Now, don't hold shifts, remember, because that's a new thing. If that was driving you bananas and you're like, man, I can't stop holding shift, just turn that off, and it will remember forever. It's pretty cool. Used to have to go under preferences. You can still go in there, but now there's the easy one, is turn that off and it will forever do the squishy thing without holding shift down. I'm going to turn my back on mainly because I need to be the same as the folks with the new versions. What do I want to be locked here? Get it to an appropriate size. Hit Return, move him down there. Now you don't have to keep dragging it from this over. You can actually just duplicate it here. What I tend to do is hold down the Option key on the Mac, alt on the PC. I'm on my latte layer. Can I just drag from this one to this one? Because it's the right size that I needed to further them to resize it every time. Now they're all still connected to the library. That's what we're going to do now is just show you how to update it and get it to connect all of these things. Let's give it a go. Now to update this latte here, you can do one of two things. The easiest just double-click it in the library. You can actually double-click it in the sooth tiny tiny thumbnail here, double-click that, or double-click this. What's going to happen is it's going to open up in its own layer panel. It is tab even it's not connected to that original. We made this mask and we dragged it into the library. It's own little fresh thing in the library. Since I've dragged it out, they should all be connected to this guy. These guys are all connected, but we're going to prove it. Latte.psd, we are going to just hit command I. Just because it's really brighten obvious, we're going to invert it. On PC, it's control I. It should just embed it. You can do anything to it. Now, I want you to go File Save. Leave it open. But I want you to go back to this tab. You can see it's opened, updated in the library. Are you ready? Look at that. Look at the connection think of all the time-saving. Lots of logos or icons or anything. Just because they are library items, they're all connected, which is super useful. If you're like, that's pretty good. You wait, I've got a finale. That's why got illustrate open. Look the illustrator updated without me asking, just didn't it's all connected. Like that is awesome, then. But what happens when I don't want it connected? That's why I hate libraries and you like it. Don't hate libraries, library is good. What you can do is let's say you want one that's not connected. I'm going to go back and undo this. Everyone do it. Go back to latte, go to undo, hit at undo. Hit safe. It's back to normal. Looks good. Wait for it to update. Illustrator updated. Cool. Let's say you don't want it connected. What you do is when you're dragging it out, hold down the Option key on the Mac, the alt key in PC. Nothing really changes. I've still got a version that looks the same. But if you've held down that key, the option on the Mac, alt on a PC, whilst you've been clicking and holding and dragging, it won't be connected and I'll prove it to you in a second. Let's drag a couple more out. Let's drag out one more. Validity. End up throwing one apple and say, so you're ready. We're going to open up my library item. Minds already open, but you can double click it again. It should jump to it. Then you say, now I'm going to do something with adjustments, hue and saturation. I'm going to saturate it and I'm going to make it a different color. Let's hit Save and you'll notice some update. The original ones we had look, updated, updated, updated. But that guy didn't. Why? Because we handled the option key as we drag that out. If you don't like that connection, just hold inlet using libraries, but you don't want that connection. Just hold down the option key on a Mac alt key in PC as you drag them out. You can break it afterwards instead I've tunnel remember, hold down that key. You can say go to these guys and this one is connected. It is, whereas it might light panel. It's this one here. You can right-click to it. Up here it says, and it says one of them it says embed linked. That would just break the connection is still be a smart object. You can see the icon there. Still smart object. But it's not connected to the library anymore. I'm going to undo that. What are we going to do? We're going to go back undo that craziness. We're going to save it. We're going to go and check all of this. I'm going to delete this giant one that's not connected because that's not what I want. Let's have a look at on delete latte please, go to illustrate a file that was the one. Go one. Back looking tidy. We used invent and then crazy hue saturation to prove a point. Let's look at it a bit more like how we would do it in terms of workflow because basically you want to sneak in something called select a mask for you because it's pretty awesome. Because when we did remove background, it did okay, like let's have a little zoom on this one and you can see the edges are fines, it's not quite, like it's pretty amazing. I'm pretty amazed. But you might want the edges to tidy up, so let's look at how to tidy those up. You made a real rough. It's not even that rough. Remove background and we did it with this guy. But we want to fix it up a little bit. What we can do is go to our latte. Let's now open remember, you can open it up in your libraries panel by double-clicking it. Let's zoom in together on the top part and the right and the command plus to zoom in or control plus on a PC. What we want to do is to fix this edge, we're going to click on the actual mask part of the layer, so not the image. You can see a little box around it. Then we're going to click on this one that says select and mask. If you can't see it, you probably don't have properties panel open to. Just open it up here in the window. Select on that, click on select the mask and this one here is pretty amazing. It's going to show you this thing against the edge in the background. It's up to you, like up here where it says view, I like to say actually, let's go see it against on white or on black. It depends on where yours is going. I think on black, is this a good contrast on white. Now I'm like, is this a bit of contrast. Here you can drag it right up to 100 percent to see what it looks like. It goes, it's not really doing anything. It's just showing you your current mask against ducts solid white background, which I like now. What you need to do is just play around with the least sittings. I'm going to tell you the ones, the main ones that give you the main results, but basically every selection is different, I've looked at the ones that work for this particular section, but it's pretty amazing what this does is good general controls for everything. What I'm going to do is drag out the radius to exactly tin, because I've already worked it out. But you are going to drag it up Jagger back, work out what works for you. I worked at tin and works for me. You can see instantly the edge, if you're like, I can't see that. You can see up here, if I click on that, show original that one, I'm going to move it over here so that we can zoom in nice and close. It is not trying to move back and forth, sorry Jason. Click on that before, after and you can see already it's starting to move the edge. Radius is like the instead of being this hot edges, fuzzies that up a little bit in terms of looking either side for better ways that can work. Now, you can see this is P in there. That's really handy. Instead of going you on you off, using the tick just tap your P key on and off. See that? [inaudible]. I'm going to put it back on make sure that there's nothing ticked to me. Our radius team is going to work good. I find smooth works good for regular edge stuff doesn't work for this one because it's already pretty smooth. I never use feather. But you might love it. Contrasts, I never use, shift edge, I use a lot. I'm just going to take it in a little bit. You see if I go far too far, it removes a lot of the plate and it might be perfect for you if I go too far out, it pushes out that way. I find just in a little bit. In this case I just went 20 ish. Negative 20 just to maybe the P key, P on P off. Like 10-year-old. Make sure your P is off. Let's go down to the like the magic one. That's some good stuff. Often you can get away with just this. I find on the output sittings hidden under here is the magic decontaminate colors this thing here is amazing. Let's look at the edges and let's click on it off, on. It looks at the colors over here and tries to remove them from the object. I guess it's not super exciting for this latte cup. But imagine if you've got a project where you've got a model in front of a blue background and you know if when you try to match them or an object against a blue background, you know that that blue reaches around to the insulator, reflects around the edges of the subject. It's very hard to mass because the blues wrapping around that is magic. Just turns it off. Thing is, once you've done that one, and what we're going to do is we're going to output two new layer with layer mask. That's what we want. Let's click "Okay" and let's type P on again, P on, off, pretty sweeter. Let's click "Okay" we hit enter. Pretty nice. Let's hit Save and it's going check against say the one maybe an illustrator that should have good contrast. You see what it's done here and it says zoom. One, I had a job shadow to it as well, but I'm not going to for the moment. You can see the colors reaching around the edges, slipping sweet looking nice. One thing I want to show you before we go, just because it weighted me out every time I did it when I'm learning at least this new feature. It is that you ended up with two versions like this one, and then you ended up with other version. You're like, it's we'd like the original. Then the one after I did my select and mask, remember I clicked on the mask and went into here into two layers. What does this two layer business? Is because when I clicked on the one that said decontaminate colors, that did something really strange. I'll show you what it is to see whether it off, you can actually just update your mask, but with a on, it forces you to have a new layer and a new mask. Why? Because if you turn this off, I'm going to disable the layer mask. Ready? Hideous edge. See what it does. That's how it gets its lovely, beautiful edge by decontaminating the colors. It spills this color into the background to get this really nice edge. All you need to know is you haven't done it wrong. That's why they've kept this original because this one here, so destructive, this original one here, if I right-click it, disable the mask, it's perfect. Here it is, but this other one, not so good. The mask is the edge is really nice about the original image gets a bit destroyed. That's why it doesn't duplicate. Cool. I'm going to save this one, make sure it's saved. Close that one down. We're going to move on to the next video. 9. In Photoshop How to change all fonts at once: Hi there. In this video, I'm going to show you how to take all the fonts in this file and update them real quick, real easy, the right colors, the right fonts. We're going to use one of the features called layer filters. Let's jump in. We want to change all the fonts at once. The way to do it, is we're going to use the filters. We looked at artboard earlier, remember. In this one, we're going to pick kind. We're going to say, I want to show only my layers, they have the kind with type in it. Go on, too good. You can say, actually I want all of these. I'm going to select the first one, hold "Shift" and grab the last one. They're all selected and then my character panel, don't use this character style, because it'll work, but, I'll show you, everything's going to be that same size. It's not what I want. I want it to be specific different sizes. In here, I'm going to say, I would like you to be font. The one we're going to use is Kapelka. If you don't have Kapelka, pick any font you like. Kapelka, you probably have by now because you would have synced it using my sneaky trick earlier when we were opening the illustrator file and should be on your machine. You can see all the fonts are Kapelka. Well, once, go away, they retain this size. Let's say we want to change all the colors of them as well, to match our brand colors. Look at this. Click on Vanilla, and they all go a Vanilla color. Go away. Now, another thing you might want to do is that I had this headline font different from the body copy font. All the bylines that I've written in here, I want it to be a different font. This thing works. I can hold "Shift" and it's not. Actually I can then click the first one, hold "Command" and I could keep going through. "Command" on a Mac, "Control" on a PC and just click them all. But it gets better. These filters, there is a really nice one in here that says, I want you to find by name. Give me the ones that have all called byline. This only works if you are a layer namer, which you might not be. You might have Layer 52 and that's not going to be helpful. Fifty-two, copy, new. I've named all mine, so I can select them all and think out here. I'm going to use another font just for those ones called, I can't remember what it's called, it's called Adelle, or something. Yeah, I've went down, A-D, lost it again, come on, bring. There it is. Adelle condensed thin. I'm going to use claim, and it goes and updates them all, even the ones that came in from the other file, we've updated from bold to thin, and that's how you work with fonts in Photoshop, like that. What I really wanted to do is show you these cool filters that get ignored. We're going to go back to kind, turn the type off, so we're back to our regular old jumbled up layers. Let's get on to the next video. 10. Changing all colors at once in Photoshop: Everyone, this video, we are going to change all the brand colors to the really right brand colors, all at once. Super easy, one-click and we're going to do it. Let's jump in and work out how. This is just a variation of the updating all the fonts at once, one trick. Basically in our filters were undeclined, one of the options is actually show me all the, was it called, Path Shapes. I'm going to click on that. It's showing me everything that's being drawn. What is it called? Filter for Shape layers. I've used a shape, this one here, the rectangle shape to draw all of these green rectangles. I click on this and it goes through all my app boards and it's showing everything. I could've searched by colored box as well because I've named all my layers nicely, but I never name my layers nicely. This is a really handy trick. Click on older Shape layers, select them all. Over here in my library, I'm going to say, you're all slate. Holy moly, quick, easy, nice. Because this is really short video, I've got a bonus. The bonus is new for Photoshop 2020 and it is a way to zoom on our layer. You've got loads of app boards everywhere. What you want to do is actually turn this off. First of all, so it all the layers. Let's say you're working on Facebook Banner B, which is this one here. You just want to zoom in on the word of the byline. If you hold down the Option key on a Mac or Alt key on a PC and click on the name, just zooms in on that part. Kawaii. Let's say down here we want to find T. I don't even know which one that's on, Instagram post A, holding down the Option key on a Mac, Alt key on a PC, you just click on it and it zooms in to show you that one. You can just hold things down and it zooms to that part of the app board that contains it. It's a little hard one to remember. I've written it down next to my notes here were next to my post-its, you can't see them, but I'm using that one just. I find learning and new shortcut like that and wrote it down and just use it. Of course, must have to use it for a while. If it still doesn't become natural, then it's never meant to be. But often, I like this stuff. I like moving fast and be an efficient and it's a handy one. Option click. That's enough. Let's move on to the next video. 11. How to break apart smart objects in Photoshop: All right. This video what we want to do is we want to unpack some of these smart objects or library items, it doesn't matter which, and I want to get them, we know that this item from an earlier tutorial is, if I open it up, it's actually a couple of layers. If I go inside, there is two layers. Lets say there's another one I'm going to add just for fun, some curves or labels, case, there is another adjustment layer in there, I'm going to do some fixing for no good reason, save it, close it. But back in my upwards here, this file, you can see it's all hidden inside of that. It's really nice but sometimes you like actually come out, just show yourself, I want you in there. What you can do is you can right click the name and there's this one here that says convert two layers. Insignificant name or you know, not very exciting. I find it very useful. Committed layer just means, hey, the problem is it's going to come back at its full transformation, because there's a big image that we scale down to the smallest size. It's going to go. Here you go, there is the big quality version that was inside and that's really helpful, gives you the full quality one, let's put it in a nice little group. There is our labels, there is that first layer, another layer. Just a handy little trick. It's a one way street. So maybe I might want to duplicate that smart object first, and it doesn't matter if it's a smart object or a library object, doesn't matter you can right click it and go to that one there. Frame to layers, convert to layers, and that should work. All right, that's it. Short one, good one. I'll see you in the next video. 12. How to use Cloud Documents in Photoshop 2020: Hi there. In this video we're going to talk about cloud saving for the new version of Photo-shop. Photo-shop 2020 allows you to save directly into the Creative Cloud. Like Dropbox or Google Drive or [inaudible] One-drive, something like that. Same sort of thing. Why is it good? Because I get a little bit like, oh, couldn't it just be on my computer and it can. You'll notice that if I go File, Save As, I get this thing, you might have already turned yours off. Don't try again. I'm going to show you how to bring it back. But you can say, I want to save it to your computer like good old days or save it to the documents. What are the perks of saving it to the document? Cloud. The main perk is that it's going to be backed up. It's going to be there in the Internet. If you ever lose it, your computer gets stolen. It makes it really easy to share with clients. I'll show you how to do that. It means that because there in the Cloud or somebody says, hey Dan, do you have that file? You can open up your Creative Cloud app on your phone and say, yeah, here it is and share it with them without actually trying to find your laptop, getting back to the office, updating it, that sort of stuff. It has some other perks because it updates, it saves automatically while you're working. The scary bit that I was like, I don't like it in the Cloud. There's actually a local copy on your machine as well, so if the Internet dies, unlikely, but if the Internet goes away, because you are and your [inaudible] working, there is a local copy, you're not going to be stuck without it, but it's cool because you can open up any machine in the world, install Photo-shop, login with your username and password for Adobe, and it will say, hey, do you want open that Cloud file? And you're like actually that's cool. Let's look at doing it. Let's say you've clicked the don't show again button and you're like I'm going to be luddite and stick it on my computer and I don't care what you say. I've saved it here, but they say that and then we're going to get okay, how do I get onto the Cloud now? Well, File, Save As isn't File, Save As you'll see an option over here. On a Mac that says Save to cloud documents. I'm not even sure what it looks like on a PC. I'm using a real Beta version, so PC people, you will find it on the screen. No doubt. It's the save Cloud documents and the dialogue's a little prettier. That's cool. I'm going to save it as social media B, I'm going to hit Save, and magic happens. The cool thing about it is that I've been using this quite a bit now and it works just fine. There's a local copy. You can see the icon changes up here. There's no reason to save; it's constantly saving, which is pretty cool. Other than it's backing up, let's have a little look at one of the perks that were, for instance case, let's say I login to somebody else's computer. I can install, don't even have to install Photo-shop, just the Creative Cloud App. Here it is here. On my Mac, it's the top, this little CC Cloud thing there. If you're on a PC, it's in the bottom right. Open that up. What you'll notice is this has changed quite significantly. It's more of a hub than it was that drop-down panel at the top. What you can do is Apps is how it normally works. You can install Photo-shop, that stuff. Go to your work. This is where you start to see stuff and extending out to showing you what their new Creative Cloud app does as well. Under your working you see the libraries. Where's my productivity? Here it is. Here's all that stuff that was in my library there it is there. But I could be on any computer. I could be on my phone, and I can do cool stuff like actually let's share this with, who? From sharing it, can view. This would be, let's look at Kat at example. If I seen this, let's say Kat's my client and I'm sending here this stuff just to view what she can do. She can download it and she can view it. It's a great way of distributing files to on a view of it and branding and, you do the big brand packing you give them a good workbook and brand guidelines and they never use it and they're like, can you send me a gift version? You're like, I can. Can you send me a big version? You're like yes, can I have an RGB version? What you can do is just dump all those versions into the library and then give your client access. Let's say that it's not Kat it is, Jane at and she's your colleague. What you can do is you can say you can actually edit it. The difference here is that she gets access to it in her CC libraries. Both of them get access to it. Kat can just be a person without Photo-shop. She can just look online version. She can be say, my junior designers. What she will do is it'll appear in her libraries. But because I said view to Kat, she can't add things or delete things, but Jane, I said you can edit it. She becomes a collaborator. You can see say, Adobe logos or something else, say instructor HQ. I've shared this with other people. It's what's got the two little heads there. That means that, because there's collaborators with this one, it means other people in my agency or work or people I know, they have access to this library and they can go through and delete stuff and add things and remove things. Let's say, I end up doing a lot of that, I add all the logos to it and I just give it to people to be able to use so often I'll just give them view access. But if it's another designer and I'm expecting them to add some of the images that we're using, colors that we're designing with. They have in it, so they can add to it. The first question I always get is, what happens if they delete it? Say, mean Jane we're meant to be equals, but Jane is hopeless at deleting things, she keeps doing that all the time, trifling mad. The cool thing about it is I looked at this little bit earlier. You can go in here and say view the deleted items. They're always there. In your deleted items bin. If something disappears and you're like, where did that go? Don't worry it's all around. Click on that launches a website version of it and shows you all the things you can undelete. What were we doing? We're in here. We've got a bit sidetracked didn't we? Good stuff though. Libraries in the Cloud, great. I can use them. I can share them with people. Let's have a look at my work. I'm going to have a little look at what do we call that thing? We called it social media B. I think we called it. Let's have a little look, there it is, one result. I can click on it and it opens up on a website and I've got this. The cool thing about that is people can comment on it, I can share it with people there's a little icon here, I can say share it to client and they can add comments, which is really handy. It does a couple of things. Let's just be safe and be in the Cloud. It also says using Cloud documents is, I can keep them up there and jump on any computer and start working. It also means I can start sharing this link with people so they can add comments. It's super handy Cloud stuff. Can't see the drawbacks other than one of the things I'm like, whatever happens if I don't have Internet. If I close this down now, what will happen is if I don't have Internet, there's a local copy, which is awesome. Too good. But if I'm connected to the Internet, it's always updating and saving without me having to. You can go just look what's in my Cloud documents here. You can see some of the stuff that are being practicing with. There's my Cloud documents only stuff. I'm going to go to home to show me everything. My bison, buffalo, bison, whatever he is. That is the why you should or shouldn't be using the Save in the Cloud stuff. I don't know. What do you think? Maybe use the comments if you like, still don't like it. You might like it. I don't know, Adobe are pushing it, I can't see. It seems like only wins and perks, but time will tell. 13. Exporting in Photoshop like a pro: Hi, there. In this video, we are going to export like a pro. If you are still using file safer web, this video is for you. You're laughing because that's what you do. It's what I did for a long time. I'm going to show you some cool tricks, especially when using lots of art-boards. Exporting all your art-boards as a PDF is a super handy thing to do. Once you've got them all, maybe it's client sign off for career reason. Have File, we're going to go to Export and there's an easy one here Art-boards to PDF. There's not much to explain in here other than a multi-page document or art-boards per document. You want it to be one PDF with lots of different pages, with all the different ones that you can see here, or just one PDF per document. Up to you what you want to do there. We'll do a multi-page. This one here gets me. Export selected out boards. I've clicked on this one, so it's only going to export that. Turn that off so I want all of them, not just the one I've got selected. You might like that. You might select two or three of them and just do those because that's a handy thing. Where's it going to go? It's going to end up in by default in this weird thing in documents Adobe slash Cloud. I'm just going to stick mine on my document Cloud associates. I don't know what that means. I should in the tutorial guide. Stick it on my desktop. There's nothing else in that folder by the way. Anyway hit Run and I'm going to stick on my desktop. You will see, it will flickity-flash through all the different bits, and eventually on my desktop, once it's flickity-flashing, I'll speed this up. At-boards were successful. Only took a second, let's have a look on the desktop. There it is. It's got the name of the Photoshop file and you can see in all my pages. All in one, the yellow document. Thank you very much. All right. That's an easy one. Let's look at the next one. The next word is going to be packaging. Not all the people know you can do this in Photoshop. You can go File and go to this one called Package. What does this do? It says, well, I'll run through it. Basically. It says, "Where would you like to stick it?" I'm going to stick it on the desktop and I'm going to click Choose. What it does is it goes through and does a cool thing. It says, "All right, I'm going to save the Photoshop document on the desktop as a copy." A second one. It's going to put it into a folder. That's what's package does and inside here it's going to do a couple. This is my PSD and here's all the links. That one was tied up in my library. So was that one, so was this one. It's yank them all out and put them in here. It's just really handy if somebody is like, "Hey, can you send me the files. " A client or colleague. You don't want to use the fancy library staff. Well you can't because of firewalls. I mean, you could just package it and it will grab all the images that are used in a library and put them all into a nice little file. When you open this one, it's not going to freak out and say, "Hey, can't connect to library." or anything like that. What I tend to do is do that, right-click it and go to Compress and send them as zip file in Dropbox or Creative Cloud and yeah, just a handy way to package it all. You might have done it in design. Normally it's done in that one, and you can package in Illustrator as well. People don't know you can do that. Anyway, let's look at exploiting JPEGs. Because really if I'm going out to social media here, I need this to be all JPEGs. I'm going to go to File, I'm going to go to Export and you're not allowed to click on this one. We love it, good old friendly this guy. We're going to use Export As and Export As is just a better version. I'll show you why if you got your docs up, defending safer web, Save works fine. The cool thing about Save As is you can see over here, all my art-boards. Safer Web just freaks out when it's got art-boards. It doesn't know what to do. Here you can see, look all my different art-boards and I can export just the ones I want, turns them off. What I find really useful is grabbing the top one, holding Shift, the last one and say your all JPEGs. You can see they all update. Watch the numbers update as I go down, and nobody uses 100 percent. You're going to get 80. 80 is a good one. File sizes drop off dramatically and it still looks really good. You might be a 60 person and that's fine too. But you can select them all to do them all. That's really handy. Another handy thing you can do in here is you can go in and say "Actually, I want different sizes of all of these." You might be designing for high definition or 2X, or you might be doing an app design where you're designing four times the size. This can be really handy. Say I've got all these guys so it's just going to export the size that I made them at these say 2,000 wide. What I can't say is, "Actually give me another one that's half the size." If you're designing double the size you need and it'll cut it down. Or you can say, "Actually give it to me twice the size or three times the size." You understand what's going there. It's just pretty handy. Another thing you can do is, let's say I want this one here, just this guy and say you've designed it for 2000, but you want it to be some weird number like 997. This 2X is not going to work. What you can do is you can actually say, instead of just exporting it, this, you can say export it at 998. What it'll do is export it at that exact size that you've said. It gets around the hole and actually let's explore all these. Another thing I want to do before I come out of here and show you what that does is 2-Up. This is new. Yeah, if you use Safer web that's been around for ages, but it's just being added to Export As. You can make it bigger and you can say 2-Up. It shows you the kind of as it started quality. Can go to zoom in. This is the original and that's the new one. No, that's the original and that's what I'm changing it to so 2-Up can be handy if you're deciding like, "Hello can I go 20?" It's too low. Look, hard to see on video, but it's pretty pix elated. Zoomity-zoom, good. All right, so let's say we do this, let's export them. What is it going to do? I'll put it onto my desktop and I was going to dump it. Let's demonstrate on the desktop but see what happens. Remember we changed this file size from 2000 to 998. Because you want a design really big, but you need Export it as. It stops you from doing that. Mine's taking a little while. It's because my poor machine's trying to record videos and do stuff. Yeah, let's check it out on the desktop first. You can see here's all the files. I said these are the new ones. These are the names of the art-boards and you can see I made one the regular size and I made one that is at times two, so double the size. You see big and this one here is smaller. Can't really tell because it's previewing the same size, but this one is double the pixels than this one. Handy. The other thing that I was talking about, remember it's to get around this. You design something and you go File, Image, Image size, you go down here and you say "Actually, I want it to be pixels." and it's not going to be this. You do that. You go, "I want it to be 800 or was it 899." and then you hit Okay, you export it and you quickly hit Undo because you're like, "Actually I didn't want that size." That gets rounded by going the File, Export As. I can change it here without actually changing the original. It's just on the fly as it's being exported rather than doing that funny, Undo, change the size thing. All right, there is Export As. Anything else for Export As? I'm pretty sure that that is all the good stuff. One thing I will show you though, is exporting one layer at a time. Because sometimes you're like, "Actually I don't want all six of these in all the different sizes." What you can do is you can find the art-board you like. Say you want to collect them all because they're all everywhere. Who remembers the shortcut? Get your hand up. I pick you, I pick me. Hold down, what was it? Command and click this or Control on a PC. Close them all up, super handy and inside, I just want Instagram post to be. You can just right-click it and say Export As, and just exports that one particular art-board at a time. So powerful. You can also go faster by going Export as a PNG and then you don't get all the in-between stuff. You can say just stick it onto my desktop please. Then you go, "You can make it shorter." But let's say you don't want a PDF, you can go into your preferences and say change export from the default one. Because I never use the PNG one. I always go through and change it to JPEG. My world is more JPEGs than it is PNGs. You can go into here, Export, guessing where this is. You can say Export As a JPEG and it's going to be, I don't know, you're a 70 person. You just pick that and now whenever I go into here and I go on the second one. I'm going to go to Export As JPEG and I don't have to go through and change it. That can be one of the problems using any of the Export As or Safer web. It never seems to remember properly the things you like. The quality 80 percent, 60 percent. I'm rambling in this one a little bit but that is some pro tips for exporting stuff. We exported the whole thing as a PDF. Then we exported them all using Export As. No more Safer Web and then we started looking at doing it. One last thing. If you hang around for the out chart, you get a bonus because we export the whole art-board but let's say we just want this latte here. Or let's do this one here because it's cropped. I can right-click just this one and say Export As. Now I want a PNG. Anyway. You can just right-click the layer, not the whole art-board. You can see it's used the name of the layer, which is cool. Good naming practice. It's probably going to say layer 57. I'm going to stick it on my desktop, hit Save and let's have a look. Where's my latte? There it is there. All cropped and nice. What a PNG. Of course. All right, that is the end, the true end and I will see you in the next video. 14. Using template mockups with smart objects Photoshop: In this video, we're going to use a mixture of a template that's been laid out with smart objects. We update the smart object, and we update one little thing, watch the logos. Look, all the logos updated all at once, saving us time. I'm trying to think of anything else that saves us. No, just time, not money. But it's a quick and easy way to do your own mock-ups and use smart objects that you can redo again next time easily, or I'm going to show you in this one, where to get some of these templates that are ready to go. That will save you time, but no money. It's our final video in this series. I hope you enjoy. To get started, go to File, Open, and this one called Mockup.psd in your exercise files. It looks like this. Now the cool thing about the templates, I'll show you where to get them from, but this one's been created where that logo is a smart object. It could be a cloud library object. We've used smart objects in this case because you don't have connection to my library, but they work the same way. Remember our latte earlier when we updated one of them, they all updated. There are lots of templates out there ready to go like this. Let's start with the image. Let's double-click the actual icon, not the image name. Click in here the little thumbnail. It opens up in another tab. What we're going to do is we're going to go back to my library of co-productivity, then I grab my tea. I am going to drag it out, and I'm going to make it nice and big. Now, holding Shift to make it big. One trick is, if you have it the way you want, hold down the Option key on a Mac, Alt key on a PC, that's it, and then just drag from the center. It goes out both ways. Get it somewhere in there. What I'm going to do, hit "Enter" on my keyboard, hit "Save." I'm going to "Close", and you can see that smart object was used a couple of times, like the latte. You can see how you can do some really cool stuff when you update one thing that updates across a couple. Can seem better with a logo. Open that up by double-clicking it. Eventually, it's going to open up in Illustrator. Yours is probably still open familiar, mine's not. Now, what I'm going to do is I'm going to grab this logo, delete it, grab my new logo slate, stick it in the middle here, hit "Save", go back to Photoshop. You ready [inaudible] The finale for the course as well. I should have mentioned. It's going to end soon. Ready? Hey, look at that. If you're ever working somewhere where you've got to do things like this, mock things up, spin the time, do it once with smart objects or library objects, spin them around. You can twist them, you can scale and you can color them. Then when all you need to do is update their smart object, and they all update at once. Now, you can see the benefits of using these smart objects, and library items and updating them all at once to the use them in mock-ups. Now, what I'd like to show you is where to get them from. Lots of places supply them. Probably the best is Adobe's own one. Up here in the Libraries panel there is an option to say, drop this down, see this little chevron here and I can say search in Adobe Stock. Up here, I can do a search. I can say let's look at stationary mock-up. You see what comes up, and you can see all of these good stuff. Now, you need a subscription to be part of this. I pay $40, goes down to $5, I think is the minimum per month, and this is Australian dollars. I don't know what that's in US. It's probably be not quite half. You can see here loads of good stuff. I like to use the website probably better, and so let's have a look. So,, you can say switch to templates and you can say packaging. Let's say you want a mock-up [inaudible] Got me there. You can see in here, say this one here, all of these little icons here will be smart objects. You'll have to update one of them, and it'll update across all of them, super cool. Just make sure you're using templates and have a little read through what it explains. This one here is in French. Loads of cool stuff just to save you time. I've done it loads of times. We're are just like, actually, do I really want to spend ages mocking something up that's just a quick demo for the client? There's web stuff and doesn't have to be packaging. But those templates you can use, you can make your own. I'll see you in the next video. 15. Outro for Photoshop Productivity: It's me again, live mean to say goodbye. I hope you found this video useful, productive, help your workflow go fast, learnt some new tricks in Photoshop. That's us. I'm going to say goodbye. If you like my teaching style, you can check my other courses, I've got Photoshop Essentials, Photoshop Advanced. I've got the same essentials and advanced for Illustrator, InDesign XT, After Effects, Premiere, all the Adobe stuff. Check that out. But for now my friends, goodbye.