Adobe Bridge

Perks of Adobe Bridge

  • If you own Photoshop, you own Bridge
  • You don’t need to import files into Bridge
  • It has an extended supported file formats

 

  • Put your pep rally and athlete photos in a folder on the desktop
  • Once Bridge is open, go to Adobe Bridge—>Preferences—>Cache and make sure the box next to Automatically Export Cache To Folders When Possible is checked
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  • Press OK
  • On the left side of the panel, click on Desktop
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  • Find the folder folder and click on it
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  • All your images that you put in that folder should appear
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Review Mode

  • Go to View—>Review Mode
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  • Press H on your keyboard to see all the shortcuts
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  • Press H to hide the shortcuts
  • Click on an image to  Show Loupe (it magnifies a portion of the image). This is good when you are deciding between two images and you want to see if an image is in focus
  • Go through your photos and press the down arrow key for the images that you do not want. This will not delete them, it will only remove them from your selection
  • When you have settled on your 15 final pattern images, press the ‘x’ located in the bottom right corner of the screen (or press the esc key)
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Collections

  • Go to Window—>Collections to make sure that panel is open (it should appear on the left side of the screen)
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  • Click on the third icon from the left (New Collection)
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  • Click Yes
  • Type in the word Pattern
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Metadata

  • You can filter your images based on different types of metadata. Metadata is basically data about data
  • Descriptive metadata:
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  • Additive metadata: mainly keywords
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  • Click on the metadata option
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  • Select all of your images
  • Click on IPTC Core
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  • Scroll down to where it says Copyright Notice
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  • Type in your name
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  • Press the check mark on the bottom right of the metadata panel
  • This will add a copyright to all of the images selected

Keywords

  • Click on the Keyword option on the top right (You might need to go to Window—>Keywords)
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  • All of your images should still be selected
  • Click on the icon on the right of the panel and select New Keyword
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  • Type the word ‘pattern’
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  • Select images for a New Sub Keyword
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  • Click on the icon to the right of the panel and select New Sub Keyword
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  • Type the name of the sub keyword (in my example I named it pink flower)
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  • Click on the image you want to have the sub keyword
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  • Click on the sub keyword
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Creating a Contact Sheet

  • Open Bridge
  • Select your Athlete images
  • Go to Tools—>Photoshop—>Contact Sheet II
  • Make sure your screen matches the one below
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  • Press OK
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  • Save the contact sheet
  • Upload the contact sheet to your ‘class’ page on your blog