Dave pays tribute to one of his favorite TV series by talking about Breaking Bad…Photoshop Habits. Okay, not really “bad” habits, but things we do in Photoshop that have an alternate method that’s faster, more accurate and /or more flexible.
After the problems many people encountered with Apple’s Catalina Operating System and Adobe software, Dave offers his philosophy on upgrading, including how to prepare for upgrading to the next version of Photoshop.
Host Dave Cross talks about his experience as a student falling way behind in his knowledge of french, what it took to avoid failing, and how this lesson can be applied to learning Photoshop. After all, the first time you saw Photoshop it was almost like a foreign language, right? C’est vrai!
Dave discusses some of the things people do in Photoshop that are “criminal” – or at the very least they are not very productive or efficient. Among the crimes on Dave’s list are flattening, merging, erasing, clicking on tools, using filters vs smart filters and using adjustments rather than adjustment layers. He discusses alternatives to each of the criminal activities that will help lead to a happier, more productive life.
Two of the most common challenges people mention when it comes to learning Photoshop is not enough time, and the difficulty in remembering everything. Dave shares some strategies to deal with both these challenges, and it starts without giving yourself permission to learn.
In part two of his discussion of productivity and automation in Photoshop Dave Cross addresses the question “What about Actions?”. He talks about some misconceptions about Actions, methods to learn more about them, and a cool way to make single-step Actions.
Dave talks about how productivity and automation in Photoshop means more than Actions. In fact in this episode he doesn’t cover Actions at all – that’ll be in part two next week! Learn a quick strategy you can start using right away to be more efficient in Photoshop!
In this episode Dave discusses his top five reasons for working Non-Destructively in Photoshop – and none of them are “in case I change my mind” – and shares a cool tip about Adjustment Smart Filters.
Dave talks about some simple strategies to use when things aren’t working in Photoshop the way you expect. Hear how using a checklist can same you time and heartache. Of course there’s a tip of the week about non-destructive cropping and even a quick Q&A.