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All right, if you had to have some spontaneously exploded from all that color settings info, things are going to get easier from here. Let us move on to keyboard shortcuts.
Go to the Edit Menu, and choose the keyboard shortcuts command from the bottom of the Edit Menu here. Or, you can press Ctrl Shift Alt K, Command Shift Option K on the Mac, just munch your fist on the keyboard and press the K key in order to bring up the keyboard shortcut’s dialog box here. Now, drag it in the frame a little bit.
Again, if you install all the files as you were instructed to do by the installer that is included along with the series, then, you will see in the Set Menu not only Photoshop defaults, you will also see D Keys CS2; so an upgraded version of the B key shortcuts.
Now, the marvelous thing is that Photoshop has adopted a few of my favorite keyboard shortcuts. They adopted some keyboard shortcuts that I have been assigning to image size and canvas size, I love them for that. However, they are still a few keyboard shortcuts that I change.
For example, let us take a look at shortcuts for the Applications Menus, and I am going to twirl open image, and I am going to scroll down here a little bit and I am going to come down to this command here, variations, I have got that set. It is a very, very useful command. Command you want to use on a regular basis, I have set it to the Ctrl B here, B as in Boy, just nothing to do with variations of course on the PC or Command the B on the Mac.
The thing is that keyboard shortcut was previously associated with color balance which is the bad versions of variations. Variations is the better version, so I reassigned it to this. And a few other changes I have made along the way. I have given unsharp mask, I have seen blur some of other favorite commands, keyboard shortcuts as well.
And assuming you want to be able to follow along with me, then go ahead and choose D Keys CS2. You can also modify the keyboard shortcuts and create your own, if you like at your leisure. Okay, that is one thing I would like you to do inside this dialog box.
The other thing I would like you to do is adjust your menus. Just to get a sense of what is going on. You do not really have to change any of your menu surround. I just want you to know that you can change you menu surround. And you can get to this group of options either by clicking on the menu’s tab inside this dialog box, or choosing the menu’s command from the Edit Menu. That works as well.
Right now, it set to Photoshop default which shows you all of the commands inside, all of the menus in the program.
Now, the idea is Adobe is worried that Photoshop CS2 is getting too big. I do not know why they decide to worry about at this time around. The program is being too big for years and years now. But, they are worry now it is going to be overwhelming. And people might want to go in there and switch out some commands, leave some commands visible, hide other commands, and even colorize special commands that are use on the regular basis.
For example, I am going to twirl open the Image Menu, and I was telling you how great the variations command is under the adjust submenu. Well, if we scroll down a little bit, we fund adjustment here, and we go down a little bit further. There is this command that I just absolutely hate. I do not like the color bounce command very much. So, I will go ahead and hide it. Not only this is not have a keyboard shortcut anymore, it would not even appear inside the menus anymore.
Brightness contrast, the whooo! That is bad command; kind of an image ruiner. It is very easy command to use, and a very easy command with which to mess up your images. So, let us go ahead and turn that one off because I am going to show you all kinds of better commands to use in this place.
Now, let us go ahead and assign a color to the command that is better than brightness contrast. I will go ahead and aerial up here just a little bit, nudge my way up until I can see the levels command, and I will click on the word “none”. Now, that will bring up a popup menu of co