Overall, it is certainly one of the powerful tools of its kind, but the sheer size and the high system resource usage may turn some users to more lighter and less demanding applications. The options you see are based on the images in your currently-selected folder. There's also an icon on either side of the slider bar. The Filter panel makes it easy to filter images so we're only seeing the ones we need. I covered in the previous tutorial: The Adobe Photo Downloader is built in to Adobe Bridge. Adobe Bridge Graphic design Questions? Using simply make your job easier and give you extra flexibility in decision-making. For each item that is recognized by Adobe Bridge it is possible to add labels and assign a rating so that it will be more easy to find a certain file from a huge collection.
In fact, they're so big that only a few of them can fit within the Content panel's viewable area. Adobe Bridge can be invoked from within all components of Creative Suite except. If you have any changelog info you can share with us, we'd love to hear from you! To zoom back out, click once again on the image. You can add labels as well as assign a rating to all the items recognized by Adobe Bridge. It has got a multiple viewing mode which will help you identify the hidden files and to sort them in various different ways. And just like in Photoshop, we can switch between panels in a group by clicking on the name tabs along the top of the group. This is lesson 4 of 8 in series.
And Bridge has lots of great features that your operating system's file browser doesn't have. Search Adobe Stock: If you want to search an asset on your computer, enter your preferred asset name in the search bar on the right side of the application. You can assign multiple keywords to the same image. If that software is also able to provide some basic editing commands, the more appreciated it will be. But that's nothing compared with what the Filter panel can do. Bridge Is A File Management System If we can already do these things with our normal file browser, why bother learning how to do them in Bridge? These are completely genuine files and available for free download. Add a comment and I'll reply.
It is used by a number of designers and professional photographers who are dealing with visual assets. We can open Bridge the same way we open Photoshop or any other program on our computer. Smart collections tell Bridge to automatically add any images to the collection if and when they meet the criteria we specify. In this tutorial, we'll learn more about Adobe Bridge itself. In fact, Bridge isn't limited to just photos, or just Photoshop.
To use the Filter panel, click on the various category headings to open and close them. And smart collections in Bridge act like dynamic search results. The scroll bar along the right of the Content panel lets us scroll through our thumbnails when they're either too large, or when there's just too many, to fit all of them on the screen at once: Selecting a thumbnail in the Content panel shows a preview of the image in the Preview panel. We can view only images with a five star rating. When you come to an image you don't want to keep, press the down arrow in the bottom left of the screen or the down arrow key on your keyboard. That's because the Filter panel in Bridge is dynamic.
But before we can learn how to use Adobe Bridge, we first need to install it. With Adobe Bridge you get several ways of handling metadata and it is possible to create templates to ease your work even more. We'll look at it more closely in the next section: The Adobe Bridge interface. Adobe Bridge is not only useful for image management but also illustrator files, InDesign files, audio and video files. Adding Ratings And Labels To Images I mentioned that one of the ways we can sort our images in Bridge is by star rating. It integrates well with other Adobe products and focusses on saving time and cutting out frustration, while also delivering an expert service.
Image Review Mode The Review Mode in Bridge lets us sort through an entire range or series of images. In fact, we can resize any of the panels in Bridge in exactly the same way. Regardless of where the asset is used, if the copy of the library is edited, all the projects are updated with the edited asset. By the end of this tutorial, we'll have a good sense of why Bridge is such a great tool for finding, organizing and previewing our images. You can tag videos, music, and photos in order to find them easily. Every basic function we can perform using our operating system's file browser, we can do with Adobe Bridge. Again, we'll come back to that in the next series,.
Metadata can be handled with care and precision thanks to Adobe Bridge. For example, it may be that all of the images in the folder use landscape orientation. To close the Loupe Tool, click anywhere inside of it: Using the Loupe to inspect an area of the image at 100%. You can select multiple items to see their previews together. Back And Forward Buttons Bridge also gives us familiar Back and Forward buttons in the upper left corner. But we can open Bridge from within Photoshop. Adobe CreativeSync guarantees that the correct and updated version of the assets is applied when they are reused in both desktop and mobile projects.