Photoshop Reloaded – Web Galleries with a twist!

A couple weeks ago I did a tutorial about how to create web galleries using Photoshop. As one of the steps, I advised to sort through your images first and pick out the ones you want to put in your web gallery into a dedicated folder to make the process easer once you start in Photoshop – well, that advice was a little short-sighted.

I got my most recent issue of Photoshop User (from the great folks over at NAPP), and read through an almost identical tutorial, with one notable exception – they used Bridge! That’s right, you can use the companion software to Photoshop, Bridge, to select your photos rather than sorting them before hand. Well, hey that’s cool, right? Saves you a step. Well, it could – depending on whether you have any sort of file management in place. See, in photography (and with most disciplines that use a lot of digital files), there’s an idea called digital asset management (or DAM), that gives you guidelines on how to save, store, archive, and design an effective means of managing your digital imagery. If used properly, any image you want is only moments away. It involves a lot of pre-planning, effort, and discipline to implement and maintain. So, this week I re-did the Photoshop Web Galleries tutorial with that in mind.

You get a peel into some of the basics of how I implement a DAM system that works for me, and an explanation as to why using the Bridge method for selecting your photos for a web gallery is better than the first method I used. *cough/duplicates/cough* Having said that, there are still a few nuances that Lightroom has where Photoshop lacks a little in this regard, but, if you have PS, you can streamline things a little more by incorporating Bridge.

So, without further ado, check out this week’s episode, which I am admittedly naming for perhaps a little visibility:


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4 comments for “Photoshop Reloaded – Web Galleries with a twist!

  1. April 9, 2008 at 2:03 am

    Great tutorial. Just wondering where you got your background music? Sounds nice.

  2. April 9, 2008 at 4:11 am

    Hey Mark,

    Glad you liked the tut – always a good thing to re-visit and show improvements when possible…the music came from my Mac where you can create your own licks and piece instruments together in Garage Band. (This is one of the pre-sets I think though – it’s been a while since I recorded it…)

  3. Ian
    April 10, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Is it just me? I can’t access the podpress feed and the download button above leads to a dead URL.

  4. April 10, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Not sure why you can’t view the flash or download the Quicktime file. I know the flash is at the following URL address:

    Try typing the URL in your browser directly. Just out of curiosity – are you on Mac or Windows? Also, what browser are you using? I’ve sucessfully loaded it in FIrefox 2, FF beta 3, IE6, IE7 and Safari for the widest range of support. Let me know if you still have problems and I can try to send you the source movie file as a “yousendit” compressed file.

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