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Work Flow: Start Out Organized

I teach the bookbinding workshops at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. We are coming up on the new term and I am reminded of something I always tell my students that also applies to my own work habits in my office. “Make sure your work area is clean before you get started on a project.” As an artist, my office can turn into quite a hazard zone, with many projects going on at once. The best thing for me to do when I have so much work “on the table” that I feel a bit overwhelmed is to spend an hour cleaning up my workspace. The cleaner the better. I truly helps me concentrate on what I need to get done. Those of you feng shuiers will agree 100% that you are more productive when you are working in a clean and organized environment. Even my really whacked out artist friends agree, and I know some pretty “get down and dirty” artists. So take some time and clean up. The time spent getting things picked up and put away will most definitely make a larger impact on your work flow.

Jen is a boutique wedding photographer based out of Beverly Hills, California.
She specializes in alternative, photojournalistic wedding photography and is known for capturing the unique definitive moments during your event.

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WORKFLOW: Photo Actions for Watermarks

I often get asked what is the best way to add your watermark to your images before placing them online. There is no simple answer as it depends on the type of watermark you have. It it is always in the same place you can easily create a simple to very complex watermark using PhotoShop Actions. With an image open go to the Actions window and click on the right drop down arrow menu and click on New Action. Name the action and hit record. Everything you do on that image will be recorded so make sure you get the steps right. I usually do a save and close in the action too. Make sure you save it to an “action dump” folder on your computer and transfer them later. After that you can automate the entire process by going to File, Automate, Batch. Not certain if this is the same for PhotoShop CS4 as I am running CS3. Otherwise, just hit the play button on every image you want the watermark to be on. You will need to create two actions: one for vertical images and one for horizontal.

If you are really interested in a fully automated system you must check out MikeD’s ProofMaker. It may be just what you are looking for.

Jen is a boutique wedding photographer based out of Beverly Hills, California.
She specializes in alternative, photojournalistic wedding photography and is known for capturing the unique definitive moments during your event.

To view more helpful photo tips go to JensTips.com and learn something new today!
Copyright © 2009 by Jen O’Sullivan http://www.jenosullivan.com