Photoshop CS5 Trickery & FX: Simplifying The Interface - Part 2
Creating Keywords For Each Image
Now that you have organized all your photos, you need to assign them keywords so that if you need a particular image or a series of images, you can plug in a search word such as “people,” and all of the appropriate photos will be listed in the thumbnail view. The following steps explain the procedure:
1. Choose the Keywords tab above the preview window. By default, you are given some predefined categories. At this stage, you will want to create your own categories, so right-click in the empty space of the keyword window and click New Keyword Set, as shown in Figure 1.51.
2. Make sure the title of the Keyword Set reflects the main category of the parent folder that each of the subfolders is located in. In this example, it is titled Death Valley (see Figure 1.52A). Right-click the Texture Keyword Set and select New Keyword (see Figure 1.52B). Make as many keywords as you can that will define the images associated with Texture, as shown in Figure 1.52C.
3. If you make a mistake, you always have the option to rename the Keyword Set. Just right-click the Keyword Set and select Rename. Next, type in the new title of the Keyword Set. When you are finished, press Enter; the new set will be viewed and organized alphabetically (see Figure 1.52D).
4. To rename the Keyword Set, just click twice on the title to activate the textediting mode and then type in the new name (see Figure 1.53). When done, press the Enter key on your keyboard.
5. Now, notice that after renaming the Keyword Set, it was automatically reorganized alphabetically, as shown in Figure 1.54. This is helpful to identify your categories quickly.
6. Next, highlight a series of images by Shift+clicking between the first and the final image or Ctrl+clicking on individual thumbnails (see Figure 1.55). In the Keywords panel, click the check box to associate the proper Keywords with their image or images. Note that if you select the sand dune Keyword Set, all of the Keywords in this category will be applied to your chosen thumbnails.
7. Now let’s test your search engine. Press Ctrl+F (PC) or Cmd+F (Mac) to bring up the Find panel. In the Source section, navigate to the folder or the subfolders that you want to search (see Figure 1.56).
8. Under the Criteria section, select how you want Find to search for your images. Choose Keywords.
9. Define the parameters that the search engine will use to identify the images. In this case, choose Contains. Finally, enter the Keyword that you want to use. “Sand” is used here (see Figure 1.57).