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The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Three: Now, let's say you're lucky enough to have a kid named Ryan, and as luck would have it, you have photos visible in the Bridge and Ryan is in some of them. To tag these photos with the keyword "Ryan," hold the Command key (PC: Control key) and click on all the photos that have Ryan in them (or Shift-click the first and last images to select contiguous rows). Then, click on the checkbox that appears before the keyword Ryan (under the People category). This will bring up a scary-looking warning dialog telling you that you've selected multiple files (sure, it's risky, but go ahead). Click on the Yes button, and all those photos are instantly tagged with the invisible keyword Ryan. However, if your kid isn't named Ryan, this can be somewhat embarrassing. ©SCOTT KELBY Step Four: So what if your kid isn't named Ryan? You're out of luck. This feature only works for photos of kids named Ryan or Matthew (kidding). Just go to the Keywords palette, Control-click (PC: Right-click) directly on the name "Ryan," and from the contextual menu that appears, choose Rename; then type in your kid's name instead (Ram Chip?) and press the Return (PC: Enter) key to lock in your name change. Step Five: Once you've added keywords to all of the photos that contain your kid, the hard part is done. Now you can use the keywords to find those photos--and just those photos--later. By the way, if you want to delete the default sets that Adobe put there, just click on the topic (like Events or People) and click on the Trash icon at the bottom of the Keywords palette. You can delete individual keywords the same way. Continued Bridge Essentials Chapter 1 23