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Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features

Customizing lens distortion removal


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Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features

with Chris Orwig

Video: Customizing lens distortion removal

We are going to take a look at those situations where you're going to simply want to do a Custom Lens Correction. And in this case, what I want to do is correct this image because while I like this Perspective, I noticed that this door is bowing a little bit. I also notice that the image is leaning a little bit to the right, and so, I can see some of these bending features showing me that we have some distortion here. All right. Let's go ahead and copy our background layer. We will be so by pressing command on a Mac, Ctrl on Windows and then the letter J. We will go ahead and name this new layer Correct. Next, we are going to navigate to our Filter pulldown menu. As you remember, Lens Correction's in the location here.
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  1. 2m 51s
    1. Welcome
      2m 14s
    2. Using the exercise files
      37s
  2. 17m 14s
    1. Introducing PDF watermarking
      2m 9s
    2. Adding a custom watermark to a PDF
      5m 16s
    3. Using the new Export panel
      4m 45s
    4. Improved batch renaming
      3m 9s
    5. Working between Bridge and Photoshop
      1m 55s
  3. 20m 11s
    1. Getting started with Mini Bridge
      4m 17s
    2. Creating a custom Mini Bridge shortcut
      2m 1s
    3. Working with Bridge and Mini Bridge
      2m 18s
    4. Finding and reviewing photos
      4m 15s
    5. Opening documents
      4m 22s
    6. Customizing the position and display
      2m 58s
  4. 16m 54s
    1. Sharpening enhancements
      5m 1s
    2. Reducing noise
      5m 23s
    3. Using Post-Crop Vignetting
      3m 51s
    4. Adding film grain
      2m 39s
  5. 4m 58s
    1. Selecting and modifying a Photoshop workspace
      1m 52s
    2. Creating a custom workspace
      3m 6s
  6. 6m 48s
    1. Adjusting layer style effects on multiple layers at once
      2m 41s
    2. Modifying multiple layers at once
      2m 34s
    3. Dragging content into Photoshop as a Smart Object
      1m 33s
  7. 20m 56s
    1. Making better selections using Smart Radius
      6m 21s
    2. Removing a model from a background
      10m 12s
    3. Changing the colors of a shirt
      4m 23s
  8. 7m 46s
    1. Using the new brushes in a photographic workflow
      5m 52s
    2. Getting more efficient with brushes
      1m 54s
  9. 10m 17s
    1. Content-aware spot healing
      3m 17s
    2. Replacing backgrounds with Content-Aware Fill
      4m 19s
    3. Cleaning up multiple elements with Content-Aware Fill
      2m 41s
  10. 4m 24s
    1. Cropping and straightening a photograph
      2m 47s
    2. Auto-straightening a photograph
      1m 37s
  11. 12m 27s
    1. Accessing lens correction
      1m 10s
    2. Automatic lens correction
      2m 24s
    3. Working with the custom lens correction controls
      4m 53s
    4. Customizing lens distortion removal
      2m 12s
    5. Panoramic lens correction
      1m 48s
  12. 18m 58s
    1. Toning HDR photographs
      5m 21s
    2. Blending HDR toning for a more subtle effect
      4m 34s
    3. Working with HDR Pro
      4m 52s
    4. Getting creative with HDR Pro
      4m 11s
  13. 20m 43s
    1. Working with the Target Adjustment tool
      2m 26s
    2. Working with the new HUD color picker
      5m 8s
    3. Creating a neutral density gradient
      3m 25s
    4. Changing a photograph to black and white using the LAB action
      3m 15s
    5. Launching Photoshop in 32-bit mode
      3m 1s
    6. New printing settings
      3m 28s
  14. 38s
    1. Goodbye
      38s

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Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features
2h 45m Intermediate Apr 12, 2010

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In Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features, author Chris Orwig explores the enhancements in Photoshop CS5 and Bridge CS5 from a photographer's perspective. This course introduces the Mini Bridge, a brand new panel to browse and open images without leaving Photoshop, expanded layer functionality, improved sharpening and noise reduction in Adobe Camera Raw, cleaning up and enhancing photographs with the new Bristle Brush and content-aware tools, and working with the new High Dynamic Range (HDR) toning controls. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Browsing and opening files from Mini Bridge
  • Adding custom watermarks to photos
  • Performing content-aware healing
  • Sharpening, reducing noise, and adding film grain in Adobe Camera Raw
  • Editing styles and effects on multiple layers at once
  • Selecting with a smart radius
  • Applying the HDR Toning adjustment
  • Making lens corrections to adjust for distortion
  • Auto straightening a photograph
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management
Software:
Bridge Photoshop
Author:
Chris Orwig

Customizing lens distortion removal

We are going to take a look at those situations where you're going to simply want to do a Custom Lens Correction. And in this case, what I want to do is correct this image because while I like this Perspective, I noticed that this door is bowing a little bit. I also notice that the image is leaning a little bit to the right, and so, I can see some of these bending features showing me that we have some distortion here. All right. Let's go ahead and copy our background layer. We will be so by pressing command on a Mac, Ctrl on Windows and then the letter J. We will go ahead and name this new layer Correct. Next, we are going to navigate to our Filter pulldown menu. As you remember, Lens Correction's in the location here.

So, let's click on that. And once this dialog is open, what we going to do is click on the Custom tab, which we can find back here. One of the first things that I need to do is really level things out a bit. There are a couple of different ways that we can do this. One technique that I like to use is to turn on the Show Grid option. This Grid is showing me yes, this is leaning a little bit to the right. I can then modify the angle by clicking and dragging or simply clicking and dragging on the word Angle in order to make a little bit more of a subtle adjustment. And sometimes I find that this subtle adjustment works even better, because by dragging the Angle a little bit too far, we can overdo it.

Now that I have corrected that just a touch, I also want to remove some distortion. So, I'll go ahead and click and drag this particular slider or hover over the name of the slider, Remove Distortion and then click and drag this one way or another. And again, I am paying attention to my Grid to see how this will work. For the most part, this is working really well. We will notice that it's cropping, or I'm losing a little bit of information. So, I am going to scale this just a touch bigger so I don't quite have that stretching effect on those edges. Once I've done that, I want to take a look at all of my edges and whatnot and see, yes for the most part we are in a good space.

And, of course, we could always make some more subtle, little adjustments incrementally building this effect up little by little, in order to have a nice image here. And again, I think that looks pretty good. Let's click OK in order to apply that. Now here we can see our before and after by clicking on this Eye icon. Here we have the before and then the after, subtle yet nonetheless a significant improvement to this photograph.

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