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Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features
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Using Post-Crop Vignetting


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Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features

with Chris Orwig

Video: Using Post-Crop Vignetting

Here we're going to take a look at an interesting effect that we can apply inside of Adobe Camera Raw, and that is how we can darken or brighten the outer edges of our photograph. And the way that we can do this in the new version of Adobe Camera Raw has been modified a little bit. So, let's take a look at how this works. For starters, one of the things that we might want to do is to navigate over to our Lens Corrections panel. Now here I can go ahead and add some vignetting in order to darken the edges. I can modify the Midpoint by clicking and dragging this in or I can click and drag this out to limit this effect to these outer corners.
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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

Using Post-Crop Vignetting

Here we're going to take a look at an interesting effect that we can apply inside of Adobe Camera Raw, and that is how we can darken or brighten the outer edges of our photograph. And the way that we can do this in the new version of Adobe Camera Raw has been modified a little bit. So, let's take a look at how this works. For starters, one of the things that we might want to do is to navigate over to our Lens Corrections panel. Now here I can go ahead and add some vignetting in order to darken the edges. I can modify the Midpoint by clicking and dragging this in or I can click and drag this out to limit this effect to these outer corners.

Now when I do this, it looks fine so far. We can click on our Preview. Here is our before and then our after. Yet the problem comes into play when we select the Crop tool and when we make a crop across the image. To apply this crop, we'll press Enter or Return. Well now here, when I modify this control either to make corrections or enhancements to the image, we can see it's only affecting the bottom portion of the image because I've effectively cropped out the other area. So, this Lens Corrections effect does not work at all. Well in order to be able to control this area, after I've cropped the image, what we need to do is to navigate to this new panel.

It's located right next door, and this is brand-new to Adobe Camera Raw. It's called Effects. Now there are two Effects here: We have Film Grain, which we'll talk about later, or Post Crop Vignetting. Well first let's deconstruct how this works. What we can do is we can dial in our amount either to darken, or for that matter, to brighten. Let's go ahead and darken this and then deconstruct these other controls. Midpoint will either bring this closer end to the middle of this cropped area, click and drag out, and that will extend it further. Roundness, we can control the overall shape of this particular effect, one way or another.

The Feather gives us the ability to control the intensity of this shape either with a nice crisp line or a soft and diffused line. One of the things that I've found helpful to do is to change your Feather, and then to modify your Roundness so you can actually see what the shape is and how that works on your image and also to modify your Midpoint so that here you can see, really clearly, how these different shapes will work. Now of course, you probably won't want to apply this particular type of effect, but it does help you deconstruct what these controls actually do.

Let's add a bit of Feather here. Let's focus in on Highlights. What Highlights can allow us to do is to actually bring back some of our highlights. You can see this primarily in the top area of the image where there are some highlights, again, just controlling the overall darkening of that area. Well, there are couple of more things that I want to point out here and one of the things that I want to point out is that if we reactivate our Crop tool, you'll notice that we have this effect inside of this crop area. Well if I change its crop in any way shape or form, you're going to notice that this effect completely follows the way that I modify or change this particular crop, and therefore it's going to give me that nice consistency, which was based upon the crop area.

Let's press Enter or Return in order to apply that. The last thing that I want to point out is that we have three different Styles. Now by default, the Style is Highlight Priority, and there are two others as well: Color Priority, which gives emphasis or focus to color, and then Paint Overlay. Now each of these different styles will interact with our images differently based on our different settings and our controls here, and it also will interact differently based on the different images. You will notice that in some of these controls we have control over our highlights. In another control, Paint Overlay, we lose that particular slider as it's grayed out.

Now how do all of these three different styles work? Well because these styles will work differently on different images, one of the things you obviously have to do is simply experiment and see which works best on your own photographs.

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