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Working with the Target Adjustment tool


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Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features

with Chris Orwig

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Here we're going to take a look at a new feature inside of Photoshop CS5 that's often overlooked, and it has to deal with how we can work with Adjustment layers, and also the Target Adjustment tool. Well, let's say that one of the things that I want to do here is I want to add a levels adjustment to this image. So, I go ahead and click on the Levels icon. Now when I do that, you notice that this field down here isn't highlighted. If I want to change this so that the first field in whatever Adjustment layer I'm working on is targeted, so I can make a change there, all you need to do is to click on this icon here and then choose Auto-Select Parameter.
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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

Working with the Target Adjustment tool

Here we're going to take a look at a new feature inside of Photoshop CS5 that's often overlooked, and it has to deal with how we can work with Adjustment layers, and also the Target Adjustment tool. Well, let's say that one of the things that I want to do here is I want to add a levels adjustment to this image. So, I go ahead and click on the Levels icon. Now when I do that, you notice that this field down here isn't highlighted. If I want to change this so that the first field in whatever Adjustment layer I'm working on is targeted, so I can make a change there, all you need to do is to click on this icon here and then choose Auto-Select Parameter.

What that will then do, if we click off this image and click back on this, as it will highlight that first particular field. And then I could simply click on the 5 key in order to change the density of that image. Now this will work with many different types of Adjustment layers, and it's a nice way to just speed up our overall workflow. Let's go ahead and delete this Levels adjustment by clicking and dragging to the Trashcan icon. What else can we do? We could go ahead and click on the Hue/Saturation Adjustment layer, and here you'll notice that this icon, the Target Adjustment tool icon is not highlighted.

In other words, it's not targeted. We can't use it, unless we click on the tool. Well, if you would like to have the ability to have this tools always be selected, whenever we use an Adjustment layer, which has this functionality, all we need to do is to click on this icon here, and then we can go ahead and choose Auto-Select Target Adjustment tool. You'll see that that icon is now pressed. What I could do here would be to simply clicking the sky say, and then go ahead and make a Saturation change to that area of the sky. Or for that matter, if I go back to my Adjustments panel, and if I choose a different adjustment, say Black & White conversion, you'll notice that this tool is automatically pressed active, ready to go, and here I can click and drag and make whatever changes I need to make to this particular image.

So, it's just a nice and handy way to speed up your overall workflow. Now when you click between layers, it will still activate whatever Adjustment layer you're on in regards to bringing up that Target Adjustment tool. Let me show you what I mean. When I click here, you'll notice that now, the Target Adjustment tool and Hue/Saturation is active. Go back to Black & White, and we'll see that that functionality is still turned on. So, if you find yourself using the Target Adjustment tool quite often, I definitely recommend that you check on that preference.

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