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Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features
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Working with the custom lens correction controls


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Photoshop and Bridge CS5 for Photographers New Features

with Chris Orwig

Video: Working with the custom lens correction controls

Lens Correction in Photoshop CS5 is bound to get a lot of attention, especially because of this new Auto Correct feature. As we saw in the last movie, one of the things that we have to do, quite often, is to use Auto Correct and then modify the correction a little bit further with those custom controls. And because those two work so well together, I thought it would be helpful just to throw in another little bonus movie where talk about some of those custom controls. Therefore, you can get the most out of the actual automatic correction. Here, what I'm going to do is navigate my Filter pulldown menu, and then select Lens Correction.
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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 custom lens correction controls

Lens Correction in Photoshop CS5 is bound to get a lot of attention, especially because of this new Auto Correct feature. As we saw in the last movie, one of the things that we have to do, quite often, is to use Auto Correct and then modify the correction a little bit further with those custom controls. And because those two work so well together, I thought it would be helpful just to throw in another little bonus movie where talk about some of those custom controls. Therefore, you can get the most out of the actual automatic correction. Here, what I'm going to do is navigate my Filter pulldown menu, and then select Lens Correction.

Now once this opens up this dialog, I am going to go straight to the straight to the Custom controls here, and here in this sign we can see that there's quite a bit of distortion. In order to correct this distortion perfectly, it's going to be near impossible because of the perspective of the camera was really low, wide-angle lens, yet nonetheless, we can start to see how we can use these controls. Now one of the things that we've already begun to talk about is how we can remove distortion, and in this case, all I want to do is to do a little bit of a removal or pincushion the image. In that sense, it's kind of bringing the image in just a bit there and we can see how that's working.

Now again, this isn't going to be perfect, but it's starting to change some of those lines. Next, I'm going to go ahead and change my Vertical Perspective, and as I do that, I run into an issue. One of the issues that I see is that it's cropping off the top of the image. What you can do is modify this scale Amount. It's really interesting when you do this because it can help you begin to deconstruct what's happening here with the photograph. Now in this image, you can see there's transparency around the edges where the image was distorted. One of the reasons why I wanted to include this movie is because in order to change that, you'd actually have to go back to your Auto Correction tab, and here what I'm going to do is select a different option.

We can choose Black or White on the background or Edge Extension. Now Edge Extension will work to a certain extent. We can see that it did an all right job here on the sides on the top, but on the bottom, things really start to fall apart. That being said, sometimes it's worthwhile to have that on and sometimes you can crop your images just a little bit bigger having that Edge Extension option turned on. All right. Let's go back to your Custom controls here, and again, all that we want to do is just modify this a bit. And I'm going to go back and forth, changing this as needed, make a little bit of change with regards to vertical, and I go back to my Distortions here up top.

And I can also control the Vignetting. One of the things that happens a lot of times with wide-angle shots is that those edges become a bit dark. In this case, I'm just brightening those up in order to bring in a little bit more even light on this area of the image. I can also make other adjustments as well. We can modify the Angle or the Horizontal Perspective, but for the most part, I think we're getting to a good range. Let's press the P key. There's our before. Press the P key again. There is our after. The last thing that we'd want to do here would be to simply click OK to exit out of this, and then to render that particular filter effect.

Now at this juncture, we can even take this further if we want to. For example, you can press Command+T on the Mac, Ctrl+T on the PC and then what you can do is hold down the Command or Ctrl key. And you can click and drag your corner points. And you can do this in order to change this particular perspective. And here you can see that I'm just pulling these two points out a little bit, which, in turn, is bringing the top of the image a little bit more forward. There's quite a bit of work that you can do on the image, either by moving your corner points, or for that matter, by opening up the Warp tool.

With the Warp tool, we can click on the image. And here you can see how I'm really bending the photograph in some unique and distinct ways, kind of controlling a little bit of the overall shift here and looking to try to correct this image a little bit more, just removing a touch of that bend in this area of the photograph. I can bring this area down too. So, it's simply clicking and dragging on our image in order to make further corrections. Now, I am aware that we are kind of digging deep into this whole topic. Yet, the whole point here is that this new feature of Lens Correction isn't a stand-alone feature.

It's not save the day feature. Rather, I see it kind of as a great starting point. Now on some images it just works fine, and that's all you'll need to do. Yet other images, what you need to do is to combine that with what we already know about how we can correct our photographs. Well here I'll go ahead and press Enter or Return to apply that particular correction, and now the image, again, is looking much stronger. The last step would be, of course, to crop this image. There are a lot of different ways to crop photographs. One technique that you can use, though, to create a little bit more of a freeform crop is to select your Marquee tool, click and drag across the image and then go ahead and choose Image and select Crop.

That will then crop away everything but that selected area, and now here at this juncture, we have brought this image to new place, and it's looking much better. Good work.

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