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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training

Opening Camera Raw images from Bridge


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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training

with Ted LoCascio

Video: Opening Camera Raw images from Bridge

Raw images can only be opened and edited using the Camera Raw plug-in. With this movie I would like to show you how to identify raw images from Bridge and then open them up in Camera Raw. Okay, so here I'm in Bridge and I'm currently viewing all of our images inside of our catalog images folder, which is part of our exercise files. That's what we're seeing here in the Content panel in Bridge. So what I would like to do is filter this display down here in the Content panel to just display the Camera Raw images that I have in this folder.
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  1. 2m 22s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. Using the example files
      1m 20s
  2. 12m 1s
    1. Understanding Photoshop Elements
      2m 10s
    2. Using the Welcome screen
      2m 33s
    3. Importing photos from a digital camera
      7m 18s
  3. 1h 1m
    1. Viewing and selecting images
      2m 1s
    2. Creating and saving a custom workspace
      5m 29s
    3. Rotating images in Bridge
      3m 20s
    4. Renaming images in Bridge
      5m 34s
    5. Adding keywords to images
      7m 38s
    6. Applying ratings to images
      5m 17s
    7. Labeling images
      5m 17s
    8. Searching for images
      6m 38s
    9. Creating Collections
      2m 50s
    10. Sorting images with the Filter panel
      6m 36s
    11. Using image stacks
      7m 2s
    12. Hiding images
      4m 6s
  4. 31m 55s
    1. Opening images from Bridge
      2m 24s
    2. Working with palettes and the Palette Bin
      4m 53s
    3. Using the Project Bin
      6m 44s
    4. Zooming and scrolling
      8m 1s
    5. Fixing mistakes with Undo and Redo
      5m 3s
    6. Saving versions
      4m 50s
  5. 49m 38s
    1. Opening and viewing images in the Quick Fix mode
      6m 8s
    2. Understanding Auto Color and making tonal adjustments
      8m 50s
    3. Using the Lighting sliders
      5m 19s
    4. Using the Color sliders
      7m 1s
    5. Applying Auto Red Eye Fix
      3m 31s
    6. Applying Auto Sharpen
      4m 25s
    7. Using the Guided Edit mode
      6m 19s
    8. Processing multiple files
      8m 5s
  6. 10m 22s
    1. Understanding image resolution
      3m 23s
    2. Resizing images
      6m 59s
  7. 17m 8s
    1. Applying Auto Crop and Auto Straighten
      6m 22s
    2. Using the Straighten and Crop tools
      4m 10s
    3. Changing the canvas size
      6m 36s
  8. 30m 32s
    1. Why make selections?
      6m 3s
    2. Using the Quick Selection tool
      8m 37s
    3. Using Refine Edge
      7m 15s
    4. Saving and loading selections
      8m 37s
  9. 25m 58s
    1. Working with the Layers palette
      9m 45s
    2. Using adjustment layers and masks
      8m 37s
    3. Applying transparency and blend mode adjustments
      7m 36s
  10. 40m 56s
    1. Removing a color cast
      5m 53s
    2. Correcting skin tone
      3m 38s
    3. Enhancing color with Hue/Saturation adjustments
      6m 37s
    4. Balancing contrast and color with Levels adjustments
      7m 10s
    5. Correcting dark or light areas with Shadow/Highlight Adjustments
      5m 17s
    6. Improving images with Color Curves adjustments
      5m 55s
    7. Converting color images to black and white
      6m 26s
  11. 54m 14s
    1. Using the Red-Eye Removal tool
      8m 1s
    2. Using the healing tools
      7m 42s
    3. Whitening teeth and eyes
      6m 20s
    4. Cloning to remove contents
      8m 14s
    5. Adjusting perspective and correcting camera distortion
      6m 10s
    6. Using Photomerge Group Shot
      6m 17s
    7. Using Photomerge Faces
      6m 4s
    8. Using Photomerge Panorama
      5m 26s
  12. 16m 1s
    1. Creating a clipping mask
      7m 25s
    2. Creating collages with gradient blending
      8m 36s
  13. 22m 15s
    1. Reducing noise
      8m 7s
    2. Sharpening with Unsharp Mask
      7m 16s
    3. Sharpening with Adjust Sharpness
      6m 52s
  14. 17m 54s
    1. Understanding Camera Raw
      1m 46s
    2. Opening Camera Raw images from Bridge
      6m 37s
    3. Applying tonal and color adjustments in Camera Raw
      6m 23s
    4. Saving raw images
      3m 8s
  15. 40m 41s
    1. Painting with the Filter Gallery
      8m 7s
    2. Creating a pencil sketch
      7m 40s
    3. Customizing images
      7m 59s
    4. Adding artwork with the Content palette
      9m 39s
    5. Building and saving a multi-page photo creation
      7m 16s
  16. 37m 5s
    1. Creating a slideshow
      6m 58s
    2. Creating a photo book
      9m 1s
    3. Creating a photo collage
      6m 58s
    4. Creating a greeting card
      6m 31s
    5. Creating a web photo gallery
      7m 37s
  17. 31m 6s
    1. Choosing color settings
      7m 1s
    2. Printing to an inkjet printer
      8m 13s
    3. Using Picture Package
      4m 33s
    4. Saving for the web
      5m 55s
    5. Attaching images to emails
      3m 6s
    6. Burning to CDs and DVDs
      2m 18s
  18. 56s
    1. Goodbye
      56s

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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training
8h 22m Beginner Sep 29, 2008

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In Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training, Ted LoCascio teaches casual photographers how to organize, edit, and share their digital image libraries using this powerful software package from Adobe. He tours the included Adobe Bridge application, used for importing and organizing photographs, and explores every feature of Elements itself. He demonstrates how to navigate the Elements workspace, which is used to correct and improve images, combine them into projects, and produce slideshows, photo books, web galleries, and more. Ted also explains how to get the most out of each editing mode, and shares tips for correcting, retouching, and sharpening photographs. Example files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Identifying photos by name, keyword, rating, and label
  • Locating photos with searches, filters, collections, and stacks
  • Using automated red-eye correction and sharpening tools
  • Making detailed color and tone corrections
  • Using Photomerge on faces and groups
  • Working with filters, artwork, and other image customizations
  • Scrapbooking
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Ted LoCascio

Opening Camera Raw images from Bridge

Raw images can only be opened and edited using the Camera Raw plug-in. With this movie I would like to show you how to identify raw images from Bridge and then open them up in Camera Raw. Okay, so here I'm in Bridge and I'm currently viewing all of our images inside of our catalog images folder, which is part of our exercise files. That's what we're seeing here in the Content panel in Bridge. So what I would like to do is filter this display down here in the Content panel to just display the Camera Raw images that I have in this folder.

I can do that using the Filter panel over on the left. So you can see here is my Filter panel. You will notice that further down in the Filter panel, we have a section for File Type and in this section it lists all the different file types of the images that we have in the folder. At the very top, we have Camera Raw image. Okay. Notice we also have DNG image. That's a type of Camera Raw as well. We have JPEG and TIFF and also a collection, something that I created here inside of Bridge, all right.

So what I'm going to do is click on where it's Camera Raw Image, we have 16 of those images. It tells us that information over here and now we're only viewing the Camera Raw images here in the Content panel. All right, so we can scroll down and just take a look. And what's a Camera Raw image? Notice that they all have Camera Raw extensions. Some of them are CRW, some of them are CR2. All of them have been taken with I think two different Canon cameras, all right. So, if we want to open up these images now or open up some of them, inside of the Camera Raw plug-in, what we first need to do of course is select them.

So let's go ahead and make a selection. I'm going to go and click on this image here, Enzo_buggy_ride_02, and then hold down the Shift key and select the end image here in this series, Enzo_buggy_ ride_11. All right, so all three of these images now are selected. I want to open all three of them up at the same time in the Camera Raw plug-in. What I can do now is with them all selected, just double-click on any one of them. Then all three of them are going to open up inside of Camera Raw. So here we're in Camera Raw. Now I just want to show you a little bit about the Camera Raw interface so you know what you're working with once you enter this large dialog box, okay. First of all, the Camera Raw dialog box has its own interface, okay. It pretty much takes over your whole screen. If you want to take up your screen even more, you can click this button over here next to what it says Preview and then you can actually expand out on the top and the bottoms of your screen. You can have even more room to work, okay. Click it again, now we can see the Photoshop Elements menu bar and also the bottom of the Elements interface as well.

When you open multiple images here, inside of Camera Raw, we have got a little menu over here on the left. Okay, so we can select the images that we want to preview in the preview area, over here. We also have our own set of tools up here; it has its own tool bar up at the top of the interface okay so you can access some tools from up here. There is our Preview option which you should always have turned on unless you wanted to see the before and after, after making some changes using the controls over here.

Now notice we have two tabs, a Basic tab and a Detail tab. The Basic tab contains the bulk of your controls here in Camera Raw. Things like adjusting your white balance by either moving either of these sliders or choosing from the settings here in the White Balance dropdown list. These are almost exactly the same as what you would see in your camera, okay. You can change those here in Camera Raw. It's nice that you can do these kinds of stuff because you can't do these things inside of Elements. Down here we have an Exposure control, which is very, very nice. You can control the exposure after the fact to a Camera Raw image here in the Camera Raw dialog box. We also have some lighting sliders, things that will control your lighting in your image. Things like Recovery and Fill Light.

These work a lot like the Shadow and the Highlight sliders that you would use in the Elements' Editing workspace, okay, very similar. You can also control the amount of Blacks in your image; control the Brightness and Contrast. That's also similar to the Brightness and Contrast sliders available in the Elements' Editing workspace as well. Okay we have also some interesting sliders down here for Clarity, Vibrance and Saturation. Saturation you may already be familiar with if you have used Hue and Saturation inside of Elements. Vibrance is similar to Saturation only it works a lot better with flesh tones, skin tones. Okay, so I would recommend using that on images of people like these images here. And Clarity can just help add some definition to your image, okay, and the colors in your image.

All right, so these are the bulk of your controls in here. The controls in the Detail tab allow you to control and add Sharpening and Noise Reduction to an image. Now this is generally something I would recommend that you do after you open the image in Elements, just in case you want to apply any other adjustments in Elements. Okay, because these should always be a last step. It may be that you just want to apply certain adjustment to your raw images here in the dialog box then apply some other adjustments in Elements and then you will always want to apply your Sharpening last.

So I don't necessarily recommend that you always use these, okay. They are here if you want to and you know you're going to make all your adjustment in here in this dialog box, you can go ahead and do it but I don't always recommend it as a safety measure. You also have your own histogram up here that you can use and refer to it, get some information about the different channels in your image as you're making your adjustments, okay which is nice that we have that. And then we also have this section down here where we can choose what Depth we want to work in. We have been working with 8 bit images so far throughout these training movies.

But with Camera Raw you have your choice. You can also work in 16 bit, okay, which greatly increases the amount of colors and grays that you're working with in your image, okay. If you choose 16 bit, you're just opening up the spectrum that much more. You're working with a lot more. So you may want to choose to do or stick with 8 bit. You can do either one here inside of Camera Raw. All right, you also have Done, Cancel and Open Image buttons; these are very important buttons. If you're making adjustment in here but you're not ready to open up the image inside of Elements and work with it further, you would just click Done, okay.

If you're not going to make any adjustments, of course you would click Cancel. If you want to open the image after making your adjustment inside of the Elements' Editing workspace, you would click Open Image and then work with them further there. So that's a quick tour of the Camera Raw dialog box.

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