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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos
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Using Camera Raw with JPEGs


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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos

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Camera raw is tailor-made for processing raw files, but if you have JPEG or even TIFF files, you can open those JPEGs or TIFFs into Camera Raw too and process the photos in the Camera Raw interface. Why would you want to edit a JPEG or a TIFF in camera raw? The answer is to take advantage of the user-friendly sliders and tools there. Now do keep in mind that because a JPEG has already been processed in your camera, if you open a JPEG into Camera Raw, you won't have all the editing tools that you have when you're working on a raw file. For example, you won't have as many options in the White Balance Preset menu.
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  1. 6m 14s
    1. Welcome
      1m 10s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 30s
    3. Overview of the editing workspaces
      3m 34s
  2. 43m 14s
    1. Touring the interface
      4m 21s
    2. Making the most of the tools in Elements
      4m 6s
    3. Arranging the panels
      4m 32s
    4. Zooming and panning
      4m 3s
    5. Viewing multiple photos
      3m 51s
    6. Undoing
      5m 15s
    7. Cropping
      3m 46s
    8. Resizing
      7m 18s
    9. Saving images and examining formats
      6m 2s
  3. 19m 23s
    1. Understanding layers
      7m 59s
    2. Managing layers in the Layers panel
      4m 33s
    3. Creating new layers
      6m 51s
  4. 38m 28s
    1. Why use selections?
      4m 20s
    2. Selecting with the marquee tools
      3m 56s
    3. Selecting with the lasso tools
      6m 40s
    4. Selecting by color and tone
      6m 22s
    5. Refining a selection
      4m 51s
    6. Selecting hair
      5m 42s
    7. Hiding content with a layer mask
      6m 37s
  5. 46m 54s
    1. Why use adjustment layers?
      5m 15s
    2. Adjusting color with a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
      4m 32s
    3. Correcting lighting with a Levels adjustment layer
      3m 32s
    4. Adjusting part of an image with an adjustment layer
      5m 19s
    5. Exploring auto adjustments
      3m 55s
    6. Improving shadows and highlights
      2m 14s
    7. Removing a color cast
      1m 47s
    8. Fine-tuning with Color Curves
      3m 16s
    9. Converting to black and white
      2m 26s
    10. Correcting camera distortion
      5m 32s
    11. Reducing noise
      2m 56s
    12. Sharpening
      6m 10s
  6. 20m 51s
    1. Creating a panorama
      5m 6s
    2. Merging bracketed exposures
      6m 0s
    3. Removing people from a scene
      5m 25s
    4. Combining group shots
      4m 20s
  7. 29m 24s
    1. Removing blemishes
      3m 42s
    2. Reducing wrinkles and circles
      4m 16s
    3. Enhancing eyes
      5m 19s
    4. Removing red-eye
      3m 15s
    5. Adjusting skin tone
      2m 21s
    6. Removing dust spots
      4m 7s
    7. Removing content
      6m 24s
  8. 52m 36s
    1. What is Camera Raw?
      5m 18s
    2. Using the latest Camera Raw controls
      3m 16s
    3. Camera Raw basics
      6m 22s
    4. Making use of the histogram
      3m 45s
    5. Setting white balance
      3m 44s
    6. Adjusting lighting
      4m 28s
    7. Adjusting color saturation
      2m 9s
    8. Cropping and straightening
      3m 58s
    9. Reducing noise
      3m 33s
    10. Sharpening
      3m 38s
    11. Synchronizing edits to multiple photos
      3m 36s
    12. Outputting from Camera Raw
      6m 14s
    13. Using Camera Raw with JPEGs
      2m 35s
  9. 48s
    1. Next steps
      48s

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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos
4h 17m Beginner Nov 07, 2012

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Go beyond the automatic editing features in Adobe Photoshop Elements and find out how to make sophisticated edits using the Expert Edit mode. In this course, author, teacher, and photographer Jan Kabili explores the core features of the Expert Edit mode, from making exposure adjustments, retouching, and compositing images, to adding text. The course also takes a close look at adjusting photos with Adobe Camera Raw, included with Elements 11.

Topics include:
  • Arranging the panels and interface
  • Cropping and resizing photos
  • Creating new layers
  • Refining selections
  • Hiding content with a layer mask
  • Using adjustment layers
  • Correcting color, lighting, and contrast
  • Converting a color photo to black and white
  • Creating a panorama from multiple photos
  • Retouching blemishes and wrinkles
  • Making adjustments in Camera Raw
Subjects:
Photography Retouching
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Using Camera Raw with JPEGs

Camera raw is tailor-made for processing raw files, but if you have JPEG or even TIFF files, you can open those JPEGs or TIFFs into Camera Raw too and process the photos in the Camera Raw interface. Why would you want to edit a JPEG or a TIFF in camera raw? The answer is to take advantage of the user-friendly sliders and tools there. Now do keep in mind that because a JPEG has already been processed in your camera, if you open a JPEG into Camera Raw, you won't have all the editing tools that you have when you're working on a raw file. For example, you won't have as many options in the White Balance Preset menu.

But for the most part, you'll be able to use the features in Camera Raw on a JPEG or on a TIFF. So how do you open a JPEG or TIFF into camera raw? I'll show you first on Windows and then I'll show you on the Mac. On Windows, I'll go to the File menu, and instead of choosing Open in the Expert edit workspace, I'll go to Open As. That launches the Open As dialog box. Here, I'll navigate to the file that I want to open. This is a JPEG. I'll select it, and this is important, I need to go to the Open As menu and make sure that it's set to Camera Raw, because I want to open this JPEG as Camera Raw.

Then, I'll just click Open, and that launches the Camera Raw window with my JPEG, and you can see it to JPEG down here in the file name. And I can use the sliders in the Basic panel, and the Detail panel, and the Crop Tool, and the Straighten Tool, and other features that I have showed you on this file just as I could on a raw file. Now, I did mention that there are some limitations. So for example, if I come back to the Basic tab and we look at the White Balance Presets, you can see that there are fewer presets than are available for a raw file.

Here I can only change the White Balance to As Shot, to Auto, or set it to Custom, and drag the Temperature and Tint sliders manually. Now let's take a look at how to open a JPEG into Camera Raw on the Mac, where it's slightly different. Here, in the Expert edit workspace on a Mac, to open a JPEG into the Camera Raw workspace, I'll go to the File menu, and this time, I'll choose Open. There is no Open As option in Elements Editor on the Mac. That displays the Open dialog.

Here I'll navigate to a JPEG that I want to open, I'll select it, and although you may not think this is intuitive, the next step is to go to the Format menu and to change it from JPEG to Camera Raw, and that will cause the JPEG to open in Camera Raw when I click this Open button. And there's my Camera Raw workspace open on the Mac, with a JPEG all ready for editing.

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