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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos
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Using the latest Camera Raw controls


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Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos

with Jan Kabili

Video: Using the latest Camera Raw controls

Camera Raw's processing engine and controls are quite different in Elements 11 than in earlier versions, so different that Adobe has given the current Camera Raw processing technology a new name, Process Version 2012. So, what's that mean for you? You won't have to worry about the Process Version at all if you're opening a photo into Camera Raw for the first time in Elements. In that case, you'll see the current Camera Raw controls that we use in this course, and the photo will be processed with the latest Process Version 2012 technology. But, if you have a photo that you processed in the past in an older version of Elements, using an older Camera Raw process version, let me show you what to do if you want to reopen it into Camera Raw in Elements 11 for further processing.
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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 the latest Camera Raw controls

Camera Raw's processing engine and controls are quite different in Elements 11 than in earlier versions, so different that Adobe has given the current Camera Raw processing technology a new name, Process Version 2012. So, what's that mean for you? You won't have to worry about the Process Version at all if you're opening a photo into Camera Raw for the first time in Elements. In that case, you'll see the current Camera Raw controls that we use in this course, and the photo will be processed with the latest Process Version 2012 technology. But, if you have a photo that you processed in the past in an older version of Elements, using an older Camera Raw process version, let me show you what to do if you want to reopen it into Camera Raw in Elements 11 for further processing.

If you still have Camera Raw open from the last movie, you can close it by clicking the Cancel button at the bottom-right of the Camera Raw workspace. Then, in the Expert edit workspace, go to the File Menu, go to Open, and navigate to a folder that contains a raw file. Now here, I have a raw file that I shot with a Nikon camera. This is the actual raw file, the NEF file. This is the one that I want to open. The other thumbnail is for the metadata that goes along with this file. And it contains adjustments that I made in an earlier version of Camera Raw in Elements 10.

To open this raw file into Elements 11, I'll select the NEF icon, and I'll go down and click the Open button. Here in the current version of Camera Raw, at least the current version at the time of recording, I have that photo that I already processed in Elements 10. There are two things that tell me that this photo was already adjusted in an older process version. One is this little white warning symbol right down here with an exclamation mark in it, and another is the fact that the sliders that I see over here in the Basic Panel of Camera Raw are the older sliders.

The current sliders don't have a Fill Light Slider or a Recovery Slider, but they do have a Highlights Slider and a Whites Slider as we'll see in just a moment. To confirm that this is an older process version photo, I'm going to click this camera icon above the Basic Panel. That takes me to the Camera Calibration Panel. Here in the Process Menu, I can see that I have a Process Version 2010 photo open. Now, if I want to update this photo to the 2012 Process Version, I could just select 2012 from this menu. But, most often, I am not in the Camera Calibration Tab, I'm just over here in the Basic Tab.

And the fastest way to update a photo here is just to click on this little icon with the exclamation mark at the bottom-right of the photo. When I did that, you may have noticed that the photo changed appearance a bit, and that's often the case when you do update a photo from an earlier Process Version to Process Version 2012. So, if you've worked hard to get your photo to look a certain way and you don't want it to change, then you don't want to update it. But, if you do want to reprocess a photo for some reason, maybe to make another version of it that looks a little bit different, and you want to have access to the new, improved controls in Process Version 2012, some of which you now see here in the column on the right, then go ahead and click that icon to update to Process Version 2012.

So that's what the process version difference is all about. In the movies to come, we'll be learning what each of these latest sliders in Process Version 2012 does, and how to use them to process your raw photos to look their best.

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