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In Photoshop CS6 for Photographers, author, photographer, and teacher Chris Orwig explores Photoshop from the perspective of the photographer.
The course details the features and techniques behind enhancing and retouching photos, preparing them for print and online publishing, and much more. Chris demonstrates how to make basic edits in Camera Raw, develop and save color profiles, work with layers and selections, tone and sharpen, and retouch images while retaining their natural character.
Chris also shares some creative tips and project ideas, such as converting a photo to black-and-white and enhancing a portrait with hand-painted masks. The course also covers workflow details, such as organizing images in Bridge and Mini Bridge, optimizing Photoshop preferences, and calibrating your monitor.
There are other things that you can do in regards to Batch processing, and that has to do with taking advantage of tools. What I want to do is just show you a few tools and then take a look at one which allows us to open up multiple images into a layer document in Photoshop. In order to access the tools, you navigate to the Tools pulldown menu and then choose Photoshop. Here, you'll notice we've different options. We've Batch Contact Sheet, Image Processor, Lens Correction, et cetera. This different option allow us do things to the photographs.
Let's say, for example, Lens Correction. We could Batch Process or Batch Lens Correct Multiple Images. Just select the files and then choose this option, and it would open up the dialog and we could walk through those other steps. There's a lot that we can do here with these tools. Let me highlight one of them. Here, I'll go back to the Bridge. I really like these two images, so I am going to click on this image, then hold down Command-click or Ctrl-click and click on this one. When I view them in this little Preview window, I kind of like the way they're standing right next to each other.
It might be fun to create a Diptych, which is two photographs side by side. Well, I could do that really easily by navigating to the Tools pulldown menu. Here, we'll choose Photoshop, and then I'll select Load Files in the Photoshop layers. When you click on that option, what it will do is it will open up Photoshop, and it will create a New Document with both of these images in it. You can see in the Layers panel, I now have both photographs in this document. Well, in my case, I want to have this standing side by side. Well, here I could click and drag and move this top image off to the right.
But as I do that, it's now off or out of the canvas size. Well, there is a great little handy shortcut that you can use in order to extend or expand your canvas size, and it's called Reveal All. You can access this by going to your Image pulldown menu. If ever you have pixel content which is out of the frame and if you choose Reveal All, it will then extend the canvas size to include whatever is outside of the frame. In this case, this other picture. So here, you can see I really easily built this by taking advantage of that tool.
Now my point here isn't to highlight that you're going to do this or use this tool with all of your images. My point is that when you're back in Adobe Bridge--let's go there. Navigate to File and then choose Browse in Bridge. When you're back here, you can take advantage of these various tools. All that you have to do is to navigate to this Tools menu, then choose Photoshop, and then choose the tool which is appropriate for the task at hand.
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