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In Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6, Chris Orwig provides in-depth training on Camera Raw 6, the CS5 component that enables photographers to open and manipulate images in non-destructive and now even more efficient ways. This course covers the benefits of the raw processing, which makes it possible to more precisely control an image's appearance—exposure, shadow and highlight detail, color balance, sharpness, and more—including new workflow procedures and technical concepts and issues. Learn the entire Camera Raw workflow, from opening and resizing, toning and cropping, to sharpening and saving. Exercise files are included with the course.
We're going to take a look at how we can work with film grain in the Effects panel, and here I thought it would be fine to also perhaps add a little bit of a vignette and a toned effect to this image as well, just to finish it off. Let's go ahead and navigate to the Effects panel. You can press the shortcut on a Mac, Command+Option+7; Windows, Ctrl+Alt+7, or simply click on Effects there. Now let's zoom in to at least something close to 100%, doesn't have to be 100, but a little bit closer so that we can see some of the details here in this image.
So I will click on the image with the Zoom tool in order to zoom in a bit. Next, all that we want to do is to use these three controls until we create a grain effect that looks good. So here I'll go ahead and increase my amount, and as I do that, one of the things that I am going to notice, let's say we crank this all the way up, is that grain is kind of sitting on top of the image or blocking the image. So what we want to do is find the sweet spot where it's almost blending into the file. We can do that by modifying our size and also our roughness and here again, I am just going to try to find a nice spot ware I have some film grain, where the film grain isn't overpowering. Press the P key.
There we have before, and then now after. Well, let's press Command+ Minus or Ctrl+Minus to zoom out. Let's go ahead and add a little bit of an edge effect, and there are so many different types of edges that we could add here. But in this case, I am just going to kind of have some fun with this and add a little bit of a darkening effect there on the edges, just to try to make this a little bit more vintage-like. I think that's kind of fun. Next step, we'll go ahead and navigate over to our Split Toning sliders. I am going to add a little bit of color in my highlights and then a bit more in my shadows, and all I'm interested in doing here is just kind of having a real subtle, toned look here to this photograph.
Let's see if I can find a nice color that I think might work good for those shadows, something like that perhaps. Let's zoom in, Command+Plus or Ctrl+Plus. Here's our before and after on our color. It's pretty subtle. I will crank it up a bit more, so you can see it. Yeah, that's nice, a little bit of yellow I think works well, and perhaps a little bit of red in those shadows. All right. We'll click on the Presets tab, then press the P key. Here we have our before and then our after.
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