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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.
Let's take a look at another example of how we can work with an image creatively, in regards to its color and tone. Here what I want to do with this photograph of the bride and groom is I want to increase my temperature here. So I'm going to warm this image up. I'll go ahead and increase the Exposure a little bit, add little bit of Fill Light, a touch of Contrast there, and the image is already looking little bit better. I'll press Command+Plus on a Mac, Ctrl+ Plus on Windows in order to in order to zoom in and press the Spacebar key to click and drag to reposition. While I really like the color that's been brought into the bride and groom, I don't necessarily like it in the background.
Well what we can do is zoom out, Command or Ctrl+Minus, then press the K key in order to select the Adjustment brush. What we want to do here is simply click on the Minus icon to go to the preset for Saturation and then keep clicking on that to desaturate a couple more times, so we have a negative amount of saturation. I'll increase my Exposure a little bit, and all I'm going to do here is just start painting on this background area. What you can do a lot of times when you're working with color is that if you find that you yellow out an area in a way that's too strong, well you can remove that, and that's all I'm doing here again, just painting on the wall, changing my brush size by pressing the bracket key. Left bracket makes it a little bit smaller there, brighten that up.
If I make a mistake, as I did so here, hold down Option or Alt, and then click to bring that back in. Let's zoom in a little bit there and then click on our Preview button. Here is before, and then there is after. Now I can take it all the way out for that matter to remove it completely, or I can boost this a little bit more to make that wall a little bit more white or bright. So sometimes what we're going to want to do is shift color but then perhaps limit what colors are being affected. All right. Well let's zoom in a little bit further here.
Last thing I want to do on this image is go back to the HSL panel. So I'll press the Z key. That will take me to my Zoom tool, and that will take me out of my Adjustment brush. I could also exit the Adjustment brush by pressing the K key. All right. Well, next, I'm going to go ahead and navigate to HSL and Saturation, I'm going to go in to Saturation, and I want to bring out some of the greens of the flowers there. Little bit more of the yellows, also little bit of the Reds, just add a touch more tone and color here, and I think that's looking pretty nice. All right.
Lets go ahead and navigate to our Presets panel, then press the P key. Here we have that, before and then after.
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