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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.
In the previous movie, we started to talk about how we could create a simple preset and also have a default preset so we could always go back to it. Well, let's say that what we want to do here is we want to create another preset based on this, but perhaps pushed a little bit further. On this case I'll go back to my Basic panel, and then I am going to go ahead and warm this image up a little bit more, add a little bit more Fill Light, a little bit more Recovery there, and then I'm going to lower the Saturation a touch as well. All right. Well now that I have yet another way to process this image I'll go back to my Presets panel.
Next I'll click on the New icon there, and I'll go ahead and name this one eng for engagement, - c2 for corrections 2, and click OK. Now how you name these presets is going to be completely up to you, but here you can see we have a couple of different options. We have the default, and then we have corrections 1 and corrections 2. All right. Well what we can do is we can apply one of these presets, or if we don't want to use these at all, we'll simply click Cancel to exit out of Camera Raw. Now the nice thing about that is that Camera Raw will remember all of the presets that we've saved.
We don't have to do anything to save those. We simply have to create them. Well, let's say that what we want to do now is apply those presets to all of these images, which were captured at the same time in relatively similar lighting situations. What all we need to do is to select all the images, click on one and Shift+Click on another, then press Command on a Mac, Ctrl on Windows and the R key to open up all of these images in Camera Raw. Here we'll simply click on Select All, choose all of those images. We'll make our way over here to the Presets panel, and in this case, we can make a selection, and as I'd select one of my presets, you'll see over here that I can use my arrow keys to scroll through all these images to see how these images look with this particular preset.
Now to view the before and after, press the P key. Here is before and then after. And of course here what I can do as well is simply click on one of the other presets to see how that might look. Now if I want to apply these preset settings to these images, what I can do here is simply click Done. When I go back to the Adobe Bridge, it will then update all of my thumbnails with this new distinct look, and now the images look a ton better. Another way that we can apply these presets is by single-clicking one of these images. I'll go ahead and click on this one, and then we can right-click or Ctrl+Click.
Next, we can scroll down to Develop Settings. In Develop Settings, it actually will record all of our different presets, so if I want to return this one to the Default Settings, I'll click on Default, then it will take this image back to those Default Camera Raw settings. Or right-click or Ctrl+Click again, and what we can do here is go back to perhaps one of the other options, like correction 1 or correction 2, make that selection, and it will update the image. I should also point out that you can do the same thing by selecting more images.
Click on one, hold down the Shift key, click on another, right-click or Ctrl+Click, and then here we'll go ahead and then choose one of these different preset settings. You'll notice how it will update the images, once we've made that preset selection.
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