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This course provides in-depth training on Camera Raw 7, the Photoshop CS6 component that enables photographers to open and manipulate raw format images. Raw images are minimally processed in the camera; they're effectively the exact data recorded by the camera's sensor. Author Chris Orwig shows you how to control a raw image's appearance—exposure, shadow and highlight detail, color balance, and sharpness—with far more precision than is possible with JPEG images. The course also introduces the new workflow procedures and technical concepts and issues associated with raw content, so that photographers can best leverage this powerful format.
In the next couple of movies I want to go through a little bit of a workflow which will include working on an image in Camera Raw, then applying those settings to another photograph or to a group of photographs in Bridge, and then I want to look at how we can work with Actions and how we can batch process our photographs. Well, let's start off with processing one image inside of Camera Raw and then applying those settings by way of a shortcut to another image, or to a group of images inside of Bridge. First, you want to select the photograph that is in a sense kind of iconic, that really shows what type of adjustments you're going to want to make to the entirety of the group of photographs.
Next, press Command+R on a Mac, Ctrl+R on Windows. Then you want to adjust this image with your different panels. We'll start off in the Basic panel. What I notice is that I've lost some detail here in the snow. So I'll go ahead and click my Highlight slider to the left in order to recover some detail here in this part of the picture. Next, I'm going to increase my overall Contrast. I'm also going to deepen my Blacks, brighten my Shadows, bring in a bit of Vibrance and Color Saturation. Then I'm going to increase my Temperature slider here to warm this up.
Again, just process the image in a way that you find interesting. Here you can see this is our before, and then if we click again, you can see the after. After you've worked on your photograph, again, in whatever panels it is that you want to use, you then simply click Done in order to apply those settings. Next, what you can do is copy these Camera Raw settings by way of two different shortcuts. You can either right-click or Ctrl+click, navigate down to Develop Settings, and then choose Copy Settings or you can press the shortcut on your keyboard, which is Option+Command+C on the Mac or Alt+Ctrl+C on Windows.
Then if you move to the other photograph or to all of the other photographs, you can then apply those settings, again, either by right-clicking and choosing the option for Paste or by using the keyboard shortcut, which is Option+Command+V on a Mac, or Alt+Ctrl+V on Windows. In either scenario it will open up this Paste Camera Raw Settings. Here it's asking you, what do you want to paste? In this case, I'm going for everything. We'll click OK in order to apply all of those settings so that you can now see both of these images have the same color characteristics and also the same corrections.
By working this way, what we can do is process groups of pictures at once and this can really speed up our workflow.
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