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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 used Photoshop to record an action, which took advantage of both Camera Raw and Photoshop together, which the final output was an image, which looked like this. Well let's say that what we want to do now is we want to Batch Process the other images in this set in that same way. Well, all that we need to do is to click on one image, hold down the Command key or the Ctrl key and click on the other images, and next, make our way to the Tools pulldown menu. Here we are going to select Photoshop and then click on Batch.
Remember, whenever you see dot, dot, dot, that means we're about to see a new dialog. Well, it's going to remember the last Set and Action that I used in Photoshop, in this case CO, and ACR + Photoshop. What we want to do next here is click on Override Action Open Commands because we actually have an Open command built-into, or recorded into, the action we previously recorded. So all we need to do now that defined a set and the actual action and clicked on this option is to click on OK.
Next, we simply kick back and watch Photoshop and Camera Raw do all of its work. Here you can see that as we go into Adobe Bridge, we now have all of these other images processed in the same way as well. Now, the nice thing about this workflow is it of course takes advantage of Camera Raw and also Photoshop. Now we can't go back and make any changes to Camera Raw, but what we can do at this action is we can simply double -click on one of these PSD files. If we want to make a change say to Hue/Saturation, we can go back to that Yellow channel that we worked on before and make another change and process this image in a different way.
Well, in this case I don't want to do that, but I just want to highlight that you do have that built-in flexibility. I'll go ahead and click to close that image, don't want to save that. I will go back to the Adobe Bridge. Now the last thing I want to say about this particular technique is that while I'm demonstrating this, there were some pretty creative results changing the color, making the image much more vivid, keep in mind that this technique, or this concept, can be used in so many different types of situations, whether functional or creative.
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