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Photoshop CS4 for Photographers is an essential course for any digital photographer who wants to master the software's vast array of image enhancement techniques. Professional photographer and instructor Chris Orwig uses his own compelling images to demonstrate how the power of Photoshop can make photographers more passionate about their work. He covers many aspects of the application, such as working with RAW images, using curves and levels, making images snap, and enhancing bland photographs by converting them to black and white. Exercise files accompany this course.
Let's continue our conversation about the Adobe Bridge. A couple of years ago one of my friends Sammy Olson created a promo by setting all of his images on a light box or light table. You can see that here, and he took a picture of it. Now a lot of us don't use light boxes any more because we are shooting all digitally. I'll always working with a light table is kind of interesting because what you could do is you could set your images on the table, you could group them, you could review them. It is a really interesting way to look at your work. Now I think of the Bridge as a digital light box extraordinare. We are able to do many of the same things that we used to do with the light box, but now even more. We can organize our files, edit them, rate them, sort them, review them, manage all of our assets. We can manage a wide range of media assets, like PDF files, we can play Flash files right inside of the Bridge, images, etc. We can also add metadata, preview our files, process and develop, we can open up Camera Raw right from Bridge.
I know a lot of photographers that don't even go into Photoshop when they're processing their images, because initially they just need to do all that raw processing right from with inside of Bridge. Then there are a number of different tools that we can access as well from right inside of Bridge. So one of the things that I'm trying to get you to think about is, how the Adobe Bridge is functional and creative. Well, enough talk about the Adobe Bridge, let's dive right into the interface and begin to understand how the Adobe Bridge is set up and we will do that in the next movie.
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