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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.
Here I want to take a look at how we can create presets with the Adjustment Brush in order to speed up our workflow. In one of the previous movies, we worked with this image; we looked at how we could brighten shadows and darken highlights. Well, as you work on your images, you may find that you're doing a lot of this, again and again, you're working on shadows and highlights or whatever technique it is. Well, if ever you find yourself needing to repeat certain settings, you might as well create a preset. Here's how its works. You go ahead and select the Adjustment Brush.
Next what you're going to do is dial in the Settings, in this case, let's say with Highlights we want to darken those, and with this Preset, we also want to reduce our Exposure a little bit as well. The next step is to click on this fly-out menu. Now when you do that, it'll look kind of interesting, because it gives you the option to create a New Local Correction Setting. Here we can click on that in order to create one, and I'll call one Highlights. Next, we'll click OK. Now if we go ahead and reset these controls or perhaps do something else; we're working on an image and we want to go back to recovering those highlights, or darkening those highlights, well, to do that, you can just click on this fly-out menu and then you can choose that option and it'll go exactly to that preset.
So, therefore, as you work with the Adjustment Brush, keep that in mind, that if you find yourself doing something repetitively or if you just find yourself wishing you had those settings that you dialed in on a particular image, well just go ahead and save them out as a preset, so that you can then access those settings at any time.
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