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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.
While we don't have Layers in Adobe Camera Raw, we do have a technique which allows us to take a snapshot of different ways that we processed our photograph. We can use these snapshots to remember or to recall different settings. Let's take a look at how this works. If you navigate over to the panels up here you'll notice you have a panel with the option which is called Snapshots. In clicking on that, currently this is blank. And if you click on the New icon down here this will then create a New Snapshot. I am going to go ahead and name this snapshot, the bw-vignette, next, I will click OK.
Well let's say that I also want to see how this image would look without that vignette. Well to do that, we can go back to the fx panel and here in the fx panel, what I am going to do is go ahead in double-click the slider here, that will then reset the amount. Next I'll go back to my Snapshots panel and then click on the New icon and this one I'll just call bw and then click OK. Now why have I done that? Well I've done that in order to be able to remember and recall different settings. You can take snapshots with any of the different settings that you have applied to your photograph. To then view those settings well you just click on the Snapshots, you can see how that adds a vignette or if we click on this one that vignette is now gone.
In this way we can kind of have a layer-like flexibility with these different snapshots, it will then pull up those various settings. Well, with this photograph I actually like it better without the vignetting, so I am going to use this option. Well, next I'm done processing this image. I'm ready to apply all of these settings. In order to do that, all that we need to do is to click Done. When working with Camera Raw there isn't a Save button, the Done button essentially saves and applies all those settings to our file.
Once we go back to Adobe Bridge after clicking Done, you will see that this will then update the thumbnail and also the preview of our photograph. You can see its showing us that update here in Bridge and also over here in our Preview.
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