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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 this movie I want to talk a little bit about color creativity and how we can use the Tone Curve panel. In order to come up with some creative, or even a little bit off-the-wall color options for photographs. So, I'll go ahead and click on this tab here for Tone Curve. What I want to do is I want to make a Color Adjustment to this image that isn't really traditional. I want to completely change the color. For this image I'm going to try going to the Blue-Yellow Channel. Next, I want to re-map the color. So I'm going to click and drag down my white point.
In doing that you can see is introducing this Yellow Hue across the whole image. Here is before, now here is after. I also want to bring in some color into the Shadows, so I'll click on my black point and push this up a little. If I exaggerate this, you can see I am starting bringing in Blue into that shadow area. Now by doing that, again, I just have this different look and feel. After having made an adjustment like this, I want to back to my Basic panel. In the Basic panel I'm going to increase my Clarity a little bit.
Next, I might work on my overall Vibrance by just bringing that up just a touch here, and then I might experiment with my Color Temperature, and by using different Color Temperatures, sometimes you can find a nice way to combine these two types of color adjustments together. Here with this photograph I think just right about there, looks kind of interesting. Now this is a very different and distinct look. Yet I wanted to highlight how you can tap into those curves and make some dramatic color changes, in order come up with some interesting options.
Previously we would have to do something like this in Photoshop. But now with these new channel controls we can do this here. Here's my before and then after of the Basic panel. Then if we click on another tab Presets or Snapshots, we can see our overall before and after. Here it is, here's the original image straight out of the camera, and here's the after, after we've applied, a few adjustments in the Tone Curve and in the Basic panels.
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