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Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6
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Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6

with Chris Orwig

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You can think of this chapter as a bit of a bonus chapter. And here, all we are going to do is just have some fun with color and take a look at how we can use Adobe Camera Raw in some non-traditional ways, in order to come up with some interesting and creative color combinations. We are in this first image, what I want to do is create perhaps a couple of different kind of surreal, kind of interesting color effects. Well, because this image only really has a couple of colors in it, what I can do is push things pretty far. Let's say I want to warm this image up, and I also want to change the overall tint.
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  1. 8m 57s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Should I use Adobe Camera Raw or Photoshop?
      3m 22s
    3. What is Camera Raw?
      3m 45s
    4. Using the exercise files
      56s
  2. 21m 7s
    1. Bridge overview and preferences
      4m 9s
    2. Camera Raw preferences
      3m 17s
    3. Raw vs. JPG or TIFF files
      3m 5s
    4. Choosing a native raw file or a digital negative (DNG)
      6m 13s
    5. Converting or saving to the DNG format
      4m 23s
  3. 28m 44s
    1. Project overview: Cover photo shoot
      2m 6s
    2. Auto-toning and correcting white balance
      3m 3s
    3. Cropping and composing
      2m 35s
    4. Enhancing color and tone
      2m 39s
    5. Removing distractions
      2m 46s
    6. Sharpening and noise reduction
      2m 29s
    7. Converting to black and white
      2m 24s
    8. Adding a vignette
      2m 10s
    9. Making a localized correction
      1m 45s
    10. Creating snapshots of memorable looks
      3m 11s
    11. Re-editing Camera Raw settings
      57s
    12. Working with multiple adjustments
      2m 39s
  4. 16m 13s
    1. Navigating the interface and the toolbar
      5m 5s
    2. Image adjustment tabs and panels
      5m 8s
    3. Using the histogram
      2m 4s
    4. Previewing before and after different adjustments
      2m 4s
    5. Working with multiple files
      1m 52s
  5. 23m 17s
    1. Opening raw files in Bridge
      6m 3s
    2. Opening JPGs and TIFFs in Bridge
      3m 28s
    3. Accessing Camera Raw from Mini Bridge
      2m 57s
    4. Resizing in Camera Raw with workflow options
      3m 35s
    5. Saving from Camera Raw
      3m 5s
    6. Opening an image as a Smart Object
      1m 41s
    7. Creating a duplicate file
      2m 28s
  6. 13m 56s
    1. Using the Crop and Straighten tools
      2m 23s
    2. Working with the Crop tool
      3m 39s
    3. Cropping with an aspect ratio
      2m 26s
    4. Composing with the Crop tool
      2m 33s
    5. Creative cropping
      2m 55s
  7. 10m 29s
    1. Improving color balance
      2m 23s
    2. Using the White Balance tool and controls
      1m 35s
    3. Color correcting with white balance cards
      2m 31s
    4. White balance vision and creativity
      2m 22s
    5. Color balance resources
      1m 38s
  8. 30m 17s
    1. Deconstructing the basic adjustments
      3m 59s
    2. Recovering highlights
      2m 29s
    3. Making basic exposure enhancements
      1m 59s
    4. Making basic adjustments more quickly
      2m 18s
    5. The relationship between tone and color
      2m 40s
    6. Enhancing color and tone
      1m 9s
    7. Demystifying clarity
      3m 36s
    8. Increasing clarity
      3m 48s
    9. Understanding Vibrance and Saturation
      2m 28s
    10. Improving color with Vibrance
      2m 4s
    11. Using Vibrance and Saturation together
      1m 38s
    12. Color creativity
      2m 9s
  9. 8m 55s
    1. Learning about the parametric and point tone curves
      4m 53s
    2. Using the parametric curve
      2m 7s
    3. Using the point curve
      1m 55s
  10. 15m 29s
    1. Removing blemishes on a face
      4m 36s
    2. Cloning away small background distractions
      3m 37s
    3. Removing distracting background elements
      1m 55s
    4. Cleaning up a studio background
      1m 31s
    5. Removing dust on the lens or the camera sensor
      2m 25s
    6. Removing red-eye
      1m 25s
  11. 46m 13s
    1. Demystifying the Adjustment Brush
      3m 37s
    2. Correcting exposure by brightening shadows
      2m 23s
    3. Painting an effect into a photograph
      4m 41s
    4. Increasing visual interest by brightening shadows
      4m 3s
    5. Increasing visual interest by heightening saturation
      5m 0s
    6. Whitening teeth
      3m 33s
    7. Adding color to makeup
      5m 58s
    8. Changing color
      4m 12s
    9. Selective sharpening
      6m 8s
    10. Eye sharpening and skin smoothing workflow
      4m 28s
    11. Creating custom Adjustment Brush presets
      2m 10s
  12. 11m 33s
    1. Enhancing the foreground and background of an image with the Graduated Filter
      4m 55s
    2. Reducing exposure with the Graduated Filter
      3m 15s
    3. Creative effects with the Graduated Filter
      3m 23s
  13. 33m 26s
    1. Noise reduction
      6m 33s
    2. Reducing noise and sharpening
      6m 36s
    3. Sharpening more effectively
      7m 18s
    4. Edge sharpening in an architectural photograph
      3m 1s
    5. Sharpening a portrait
      2m 3s
    6. Using the Detail panel to soften skin
      7m 55s
  14. 16m 18s
    1. Introducing HSL
      3m 38s
    2. Modifying color and tone
      3m 52s
    3. Enhancing a fashion photograph
      3m 5s
    4. Enhancing color and tone with HSL
      3m 16s
    5. Getting creative with color
      2m 27s
  15. 13m 59s
    1. The black-and-white controls
      2m 43s
    2. A simple black-and-white conversion
      2m 5s
    3. Using multiple panels to create a black-and-white image
      3m 52s
    4. Creating a dramatic black-and-white landscape
      5m 19s
  16. 6m 40s
    1. Traditional black-and-white toning
      3m 26s
    2. Toning a color photo creatively
      3m 14s
  17. 11m 17s
    1. Deconstructing the Lens Correction controls
      3m 48s
    2. Correcting lens vignette
      1m 59s
    3. Correcting lens vignette more quickly
      1m 21s
    4. Correcting chromatic aberration and defringing
      4m 9s
  18. 16m 30s
    1. Understanding the Effects controls
      5m 54s
    2. Using the Post Crop Vignette for creative effects
      3m 23s
    3. Adding film grain to a black-and-white image
      2m 18s
    4. Adding film grain with Camera Raw and Photoshop
      4m 55s
  19. 14m 4s
    1. Introducing the Camera Calibration panel
      3m 39s
    2. Comparing color options with Snapshot
      2m 47s
    3. Creative color with the Camera Calibration controls
      4m 48s
    4. Camera Calibration resources
      2m 50s
  20. 9m 41s
    1. Introducing presets
      2m 27s
    2. Applying presets to multiple images
      3m 9s
    3. Preset resources
      4m 5s
  21. 10m 0s
    1. Quick raw processing of multiple files
      4m 38s
    2. Recording an action
      3m 15s
    3. Batch processing multiple images
      2m 7s
  22. 13m 52s
    1. Creative vivid color
      3m 30s
    2. Working with split toning
      2m 14s
    3. Applying soft and warm colors
      1m 25s
    4. Adding warm, muted colors
      2m 28s
    5. Adding and reducing false color
      4m 15s
  23. 7m 58s
    1. Additional resources
      3m 11s
    2. Camera Raw and Lightroom
      4m 19s
    3. Goodbye
      28s

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Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6
6h 28m Appropriate for all May 24, 2010

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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.

Topics include:
  • Comparing Camera Raw and Photoshop
  • Understanding the differences between raw and JPEG or TIFF
  • Converting to the DNG format
  • Opening an image as a Smart Object
  • Working with the Crop and Straighten tools
  • Color correcting
  • Retouching blemishes
  • Reducing exposure with the Graduated Filter tool
  • Reducing noise and sharpening
  • Creative editing in Camera Raw
Subjects:
Photography Raw Processing
Software:
Photoshop Camera Raw
Author:
Chris Orwig

Creative vivid color

You can think of this chapter as a bit of a bonus chapter. And here, all we are going to do is just have some fun with color and take a look at how we can use Adobe Camera Raw in some non-traditional ways, in order to come up with some interesting and creative color combinations. We are in this first image, what I want to do is create perhaps a couple of different kind of surreal, kind of interesting color effects. Well, because this image only really has a couple of colors in it, what I can do is push things pretty far. Let's say I want to warm this image up, and I also want to change the overall tint.

Well, already the image is looking kind of interesting. I could next then the Contrast and the Blacks and also add a little bit of Fill Light there, and then desaturate a touch as well, in order to come up with this interesting kind of muted look. Now from here we could go into some of our other panels to have even more precise control. For example, let's say that we want to go over here to our HSL/Grayscale panel. We can go under Luminance. What I can do is I can control the density of the sign. I can bright that up or darken it.

I could find just the right spot for that particular area of the photograph. In Saturation, well, I can control the color of that sign. And again, it depends on the effect that I am going for. But you can see here you can come up with some pretty interesting combinations without a lot of effort. Next, I will go over to my Split Toning panel, and here I am just going to add a different little color shift in the image, and it gives me quite a different way to process this image. I am just going to try to find a nice spot for this here. And I will lower the saturation until I find a good way to bring in these colors.

And then again, I have yet another way to process the image. Now of course, if ever at any point we want to take this back, we can scale back these tones. But you can see here by kind of layering these different color adjustments together, we can come up with some really fascinating results. Now whenever working with colors, it's always a nice idea to go back to working with Tone. One of the ways I like working with tone is inside of the Tone Curve panel, and in particular in the Point Curve. Because I know in Photoshop that what I can do is lower density by clicking and dragging down, or I can increase contrast by clicking and dragging this slider up.

I have just precise control over the different areas of the photograph, and I can bring brightness into the image in some pretty interesting ways. Well, the next thing I want to do here is go back to my Basic panel, and then I am going to lower the Saturation just to create a much more muted and kind of vintage type of a look here. And I think that one looks pretty good. Now, one of the things that is fun to do is to go through the different adjustments that you have made, to press the P key to toggle your preview on and off. For example, what did we do here inside of Basic. Here is our before and then our after, when we consider how this particular set of adjustments interacts with the other adjustments.

We will go over here to our Tone Curve. Here is our before and then after. We will make our way to HSL/Grayscale, press the P key, before and after, pretty subtle, but nice way to brighten up the colors there in the Saturation. And then next, we will click Split Toning. Press the P key. Here is our Before and then after, and again, a subtle adjustment but yet, nonetheless a significant adjustment. And what we are doing here is we are working a little bit like how we work in Photoshop. In other words, we have a layer. We apply adjustments to the layer. And then we have a new layer, then a new layer.

And as we go through it, it's a combination of all of these different layers together, which many times leads to interesting results.

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