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The third part of the popular and comprehensive series Photoshop CS6 One-on-One follows industry pro Deke McClelland as he plunges into the inner workings of Adobe Photoshop. He shows how to adjust your color, interface, and performance settings to get the best out of your images and the most out of Photoshop, and explores the power of Smart Objects, Shadows/Highlights, and Curves for making subtle, nondestructive adjustments. The course dives into Camera Raw to experiment with the editing toolset there, and returns to Photoshop to discuss toning, blur, and blend modes. Deke also teaches tried-and-true methods for sharpening details and reducing noise, as well as creating quick and accurate selections with Quick Mask, Color Range, and Refine Edge commands.
In this movie, I'll show you three special things that you can do with Camera Raw images here in Bridge. So for starters here, I'll select this file Spanishtown dinosaurs. If I were to press Ctrl+R or Cmd+R, I would open Camera Raw hosted by Bridge. If I were to double-click on the file, I'd open Camera Raw hosted by Photoshop. Let's say you always want Bridge to host Camera Raw. Well then, what you do is you press Ctrl+K or Command+K on the Mac in order to bring up the Preferences dialog box and you want to switch to the General panel, if it doesn't come up in general automatically and select Double-Click Edits Camera Raw Settings in Bridge and then click OK.
And now if I double-click on this thumbnail, it opens in Camera Raw inside the Bridge, just as if you have pressed Ctrl+R or Cmd+R. All right. I am going to cancel out of here. Now contrast that by the way to pressing Ctrl+O or Cmd+O on the Mac, that's going to go ahead and switch you to Photoshop as always and Photoshop, will host Camera Raw. Once again I am going to cancel out here and I'll go up to the File menu and choose Browse in Bridge or press Ctrl+Alt+O, Cmd+Opt+O on the Mac to switch back to Bridge. So, that was special item number one, here is special item number two.
Let's say you want to open an image in Photoshop, but you want to bypass Camera Raw. You just want to accept the settings you have and start working. Well, in that case, you press the Shift key and double-click on the thumbnail. Even though we've set double-clicking to open the image in Camera Raw in Bridge, by virtue of the fact that I had the Shift key down, it still goes ahead and switches those to Photoshop and opens the file directly. All right. Let's return to the Bridge once more and now I'll show you special thing number three which is how you can copy and paste Camera Raw settings between different images.
I am going to start off by right-clicking on Spanishtown dinosaurs.dng, choosing Develop Settings from the list, and then you choose Copy Settings. Then switch over to Swim meet-1.dng which is right next door and I'm feeling pretty good about replacing these settings because I have already got him backed up on the other three Swim meet files. So I'll right-click on the image, choose Develop Settings and then choose Paste Settings. Then you get that big long list of settings that you could possibly copy and paste and by default only the last three which are local changes, are deselected.
I am going to go ahead and select Local Adjustments because I want to see what those Brush Adjustments and Gradial Filters look like when applied to Sam here. So having done that I'll go ahead and click OK and that will change the file like so, and you can see that he now has the sort of dinosaur shapes painted on his face along with the other settings. Now you might expect him to look a lot like the dinosaur image, that is the blues would be bright and the oranges would be shiny and that kind of stuff, but we are starting with a totally different photograph that was shot under different circumstances.
So we are going to get very different results. All right. That was a fairly absurd demonstration. But there is a method to my madness here. I am going to go up to California coast.dng and right-click on it and then choose Develop Settings and choose Copy Settings, and now I'll scroll back down to Sam here and I'll right-click on him and choose Develop Settings. But before I can choose Paste Settings, I need to get rid of those Local Adjustments. So any time you apply Local Adjustments this way, you need to clear them before you apply different settings because otherwise they will stay there.
So I am going to choose Clear Settings, and incidentally, when you choose Clear Settings you get rid of everything, you wipe out the Camera Raw settings, you wipe out the Crop Settings, you wipe out the Local Adjustments, the only thing that stays intact is your snapshots, they will remain. All right. So I'll go ahead and choose Clear Settings. That restores the original version of the file without the Local Adjustments. Now I'll right-click in the thumbnail, choose Develop Settings again, and then choose Paste Settings, up comes the dialog box, this time with those same settings in place, Local Adjustments automatically turns itself off, I'll go ahead and click OK, and we end up with this final version of the effect which is quite different than what we had before and makes Sam look like he's gone back in time and gotten cast in a silent movie.
And those are three very special things that you can do with Camera Raw images from Bridge.
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