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Photoshop CS4 for Photographers is an essential course for any digital photographer who wants to master the software's vast array of image enhancement techniques. Professional photographer and instructor Chris Orwig uses his own compelling images to demonstrate how the power of Photoshop can make photographers more passionate about their work. He covers many aspects of the application, such as working with RAW images, using curves and levels, making images snap, and enhancing bland photographs by converting them to black and white. Exercise files accompany this course.
Now that we have gone through the process of modifying our metadata and keywords, let's take a look at how we can take advantage of actually filtering our files based on their keywords or other metadata. Now in order to do that, we need to open up the Filter panel. Now in my case I have minimized the panels on my left side, so I may not remember where the Filter panel is. So I'm going to navigate to the Window pulldown menu and then choose Filter. Now when it does that, I see that I have access to the Filter panel. Now that's great, except when I open this open up and look at keywords, I'm kind of thinking, you know what? It's a little bit cluttered over there. I'm kind of liked being able to focus on the images, then think about my metadata and everything on the right. So I'm going to go and drag this panel over to the right, and then minimize this side by double-clicking the dividing line.
Now one of the reasons I want to do this is just to illustrate this idea that you are kind of teach yourself what type of workspace will work best for you. Now all right, well great. Now we have the filtering capabilities and we can filter by keywords. Now if I want to view the two sad photos, I'll click on Sadness, and here we have those two sad photos. Now let's say I want the Sadness plus the Contemplation, I'll go ahead and click on that option as well. So as you can see, I can click these on and off to sort based on the different keywords. Now if I click on one of them, which is all twelve, I'll obviously see then all of those. Now let's go ahead and navigate down to some of these other options. Now, Exposure Time. I can say show me all twelve, let's say, all of the UK photos.
But I also want to see the photos that were shot at 1/100th of a second, because those will have a similar feel. In this case there is one photograph. What about 1/50th of a second? Well, that's kind of interesting, right? I have those kind of streaks or the motion blur. across the image. I'll turn off 1/100th of a second and I'll make those a little bit bigger, so that we can see what I mean. So as you can see, you can choose different variables between these different filtering fields. You can also choose values that have do with your aperture value, your white balance, and your Camera Raw settings.
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