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Photoshop CS5 for Photographers provides comprehensive Photoshop training targeting the needs of photographers. In this course, author Chris Orwig demonstrates the fundamental skills used to enhance digital photos, including managing and correcting color, sharpening, making selections and adjustments, retouching, and printing from Photoshop. In addition to teaching the techniques that enable photographers to refine and publish their photos, the course includes live-action segments that encourage thinking photographically and shooting with Photoshop’s capabilities in mind. Exercise files are included with the course.
Here, we're going to take a look at how we can open up our images in Camera Raw, whether we're in Bridge or Mini Bridge, and whether we're working with RAW files or JPEGs or TIFFs for that matter. Well, let's start off by working with a RAW file. Here I'm in Adobe Bridge. I'm in the chapter 07_camera_raw folder, subfolder bw for black-and-white. Let's click on this image here. Well, we have a few options with this image. It's a RAW file. So what I can do with this RAW file is either open this up in Camera Raw hosted by Bridge or by Photoshop.
Let me show you what I mean. If we press Command+R or Ctrl+R, that will then open up Camera Raw hosted by Adobe Bridge. You can see Bridge is still open in the background there. Bridge is hosting Camera Raw. On the other hand, if we cancel out of this, we can press Command+O or Ctrl+O. That will then open up Camera Raw hosted by Photoshop. Okay, well, you may be thinking, why would you want to have Camera Raw hosted by one thing or another? Well, there may be situations where you're running actions inside of Photoshop and where then you want to do your Camera Raw work in Bridge.
Or on the other hand, you may want to do your Camera Raw work in Photoshop, because you have some task that you need to accomplish in Bridge. Well, either way, whatever the reason, just know that with RAW files, you have a couple of options. All right. Well, let's go ahead and click Cancel here. Let's go to another folder, for example, this white_balance folder. When we go there, we notice we have two JPEGs. Well, how then are we going to open up these JPEGs in Camera Raw? If we simply open them up by double- clicking, that will open up in Photoshop as a JPEG, or if we press Command+O, that will open it up in Photoshop as a JPEG.
But let's say before we get to Photoshop, we want to process this image with Camera Raw. Well, one of the things that we can do is we can select File and then choose Open in Camera Raw. We can also right-click or Ctrl+ Click and choose Open in Camera Raw. The last thing that we can do is press Command on a Mac, Ctrl on a PC and then R. That will then open the image up in Camera Raw. Now, from here, we could go ahead and make some modifications. Let's say we convert to black and white. Then we would simply click Open Image.
That would then open this image up with these Camera Raw settings applied to it, inside of Photoshop. All right! Well, let's click Cancel here. What I want to do now is I want to navigate to Photoshop. In order to navigate to Photoshop, I'll press Shift+Command on a Mac, Shift+Ctrl on Windows and then the letter O. Now that I'm in Photoshop, you can see that I have this icon here for my Mini Bridge. I'm going to go ahead and click on this icon to open up Mini Bridge. In the background, we have the full Bridge open.
Here is Mini Bridge, with the same image selected. It's a JPEG. How the heck are we going to open that up from Mini Bridge into Camera Raw? Well, all that we need to do is right- click or Ctrl+Click, and then select Open in Camera Raw. It will work the exact same way. It will open up the Camera Raw dialog. Let's go ahead and do that. Then from here you can see we could make some changes, whatever we want. Then simply click Open Image. It would open up this JPEG with those Camera Raw settings applied.
So again, the nice thing about that is that whether we're in Bridge or Mini Bridge, we can always right-click or Ctrl+Click and select Open in Camera Raw. That's a really nice way to be able to get those images in Camera Raw. All right! Well, what about RAW files? In Mini Bridge, I'm going to go back to that bw folder here. Here I have this RAW file. Well, do I need to right-click this one to open it in Camera Raw? Well, not actually. Because this is a RAW file, all that I need to do is double-click this file.
It will then, by default, open up in Adobe Camera Raw.
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