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Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6
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Opening raw files in Bridge


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Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6

with Chris Orwig

Video: Opening raw files in Bridge

Here we going to focus in on and take a look at a number of different ways that we can open up our files in Adobe Camera Raw, and then eventually open up those images inside of Photoshop. Yet before we actually begin to work with Adobe Camera Raw, what I want to do is share with you a few open shortcuts. Now in most scenarios, what we're going to do is use Adobe Bridge in order to view and access our files. We'll then open those images up from Adobe Bridge into Adobe Camera Raw. Well, there is a couple of different ways that we can do this. What I want to do here is just highlight one really nice shortcut that we can use, which will help out in our overall photographic workflow.
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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

Opening raw files in Bridge

Here we going to focus in on and take a look at a number of different ways that we can open up our files in Adobe Camera Raw, and then eventually open up those images inside of Photoshop. Yet before we actually begin to work with Adobe Camera Raw, what I want to do is share with you a few open shortcuts. Now in most scenarios, what we're going to do is use Adobe Bridge in order to view and access our files. We'll then open those images up from Adobe Bridge into Adobe Camera Raw. Well, there is a couple of different ways that we can do this. What I want to do here is just highlight one really nice shortcut that we can use, which will help out in our overall photographic workflow.

What you can do is press Command on a Mac, Ctrl on Windows, plus a couple of different letters. Press Command+O or Ctrl+O, and you can open up a Raw file into Adobe Camera Raw, hosted by Photoshop. Press Command+R or Ctrl+R, and you can open up a Raw file in Adobe Camera Raw hosted by Adobe Bridge. Now, you may be thinking, okay, what's so big deal and what does all of this mean? Well, we'll talk about this in a few minutes, but for now, just jot down these shortcuts. We'll take a look at how we can use these and what this means, again in just a couple of minutes.

All right well, the other shortcut that I want to share with you has to do with workflow. A lot of times what you'll do is process an image and then click Done. You'll then go back to that image later and want to open it up in Photoshop. In other words, you will want to completely skip Adobe Camera Raw. Well in order to do that, all that you need to do is Shift+Double-Click on one of your Raw files. All right. Well, now that we've been introduced these shortcuts, let's go ahead and take a look at a number of different techniques that we can use in order to open up our images inside of Adobe Camera Raw.

Let's navigate back to the Adobe Bridge, and here what we'll do is select one of our Raw files. I have selected this file, annika, which is in the Chapter 5 folder. Now, there are a number of different ways to open this image up. And what I am going to do is just show you the different techniques. Well, perhaps one of the easiest is to simply double-click on the image. Now when I do that, it recognizes that this is a Raw file, and opens it up in Adobe Camera Raw. All right. Well, let's go ahead and click Cancel or Done to exit out of this and then go back to the Adobe Bridge.

Well, how else can I open the same file up? Well I can also navigate to the File pulldown menu and then choose Open in Camera Raw. And when I do that, once again, the image is opened up inside of Adobe Camera Raw. All right. Well, let's click Done. One more technique I want to show you here before our shortcut, and that is you can Ctrl+Click or Right+Click and in this case you can also select from this contextual menu open in Camera Raw. All right. Well, what about those shortcuts that I mentioned, Command+R Ctrl+R or Command+O or Ctrl+O? Well, what we can do is press Command+O or Ctrl+O. That will then open the image up in Adobe Camera Raw hosted by Photoshop.

Let's click down here, back to Bridge. Now, we're going to press Command+R or Ctrl+R. That will then open the image up in Adobe Camera Raw hosted by Bridge. All right. So you must be thinking well what's so big deal and why would I want to do one way or not another? Well, let's consider a realistic scenario. One of the things that I'll do a lot times is work on layered files in Photoshop. At one time, I was working on a layered file that was 500 megabytes. It was huge. And I wantED to save the file out, so I press Command+S. Well, when I did that, I knew it's going to take literally two or three minutes to save the file.

So in other words, Photoshop couldn't do anything at that point. It was hung up saving the document. Well, all that I did at that point was then switch over to Bridge, I selected a Raw file and I opened that Raw file in Adobe Camera Raw hosted by Bridge. You see I couldn't open up the Raw file in Adobe Camera Raw hosted by Photoshop, because Photoshop was hung up, it was busy. It was doing something. So in this way, what you can do is you can open up your Raw files to kind of expedite your workflow depending on which application is most free or most available.

All right. Well, let's say that what we want to do here is simply open this image now up in Photoshop. We're just going about this in a regular workflow. We have this file open in Adobe Camera Raw, in Bridge. All I need to do is simply click Open Image with whatever raw processing settings we've dialed in, and it will open that image up inside of Photoshop. Now, here in Photoshop this file hasn't been saved yet. If we want to save this file out, all we need to do is to navigate to our file pulldown menu and then choose File > Save As.

At that juncture, we can choose a number of different file formats for saving this document. All right. Well, let's take a look at one more scenario here. I am going to go ahead and close this file, and click Don't Save for now. And I'll go back to Adobe Bridge. Let's consider this particular workflow scenario. Let's say that I simply want to open this file up. So I double-click it. When I double-click it, I say you know what, I want to try converting this to black and white. I'll modify its Exposure, maybe a little Fill light and Contrast, just making some visual adjustments here.

I'll like the processing at this point. So I simply click Done to apply all of these Camera Raw settings. Well back here in Adobe Bridge, my thumbnail and my preview have now been updated. And let's say I make my way to some of my other images, and I go on my way. But then I decide to go back to this photograph and say, you know what, I really want to open this image up inside of Photoshop, well, we know how to do that, right? What we do is we hold down the Shift key. We then double-click on the image. That will skip Adobe Camera Raw completely and open this image up with whatever settings we previously dialed in using Adobe Camera Raw, and it will then open that image up directly inside of Photoshop.

Now, I'm aware that I've shared with you quite a bit of breadth and depth on this topic, yet my intent here is to expose you to some of these different options. Now, what you need to do is to determine which options and which techniques will work best for your own workflow and then just use those. You obviously don't have to use all of these techniques; rather, just use the ones that will be most helpful and valuable for you.

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