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Opening through Camera Raw

From: Photoshop CC One-on-One: Fundamentals

Video: Opening through Camera Raw

In this movie, I'll show you how to open an image inside a utility that's automatically installed alongside Photoshop known as Camera Raw. And the advantage of this approach is that Camera Raw includes a huge number of development functions that allow you to correct photographic images. Now I'll be discussing Camera Raw in all kinds of details in a future course, but for now, I just want you to know it's here. I'm looking at my images inside Bridge, and you should know that there are three kinds of files that you can open inside Camera Raw.

Opening through Camera Raw

In this movie, I'll show you how to open an image inside a utility that's automatically installed alongside Photoshop known as Camera Raw. And the advantage of this approach is that Camera Raw includes a huge number of development functions that allow you to correct photographic images. Now I'll be discussing Camera Raw in all kinds of details in a future course, but for now, I just want you to know it's here. I'm looking at my images inside Bridge, and you should know that there are three kinds of files that you can open inside Camera Raw.

The first are photographs that you captured with your digital SLR in its RAW file format, which varies from one camera manufacturer to another. You can also open JPEG files, as well as flat TIFF files, that is TIFF files that don't contain any layers. You cannot open the native PSD format because it contains layers, and you cannot open PNG files either. Let's say I decide I want to open this flat TIFF file inside Camera Raw, then here in Bridge I would right click on the image thumbnail, and I would choose this command, open and Camera Raw, which also has a keyboard shortcut, incidentally, of Ctrl+R here on the PC, or Cmd+R on a Mac. If you want Camera Raw to take up the entire screen, which is generally a good idea, then you can click on this little icon here, or you can press the F key in order to toggle it to the full screen mode.

Now, just for the sake of demonstration, let's say, I want to make this image, look like an old time sepia tone. Then I would go ahead and click on this icon, which switches me to the HL Grayscale panel. And then you would turn on Convert to Grayscale in order to convert the image to black and white. Now I'm going to switch to the next icon over, Split Toning, which moves me over to the Split Toning panel. And I'm going to increase the saturation value for the highlights to 50% and then I'll change the hue value, 250, which is going to give me yellow inside the highlights, which are the brightest colors inside the image.

Now for the shadows, I'm going to change the saturation value to 25. And then I'll increase the hue value to 35, which is a kind of brown, and we end up with this effect. Now, no old photo effect would be complete without a little bit of vignetting and noise. So I'll go ahead and switch over to this FX icon, which brings up the Effects panel, and now I'll drop down to Post-Crop Vignetting, and I'm going to change the Amount value to negative 50. And then I'll increase the Highlights value all the way to 100, and you'll see, up here in this little Creative Cloud logo, you'll see the highlights show through the vignette as we see here.

And then I also want to increase my grain value. I'll take that up to 50, and I'll take the size value up to 100 so we have big, thick noise. And I'll take the roughness value down to 25, in order to create this effect here. Now, at this point, there's two different ways you can work. You can click on this Open Image button, down here in the lower right portion of the screen, which will open the image inside PhotoShop. Or, or you can just go ahead and click on the Done button, which will take you back to Bridge, and that's what I'm going to do.

I'll click on Done, and you can see that updates the thumbnail inside Bridge. And we also have this little icon here, which shows me that I've assigned some Camera Raw development settings. And from now on, whenever I double click this welcome.tif file, instead of opening inside Photoshop, it opens in Camera Raw instead, which means I can make more modifications if I like. And all my modifications are dynamic, so notice if I switch back over to HSL Grayscale, there's my Convert to Grayscale check box, and I can just turn it off if I want to restore the full color version of the image, the blue version, that is.

And, I can also modify my grain and vignette settings if I so desired. However, I like what I had, so I'll just go ahead and click on this Cancel button in order to return to Photoshop in this case because Photoshop was hosting Camera Raw. To get back to Bridge I'll just go ahead and choose Browse in Bridge from the File menu. Your other option, because all of these settings are dynamic, that is they're temporary and you can change them any time you want. You can also clear the settings if you like by right-clicking on that image thumbnail, choosing Develop Settings, and then choosing the Clear Settings command, which goes ahead and gets rid of all those changes.

So nothing you do in Camera Raw is permanent, and now notice, we lost that little develop icon, which means if I double-click on Welcome.tif, I'll open it directly inside PhotoShop. And that's how you open a JPEG or TIFF image, as well as make changes to that image inside Camera Raw.

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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Fundamentals

103 video lessons · 22772 viewers

Deke McClelland
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  1. 38m 23s
    1. Welcome to One-on-One
      1m 51s
    2. Opening from the Windows desktop on Windows 8 (CC 2014) NEW
      6m 16s
    3. Opening from the Windows desktop on Windows 7 or earlier (CC) UPDATED
      5m 48s
    4. Opening from the Macintosh Finder UPDATED
      7m 10s
    5. Opening from Photoshop or Bridge
      3m 52s
    6. Opening an image from Mini Bridge (CC)
      2m 39s
    7. Opening through Camera Raw
      5m 11s
    8. Closing one image and closing all UPDATED
      5m 36s
  2. 52m 47s
    1. Navigating your image
      40s
    2. The dark vs. the light interface UPDATED
      6m 2s
    3. Navigating tabs and windows
      4m 32s
    4. Panels and workspaces
      6m 20s
    5. Zooming incrementally
      6m 22s
    6. Zooming continuously
      2m 43s
    7. Entering a custom zoom value
      2m 25s
    8. Scrolling and panning images
      2m 31s
    9. Rotating and resetting the view
      2m 11s
    10. Cycling between screen modes
      3m 10s
    11. Using the Navigator panel
      3m 38s
    12. Using Retina and HiDPI displays
      4m 3s
    13. Adjusting a few screen preferences UPDATED
      8m 10s
  3. 1h 2m
    1. Digital imaging fundamentals
      1m 45s
    2. Image size and resolution
      6m 34s
    3. The Image Size command
      6m 9s
    4. Common resolution standards
      4m 7s
    5. Upsampling vs. real pixels
      7m 59s
    6. Changing the print size
      8m 15s
    7. Downsampling for print
      5m 14s
    8. Downsampling for email
      6m 22s
    9. The interpolation settings
      6m 40s
    10. Downsampling advice
      5m 5s
    11. Upsampling advice
      4m 15s
  4. 53m 20s
    1. The layered composition
      1m 40s
    2. Introducing the Layers panel
      4m 12s
    3. Adding, scaling, and aligning layers
      5m 27s
    4. Dragging and dropping layers
      4m 36s
    5. Stack, reveal, and rename
      3m 1s
    6. Opacity, history, and blend mode
      6m 5s
    7. Duplicating a selected portion of a layer
      5m 32s
    8. Applying a clipping mask
      3m 58s
    9. Blending inside a clipping mask
      4m 10s
    10. Finishing off your artwork
      3m 13s
    11. Creating a new layer and background
      4m 24s
    12. Layering tips and tricks
      7m 2s
  5. 26m 13s
    1. The art of the save
      54s
    2. Four things to know about saving
      5m 59s
    3. Saving layers to PSD
      6m 34s
    4. Saving print images to TIFF
      4m 48s
    5. Saving an interactive image to PNG
      3m 40s
    6. Saving a flat photo to JPEG
      4m 18s
  6. 32m 16s
    1. Honing in on your image
      1m 43s
    2. The new and improved Crop tool
      4m 35s
    3. Editing your last crop
      6m 29s
    4. Cropping to a specific ratio or size
      5m 57s
    5. Straightening a crooked image
      4m 44s
    6. Filling in missing details UPDATED
      6m 44s
    7. Using the Perspective Crop tool
      2m 4s
  7. 44m 51s
    1. First, there is brightness
      2m 12s
    2. How luminance works
      4m 18s
    3. The three Auto commands
      3m 27s
    4. Automatic brightness and contrast
      6m 5s
    5. The Brightness/Contrast command
      2m 47s
    6. The dynamic adjustment layer
      4m 4s
    7. Editing adjustment layers
      3m 52s
    8. Isolating an adjustment with a layer mask
      3m 31s
    9. Introducing the histogram
      4m 58s
    10. Measuring an adjustment
      3m 34s
    11. Using the Shadows/Highlights command
      6m 3s
  8. 44m 33s
    1. And second, there is color
      1m 31s
    2. Identifying a color cast UPDATED
      3m 34s
    3. Correcting a color cast automatically
      3m 57s
    4. Changing the color balance
      6m 10s
    5. Compensating with Photo Filter
      3m 11s
    6. Adjusting color intensity with Vibrance
      3m 29s
    7. Correcting color casts in Camera Raw
      5m 46s
    8. The Hue/Saturation command
      5m 26s
    9. Summoning colors where none exist
      4m 8s
    10. Making more color with Vibrance
      4m 27s
    11. Making a quick-and-dirty sepia tone
      2m 54s
  9. 55m 46s
    1. Making selective modifications
      1m 10s
    2. The geometric Marquee tools
      6m 1s
    3. Aligning one image element to another
      4m 59s
    4. The freeform Lasso tools
      3m 59s
    5. The Polygonal Lasso tool and Quick Mask
      5m 19s
    6. Cropping one selection inside another UPDATED
      6m 15s
    7. Creating rays of light
      4m 44s
    8. Quick Selection and Similar
      4m 11s
    9. Making it better with Refine Edge
      4m 56s
    10. Integrating image elements
      2m 39s
    11. Magic Wand and Grow
      5m 17s
    12. Refine, integrate, and complete
      6m 16s
  10. 53m 48s
    1. Your best face forward
      1m 0s
    2. Content-Aware Fill UPDATED
      6m 11s
    3. Using the Spot Healing Brush
      5m 36s
    4. The more capable "standard" Healing Brush UPDATED
      5m 55s
    5. Meet the Clone Source panel
      3m 53s
    6. Caps Lock and Fade
      4m 57s
    7. The Dodge and Burn tools UPDATED
      5m 1s
    8. Adjusting color with the Brush tool UPDATED
      6m 35s
    9. Smoothing skin textures UPDATED
      5m 57s
    10. Brightening teeth
      4m 0s
    11. Intensifying eyes UPDATED
      4m 43s
  11. 49s
    1. Until next time
      49s

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