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Get the ultimate foundation in Adobe Photoshop CC, in this update to the flagship series Photoshop One-on-One. Deke takes you on a personalized tour of the basic tools and techniques that lie behind great images and graphic design, while keeping you up to speed with the newest features offered with Creative Cloud. Learn to open images from multiple sources, get around the panels and menus, and work with layers—the feature that allows you to perform masking, combine effects, and perform other edits nondestructively. Then Deke shows how to perform important editing tasks, such as cropping and straightening images, adjusting the luminance of your image, correcting color imbalances and enhancing color creatively, and finally, retouching and healing.
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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