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Learning how to use Adobe Photoshop efficiently and effectively is the best way to get the most out of your pixels and create stunning imagery. Master the fundamentals of this program with Julieanne Kost, and discover how to achieve the results you want with Photoshop and its companion programs, Bridge and Camera Raw. This comprehensive course covers nondestructive editing techniques using layers, masking, adjustment layers, blend modes, and Smart Objects. Find out how to perform common editing tasks, including lens correction, cropping and straightening, color and tonal adjustments, noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, sharpening, and retouching. Julieanne also shows how to achieve more creative effects with filters, layer effects, illustrative type, and the Photomerge command for creating panoramas and composites.
When making changes in Camera Raw, it can be really helpful to see the before and after versions of the image that you are working on. In Bridge, let's go ahead and select the iceberg image again and then click the Camera Raw icon. Now in the last lesson, we clicked on the Auto button in order to make changes, but we made another change after that. So, I'll just click Auto to make sure that we're all in the same place. If I want to preview a before and after, I can tap the P key and that toggles on the check mark up here, next to the Preview button.
So just tapping the P key will toggle on and off the Preview. Now if we scoot over to a different panel, say, for example, the Effects panel and we add a post-crop vignette by moving the Amount slider over to the left, now when I tap the P key, the P key is only going to preview the changes that I've made in this specific panel. If I want to preview all of the changes that I've made to this image, then I need to select the Presets panel.
Now, when I tap the P key, then you'll notice that not only am I previewing the auto-adjustment, but I'm also previewing, or toggling on and off, the post-crop vignette adjustments. So there are keyboard shortcuts that will help us navigate through all of these different panels. If I want to quickly return back to the basic panel, I'll hold down Option+Cmd+1. On Windows, that would be Alt+Ctrl+1. As we increase the number, for example, Cmd+Option or Ctrl+Alt 2, we'll go to the Tone Curve, 3 takes us to Detail, 4 goes to HSL/Grayscale, 5 is Split Toning, 6 is lens Correction, 7 is Effects, and then 8 is Camera Calibration, and 9 is Preset. So, it's very easy to go from the Basic panel and then switch quickly over using Option + Cmd or Ctrl + Alt + 9 to get to your presets. And then just tapping the P key to toggle on and off the changes that you've made. Now, there is another keyboard shortcut which is, again, the Option+Command or Alt+Ctrl, and this time, I'll tap the 0 key.
You'll notice that that takes me to 100% view. If let go of the Option key and just use the Command key and tap the 0, or on Windows, it would be just the Ctrl key and tap the 0, then you can see that we return back to Fit in Window. I always find it helpful to toggle the Preview for an image on and off just to make sure that I'm not overdoing my corrections. Of course, if I change my mind, I can always return back to Camera Raw and refine my adjustments, since everything is non-destructive. In fact, one last shortcut before we finish.
If you hold down that Option key on the Mac, or the Alt key on Windows, you'll notice that the Cancel button changes to Reset. So if I ever just wanted to reset all of the changes to get back to the starting point, I'll hold down that Option or Alt key, and just click on Reset. So there's a quick way to preview the changes that you've made either in a single panel or in all of your panels together. I'll go ahead and click Done and return back to bridge.
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