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This course provides in-depth training on Camera Raw 7, the Photoshop CS6 component that enables photographers to open and manipulate raw format images. Raw images are minimally processed in the camera; they're effectively the exact data recorded by the camera's sensor. Author Chris Orwig shows you how to control a raw image's appearance—exposure, shadow and highlight detail, color balance, and sharpness—with far more precision than is possible with JPEG images. The course also introduces the new workflow procedures and technical concepts and issues associated with raw content, so that photographers can best leverage this powerful format.
One important part of your Camera Raw workflow is going to be viewing your before-and-after of the progress that you're making in the various panels. And here, I want to focus in on how we can view our before-and-after in each panel and also how we can view this preview of the before-and-after of all of the adjustments that we've made in the different panels on our photographs. Alright, well let's start off with this picture here. This is the photograph is straight out of the camera. I like the cool tones and whatnot, but I want to cool that off even more.
So I am going to make a few basic panel adjustments. I will drag my Temperature slider to the left, I am going to increase the overall Contrast, a little bit of the Exposure and may be darken some of those shadows up and then add a bit more Clarity and Vibrance and Saturation. We'll talk more about all of these controls, but now here I think it's suffice to say that I've made some adjustments. To view the before-and-after, we're going to press the P key that shows us before, press it again and then you'll see the after. Or you can always just click on this icon here to see the before and then after.
Well, after having made these adjustments, let's say that I want to darken the edges, I want to add a bit of a vignette effect. To do that, I'll click on the fx icon to go to the Effects panel. Again, we'll talk more about these sliders later, but now I am going to go ahead and just modify these a little bit so that I have this edge darkening kind of an effect. Well, now if I press the P key, we'll see something kind of interesting. What we'll see is, by pressing the P key or by clicking on this icon here is the before and after of the adjustments that we made in this panel.
In other words, the P key or the Preview is specific to the panel that you're working in. Yet let's say that what we want to do is see the before-and-after of all of the work that we've done on our photograph in every panel. Well to do that, what you need to do is of course work in the panels and then navigate to one of the last two tabs, either Presets or Snapshots. And what's unique about these two panels is that now when you press the Preview button or the P key, it will show you the complete before-and-after.
This is before I did anything in Camera Raw, click that again, this is after I worked on this image in these various panels. So in this way, you can see that if you want to see specific before-and-after based on a panel, just go to the panel and then press the P key, or if you want to see all of the work that you've done, go to one of the last two panels and the press the P key and that will show you the before and then the after.
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