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Processing multiple files in Camera Raw

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Video: Processing multiple files in Camera Raw

Another way that you can speed up your workflow is to work with multiple images in Camera Raw at one time. So with the two images that the tile selected lets use command R or control R in order to see them and work with them in Camera Raw. Now you'll notice over here on the left side we can see the thumb nails for both of the images. The one that's selected, obviously is the one with the blue line and it's the one that we can see in the preview area. If I want to select the other image, all I need to do is click on it to select it. Now depending on what it is that you are going to do to an image, you can either work with one image at a time and then synchronize your changes to the second image.

Processing multiple files in Camera Raw

Another way that you can speed up your workflow is to work with multiple images in Camera Raw at one time. So with the two images that the tile selected lets use command R or control R in order to see them and work with them in Camera Raw. Now you'll notice over here on the left side we can see the thumb nails for both of the images. The one that's selected, obviously is the one with the blue line and it's the one that we can see in the preview area. If I want to select the other image, all I need to do is click on it to select it. Now depending on what it is that you are going to do to an image, you can either work with one image at a time and then synchronize your changes to the second image.

Or you can select both images at one time by just clicking on both of the thumbnails while holding the Cmd key on the Mac, the Ctrl key on Windows and then making your changes. So you'll notice, for example, that now, if I change my temperature slider up to the right, both of the previews here change, so not only am I affecting the most selected image, the one I'm seeing here, but I'm also affecting the other one. So let's go ahead and use Cmd-Z, or Ctrl-Z on Windows, in order to undo that. Now when I move any of the sliders, the sliders are an absolute value.

So if I were to change the exposure for one image, I'm going to get the exact same exposure change in the other. But if I wanted to have Camera Raw give me kind of an auto correction, that I can go ahead and do by simply clicking on the auto button. And you'll notice that the adjustments that Camera Raw made to this first image are very different from the adjustments that it made to the second image. So again, if you move a specific slider with both images selected you'll move the slider the same absolute amount.

But if you use something like and auto control, then Camera Raw will calculate that differently for each image. Alright, if I want to just make a change to this image, because I think the auto command was a little too harsh and made us a little too bright, I'll just back off on auto for a moment. Now, if I decide again that I want to make a change to, both images, but say I forget to select the other image. Well lets make the change. Lets go to my post crop vignetting and lets go ahead and add a vignette here, we'll add a feather and now I realize that I want to apply this vignette to my second image as well. Then I'll hold down the Cmd key or the Ctrl Key and I'll select that second image and then I'll click the Synchronize option.

I can tell Camera Raw what it is that I want to sycnhronize, either by selecting from these presets here or by just clicking on and off the check next to the option that I want it to synchronize. We'll click OK and you can see that the top image has now also had that same vignette applied. When I click, Done, you'll notice that the updates are made and the preview changes in Bridge. Now, let's just return back to camera raw for one moment. I'll use Cmd + R or Ctrl + R to bring both of these images in at one time. Because I just want to show you, that if you do make some corrections to an image, let's say for example.

I increase the temperature here and then we scoot over to the effects and I decide that I want to add a little bit of grain and maybe make a lighter venue instead of a darker vingnette. Well, if I've been working along, and I decide that, I really want to just reset this file now, but I don't want to reset it to the very beginning. I don't want to use the flyout menu here and go to my Camera Raw defaults. Instead, I just want to reset it to the point where it was when I came in from Bridge to Camera Raw, for the second time.

If that's the case, I can hold down the Option key or the Alt key, and you'll notice that the Cancel button changes to Reset, so now I can click the Reset button, but it's only going to reset it back to the point in time where I entered the Camera Raw dialogue box for the second time. Of course I could have just clicked cancel, but that would have taken me back to Bridge. If I wanted to reset and continue working, the best way to do it is to hold down that Option key in order to change cancel to reset. Now in this case we are actually finished, so I'll go ahead and click Done.

But now that you know how to work with multiple images at once in Camera Raw, your on your way to being much more productive.

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Photoshop CC Essential Training

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  1. 1m 42s
    1. What is Photoshop?
      1m 42s
  2. 4m 18s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
    2. Using the exercise files
      25s
    3. Installing Adobe Bridge
      1m 23s
    4. What's new
      1m 26s
  3. 40m 58s
    1. What is Adobe Bridge?
      3m 3s
    2. Getting photos from a camera
      6m 0s
    3. A tour of workspaces in Bridge
      8m 30s
    4. Customizing how thumbnails are displayed
      4m 42s
    5. Changing file names and batch renaming
      4m 39s
    6. Adding basic metadata with metadata templates
      4m 46s
    7. Creating and applying keywords to images
      7m 1s
    8. Viewing images in Full Screen Preview mode
      2m 17s
  4. 27m 23s
    1. Using Review mode to filter out rejected images
      5m 32s
    2. Saving images in collections
      3m 52s
    3. Rating and labeling images
      4m 31s
    4. Using the Filter panel to view different subsets
      3m 7s
    5. Using smart collections
      3m 39s
    6. Viewing final selects in a slideshow
      2m 50s
    7. Organizing groups of images into stacks
      3m 52s
  5. 41m 40s
    1. Comparing raw and JPEG files
      5m 5s
    2. Starting in Camera Raw instead of Photoshop
      4m 1s
    3. Touring the Camera Raw user interface
      5m 29s
    4. Previewing before and after adjustments (CC 2014.1) NEW
      6m 55s
    5. Previewing before and after adjustments
      3m 18s
    6. Toggling onscreen Shadow/Highlight clipping warnings (CC 2014.1) NEW
      4m 48s
    7. Toggling onscreen Shadow/Highlight clipping warnings
      4m 44s
    8. Choosing output settings
      3m 34s
    9. Saving a copy without going to Photoshop
      3m 46s
  6. 1h 10m
    1. Using the nondestructive Crop tool: Door and window with ramp
      3m 42s
    2. Correcting a tilted horizon line with the Straighten tool
      4m 12s
    3. Fixing color casts with the White Balance tool
      3m 52s
    4. Fixing blown-out highlights
      5m 42s
    5. Revealing hidden shadow detail
      4m 36s
    6. Reducing distracting color noise with Noise Reduction (CC 2014.1) NEW
      7m 32s
    7. Reducing distracting color noise with Noise Reduction
      5m 55s
    8. Correcting lens distortion
      5m 17s
    9. Making perspective corrections to images
      5m 51s
    10. Removing chromatic aberration
      3m 32s
    11. Sharpening details
      7m 23s
    12. Making an average photo great (CC 2014.1) NEW
      6m 57s
    13. Making an average photo great
      6m 5s
  7. 1h 52m
    1. Using the Graduated Filter tool (CC 2014.1) NEW
      6m 15s
    2. Using the Graduated Filter tool
      5m 39s
    3. Adding a radial gradient (CC 2014.1) NEW
      7m 56s
    4. Adding a radial gradient
      6m 35s
    5. Making local adjustments with the Adjustments Brush (CC 2014.1) NEW
      11m 52s
    6. Making local adjustments with the Adjustment Brush
      11m 19s
    7. Retouching blemishes with the Spot Removal tool (CC 2014.1) NEW
      6m 37s
    8. Retouching blemishes with the Spot Removal tool
      4m 35s
    9. A quick portrait retouching technique using Clarity (CC 2014.1) NEW
      7m 59s
    10. A quick portrait retouching technique using Clarity
      7m 49s
    11. Converting to black and white (CC 2014.1) NEW
      3m 24s
    12. Converting to black and white
      3m 17s
    13. Editing images directly with the Targeted Adjustment tool
      3m 56s
    14. Selective coloring effects with the Adjustment Brush
      5m 56s
    15. Easy sepia and split-tone effects
      4m 11s
    16. Adding digital film grain texture effects
      2m 27s
    17. Adding vignettes and border effects (CC 2014.1) NEW
      4m 40s
    18. Adding vignettes and border effects
      4m 24s
    19. Saving variations within a single file with the Snapshot command
      3m 27s
  8. 19m 16s
    1. Copying and pasting settings across files
      1m 52s
    2. Processing multiple files in Camera Raw
      4m 22s
    3. Saving and using a library of Camera Raw presets
      5m 47s
    4. Saving multiple files in Camera Raw
      3m 36s
    5. Using Image Processor to batch process multiple files
      3m 39s
  9. 27m 6s
    1. Opening files from Bridge
      3m 9s
    2. Customizing the interface in Photoshop
      5m 16s
    3. Managing panels
      5m 1s
    4. Switching and saving workspaces
      3m 45s
    5. Switching tools using the keyboard
      3m 21s
    6. Customizing the keyboard shortcuts
      6m 34s
  10. 22m 49s
    1. Working with tabbed documents
      2m 51s
    2. Arranging documents
      3m 37s
    3. Stopping Photoshop from tabbing documents
      2m 49s
    4. Panning, zooming, and using the Rotate View tool
      9m 51s
    5. Cycling through the different screen modes
      3m 41s
  11. 26m 19s
    1. Understanding file formats
      8m 26s
    2. Choosing the resolution you need
      5m 15s
    3. Understanding Resize vs. Resample
      9m 40s
    4. How big a print can you make with your image?
      2m 58s
  12. 59m 15s
    1. Using Undo and the History panel
      6m 40s
    2. Using crop options
      4m 20s
    3. Understanding Hide vs. Delete for the Crop tool
      3m 52s
    4. Cropping to the perfect print size
      3m 51s
    5. Making the canvas bigger with the Crop tool
      5m 2s
    6. Making the canvas bigger using the Canvas Size command
      4m 57s
    7. Straightening a crooked image
      4m 21s
    8. Removing keystoning from buildings
      2m 6s
    9. Using the Perspective Crop tool
      2m 4s
    10. Scaling, skewing, and rotating with Free Transform
      8m 29s
    11. Nondestructive transformations with Smart Objects
      3m 56s
    12. Warping images
      4m 48s
    13. Preserving important elements with Content-Aware Scale
      4m 49s
  13. 41m 55s
    1. Exploring layer basics
      13m 25s
    2. Loading, selecting, and transforming layers
      9m 28s
    3. Organizing layers into layer groups
      8m 47s
    4. Merging, rasterizing, and flattening layers
      10m 15s
  14. 1h 15m
    1. Using the Marquee and Lasso tools
      11m 41s
    2. Combining selections
      6m 40s
    3. Converting a selection into a layer mask
      7m 40s
    4. Using the Quick Selection tool and Refine Edge
      7m 12s
    5. Selecting soft-edged objects using Refine Edge
      9m 28s
    6. Touching up a layer mask with the Brush tool
      5m 42s
    7. Changing the opacity, size, and hardness of the painting tools
      9m 9s
    8. Blending images with a gradient layer mask
      4m 55s
    9. Combining multiple exposures with layer masks
      5m 5s
    10. Making selections with Color Range
      5m 17s
    11. Selecting with Focus Mask
      3m 10s
  15. 42m 5s
    1. Introducing adjustment layers
      3m 29s
    2. Starting with a preset
      2m 36s
    3. Improving tonal quality with Levels
      7m 32s
    4. Increasing midtone contrast with Curves
      5m 7s
    5. Removing a color cast with Auto Color
      2m 37s
    6. Changing the color temperature with Photo Filter
      1m 56s
    7. Shifting colors with Hue/Saturation
      5m 39s
    8. Making washed-out colors pop with Vibrance
      2m 7s
    9. Converting color to black and white
      3m 32s
    10. Creating traditional darkroom toning effects
      2m 51s
    11. Controlling which layers are affected by an adjustment layer
      3m 49s
    12. Three different ways to add an adjustment layer
      50s
  16. 24m 41s
    1. Adjusting shadows and highlights
      5m 49s
    2. Replacing color using Selective Color
      5m 39s
    3. Using fill layers to create a hand-painted look
      7m 18s
    4. Using a gradient fill layer to add a color wash
      5m 55s
  17. 46m 27s
    1. Removing blemishes with the Healing Brush and Patch tools
      10m 21s
    2. A quick technique for smoothing skin and pores
      3m 4s
    3. Making teeth bright and white
      2m 47s
    4. Brightening eyes, to make a person appear more alert
      6m 31s
    5. Taming flyaway hair
      4m 53s
    6. De-emphasizing wrinkles with the Healing Brush
      1m 53s
    7. Body sculpting with Liquify
      5m 6s
    8. Removing unwanted details with Content-Aware Fill and Patch (CC 2014.1) NEW
      5m 34s
    9. Removing unwanted details with Content-Aware Fill
      6m 18s
  18. 22m 47s
    1. Creating panoramas with Photomerge and Auto-Blend
      5m 50s
    2. Combining multiple frames of an action sequence
      6m 21s
    3. Swapping heads in a family portrait
      4m 3s
    4. Working with bracketed exposures (HDR)
      6m 33s
  19. 1h 0m
    1. Overview of filters
      3m 3s
    2. Applying filters nondestructively with Smart Filters
      5m 56s
    3. Straightening images using the Adaptive Wide Angle filter
      5m 28s
    4. Creating a soft glow with the Gaussian Blur filter
      3m 23s
    5. Creating an infrared look with Diffuse Glow
      5m 4s
    6. Adding noise with the Add Noise filter
      7m 7s
    7. Sharpening an image with Unsharp Mask and Smart Sharpen
      7m 22s
    8. Giving an image texture with the Texturizer filter
      1m 53s
    9. Using the Field, Iris, and Tilt-Shift Blurs
      6m 9s
    10. Using the Spin and Path Blurs
      7m 38s
    11. Applying the Camera Raw filter
      2m 48s
    12. Applying a filter to multiple layers
      4m 11s
  20. 24m 3s
    1. Cycling through the blending modes
      5m 24s
    2. Scanning or photographing paper to add a deckled edge
      4m 55s
    3. Adding texture with blend modes
      1m 58s
    4. Making a cast shadow more realistic with Multiply
      5m 57s
    5. Sharpening an image with High Pass and Overlay
      2m 49s
    6. Adding a realistic off-center vignette
      3m 0s
  21. 35m 37s
    1. Exploring character (point) type
      11m 58s
    2. Adding paragraph (area) type
      4m 7s
    3. Adding type on a path
      7m 3s
    4. Clipping an image inside type
      3m 41s
    5. Warping type
      2m 36s
    6. Defining character and paragraph styles
      6m 12s
  22. 24m 13s
    1. Using the shape tools
      13m 45s
    2. Custom shape layers
      6m 15s
    3. Adding a keyline to an image
      4m 13s
  23. 49m 44s
    1. Adding a drop shadow effect (CC 2014.1) NEW
      9m 58s
    2. Adding a drop shadow effect
      8m 57s
    3. Adding edges, textures, and color overlays using styles (CC 2014.1) NEW
      4m 19s
    4. Adding edges, textures, and color overlays using styles
      5m 11s
    5. Creating a transparent logo or watermark (CC 2014.1) NEW
      4m 39s
    6. Creating a transparent logo or watermark
      4m 46s
    7. Knowing how and when to scale layer effects (CC 2014.1) NEW
      6m 0s
    8. Knowing how and when to scale layer effects
      5m 54s
  24. 11m 43s
    1. Creating contact sheets
      4m 29s
    2. Creating PDF presentations
      3m 25s
    3. Saving for the web
      3m 49s
  25. 23m 9s
    1. Working with video clips
      12m 14s
    2. Adding special effects to video files
      5m 56s
    3. Adding pans and zooms to still images
      4m 59s
  26. 1m 4s
    1. Next steps
      1m 4s

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