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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.
Let's look at another workflow example, and in this example with this really fun wedding photograph, we'll make a few minor adjustments in the Basic panel, we'll jump straight to HSL, and there what I want to do is remove almost all of the color in the image except for the color of the car and then we'll finish off this project using the Adjustment brush. Well, for starters, you typically begin in the Basic panel. You make really simple adjustments like increasing the Contrast or the Exposure, bringing up some Shadow detail or maybe adding a touch of Clarity or Vibrance or Saturation and here again, all I'm looking to do is to just change this image a little bit, so that it looks appealing to my eye.
Well, if we click on the Preview button, we see there is our before and after, basically just a few minor adjustments. So make whatever minor adjustments you feel are needed and then let's go to the HSL panel. Here in the HSL panel, we're going to Saturation and in Saturation, what I want to do is I want to get rid of all of the color. So I'm going to go ahead and click and drag all of these down to 100, and then I want to remove all of the color except for the reds.
Well, so far, this is looking pretty good except you can see there's still some red on their faces, on the background, on the shrubs here, also on his shoes. Let's fix up the reds and then let's go ahead and explore how we can get rid of the rest of the reds there and here I'll go to the Luminance panel and modify the reds there, also the Hue, just to change the overall look of that red until I get it exactly where I want it. Well, how then can we kind of finish this off? Well, next, we'll grab the Adjustment brush.
With the Adjustment brush, we want to make sure we have no saturation and then scroll down, crank up the Flow and Density to 100; Feather, relatively high feather amount would be nice. We'll have probably a pretty small brush size. So I'll go ahead and decrease that just a little bit. Then next, I'm just going to paint around these areas in the photograph, and I'm going to start working on these areas that are really easy; the background elements, their faces are pretty easy. I want to be careful not to modify the car at all, color in his shoes, and then I'll go up and work on some of these other details.
As we work on the people, you'll want to turn on Auto Mask. This will then help you so that you only are removing color from that area. Make sure the crosshairs are just covering the color that you want to get rid of and there you have it; we now have removed all of this color. We've come up with this kind of fun and creative effect. Now last but not least, you may want to go back to the Basic panel; you can do that by clicking on your Zoom tool and then clicking on Basic, and you may want to change your overall Clarity amount or Exposure in order to expose for this black-and-white conversion, so that this conversion looks interesting.
Then in this case, I'm just going to make a few minor adjustments there. Well, that wraps up our work on this project.
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