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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.
The Adjustment Brush allows you to paint in so many different types of adjustments, whether that's noise reduction or sharpening or working on exposure, and it also helps with images like this that have a moire pattern. Double-click the Zoom tool, that will take the image to 100%. You can see there is this moire pattern. It's almost like this watery reflection across the photograph. This happens when you're photographing close sometimes with digital capture. To remove this, press the K key to select your Adjustment Brush.
Next in the Adjustment Brush settings, we want to go ahead and click and drag our Moire Reduction up to the right. Then next let's dial in these brush settings. Here we want to have a lot of Feather. Our Flow amount, we'll take this down just a little bit here and we want to turn Auto Mask on so that we can start to work on the edges. Here I'm just going to paint along these edges here, and then once you've worked on the edges and you've reduced the moire pattern along those edges, you'll want to then turn the Auto Mask off. So here we'll turn Auto Mask off, and then we can work on the other part of our image.
In doing this, what you'll see is we can't make this exactly 100% perfect. But it does really help reduce that strange kind of moire pattern. Click on Preview and let me zoom in a little bit; you can see there's before, now here's after. One of the things you also might notice though is that it kind of feels like the color of the jacket is a bit more subdued. So as you make these changes, you may need to also saturate and also brighten a little bit. So here I'll go ahead and go into my Exposure.
I'm going to brighten that up a little bit, add just a touch of Contrast there and so you may need to dial in this effect, so that it can then kind of bring back some of that color that was there in the garment. So here as you can see, we can use this tool to paint away this type of problem. Now while we focused on Moire Reduction in this movie, keep in mind that you can also reduce noise, you can soften an image by adding a negative amount of Sharpness. You can paint in so many different types of adjustments, and what you'll want to do is keep experimenting with how you can use this tool and I think you'll discover, as many others have discovered, that the more that you can integrate this tool into your workflow the better.
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