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Resizing in Camera Raw with workflow options

From: Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6

Video: Resizing in Camera Raw with workflow options

One of the things that we know about the Raw format is that when we capture Raw files, we are actually not working in a color space, which is really quite fascinating. You know the color space is applied after we exit Adobe Camera Raw. We also know about Raw files that they have a native file format or file size in a particular dimension that comes off of the sensor of your camera. We can change that as well, and we can change that by tapping into our Workflow Options. You can open up your Workflow Options dialog by clicking on this link down here, and in this dialog you'll see that we have a handful of different options.

Resizing in Camera Raw with workflow options

One of the things that we know about the Raw format is that when we capture Raw files, we are actually not working in a color space, which is really quite fascinating. You know the color space is applied after we exit Adobe Camera Raw. We also know about Raw files that they have a native file format or file size in a particular dimension that comes off of the sensor of your camera. We can change that as well, and we can change that by tapping into our Workflow Options. You can open up your Workflow Options dialog by clicking on this link down here, and in this dialog you'll see that we have a handful of different options.

We can choose a color space like this standard Adobe RGB 1998, or a better color space like ProPhoto, or for simply going to post this image online, we could choose sRGB. We also have an option for Bit Depth, 8 Bits or 16 Bits/Channel, again, if we want more Bit Depth or more information in order to process the image in perhaps a better way. Then in regards to Size, this is quite fascinating. If we click on this pulldown menu you'll see that there are few options. Some of the options show you that you're going to resize down, the negative sign is highlighting that, or you can also resample or resize up.

Well, in this case, it's currently just a native file format. What's interesting about this is if we select one of these Workflow Options for our size and click OK, and then if we double-click the Zoom tool, press the Spacebar key and then click and drag to pan, we can see this image at 100%. Notice the zoom rate down below. Well, if I reopen my Workflow Options and if I change these particular size dimensions to something much smaller and click OK, well now, this is the view of 100%.

So this is really nice because it's showing us an actual size, which is going to relate to how it will open this up inside a Photoshop. So that can really help us out, say, if we are going to simply work with a smaller file, well we can dial that in here, and then modify our Sharpness and our Contrast and all those things based on whatever dimension we've selected in our Workflow Options, in order to have a little bit more accurate postproduction work. All right. Well, let's go ahead and take this back to that native size, and take a look at our last few options here. We have Resolution, which is pretty straightforward.

Then we also have, new in Adobe Camera Raw, is the ability to sharpen the file. Now while these options look pretty simple, they are actually incredibly strong. There is a lot of math happening here in the background, and what we can do is select an option, say, a paper type like Glossy Paper and then dial in an amount of sharpening for that. We can choose Low, Standard or High. And again, while these particular dialogs look simple, don't underestimate the power of those. They are really quite strong. All right. Well once we've dialed in some Workflow Options, we can click OK.

Here you can see those settings down below. And now let's go ahead and say we're done with this image. Let's click Cancel or Done. Well what will happen is every time you reopen Adobe Camera Raw, it will then remember those Workflow Options. So here let's double-click the image to open it up in Adobe Camera Raw. You'll notice that it remembered those particular Workflow Options. And I should also point out that it will remember those Workflow Options settings regardless of the image you open. So this is kind of nice because what you can do is set up some standard Workflow Options, so that then whenever you open an image up inside of Adobe Camera Raw, it will then take advantage of those settings that you've dialed in there, and then you can go from there. All right.

Well, that wraps up our conversation about Workflow Options. I hope that this movie was helpful.

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Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6

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  1. 8m 57s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Should I use Adobe Camera Raw or Photoshop?
      3m 22s
    3. What is Camera Raw?
      3m 45s
    4. Using the exercise files
      56s
  2. 21m 7s
    1. Bridge overview and preferences
      4m 9s
    2. Camera Raw preferences
      3m 17s
    3. Raw vs. JPG or TIFF files
      3m 5s
    4. Choosing a native raw file or a digital negative (DNG)
      6m 13s
    5. Converting or saving to the DNG format
      4m 23s
  3. 28m 44s
    1. Project overview: Cover photo shoot
      2m 6s
    2. Auto-toning and correcting white balance
      3m 3s
    3. Cropping and composing
      2m 35s
    4. Enhancing color and tone
      2m 39s
    5. Removing distractions
      2m 46s
    6. Sharpening and noise reduction
      2m 29s
    7. Converting to black and white
      2m 24s
    8. Adding a vignette
      2m 10s
    9. Making a localized correction
      1m 45s
    10. Creating snapshots of memorable looks
      3m 11s
    11. Re-editing Camera Raw settings
      57s
    12. Working with multiple adjustments
      2m 39s
  4. 16m 13s
    1. Navigating the interface and the toolbar
      5m 5s
    2. Image adjustment tabs and panels
      5m 8s
    3. Using the histogram
      2m 4s
    4. Previewing before and after different adjustments
      2m 4s
    5. Working with multiple files
      1m 52s
  5. 23m 17s
    1. Opening raw files in Bridge
      6m 3s
    2. Opening JPGs and TIFFs in Bridge
      3m 28s
    3. Accessing Camera Raw from Mini Bridge
      2m 57s
    4. Resizing in Camera Raw with workflow options
      3m 35s
    5. Saving from Camera Raw
      3m 5s
    6. Opening an image as a Smart Object
      1m 41s
    7. Creating a duplicate file
      2m 28s
  6. 13m 56s
    1. Using the Crop and Straighten tools
      2m 23s
    2. Working with the Crop tool
      3m 39s
    3. Cropping with an aspect ratio
      2m 26s
    4. Composing with the Crop tool
      2m 33s
    5. Creative cropping
      2m 55s
  7. 10m 29s
    1. Improving color balance
      2m 23s
    2. Using the White Balance tool and controls
      1m 35s
    3. Color correcting with white balance cards
      2m 31s
    4. White balance vision and creativity
      2m 22s
    5. Color balance resources
      1m 38s
  8. 30m 17s
    1. Deconstructing the basic adjustments
      3m 59s
    2. Recovering highlights
      2m 29s
    3. Making basic exposure enhancements
      1m 59s
    4. Making basic adjustments more quickly
      2m 18s
    5. The relationship between tone and color
      2m 40s
    6. Enhancing color and tone
      1m 9s
    7. Demystifying clarity
      3m 36s
    8. Increasing clarity
      3m 48s
    9. Understanding Vibrance and Saturation
      2m 28s
    10. Improving color with Vibrance
      2m 4s
    11. Using Vibrance and Saturation together
      1m 38s
    12. Color creativity
      2m 9s
  9. 8m 55s
    1. Learning about the parametric and point tone curves
      4m 53s
    2. Using the parametric curve
      2m 7s
    3. Using the point curve
      1m 55s
  10. 15m 29s
    1. Removing blemishes on a face
      4m 36s
    2. Cloning away small background distractions
      3m 37s
    3. Removing distracting background elements
      1m 55s
    4. Cleaning up a studio background
      1m 31s
    5. Removing dust on the lens or the camera sensor
      2m 25s
    6. Removing red-eye
      1m 25s
  11. 46m 13s
    1. Demystifying the Adjustment Brush
      3m 37s
    2. Correcting exposure by brightening shadows
      2m 23s
    3. Painting an effect into a photograph
      4m 41s
    4. Increasing visual interest by brightening shadows
      4m 3s
    5. Increasing visual interest by heightening saturation
      5m 0s
    6. Whitening teeth
      3m 33s
    7. Adding color to makeup
      5m 58s
    8. Changing color
      4m 12s
    9. Selective sharpening
      6m 8s
    10. Eye sharpening and skin smoothing workflow
      4m 28s
    11. Creating custom Adjustment Brush presets
      2m 10s
  12. 11m 33s
    1. Enhancing the foreground and background of an image with the Graduated Filter
      4m 55s
    2. Reducing exposure with the Graduated Filter
      3m 15s
    3. Creative effects with the Graduated Filter
      3m 23s
  13. 33m 26s
    1. Noise reduction
      6m 33s
    2. Reducing noise and sharpening
      6m 36s
    3. Sharpening more effectively
      7m 18s
    4. Edge sharpening in an architectural photograph
      3m 1s
    5. Sharpening a portrait
      2m 3s
    6. Using the Detail panel to soften skin
      7m 55s
  14. 16m 18s
    1. Introducing HSL
      3m 38s
    2. Modifying color and tone
      3m 52s
    3. Enhancing a fashion photograph
      3m 5s
    4. Enhancing color and tone with HSL
      3m 16s
    5. Getting creative with color
      2m 27s
  15. 13m 59s
    1. The black-and-white controls
      2m 43s
    2. A simple black-and-white conversion
      2m 5s
    3. Using multiple panels to create a black-and-white image
      3m 52s
    4. Creating a dramatic black-and-white landscape
      5m 19s
  16. 6m 40s
    1. Traditional black-and-white toning
      3m 26s
    2. Toning a color photo creatively
      3m 14s
  17. 11m 17s
    1. Deconstructing the Lens Correction controls
      3m 48s
    2. Correcting lens vignette
      1m 59s
    3. Correcting lens vignette more quickly
      1m 21s
    4. Correcting chromatic aberration and defringing
      4m 9s
  18. 16m 30s
    1. Understanding the Effects controls
      5m 54s
    2. Using the Post Crop Vignette for creative effects
      3m 23s
    3. Adding film grain to a black-and-white image
      2m 18s
    4. Adding film grain with Camera Raw and Photoshop
      4m 55s
  19. 14m 4s
    1. Introducing the Camera Calibration panel
      3m 39s
    2. Comparing color options with Snapshot
      2m 47s
    3. Creative color with the Camera Calibration controls
      4m 48s
    4. Camera Calibration resources
      2m 50s
  20. 9m 41s
    1. Introducing presets
      2m 27s
    2. Applying presets to multiple images
      3m 9s
    3. Preset resources
      4m 5s
  21. 10m 0s
    1. Quick raw processing of multiple files
      4m 38s
    2. Recording an action
      3m 15s
    3. Batch processing multiple images
      2m 7s
  22. 13m 52s
    1. Creative vivid color
      3m 30s
    2. Working with split toning
      2m 14s
    3. Applying soft and warm colors
      1m 25s
    4. Adding warm, muted colors
      2m 28s
    5. Adding and reducing false color
      4m 15s
  23. 7m 58s
    1. Additional resources
      3m 11s
    2. Camera Raw and Lightroom
      4m 19s
    3. Goodbye
      28s

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