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Photoshop CS5 New Features
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Reviewing Post-Crop Vignetting enhancements


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Photoshop CS5 New Features

with Jan Kabili

Video: Reviewing Post-Crop Vignetting enhancements

Post Crop Vignetting is another feature that's been improved in Adobe Camera Raw 6. To show you that, I'm going to open this Raw file. It is a DNG Raw file by double-clicking its thumbnail here in Mini Bridge or I could do the same in the standalone Bridge, or I can right-click and choose Open in Camera Raw. In the last version of Camera Raw, Post Crop Vignetting was located under the Lens Correction tab. It's moved in Camera Raw 6 to the new tab, the Effects tab.
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  1. 4m 39s
    1. Welcome
      47s
    2. Comparing Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS5
      2m 47s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 5s
  2. 41m 14s
    1. Using improved selecting and masking
      12m 8s
    2. Working with content-aware fill
      6m 39s
    3. Using content-aware healing
      2m 25s
    4. Getting started with Puppet Warp
      10m 10s
    5. Using the Puppet Warp tool
      9m 52s
  3. 24m 38s
    1. Merging multiple images to HDR Pro
      7m 53s
    2. Creating a surreal look with HDR and removing a ghost feature
      5m 4s
    3. Using faux HDR toning
      4m 46s
    4. Working with the new lens correction enhancements
      6m 55s
  4. 13m 35s
    1. Noise reduction and sharpening improvements
      7m 2s
    2. Additive grain
      3m 35s
    3. Reviewing Post-Crop Vignetting enhancements
      2m 58s
  5. 21m 5s
    1. Using the HUD color picker
      4m 49s
    2. Working with the new bristle brush tips
      9m 4s
    3. Using the Mixer Brush tool
      7m 12s
  6. 30m 29s
    1. Understanding the layers enhancements
      7m 2s
    2. Understanding the tool enhancements
      7m 23s
    3. Working with the panel additions
      4m 25s
    4. Using the workspace changes
      3m 4s
    5. Understanding the productivity enhancements
      8m 35s
  7. 5m 34s
    1. Explaining 64-bit performance
      5m 34s
  8. 27m 2s
    1. Introduction to Mini Bridge
      7m 36s
    2. Opening files from Mini Bridge in Photoshop
      6m 21s
    3. Using Mini Bridge with Bridge
      6m 57s
    4. Reviewing the output module improvements
      4m 25s
    5. Looking at the path navigation enhancements
      1m 43s
  9. 23s
    1. Goodbye
      23s

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Photoshop CS5 New Features
2h 48m Intermediate Apr 12, 2010

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In Photoshop CS5 New Features, author Jan Kabili introduces new features and productivity enhancements that include reshaping images with Puppet Warp, turning photographs into paintings, and Content-Aware Fill options. The course examines CS5 enhancements to existing features include significant improvements to High Dynamic Range (HDR) photo processing, selection and mask edge refinement, and lens-related photo corrections. A brief overview of companion applications, Adobe Bridge CS5 and Adobe Camera Raw 6, is included. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Performing Content-Aware Fill and spot healing
  • Painting realistic brush strokes with bristle brush tips
  • Blending paint with canvas colors with the Mixer Brush tool
  • Selecting hair and other soft edges with fine detail or edges with sharp contrast
  • Extruding 2D objects in 3D space
  • Creating surrealistic and photorealistic HDR images in Merge to HDR Pro
  • Simulating HDR imaging in a single photo with the HDR Toning adjustment
  • Working with Mini Bridge
Subjects:
Design Photography
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Jan Kabili

Reviewing Post-Crop Vignetting enhancements

Post Crop Vignetting is another feature that's been improved in Adobe Camera Raw 6. To show you that, I'm going to open this Raw file. It is a DNG Raw file by double-clicking its thumbnail here in Mini Bridge or I could do the same in the standalone Bridge, or I can right-click and choose Open in Camera Raw. In the last version of Camera Raw, Post Crop Vignetting was located under the Lens Correction tab. It's moved in Camera Raw 6 to the new tab, the Effects tab.

There is another kind of vignetting, Lens Vignetting, that's still located in the Lens Correction tab and those controls can be used to remove vignetting that you don't want, that's an artifact of shooting. But here I want to add some vignetting to this photo to darken its edges and draw the viewer's attention to the center of the photo. So I will go down to Post Crop Vignetting here. There are two things that are new about Post Crop Vignetting. First, there is this Style menu and second a Highlight slider. The other sliders were all here in the last version of Camera Raw so I won't spend time on those.

Notice that these sliders are all grayed out. That's because Amount is currently set to 0. So all I have to do is drag that slider in either direction just a bit and the rest of the sliders are enabled. So I could take this Amount slider and drag it over to the right to add a white vignette around the photo or drag it to the left to add a dark vignette. Once I have a vignette to start with, I will go up to the Style menu and from there I can choose one of three different styles. I think the best way to choose one of these styles for a particular image is just to try them out.

So, first Highlight Priority, which gives some emphasis to the highlights that are in the dark parts of the vignette. Now I am going to change to Color Priority and you will see a very subtle change, keep your eye particularly in this area here and you see that there is a little more emphasis on color and less on highlights. You can also see as I go back and forth between Highlight and Color Priority that the histogram changes a bit. So there is Highlight Priority, there is Color Priority. And the third choice is Paint Overlay. I don't generally use this one because it tends to give this dull look, almost as if I were just painting with black or gray around the edges.

So I am going to go with Highlight Priority here and with either Highlight Priority or Color Priority, I have the option to increase the visibility of highlights through the vignette. So if I take the Highlight slider and move it way over, you can see some of the highlights coming back around the edges here. I will drag it to the left again and then over to the right so you can see the difference. I think in this case I'd probably put it somewhere in the middle and I might actually reduce the amount of the vignette bringing back some of the image. So using the new style and Highlights controls in Post Crop Vignetting you can get some more natural vignettes that take account of the brightness values and color in the image.

I think you are going to like the results.

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