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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.
Now that we know a little bit about Clarity, let's go ahead and take a look at how we can work with Vibrance and Saturation. Again, I have another demo file here, and I think this demo file will help us understand the difference between Vibrance and Saturation. First, let's start out with Saturation, because that's the easy one. If we click-and-drag to the left, we remove color, the image goes grayscale. If we click-and-drag to the right, you can see that we boost color, yet what's interesting about this is the color relationship is still maintained. In other words, it takes the color wherever it is and it simply saturates it.
This is a linear adjustment. Vibrance on the other hand, is nonlinear. Let me show you what I mean. Well, with Vibrance, as we click-and-drag this to the right, what it does is it tries to protect the tones which are more saturated. So here what Vibrance did is it affected this side over here, these more muted colors, more than it affected these. If we click on and off the Preview, you can see how primarily the adjustment was over here in this side. What Vibrance allows us to do is to increase color variety.
It also helps us to increase the saturation on these colors, which are less saturated, while it doesn't oversaturate the colors which already have a lot of color or saturation in them. On the other side of the spectrum, if we decrease the Vibrance, what will happen is it will then prioritize working on these more muted colors, it pulls those tones out, and then it leaves alone the colors which are more saturated. In other words, Vibrance makes these adjustments in a way that it's kind of analyzing or paying attention to the colors that you have in your photographs. All right! Well, this is all fine and dandy, seeing this with the demo file, what we really need to do is see how this works with a few images.
So let's go ahead and do that in the next movie.
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