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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 HSL Panel is not an island. It doesn't live by itself. Rather, it will use these controls in a way that will integrate them into our workflow. So this movie, it's all about workflow. Well, the first thing that I want to do is modify my overall exposure. So I'm going to navigate down to the Exposure Slider, and just click and drag that up a little bit. Next, I'm going to increase the Contrast just a touch. The Highlights, I need to recover those. So I'm going to drag this really far over here to the left in order to bring some detail into this area of the photograph.
Now I want to bring some light and life into those shadows, and then I'll deepen the blacks just a bit, add a little bit of clarity here, and the image is now looking a lot better already. Next, I'll increase my color temperature. I'm going to do that to create a nice warm color palette with this photograph. Well, let's evaluate our Basic Panel adjustments. Here we have the before, and now the after. Well, now that I've made these adjustments, what I want to do next is just customize them a little bit, lower my Exposure just a touch, and I want to modify the reds of the strawberries, and this aqua or cyan color here in the container.
So let's go to our HSL Panels. We'll click on this tab. I'm going to start off on Saturation, and just bring up the reds of the strawberries. Or we could always use the Targeted Adjustment Tool, and just click on those, [00:01:27.o8] and here we could drag up to bring out more color in those areas. Next, we'll also do the same thing with this container here. We'll just modify that a little bit. Then I'll go into the Luminance Panel, and I want to brighten up the strawberries even more. So I'm clicking and dragging up, and then I'll do the same thing on this container, brightening that up here just a little bit.
Now, all of these HSL adjustments are kind of minor. If you look at our preview of before, here's before, and then here's after. Yet, they're important and they work well because we integrated those into the other adjustments that we did in the Basic Panel. If we click on one of the last tabs here say like Presets, we can now see our overall before and after; let's take a look. We click on Preview; there's before, the original image, and now click again, and there's after, after we worked on this image in both the Basic and the HSL Panels.
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