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In Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6, Chris Orwig provides in-depth training on Camera Raw 6, the CS5 component that enables photographers to open and manipulate images in non-destructive and now even more efficient ways. This course covers the benefits of the raw processing, which makes it possible to more precisely control an image's appearance—exposure, shadow and highlight detail, color balance, sharpness, and more—including new workflow procedures and technical concepts and issues. Learn the entire Camera Raw workflow, from opening and resizing, toning and cropping, to sharpening and saving. Exercise files are included with the course.
Here we are going to focus in on our White Balance technique, which worked incredibly well when you have a higher volume of photographs that you need to White Balance. Now, for the sake of the demo, I am just going to work on two images. But keep in mind that this technique is all about speeding up your workflow when you have a high volume of photographs. Well, what you can do is you can open up one of the photographs from a particular lighting situation. And let's do that here. We will double-click this image to open it up in Camera Raw. Next, we will press the I key to select the White Balance tool.
We will click on something that might be neutral. This background might be neutral. It does a decent job, but perhaps warms the image up too much. So I'll go ahead and lower my Temperature slider to get this just a little bit more realistic there. Click on the Preview check box. There is before, and then there is after. Little bit more flattering look, in regards to the color. Well next, once we've color corrected the photograph, all that we need to do is click Done. The next step is going to be to go back to Adobe Bridge.
And here in Adobe Bridge, what we can do is right-click or Ctrl+Click, and then select Develop Settings and then choose Copy Settings. And what we want to do is copy this White Balance that we've just applied here. So I'll go ahead and copy that. Next, we will choose one or more images. And keep in mind, this works really well with high volumes of images. For example, I recently photographed a friend's wedding. And I photographed a ton of images outdoors in a similar lighting situation. I had a few hundred photographs.
Well, I color corrected one. I then copied that color correction and pasted it onto the other 199 photographs. And in that way, it really sped up my overall workflow. Well, to paste those settings all we do is select one or more photographs, right-click or Ctrl+Click. And then here choose Develop Settings once again. And this time we are going to select Paste Settings. And you'll notice that it says Paste Settings... telling us it's going to open up a dialog. When we see that dialog, you know where we are going, right? We are going to go ahead and choose White Balance just to apply that particular setting.
Click OK, and now we have two color correct images. And of course, keep in mind that this works incredibly well, even when you have a higher volume of photographs. It can really help you expedite and speed up your overall workflow.
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