- Planning a digital file structure
- Developing a naming convention for your files
- Importing new images to a library
- Albums, catalogs, browsing, and searching
- Developing an image
- Controlling magnification and view to examine an image
- Applying and adjusting effects
- Using smart layers
- Creating an initial mask
- Sharpening an image
- Outputting images
Skill Level Appropriate for all
- Welcome to learning how to use ON1's Photo RAW to organize and develop your digital images. My name is Vanelli. I'm an educator, author and a working sports and portrait photographer based on the east coast of Florida. Now as an educator I specialize in creating efficient and creative workflow. In this course we'll start out by planning and creating a digital file structure. The goal here is to make sure your images are organized and easy to locate.
Once we have our structure set up, we'll walk through the steps of importing new images and adding keywords to metadata, to keep them organized and easy to find. This will include using a catalog, how to browse and use filter controls to find images based on their date, what types of lens we used, or the ratings that you assigned. Once we have our images selected, we'll cover the essential things you need to know about developing a photo.
Think of this as our digital darkroom. In this darkroom I'll show you how to make local and global changes using the clone and healing tools to remove problems and blemishes. Plus show some of the specialty tools, such as creating panoramic images and merging high dynamic range or HDR images. Then we'll dive into the effects panel. This is where the creative fun begins. Effects gives our images a stylized look. I'll show you how to create looks and how to save them so you can apply them to multiple images.
Now to build upon the effects, we'll learn about layers. Layers give us the ability to isolate changes we make to an image making it a lot easier to adjust them. We'll also talk about making a selection in masking. This means picking parts of the image to make a selective adjustment. Once we have great looking images we'll talk about outputting them. The first thing we'll do is resize them so they're ready for print or for the screen. Then we'll talk about general output options like saving the files, exporting it to use in other applications or getting it ready to send to our client.