Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating snapshots of memorable looks, part of Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6.
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At this juncture, my Adobe Camera Raw work is really done, yet let's say that what I want to do here is I want to get a little bit more creative. I just have and just have a couple a different fun ways that could potentially process this image. Well how then can I do that? One of the things that we can do is click in this last tab icon here in order to open up what are called Snapshots. Now in this case I'm going to go ahead and click to create a snapshot, and I'll call this one bw-final and click OK. The next thing that I'm going to do is make another adjustment.
For example, I'll go ahead and click on this option for Split Toning. I'm going to simply add some yellows into my highlights and then also some nice blues over here into my shadows. Now as I do that, I have a completely different type of an effect, something that is just really distinct and unique. Let's say that I want to remember this effect. To do so, navigate back to the Snapshots panel, click on the New icon, and we'll go ahead and call this split toning-blue/yellow.
Let's click OK in order to apply that. Well now here at this juncture, we have two different versions of the image. To view these, simply click on a snapshot name, and it will then take all the Camera Raw settings to however we process the image this way. Let's create one more, just for the sake of an example. I'm going to go back to my Basic panel. What I'm going to do is just brighten up my Exposure a little bit more. Next, I'm going to navigate over to the option that allowed us to convert to Grayscale, and I'm going to turn off that option. Well now here we a have a color photograph that has all of these different adjustments applied to it.
Well one of the adjustments that I want to modify is this one here, which is our Split Toning. I'm going to go ahead and lower the Saturation of both of these amounts because I am not finding that very compelling. The blue saturation I kind of like. It neutralizes things a little bit. I think that's kind of fun. All right. Well, let's go ahead and go back to the Snapshot icon here and then click on the New Snapshot one more time, and this we will go ahead and call color-creative and again, just kind of a fun interesting color type of a look. Well now here we have incredible amounts of flexibility, because in order to simply view an image with one of these settings, all that we need to do is to click on this name where it will then take this image to these different options.
So you can kind of think of Snapshots a little bit like layers in Photoshop, where you have a new layer which then modifies the image in a particular way and at the same time you have something completely different here, because every time you target, or click on one of the snapshots, what it's doing is it's updating all of the different settings throughout all of these different panels and also all the different ways you've used the tools. All right. Well, now we've done our creative work and we've decided, you know what, I'm just going to go back to the good old-fashioned black-and-white image. Last thing I want to do here is do to my Basic panel and perhaps just add a little bit more brightness to the photograph, and I'm done.
So we'll go ahead and click Done in order to apply all these settings. When we do that, it will take us back to Bridge, and then in Adobe Bridge, what's going to happen is it will update this DNG file so that we'll now see the preview inside of Bridge with these new settings applied.
- Comparing Camera Raw and Photoshop
- Understanding the differences between raw and JPEG or TIFF
- Converting to the DNG format
- Opening an image as a Smart Object
- Working with the Crop and Straighten tools
- Color correcting
- Retouching blemishes
- Reducing exposure with the Graduated Filter tool
- Reducing noise and sharpening
- Creative editing in Camera Raw