Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video A new way to leverage the power of Adobe Camera Raw, part of Photoshop for Photographers CC 2013 New Features.
Occasionally there is a new feature introduced to Photoshop that literally changes the way that you work with Photoshop forever. And in this movie I'm going to show you just one of those features. It's a feature which allows us to apply Camera Raw settings to any layer in Photoshop as a filter. Typically when we work with Camera Raw, with think about using Camera Raw at the beginning of our workflow. Now we can use it at any time. Let me show you what I mean. Well here I have a portrait of a bride and her daughter, and one of the things that I want to do is I want to warm this image up.
I also want to darken these highlights that I'm noticing on the right hand side of the image, and I want to warm the image up overall. Well in order to do that, we can do this now with Adobe Camera Raw. To access that, click on a layer, any layer, and then navigate to your Filter pull down menu. Here we're going to select Camera Raw Filter. Now that this image is opened up in Camera Raw, what we can do is zoom in on it a little bit, and here I want to make a few corrections. The correction that I want to make is I want to warm this file up.
So, I'm just going to drag my temperature slider to the right. Also, I want to bring down some of the highlights that I'm seeing here, so I'll use the Highlights slider in order to do that. To double-check my work, you can click on this icon here, and as you do that, you can check for clipping. In this case, you can see how I'm correcting the over-exposure on that part of the image. You know, certain corrections are just easier to make in Camera Raw. That's definitely the case when it comes to clipping. So here, I'll go ahead and turn that indicator off, now that I've corrected that part of the image. We can make other adjustments as well.
I'll increase the shadows, we can work with contrast, clarity, you name it. Anything you can do in Camera Raw, you can now do to a layer in your Photoshop document. Well in this case, I think this photograph looks great. Press the P key, there's our preview, before, press again, now here's after. Those are some pretty subtle yet significant adjustments. And whatever you need to do, again you can do here, and then simply click OK in order to apply those settings. Now in this case, our photograph was improved really quickly, and we were able to take advantage of the muscle and the strength of Camera Raw, and apply that strength to a layer quickly and seamlessly without even really thinking about it.
Well, now that we've been introduced to this whole idea of how we can work with Adobe Camera Raw as a filter, let's continue to dig into this topic and let's do that in the next movie.
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Q: This course was updated on 01/16/2014. What changed?
A: When Creative Cloud applications are updated, we refresh our training to make sure it covers the latest features and interface changes from Adobe. This update adds one new chapter to the course (Chapter 6), which covers the Perspective Warp tool and linked files and Smart Objects.