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Image Editing with Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop CS5: Learn by Video

Video Description

This innovative product uses interactive video to teach digital photographers how to use the Adobe Camera Raw plugin in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Users will learn the ins and outs of the Adobe Camera Raw workspace and how to use preview and analysis tools to determine how to adjust an image. The video demonstrates how to automatically and manually optimize image tones and how to get the correct white balance, as well as how to optimize a batch of images. Viewers will learn how to get localized control over an image with the adjustment brush and how to make a dramatic sky with the graduated filter. Sharpening is an important part of image processing, and this video covers the essentials of this complex subject.

Award-winning photographer Mikkel Aaland presents three hours of exceptional quality video tutorials, complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow the student to work alongside in Photoshop. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so viewers can practice what they've learned, and interactive review questions help reinforce freshly gained knowledge.


Table of Contents

  1. Welcome to Adobe Camera Raw
    1. What Is Adobe Camera Raw? 00:03:10
    2. Opening Files in Camera Raw 00:03:32
    3. Getting to Know the Camera Raw Interface 00:02:35
    4. Camera Raw Version Checking 00:02:24
    5. Camera Raw Workflow Options and Preferences 00:03:17
    6. How Do You Undo? 00:04:20
    7. Understanding the Preview Option 00:02:33
    8. Who Is the Host? 00:02:10
  2. Adobe Camera Raw Tools
    1. All About the Toolbar 00:03:10
    2. Using Camera Raw’s Analysis Tools 00:10:05
  3. Tone Mapping and White Balance Adjustments
    1. Correcting White Balance 00:05:10
    2. Correcting Exposure with the Basic Tab 00:07:25
    3. Adding Punch to an Image with the Clarity Slider 00:02:43
    4. Using Vibrance and Saturation Sliders to Control Image Color 00:02:21
    5. Adding Adjustments to Multiple Images 00:04:03
    6. Fine-Tuning Exposure with the Parametric and Point Curves 00:02:54
    7. Changing Specific Colors with the HSL/Grayscale Tab and the Targeted Adjustment Tool 00:06:16
  4. Black-and-White Conversion
    1. Basic Black-and-White Conversion 00:03:49
    2. Advanced Black-and-White Conversion with the Grayscale Mix 00:05:25
  5. Image Correction Tools
    1. Cropping to Improve an Image 00:04:15
    2. Straightening a Horizon Line and More with the Straighten Tool 00:02:36
    3. Removing Blemishes and Other Artifacts with the Spot Removal Tool 00:05:47
    4. Removing Red Eye with the Red Eye Removal Tool 00:03:24
    5. Localized Editing with the Adjustment Brush Tool 00:09:19
    6. Using the Graduated Filter Tool 00:05:29
  6. Sharpening, Adding Texture, Split Toning, and Managing Noise
    1. Sharpening Your Photos in Camera Raw 00:08:56
    2. Adding Grain and Texture to Your Photos 00:02:03
    3. Creating a Split-Toned Image 00:04:29
    4. Managing Noise Reduction in Camera Raw 00:04:32
  7. Lens Corrections and Working with Vignettes
    1. Using the Lens Correction Tab to Remove Lens Distortions and Chromatic Aberrations 00:07:16
    2. Adding Vignettes for Drama 00:04:48
  8. Working with Presets and Snapshots
    1. Creating and Using Custom Presets 00:05:09
    2. Working with Snapshots 00:03:35
  9. Exporting Images and Coordinating with Other Adobe Applications
    1. Exporting Images to Disc and Opening Them in Photoshop 00:05:20
    2. Synchronizing Camera Raw and Lightroom 00:03:32