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Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS5 by Bruce Fraser, Jeff Schewe

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Chapter Nine: Exploiting Automation

Working Smarter, Not Harder

The goal of doing all the work we’ve discussed so far in this book is to set up your digital captures with the correct Camera Raw settings and the right metadata so that you can produce deliverable processed images with the minimum amount of effort. The minimum amount of effort, in this case, means taking full advantage of Photoshop’s rich automation features, so that you can simply press a button, walk away, and let the computer do your work for you.

One of the great things about a computer is that once you’ve made it do something, you can make it do that something over and over again, exactly the same way, automatically, without coffee or bathroom breaks. Tapping the power of automation ...

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