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I’m happy to announce that my new Adobe Camera Raw Essential Training is now available on Lynda.com!
Camera Raw is more than a plugin. It’s a powerful photo editing tool in its own right, capable of taking your photos from raw material to polished gems. In this course, Adobe evangelist Julieanne Kost takes you through all of Camera Raw’s capabilities, from fixing common but vexing problems to finding more creative uses for the program’s rich and nondestructive editing tools. Learn how to correct color, fix perspective problems, and enhance detail and contrast to make images come alive. Then find out how to make localized color corrections, custom black-and-white images, and even panoramas and HDR composites. If you’re interested in becoming more efficient in Camera Raw, Julieanne also includes a chapter on using presets, synchronization, and batch processing to automate some of your corrections.
• Comparing raw and JPEG files
• Correcting lens distortion and perspective correction
• Removing chromatic aberration
• Cropping and straightening a tilted horizon
• Fixing color cast with the White Balance tool
• Revealing shadow and highlight detail
• Sharpening and reducing noise
• Removing haze and adding clarity
• Making localized adjustments
• Converting to black and white
• Emulating film grain
• Adding vignettes
• Retouching portraits: skin, eyes, and teeth
• Automating corrections
• Merging images for panoramas or HDR images
Jeff Tranberry has posted a link to the new Export Helper Panel extension which enables access to Save for Web, Export As, and Export Artboards with one click.
Note: For extensions to load make sure that:
- You have the latest version of the Creative Cloud desktop application installed (Version 22.214.171.124)
- File Sync is enabled in the Creative Cloud desktop application
- Restart Photoshop CC 2015 for the panel to load in the Window>Extensions> menu
In this quick tip, you’ll discover how to select multiple images within Lightroom and open them into a single Photoshop file.
In this video you’ll discover how to seamlessly move photographs between Lightroom and Photoshop with the exact control that you need.
KW – Lightroom CC, Edit In, Presets, Photoshop
My Photoshop CC 2015 Essential Training course on Lynda.com has been completely updated and re-recorded with new projects and images to help you quickly get the professional results you’re looking for with Photoshop!
Whether you’re an experienced creative professional or someone who recently purchased a camera, learning how to use Photoshop efficiently and effectively is the best investment you can make to get the most out of your images.Click here to check it out.
Julieanne Kost filters out the noise and complexity often associated with Photoshop, so you’ll feel empowered to get the image results you want. She concentrates on enhancing and compositing photos, as well as automating parts of the process for the most efficient workflow possible. She’ll cover cropping, retouching, and combining multiple images, and working with non-image-based assets such as type, shapes, and even video. Along the way, you’ll learn the secrets of nondestructive editing with Camera Raw, layers, masks, blending modes, Smart Objects, filters, and more. Start watching to quickly get the professional results you’re looking for with Photoshop.
Customizing Photoshop’s interface
Resizing and resampling images
Comparing raw and JPEG files
An overview of Camera Raw
Cropping and straightening
Working with layers
Transforming, distorting, and warping
Taking advantage of Smart Objects
Working with layer masks and blend modes
Adding adjustment layers
Retouching portraits, including skin, teeth, hair, and eyes
Combining multiple images
Working with filters
Creating character, paragraph, and type along a path
Shape layers and layer effects
Painting in Photoshop
Creating time-lapse videos and animated GIFs
Working with video
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne reveals her Lightroom to Photoshop workflow used to create the still life “Cyclical”.
Even though I didn’t include Artboards as one of my top 5 new features in Photoshop CC 2015, they’re very useful – not only for website and mobile device designs – but also for photographers. Why? Because Artboards enable you to create multiple iterations of a design in a single document. This means that you can easily create multiple versions of a single layout within a single document, or multiple different layouts within a single document.
To create a new Artboard:
• Select File > New and then select Artboard from the Document Type menu. Select from any of the presets, or create your own by filling in the width, height and resolution that you need.
• To create an Artboard from an open document, select the layers that you want to include in the Artboard and, from the Layers panel fly-out menu, choose Artboard From Layers. Each artboard has its own special Artboard layer group in the Layers panel.
To create additional Artboards within a document:
• Select the Artboard tool and drag out another Artboard (the Artboard tool is nested with the Move tool).
• To add an Artboard of a specific size, with the Artboard tool selected, click the Add New Artboard icon in the Options bar, choose the desired size from the list of presets, and click in the document preview area. Note: If you click on another Artboard, Photoshop will toggle to the Move tool.
• On the Layers panel, use the fly-out menu to choose Layer > New > Artboard, name it, and enter the desired size.
To duplicate an Artboard:
• With the Artboard Layer Group selected in the Layers panel, choose Layer > Duplicate Artboard.
• Option + (Mac) | Alt + (Win) -drag the Artboard Layer Group to the New Layer icon on the Layers panel.
• Option + (Mac) | Alt + (Win) -drag the name of the artboard to duplicate (in the document preview area or the Layers panel).
To change the size of an Artboard:
• With an Artboard tool selected, drag the handles surrounding the Artboard.
• With an Artboard tool selected, use the properties in the Options bar to change width, height and orientation.
• With an Artboard selected, use the properties panel to change the size. (Artboards can be different sizes within a single document.)
Other interesting Artboard facts and shortcuts:
• When you drag an element into an Artboard, it will be clipped by the Artboard boundary.
• To change the name of an Artboard, rename the Artboard Layer Group in the Layers panel.
• Option + (Mac) | Alt + (Win) -drag to copy elements from one Artboard to another.
• Option + (Mac) | Alt + (Win) -click the name of the Artboard Layer Group in the Layers panel to “Fit Artboard On Screen”.
• Command (Mac) | Control (Win) -click on an Artboard in the Layers panel to Collapse/Expand all Artboards.
• Rulers will adapt for Artboards (however, guides are currently document specific, not Artboard specific).
To Export an Artboard:
• Choose File > Export > Export As… to export each Artboard as an individual, flattened file.
• From the Layers panel, select the desired layers and choose Quick Export as… or Export As to export each Artboard as an individual, flattened file.
• Choose File > Export > Artboards to PDF.
This is definitely the closest that I will ever get to being a musician. Photoshop is dropping the beat, with help from Melodysheep. What just happened! : )
If you have questions/comments/concerns about Save for Web in Photoshop CC 2015, check out this link where Jeff Tranberry answers the most frequently asked questions.
The new Dehaze control in Lightroom CC and Adobe Camera Raw 9.1 can help you to dramatically improve an image by removing haze. The Dehaze technology is based on a physical model of how light is transmitted, and it tries to estimate light that is lost due to absorption and scattering through the atmosphere. For the best results, you’ll want to set the white balance for the image before using Dehaze. Then, in the Effects panel, move the slider to the right – to easily remove the haze from the original scene. Move the slider to the left to add a creative haze effect.You can choose to make very subtle to very significant adjustments – if you’re pushing the slider to the extreme, you might want to refine the image using the Basic panel (increasing the shadow detail or refining the Vibrance slider) in order to achieve the exact look that you’re after. Check out the video below to see Dehaze in action.
When moving the slider, there is very little change in the highlight area (on the right side of the Histogram), while the shadows and lower portion of the histogram is clearly being changed. If you are concerned that the darker values in the image are being clipped to pure black, Option (Mac) | Alt (Win) -drag the slider to see the black point clipping visualization. When you see black areas appear in the image, you know that you’re starting to clip to pure black and can back off. In addition, Dehaze can be added locally by applying ACR as a Smart Filter in Photoshop.
Click here for more information about Camera Raw 9.1 including new camera and profile support.