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Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

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How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020

Ben Willmore

Adobe Photoshop: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Ben Willmore

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7. How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020


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2 Bridge vs. Lightroom Duration:06:39
3 Tour of Photoshop Interface Duration:18:21
4 Overview of Bridge Workspace Duration:07:42
9 Developing Raw Images Duration:30:33
11 How to Save Images Duration:03:37
12 Using the Transform Tool Duration:04:48
14 Selection Tools Duration:05:55
15 Combining Selection Tools Duration:07:37
17 Quick Mask Mode Duration:05:07
18 Select Menu Essentials Duration:21:28
20 Align Active Layers Duration:07:29
21 Creating a New Layer Duration:06:15
22 Creating a Clipping Mask Duration:03:02
23 Using Effects on Layers Duration:11:24
24 Using Adjustment Layers Duration:16:44
25 Using the Shape Tool Duration:04:39
30 Adding Texture to Images Duration:09:11
35 Understanding Curves Duration:06:18
36 Editing an Image Using Curves Duration:18:41
39 Editing with Blending Modes Duration:08:04
40 Color Theory Duration:05:59
41 Curves for Color Duration:16:52
42 Hue and Saturation Adjustments Duration:08:59
44 Match Colors Using Numbers Duration:16:59
45 Adjusting Skin Tones Duration:05:25
52 Clone Between Documents Duration:13:19
53 Crop Tool Duration:10:07
54 Frame Tool Duration:02:59
56 Paint Brush Tools Duration:13:33
57 History Brush Tool Duration:06:27
58 Eraser and Gradient Tools Duration:03:06
60 Blur and Shape Tools Duration:11:06
61 Dissolve Mode Duration:09:24
62 Multiply Mode Duration:15:29
63 Screen Mode Duration:14:08
64 Hard Light Mode Duration:14:54
66 Smart Filters Duration:11:32
67 High Pass Filter Duration:13:40
68 Blur Filter Duration:05:59
69 Filter Gallery Duration:07:42
70 Adaptive Wide Angle Filter Duration:04:43
71 Combing Filters and Features Duration:04:45
72 Select and Mask Duration:20:04
73 Manually Select and Mask Duration:08:08
74 Creating a Clean Background Duration:21:19
75 Changing the Background Duration:13:34
76 Smart Object Overview Duration:08:37
77 Nested Smart Objects Duration:09:55
78 Scale and Warp Smart Objects Duration:09:08
79 Replace Contents Duration:06:55
80 Raw Smart Objects Duration:10:20
83 Panoramas Duration:13:15
84 HDR Duration:11:20
85 Focus Stacking Duration:04:02
86 Time-lapse Duration:11:18
87 Light Painting Composite Duration:08:05
88 Remove Moire Patterns Duration:06:11
89 Remove Similar Objects At Once Duration:09:52
91 Replace a Repeating Pattern Duration:06:50
95 Warping Duration:11:03
96 Liquify Duration:14:02
97 Puppet Warp Duration:12:52
98 Displacement Map Duration:10:36
99 Polar Coordinates Duration:07:19
100 Organize Your Layers Duration:11:02
101 Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss Duration:02:59
102 Layer Style: Knockout Deep Duration:12:34
103 Blending Options: Blend if Duration:13:18
105 Layer Comps Duration:08:30
106 Black-Only Shadows Duration:06:07
109 Create an Antique Color Action Duration:13:52
110 Create a Contour Map Action Duration:10:20
111 Faux Sunset Action Duration:07:20
112 Photo Credit Action Duration:05:54
113 Create Sharable Actions Duration:07:31
117 Scratch Disk Is Full Duration:06:02
118 Preview Thumbnail Duration:02:10

Lesson Info

How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020

So in this session, we're going to cover Adobe camera. Raw Adobe camera is one of the most important parts of Photoshopped. In fact, it's not really even harder Photoshopped. It comes with photo shop, but it's a plug in. It's something that's used before. Your picture is actually opened where you can see all of photo shops interface. If you have a raw file and you double click on it, it automatically sends you to adobe camera. If you have a J peg or a tiff file, you can force it to go in there. But it is a one stop shop for adjusting your images and often times I can finish. I'd say 70 to 80% of my images using Onley, adobe camera raw and therefore the image never really needs to even get opened in the photo shop. What makes that nice? Well, it's one screen where I have all the controls I need, but the main thing is, when you make a change using adobe camera, it saves the changes you make. As what's known as meta data metadata is text on. Example of metadata is when you take a picture,...

the shutter speed you captured it with is attached to your picture as text. It's not part of the picture itself, it's attached to it. And that's known as metadata. Well, when I move a slider in adobe camera, it's instantly saved as text. The moment I click that I'm done, it gets saved in the file size on Lee goes up about maybe 15 kilobytes. That's about the size of a text email. Whereas if I open the same image into Photoshopped, then the file size is going to start getting big in. If I end up making changes and I want them to be non destructive where it can easily undo them later, then I have to use layers in as I do. My file size just exponentially gets larger and larger as I do that. But making changes using only Adobe camera makes it so. The file sizes state absolutely tiny, and everything happens relatively quickly. You don't the wait for progress bars to finish and things like that, so let's dive in and get started with using camera. Wrong. I'm gonna start here in bridge. That's just where I'm always gonna start to browse my pictures and the only thing I'm gonna deal here is hide the preview on the right just simply because I don't need it to hide the preview on the right. I'm gonna move my mouse to the edge of that area, the left edge, and just drag that edge all the way to the left to hide it. Then I'll bring up my thumbnail size here and we'll see some images. Now, all of these images have already been adjusted and they've been adjusted using Onley adobe camera. So I just want to show you before and after is saying see what type of transformation and image might go through as you go into camera. Because then hopefully you'll get more excited about learning how to truly understand the features that are available. So I'm gonna select all these images. I will do that by typing command A. It's the same as going to the edit menu and choosing select all. And then I'm gonna say here, opening camera rock, they'll show up this little thumbnails on the left side. That's what you get. Any time you see more than one picture in camera raw and here's what I'm gonna do, I'm going to just go near the right side of my screen where you see all these adjustments, sliders, and there's a little menu there. It looks like three little bars case you can't see it. It's right there. It's known as a hamburger menu, and I'm gonna click on it. And she's came a raw defaults that's gonna end up showing you what this image looked like right as it came out of the camera before any change had been made. So here is my original, then all type command Z controls and windows. That's just a shortcut for undo. Then therefore, you'll see the end result. And so there's what was captured. Here's how I interpret it using camera, go to another image and again I'll go to that same menu and choose Kamerad defaults. That's what my camera captured, but I wanted something different. Look at how dark those horses are. Just doesn't have that much interest in it. Afterwards, I really like the end result. A couple others just continue through them, so you get a better sense for what camera raw is capable of. So this is where your dull, boring pictures is, what you're starting with, and they're ending up looking really nice. And it's on Lee. When there's something that camera is incapable of doing that we're gonna head into photo shop for the things that it's just not capable of because it's limited in what you can do because of the way it saves its changes. Its changes are saved as metadata, which is just text. And so it's describing what was the position of a slider You moved exposure to plus two, and it just saved that in it. It's not saving a huge amount of data, so therefore it's limited in its functionality. But you can see how dramatic of changes are possible using just one screen, which is known as Adobe Camera.

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


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