Mastering Camera Raw in Photoshop CS4, with Scott Kelby

Scott Kelby covers the features and tools in Camera Raw CS4 and he also demonstrates specific workflows to help his viewers practice and retain the information from the course

Scott Kelby covers the features and tools in Camera Raw CS4 and he also demonstrates specific workflows to help his viewers practice and retain the information from the course

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 01:37)

Scott welcomes his viewers and goes over what he will cover in the course lessons

Lesson 2: Opening Different File Formats (Duration 04:57)

How to open JPEG, TIFF, and Raw images in Camera Raw, both from the Bridge or from within Photoshop CS4 itself

Lesson 3: Camera Profiles (Duration 07:58)

How to use Camera Raw's built-in Camera Profiles to give you closer to the JPEG-look your camera produces, to give you a better starting place for your Raw corrections

Lesson 4: White Balance, Part 1 (Duration 07:50)

Setting the white balance correctly is the key to getting spot-on color, and in this segment we look at three methods, and how working with JPEGs and TIFFs differs

Lesson 5: White Balance, Part 2 (Duration 07:49)

Here you'll learn how to use a gray card to accurately set white balance, plus we jump over to Photoshop for a quick color correction bonus tip

Lesson 6: Exposure Essentials (Duration 07:39)

Here we cover the Exposure control, how and when to use Recovery, when and why to use the Blacks slider and what the Brightness slider does for your image

Lesson 7: Camera Raw Workflow #1 (Duration 07:22)

Now we're going to take what we learned in the first few segments and put them all altogether so you can see how they all work perfectly together to give you the final image you're looking for

Lesson 8: Fill Light (Duration 03:54)

How to use the Fill control to get you out of sticky situations

Lesson 9: Clarity, Saturation and Vibrance (Duration 07:10)

Here you'll not only learn when to use Clarity, why, and what it does, but Scott shares the Clarity settings he uses in his daily work. Also, why you'll want to use Vibrance instead of Saturation

Lesson 10: Adding Contrast (Duration 04:51)

How to use the Tone Curve panel to add and control the contrast of your image

Lesson 11: Camera Raw Workflow #2 (Duration 04:54)

Now that you've added Clarity, Vibrance, and Contrast to your Camera Raw arsenal, it's time to apply those to our overall workflow

Lesson 12: Sharpening (Duration 11:02)

Here you'll learn how to apply what's known as Capture Sharpening and some great settings for creating your own landscape and portrait sharpening presets

Lesson 13: Softening in Camera Raw (Duration 02:42)

You already learned how to sharpen, but here's how to use Negative Clarity as a skin-softening technique

Lesson 14: The Adjustment Brush (Duration 10:07)

How to Dodge and Burn specific areas of your image, along with painting in effects like Tint, Sharpening, and more using this amazingly powerful new tool

Lesson 15: The Gradient Filter (Duration 05:43)

How to replicate the look of a Neutral Density Gradient Filter right from within Camera Raw

Lesson 16: The Spot Removal Brush (Duration 10:06)

Here you'll learn how to remove spots, blemishes, smudges, etc. and how to automate the process. Also, how to copy and paste Camera Raw settings between images in the Bridge

Lesson 17: Camera Raw to Pano (Duration 08:33)

This is a bonus segment that finishes off the work we did with the Spot Removal Brush by stitching a Camera Raw processed vertical pano

Lesson 18: Camera Raw Workflow #3 (Duration 12:25)

We take all the local adjustment tools you just learned about, and use them in a start-to-finish portrait retouch-all done right within Camera Raw itself!

Lesson 19: Cropping (Duration 02:34)

Just a short, sweet video on how to use Camera Raw's cropping features

Lesson 20: Straightening Images (Duration 00:52)

Even shorter and sweeter than cropping, here's how to straighten an image from inside Camera Raw

Lesson 21: Color Adjustments Using The Targeted Adjustment Tool (Duration 04:21)

Here's how to use the HSL panel to change the color, brightness, and color saturation of certain areas within your image using the TAT

Lesson 22: Removing (or adding) Lens Vignetting (Duration 06:07)

Here's a Lens Correction that fixes the darkening in the edges of your photo, and how to intentionally add this popular look

Lesson 23: Double Processing (Duration 09:22)

Using Camera Raw and Photoshop CS4's Smart Objects to double-process a photo to create an image with a range that your camera couldn't capture

Lesson 24: Saving Your Raw Files and More Workflow (Duration 10:09)

There are some critical things you need to know when saving your Raw files, including one Gotcha! in the Camera Raw dialog. We also take on another workflow project

Lesson 25: High Contrast Portrait Effect (Duration 07:18)

Here's how to use Camera Raw to create one of the most popular gritty high-contrast looks for portraits

Lesson 26: Expanded Touch Up (Duration 07:18)

In this lesson we will be revisiting an image from earlier in the course but now we will be using the new tools we have just learned about

Lesson 27: Camera Raw Workflow #4 (Duration 07:46)

Another start to finish project using any of the tools available to us in Camera Raw

Lesson 28: Conclusion (Duration 00:40)

Thanks for watching. Hope you learned a lot

Meet Your Instructor: Scott Kelby

Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, training director and instructor for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, President National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), CEO of Kelby Media Group, author…

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