Mastering Camera Raw in Photoshop CS4 By Scott Kelby

3 hr 8 min
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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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Scott welcomes his viewers and goes over what he will cover in the course lessons
How to open JPEG, TIFF, and Raw images in Camera Raw, both from the Bridge or from within Photoshop CS4 itself
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
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
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
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
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
How to use the Fill control to get you out of sticky situations
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
How to use the Tone Curve panel to add and control the contrast of your image
Now that you've added Clarity, Vibrance, and Contrast to your Camera Raw arsenal, it's time to apply those to our overall workflow
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
You already learned how to sharpen, but here's how to use Negative Clarity as a skin-softening technique
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
How to replicate the look of a Neutral Density Gradient Filter right from within Camera Raw
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
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
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!
Just a short, sweet video on how to use Camera Raw's cropping features
Even shorter and sweeter than cropping, here's how to straighten an image from inside Camera Raw
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
Here's a Lens Correction that fixes the darkening in the edges of your photo, and how to intentionally add this popular look
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
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
Here's how to use Camera Raw to create one of the most popular gritty high-contrast looks for portraits
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
Another start to finish project using any of the tools available to us in Camera Raw
Thanks for watching. Hope you learned a lot
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Scott Kelby


Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Editor of "Lightroom magazine"; Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom...

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    This was very helpful! Inspiring for photographing and post work in Raw. Thanks Scott for a great tutorial. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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