Using Bridge with Adobe® Camera Raw


Adobe® Photoshop® Deep Dive: Adobe® Bridge


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Using Bridge with Adobe® Camera Raw

So now what we're gonna do is we're going to take a look at using bridge in conjunction with camera raw and this is really fun stuff ok? So let's say that we've edited some images and raw and I happen to have a few of those right here at this one in particular any time you have edited an image in raw bridge tells you that something has been done to it by adding a siri's of icons that give you an idea of the adjustment that you made so for example this image right here I can see has been cropped it's also had an adjustment applied to this image right here has not been cropped but it has been adjusted in some way where this becomes incredibly powerful is right here I'm gonna go ahead and stuff these guys get them I don't want to see him okay, so if I've edited this photo and I really love the effect and I want to apply it to other photos do I have to open any of them on camera? Absolutely not. You can do all right here in bridge you guys are going to love this so I find the image that I ...

like the adjustment I can control or right click it and I can come down here to develop settings I can feel the internet vibrating copy settings we all know where we're going with this come over to the other photo control clicker right click paste settings you can apply that to multiple photos at one time when you choose paste camera or bridge is going to say hey, you did all this to that photo do you want to apply all of it? So for example, if I wanted to apply some settings but not all, then I could turn off the ones I don't want to reply for example, if I want to turn off that post crop vignette which is a fancy shmancy way of saying darkened soft edge then I could turn that off and everything except for that adjustment would be applied to this photo okay, but let's go ahead, leave it on so click ok tata and that incredible it's so fast so you can imagine the power of this let's say you've done a slew of photos from the same shoot let's say there's one hundred photos from this wedding that you've done okay that's not unreasonable at all it's probably on the low in if you wanted to apply the same settings to them, you could open them all in camera raw in mass choose the select all button and camera raw I'll just show it t I'll open them and kameron and you can go through and twelve they're all selected in camera raw all the edit she apply one will simultaneously happen to the other but do you have any idea of what would happen to your computer if you opened one hundred camera images? At the same time? I'm sure the there would be a rip in the fabric of space. I mean, it would just really be bad. It may even crash your machine, because if you think about the size of a raw file which is at the low end, what ten megabytes each in? If you papa, when a hundred of those things you're processing, your computer processor is going to lose its mind. Ok, so it's far better, tio open an image, perhaps in camera, do your edits, close it, and then use bridge to apply those edits in mass, because what you're avoiding by doing in bridges, you're avoiding your computer, having to have that much memory to open up all those raw files at the same time in camera rock, if you do that, the copying and pasting of the adjustments here in bridge, your computer's processor is not completely freaked out, and your memory is not gone okay on your computer is any time you open an image, whatever software it is is putting it in the memory, so if you're opening a ten make about image than that's, ten megabytes of ram that is now being used to display in process that image right more than that, actually, when you're dealing with photo shop because it kind of keeps different versions of the image in its head for you to undo steps and things like that so you can imagine opening a slew of raw images, we'll eat up all of your available ram in a hurry, you know, so it's far better, tio copy paste your camera adjustments to photos here in bridge, and it is so, so easy. Once again was this create a quick do it tone out of this one right here in camera, so we're going to control clicker, right click and since this is a raw image, I could have just double clicked it and it would open up camera automatically. But let's, say it's a j peg and you just want to use camera raw on a j p because you can write, so then you can choose open and camera raw, so even if that's a j pay than that j peg would open and camera raw, so then we can come over here just for example, to the split tone panel, and I loved it and split times, I just think they're so pretty so the way a split tone is. Supposed to work is that you map the highlights in your image to one color and then you met the shadows to your image to a complimentary color you have to know a little bit about color theory to do it that way or you could just be visual about it, but being a designer I've had aa lot of color theory, so what we're going todo is I'm going to hold down the option chiana mac or altana piece see as I dragged the hugh slider and it's going to give me a preview of what that color overlay is going to look like. So when I find something that I like let's say in the orangish realm right here then I can release the modifier key the preview of the color goes away and then I could grab the saturation slider and that lets me determine how intense I want that color overlay to be all right. So now when we come down to the shadows of the image, since I know color theory, I know that blue is complementary to orange, right? So if I said my highlights tio orange, then I'm gonna set my shadows to blue it's just opposite colors on the color wheel, so now again I'm going to my preview trick, which is option or halt on a pc and now I'm going to come over here to the blues and when I find hugh that I like, I'm gonna stop, uh, release the modifier key on the mouse button and then dragged that saturation slider up to determine how much of that blue overlay I want. So that's what a split tone is. Ok, a duo tone is your mapping the highlights and shadows tio roughly this and similar colors. So now we've got that dense let's. Go ahead and click done so I can see the change apply over here in bridge and now, if I would apply that to other photos control clicker, right click, develop settings, copy settings come over here, pace it to a slew photos if you want controller, right click, develop settings paste bridge is going to say all of those changes you mean? Yes, and then the oldest update and you haven't completely trashed your computer's memory by open and all those photos and camerata begin live, and if you decide you don't like it, you can come down here to develop settings, clear settings and talk on away very, very, very handy stuff, using bridge in conjunction with camera raw, and of course, we looked at using those command to the shortcut menu there also available up here in the dead come where is it in the edit menu? Develop setting so they live in thirty and if you look at them within the edit menu, you can see that. The copy settings and pay settings even has a keyboard shortcut clear? Sendings does not, unfortunately. But then you can also use this memory to set it back to the camera. Roddy falls, or the previous develop saying, is that he used.

Class Description

Get your file structure whipped into shape by learning Adobe® Bridge with Lesa Snider! This Deep Dive takes you into the organizational functions of Adobe® Bridge so you can get your files into order. Filter and rate your images, keyword and rename files, make batch changes, and more! If you have Adobe® Photoshop®, you have Adobe® Bridge, and now you'll know how to use it.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS6