Profiles And Presets


Working With Camera Raw


Lesson Info

Profiles And Presets

I just showed you a little taste of the preset, now we're gonna get in and the profiles are more than presets. So here's a good image to work with here, this is a shot I did of Callan, and we're gonna use this for our profiles. So check this out, previously we would go to the camera calibration tab here, and under the camera calibration tab, you would see some little settings that you could choose. A lot of people didn't even know these existed, but you know, the settings, you have any Canon shooters? Nikon shooters? Sony? Pentax? I know I'm missing one or two. Sigma, or there's other cameras out there. So whatever you're shooting, a lot of your cameras are gonna have those settings. Have you seen it where it says vivid, bright, natural, neutral, all those kind of settings? So those are part of the camera profiles, that the manufacturer creates for those photographs. So when you shoot it, you can choose that profile and it makes a huge difference. And that used to live in the calibrati...

on tab, a lot of people never really used them. But if you go here, here's a profile, right now it's set to Adobe portrait. We could change it to Adobe color, standard, and see how it's affecting the way that photograph looks? And all I'm doing right now, look at the difference between vivid and portrait. And what's that doing is it's literally converting that raw file, so it's looking at the raw file, 'cause we're shooting in raw, it's looking at raw sensor data, and what it's called is debayering is the term, and debayering is where it's actually taking that raw data and in interpreting into the picture that we look at. Previously Adobe had one color profile, now Adobe's got all these profiles here that we can choose. But the thing is, we also have the ones from the camera manufacturer, and a lot of other features. The way to access that is to click right here on those four little squares to browse profiles. Now we go in here, and we've got this profile browser, look at this, and there's all these browsers in here, browsers, all these profiles. So those are the ones we just looked at. Here's what cool, if we just hover over there, we can actually just try them out without ever clicking. So now we can go down here and we can go down to the Adobe raw, these are the ones, sorry, that we just looked at here, those were the favorites I just showed you. So those are the ones we just looked at, and in the camera matching, so we go in here, so these are the ones from Canon. There's the faithful, landscape, neutral, portrait, so those are the settings that came with this. So notice how big a difference we can do, and this is just the starting place. So maybe the portrait looks nice, and then there's other things we can do here, standard, I used to shoot in standard. We got legacy, so these are the old ones, the old black and white conversions and stuff from Photoshop before, and then we've got all these other ones that come with it. We've got artistic, so we got creative, look at these looks that we can apply. So now we can apply these cool creative looks, look at that, just one click, we can apply that. You know, we've got black and whites, we've got moderns, we've got vintages, all of these color profiles are right here inside of camera raw right now. Look at this, all these cool different ones. So those are kinda fun. So we can select any of those. Now let me talk about these, if I click on Adobe color, and then I just click close, and now we've applied it, notice that these sliders haven't been moved. So if I go through here, and this is a big thing, if I choose vivid, notice the sliders are still not moving. So the big advantage to that is you can adjust your photograph, get your photograph looking exactly how you like it, and then you can try on the profiles. If you didn't like that profile, changing the profiles doesn't change the settings, which also means that if you get a custom profile, or you create a profile, it's gonna look good on every image, 'cause if you go through and you do the basic adjustments that I just showed you on the image first, and then you apply that profile, it's gonna look good. Whereas a preset, if a photograph is too dark, it's always gonna be too dark. If it's too light, it's gonna be too light, or if you apply that preset, it's gonna blow out all your settings. Let me show you what I mean. Presets are great too, I'm definitely not knocking presets, I love them. So if we go under here, you know we've got our presets here, we've got our color ones, look at this. But notice now, all we do is we just roll over and we can see those, we've got creative ones, you know, so if I apply this one, like that vintage one, that's kinda cool, but look what happens here. Notice the sliders are now moving. So the problem is, the minute I choose a different one of these, like maybe this turquoise and red, it's moving the sliders, and probably the curves are gonna be adjusted too. Yeah. Let's go under here, under the point curve. So presets are great, and presets are things that we've always known. So I saved a preset before, so when you make those adjustments, you just click on the preset, and that will save that preset and you can use it. Now the other thing that's nice about this update is all of these presets here inside of camera raw are now synced with the ones inside of Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic. So if you're working in Lightroom Classic, all of these that you do here are gonna be available in there. So it's a pretty nice thing. So one of the things you can do though is you can create your own, and let me show you that right now. What I'm gonna do is I'm just gonna reset this image, and I'm talking about color profiles right now of course, so I'm gonna open this image inside of Photoshop. So I'm just gonna click open, and here we are inside of Photoshop. Alright, so what I wanna do is I wanna apply something in here that we can't do inside of camera raw so to speak. So why don't we go under an adjustment layer here, and I'm gonna do something like a gradient map. So I'm gonna turn on our gradient map, let's choose a different one. Under here we've got a lot of different ones that we can open up here. So let's grab a color harmony. By the way, all of these are on yours, there's all kinds of different ones that you can bring up. I don't like that one, let's try a different one. Photographic toning, append, and I'll add it. And so let's grab one of these, and see what it's doing by grabbing these gradients here? It's mapping these gradients to our photo, we can adjust the opacity. Let me apply that there. Gradient map. Just give it a little tweak, and see that? So we go before and after, see how we got that nice color toning. So we can make that available inside of camera raw, and we could stack other adjustments on there if we wanted, but the way to do that is we just go under here and we just choose, under here we want to export, color lookup tables. Okay, so now what we're doing is we're creating what's known as a LUT, you guys heard of LUTs? A LUT is a lookup table, so basically it's like a preset, but it's a little bit more, it remaps all the tones in the image. So the cool thing about this, about creating this LUT is that in a minute, I'm gonna show you how to use it in camera raw, it'll also work in Lightroom, it'll also work in Premiere Pro, will also work in After Effects, it will also work in all kinds of programs. We're actually creating a preset that will work in a lot of programs, so it's really cool. So I'm just gonna click OK, and I'm gonna save this to my Photoshop Week folder, and we're gonna name this LUT, what should we call it? Oh let's call it Cool Seattle. People pay a lot of money for a LUT if it has the right name on it. That's a joke, that's a joke, don't worry. (laughs) Alright, so we've created that right? And now we're just gonna ding it, get rid of it, great. Okay, so now we wanna open this image, so notice this is just the original image now, and we wanna open this inside of camera raw. So we can choose filter, we're gonna choose camera raw filter. Now it's gonna pop up inside of here, and we'd be like, oh why don't we create a preset? So here's a secret squirrel handshake, hold down the alt or the option key when you click on the new icon, and let me do that again, 'cause normally if you create a preset, it just adds it. Alt, option key, see that little icon? Click, and now we get this new profile window. Oh wow, this is cool. So I'm gonna do Photoshop Cafe, create a preset now. So we're gonna choose user profiles, or I could create a new set. Why don't we call this one PSC, so I'm creating a set of profiles. Okay, so now you could go through all the adjustments that you made, you can make all these adjustments inside of Lightroom and save them right here. Notice none of these are lighting up because we haven't changed any of those. But what we can do is under color lookup table, now we load in this, and see that? Cool Seattle, yes, that one there, cube, notice the one that isn't grayed out, just use that one, it's actually doesn't take a lot, just the only one you can use, and then we're gonna click load. And now that's gonna load that cube in here. Now we can put it into a color space, I kinda like Adobe RGB, and this place I'm just gonna click OK. So what happens is we go back here, click on there, notice at the bottom now, see that? Let me show you what I did, I'm going too fast for you. We're under here, we're clicking on that little thing, go into the color profiles, notice now PSC is available in there, and there's that blue, look at that. So if I click there, now I can apply that gradient map that I made inside of Photoshop to any photo and it's gonna stay in here. It's now a color profile that we have. Now I just used a gradient map to show you because I wanted to use a tool that wasn't available inside of Lightroom, but the thing is, you can stack a whole bunch of adjustment layers in Photoshop, as many as you'd like, and you can save them out as that LUT, and that adjustment. But the crazy thing about that is this color profile now we can use in camera raw, we can use it in Lightroom, we can apply it to video in Premiere, we can use it in Photoshop, it's gonna be available in there, so you know, to me, I think that's really exciting, that's the newest thing that's gone into camera raw in a long time. Super exciting. Maybe a little advanced for some people, but here's the thing, if you just wanna use the presets, now there's so many preset packs available where you can get other presets like this, these profiles, and you can use them, Adobe ships with a whole bunch, and you can find them in different places. Okay, so those profiles are available. And I'll have some I'll give you guys too before I'm finished. Okay so, now we're done here, that's the color profiles. So what do you guys think about the color profiles? Yeah. Question, will this work the same way if you have an older version of Photoshop? Unfortunately no, it has to be the newest version, this is a CC only feature. Okay, thanks. So yeah.

Class Description

The Camera Raw filter in Photoshop® is so versatile and effective, it practically makes the other adjustments obsolete. Colin Smith will teach you the basics of enhancing your photo’s saturation, clarity, contrast and more, as well as how to use more sophisticated features like split toning and HSL to achieve perfect tones and beautiful colors. You’ll also learn how to use the Adjustment Brush, Radial, Gradient, Color Range and Auto Mask tools to apply your adjustments with pinpoint precision. This class will change the way that you edit your images in Photoshop® forever.