Working With Camera Raw

 

Lesson Info

Upright And Spot Removal

Upright is really fun, super cool. Just gonna open up this image. Notice that this is a JPEG of a shot on my phone. So I'm gonna open it in Camera Raw and kind of double click to open it. Alright, my balance is off. What do we do? It's a JPEG. Notice those options are not there. Remember what I told you before, grab the white balance tool, find something that should be white or gray, click on it and yeah, then we get wipe out, solved. Okay, let's open up exposure, recover some of these highlights. Alright, so it's kind of looking fun. This is a little vintage sign in Newport we went vacationing there and when living there we recognized this, a little amusement park area. Okay so what's the problem here? It's pretty obvious, right. We've got some pretty serious keystoning going on there. Everything's gone way up there. So there's some nice tall stuff to fix there. See this little thing here, transform tool. Click on the transform tool. But what we're looking for are these options at the...

top here. See where it says upright. You know I could just do a spoiler alert and just hit the automatic, like that, and boom, looks great. So this one here will level it, so if your photo's crooked, it will straighten it, and of course we can do, that one will do vertical only. And then there's this one, the full, this one is really aggressive. Yeah, and sometimes it looks great and sometimes it looks weird. But what it did, was it made that tree, perfectly straight up and down. So the auto's usually a good option to go with but sometimes the full, I use the full if I'm creating a brush. So if gonna be creating a custom brush I'll do that sometimes. And then of course there's always guided upright, where you can manually adjust it. But let's have a look here. So we can adjust it ourselves, the vertical here, notice it just tilts it forward or backwards. Horizontal moves it from side to side. Rotate obviously, we don't really want to rotate this. Pixel aspect ratio. This is great because sometimes when you stretch it it gets a little too thin like right now, I think it looks a little stretched out that way. So the aspect will enable us to go this way or that way. You can use that for all kinds of things. It's kind of fun. And scale, what does scale do. Well we've got transparent areas there that we just don't wanna deal with them so we just scale it. Right there, looks good. And offset will slide it around, like watch this, slide, slide, slide. Like a 3D map. And offset Y, slide up and down, see that. So you can recomposed that photograph and say, you know what, that's great. Let's open it. There it is. And I will just hold the shift key open image. There we go. So we were able to very, very quickly and easily adjust that right, super easy. Okay so there's another tool here I'm going to show you guys. And that's the spot tool. So what you can do, is you can use it for finding little bits of things inside the photograph that you maybe wanna kind of touch out or whatever. Let me find a good photo to open for that. Let's grab this one. So then we open this up. I really don't want to take time to adjust it so I could just go into here and see if we've got any cool adjustments that would look good. Let's go to creative, you know what, I kind of like that, looks good, let's brighten it up. Oh by the way, profiles, you can adjust them. Make them stronger or less, forgot to mention that. Then I'm just gonna click okay. Alright, great. Open up that exposure, make it a little brighter. Okay, so I'm not gonna spend a lot of time on that. Just get it to there and now let's talk about the spot tool. So I've got another tool that we can use just gonna get rid of these distortions. So spot removal, so we can use it for things, see down here, we've got this pipe in there, it's really beautiful, love it, it really adds to a nature picture. So we can go like that and essentially get rid of it. So we can use this, this is used a lot for getting rid of dust spots and different things like that. We can also use it for getting rid of zits on faces. You know there's a lot of different things we can use it for. It's very useful and there's another little option on here which is really nice, its called visualize spots. So if I turn this on, and I can adjust the sensitivity of it and you can look for little bits of sensor dust. So if you're looking on there, you're like, are there any spots or dust or anything on there you can kind of see them. Right now, my screen is so dirty, I can't tell which is spots and which is... (laughs) Have you ever done that? You know try to retouch dust on your screen. I'm not the only one? Okay great. So you can use that, you can see areas like maybe you want to get rid of there and you can just quickly do that, like that. I think that's the only particle like that. Yeah, definitely better. Turn it off. So you can do that and you can find all your little ins and outs of it there. So anyway, I know this was a lot of stuff that we were really getting through there. A ton of stuff. And we have just scraped the surface of Camera Raw. So what I'm hoping is that, you know, maybe you gleaned a fresh understanding of how some of these tools work so maybe you got some new tips of different ways to work. Or maybe there's some ideas you wanna try out like the profiles and stuff. And I did mention that I'm gonna give you some free profiles. So if you go under there, photoshopCAFE.com/CL, I've got a page there for you, and absolutely free, I've got a whole set of those color profiles that you can download and those will work inside of your Camera Raw, a light room and also I've got a free book and some other goodies for you.

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.

 
 
 
 

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