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So I can either open this image inside the Camera Raw dialog box inside Photoshop and I do that just by double-clicking on the image or by pressing Ctrl+O or Command+O on the Mac or by right-clicking on the image and choosing Open, that would work too. But what I want you to do is open the image directly inside Bridge, and you do that by choosing this Open in Camera Raw command after right-clicking on the image or you could go to the File Menu and choose Open in Camera Raw or you can press this very handy keyboard shortcut Ctrl+R on the PC or Command+R on the Mac for Raw. And that's what I would you to do right now.
I am going to go ahead an choose this command in order to open the Camera raw dialog box and I notice that it's still inside the Bridge, no delay which would be associated with me switching applications over to Photoshop and then opening the Camera Raw dialog box instead it's very immediate. Now I am going to zoom in here a few clicks on the Sphinx. We will see that there is a half-way decent amount of information going on inside this image.
So it's not a horrible image after all, there are some things that I can work with here, not a ton of pixels to work with, when push comes to shove, but it's not too bad. And notice that we have a couple of eyedroppers up here in this tool area. For example we have the White Balance Tool which is the same as the Set Gray Point Tool inside the Levels dialog box. In other words you select the tool and then you click on a color that you want to see be neutral.
So I am going to click inside the headdress right here, you can't click on an area that's too light. If I click in the face for example, Photoshop is either going to ignore me or it's going to beep at me or it's going to generate an error message, if I click a couple of times it's going to tell me The clicked area is too bright to set the white balance. Okay, fine. So I need to click a more sort of medium gray area or something that ought to be medium gray anyways. So I will go ahead and click inside the headdress like so, and notice that Photoshop automatically adjusts the White Balance of the image that is the temperature and the tint of the image to make this headdress a neutral gray.
And that already does wonders for the color composition of this image, it already fixes just about all that's wrong with the color temperature of the lighting. So we are no longer seeing that ridiculous amber tint from the windows that we were seeing before. You also have this little Color Sample Tool that you can use here, I am going to go ahead and click on this tool. Now this tool here is new to the Camera Raw dialog box inside CS2 and it allows you to set specific color sample points. So I am going to go ahead and set one inside of this Sphinx's face here.
And notice as soon as I do this little info area pops up to tell me what the color of that point is. So I can move it to a different location if I want to, and these color values will update on the fly, still in the 8 bit space. Notice that it's still telling me 8 bit numbers here. Even though I am working in a 10 bit/channel image, interesting, which is something to keep in mind. I am going to set another sample point in a very dark area like down here in this ground space. And it's telling me that indeed it is a very dark color and then I will set another one just sort of in one of the neutral areas, something that should be neutral like so.
And again you can create several color sample points. You can move them around by dragging them, you can press the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac and click on a point in order to delete it, I am not going to delete this one, but you can see how I have the little scissors icon and you can clear all the samples if you want to by clicking on this Clear Samplers button.