Learn how to work with new camera raw 4.0 interface.
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So here we are inside the Adobe Bridge, and what we are going to do, is we are actually going to open up some of our Camera Raw files in the Adobe Camera Raw plug-in. You can go ahead and navigate in your Project File folder to Part 1 Chapter 03 over here in the Bridge Folder's tab to navigate to these images.
I am going to go ahead and I am going to select TimeSquare.CR2, RockerFiller-3.CR2, and NYCStreet.CR2. Now, you can go ahead and double-click on these to launch Camera Raw or just hit Command+R on the Mac, or Ctrl+R on the PC to launch the Adobe Camera Raw plug-in. Here we are inside our Camera Raw 4.0, the new Camera Raw, and what we are going to take a look at first is some of the new interface changes that we see inside of the new Camera Raw.
Now, you'll notice here on the left-hand side we have this little vertical filmstrip over here and you are seeing that because now Camera Raw has the ability to edit multiple images at a time. So we are seeing this vertical filmstrip to show all of the images that we had selected previously when we were inside of the Bridge.
Now, if you feel like this is a hindrance to you and you don't really want to see this filmstrip on the left, all you can do is double-click right there on that Center Bar, and it will automatically go away. Now it's not actually closed; it's just hidden, and this actually pretty handy because it can give you an extra bit of space in the Preview Window, so that you can go ahead and make your edits in Camera Raw while being zoomed in even closer on your image.
Another thing that's new to the Camera Raw dialog box is the ability to hit the F key and move into Full Screen mode. This also eliminates having to look at the Bridge behind Camera Raw, and it's just a great way to gain more space and work more efficiently inside of the plug-in. Also new to Camera Raw up here in the top are all of these tools up in here. Now, not all of them are new but there are some amazing new tools that they have put in here, that we are also going to discuss.
First of which is the Retouch Tool which allows you to non-destructively retouch portions of your image. So that's really an amazing thing that they have added in the Camera Raw and one of my favorite new additions as well.
Also, in the Toolbar you have this Red Eye Removal Tool which allows you to do exactly what it says, Remove Red Eye. It's a very useful tool and it's also great because again it's a non-destructive edit. So we are not actually pushing pixels around when we are making our changes.
Now, let's migrate over here to the right-hand side and we'll take a look at all of these interface controls over here. Here are your basic Sliders which will help you to adjust Temperature, Tint, Exposure, and everything else. Now, you'll notice there are two new sliders in this particular portion of the Camera Raw. You have the new Recovery Slider and also the new Fill Slider. We'll talk about those a little bit later on in this series.
You also have all of your buttons here to access your Tone Curve, Detail, HSL/ Grayscale sliders, Split Toning, Lens Correction, Camera Calibration, and also your Presets. Towards the bottom of the Camera Raw dialog box, you'll notice three buttons, and what these are the Open Image button, the Cancel button, and the Done button. And what these allow you to do number one, You can either open your image in Photoshop and what that's going to do is just open that with the current Camera Raw settings you have applied to it, or you can come over here and you can cancel the current settings or if you have made changes to your image, you can hold down your Option Key on Mac or Alt Key on PC and you automatically get that little Reset button. So it's just an easy way to reset your settings back to the As Shot defaults, so that you can start all over, if you happen to make a really big mistake.
Finally, you can go ahead and click Done if you are done editing your image, and what this will do is actually take you out of the Camera Raw plug-in and back into Bridge to view your images, and see your updated changes.
Last thing I am going to point out in the new Camera Raw is the Save Image button right over here and what this is going to do is, it's going to just save your image and convert it to an actual image file. So it's no longer going to be a Camera Raw file, it's going to turn into a Photoshop file or a JPEG or whatever it is that you specifically save it to be.