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Okay, the first thing that you are going to do when you open up the joe.jpeg image is actually duplicated so that you always have fresh copy of the original image you downloaded. And there is two ways that you can do this through Photoshop.
One is to simply go to the top image menu, click on that, and come down to the duplicate command. And what this will do is open up the duplicate image box and it will automatically append the word Copy to the original filename and you can leave that there or actually change the whole name and click OK. And that will open up a brand new image along side of your original image.
Now be sure to save this copy image if you want to use it. I am going to close it out right now and show you the other way to duplicate an image. That will actually put away the original image and give you a new image. So click the close box on this one. And I am going to say no because I am going to show this alternate way.
With the original image highlighted, we can go to file and down to the Save As command and when the Save As dialogue box opens up, in order to create a duplicate image of this and notice how it is opened up the window and put it in the same location where you got it. It is already navigated there for you.
In order to duplicate the image, if we were to hit save right now it would overwrite it. So we are going to click in the filename window here, right before the period and I am just going to type an underscore and just type WK1, for Work 1 and link the dot JPEG and click Save.
And so now, this is going to save that file in the same directory or folder, on your desktop unless you can move it. And it is going to open up the JPEG options dialogue box. Now it opened up and set it automatically to a quality of 10. This is a hint. This is what this image was saved at for you to download.
And so you are going to click OK. You are going to leave it at 10. This is not going to hurt the image at all because no information is changed. Click OK. And now what that does, notice up here the title bar of this image has now updated to be Joework1 JPEG and close the original image. So this is our working image. If I click on the bridge icon here, we can see that it has added it to that folder along with the original image. And just collapse bridge here. And come back to this.
And now we are going to talk about setting up some other preferences in Photoshop before we begin adjusting this image. Come over to your toolbar down to the eyedropper tool and select it, just the eyedropper tool. Now in the top options bar, it says sample size, point sample. What does that mean? Well that means when we use the eyedropper to click an area of the image. Notice how the foreground color updates to where we clicked.
And it is very subtle but a point sample, it is just analyzing that that very exact point or pixel that the eyedropper clicked on. For high risk images, you want to do and average of those pixels and I am going to show why by zooming in on the image. So we are going to be doing some color correction here. So I am just going to zoom in on a very small part of that cheek and go in even more. I will go up to 1600. I will swipe down here at the bottom of the document window and just type in 1600% and then use my Spacebar. But hopefully the video will show you that zoomed in at these great amounts that what you are seeing is comprised of tiny little squares.
So our point sample would be just one of these squares even though the color that you see when it is zoomed out is a mix of those. So for example, if I click on this area right here to be more accurate, I would need it to take a sampling of a larger area and you can do that by changing the sample size to 3 by 3 average of 5 by 5 average on this particular resolution of an image. I am going to use 3 by 3 average.
And so what that basically does is it analyzes in a 3x3 grid, takes three pixels across, three pixels down takes that big chunk, a total of nine pixels and wherever you sample, if you sampled right here it would take those surrounding pixels and average that color for you when you click. I am going to go under view and say fit on screen. Again, and we are setting this up not so much to select color from right now but we are going to be using some eyedropper controls in our levels dialogue box to adjust the color balance contrasting tone of this image or the dynamic range.
Also while I am here and this is part of the intro to show some basic information, remember when we are in bridge. How we looked at the file properties information and the X of data. You can look at that in Photoshop2 and where you go for that is under the file menu down to file info. And let me put this over here. This is where you would input information for you own original files as well. So I put all this information in here and put in my keywords etcetera. And the copy write information and that is listed here.
The X of data for the camera would be access by clicking on the camera data fields over here. Again, it will tell you specific information about the X of data that the camera had by clicking on the states. If you have images that you are going to copy write with the same location and the same keywords etcetera. Or you could just delete this stuff here. If you want to save the template file, what you do is fill it in on your file information and you might want to make it more generic than this is.
So for example, you may not want a description in it or keywords at this point but this area down here copy write information that you put in, once you have that set up. You would click this fly out arrow at the top of the box. Let me move this over so, you can see. And you would select save metadata template. This is also where you would go if you wanted to delete a particular metadata template on a file. But if you want it to save a template, you would click it here and then it would listed notice all at the different templates that I have saved under here.
I am going to just click cancel out of here. The other thing I wanted you to remember when we are looking at that information in the file properties in bridge was the file size of this image. It said 1.2 megabytes. Now if we go under the image size dialogue box. I am going to show you this anomaly here. The pixel dimensions are listed as being 28.7 megabytes. Well that is a lot bigger than 1.2 megabytes, is it not?
Well this is the file size based on a TIFF file format. An uncompressed file format and so when you actually open up the image in Photoshop, it is at a larger size because it is uncompressed when it save and stored on your hard drive. It is in that compressed state because JPEG compresses it to take up less file room but when you open it up, it is actually larger. But this dimension here, the 28.7 megabyte is based on if you saved it as TIFF file format which is a last list compression algorithm but you image at this point while it is open is taking up this much room in Photoshop.
So I just wanted to clarify that in case you did notice that an anomaly or wondered about this. I am going to click Cancel and expand this a little bit here too. At the bottom of our document window, I have listed currently by choice the embedded color profile but if you click this little arrow. I am going to have to move this up a bit so you can see it. I am going to shrink this window up by clicking the lower right hand side of the document window and click this area here. You can determine what information you want to show in that bottom bar. Right now, I have documented the profile.
If I want a document the sizes, I could click this and that is what the default is. And notice it is saying 28.7 megabytes. That is because we opened it up but when we close it and save it as a JPEG, again, and if it is flattened it will be compressed down to that as much smaller file size. Go back here to show. I like to have my document profiles in that area because I cannot find other information by using a keyboard shortcut.
Holding down your Alt key on a PC or Option key on a Mac and clicking this little bottom bar here will open up a pop up window which will quickly give you the pixel dimensions as well as the inches dimensions and the color mode and the resolution of the document currently. So it setup our eyedropper, the 3 by 3 average.
The next thing I want to do is manipulate some of my pallets over here of the workspace and then CS3 this panels are very nice. And they are collapsible too. If you wanted more space, this the default workspace. Again you find that under window workspace and go to default workspace. You can set up custom you want too but for now we are just going to work with the default.
These little hash marks at the top, notice when I hover over it gets double arrows. So that means I can squish that in a little bit. If I click on the double arrows over here, it is going to collapse it even further. To give me just the names of the pallets and if I take this one and expand it a little bit, I can see the names of these pallets as well. Or I can collapse it even further, once it is in that name view and just squish it over there which is what I am going to do.
After period of time you will recognize what these particular little icons stand for as far as what pallets they will open up but without memorizing if you just hover over in per second a little yellow tool tip box will open up and tell you what they are for as actions. What we are concerned in this video is are the following layers. This right here so, I am going to click on that because I want layers to open up and then I am going to take it out of this stocking area.
Right now, as soon as I click outside is going to collapse. If I want that pallet to stay open, I want to deduct it. So I am going to grab the layers tab and just pull it away from that right hand area. And then, I can collapse this panel just by clicking on that tab. The other pallet that we are going to be using is the info pallet. So that has the little eye icon here. So I am going to click that to open it up. And then I am going to drag the info tab away from that panel, like so.
And then, the histogram pallet we are also going to use them. I might as well grab that and I can duct that with the info pallet up here if I like and deduct it later. And that is about it for now what we are going to be using in here. And let us talk about the info pallet. Right now, I have this set up K which is really gray scale and I am going to set it back to the default which probably will be RGB.
There is another read out over here and here is may say RGB I would like you to change it to CMYK. I always like to have two different color models in the info pallet showing. And that is either going to be RGB and CMYK or it may have the gray scale one up here but for right now I am just going to set that to RGB.