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Basic Photo Corrections in Adobe Photoshop CS6

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Adobe Photoshop includes a variety of tools and commands for improving the quality of a photographic image. This lesson steps you through the process of acquiring, resizing, and retouching a photo intended for a print layout. The same basic workflow applies to web images.

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Getting started

Getting started

In this lesson, you’ll prepare a scanned photograph to be placed in an Adobe InDesign layout for a fictitious magazine. The final image size in the print layout will be 3.5x2.5 inches.

You’ll start the lesson by comparing the original scan to the finished image.

  1. Start Adobe Bridge CS6 by choosing Start > All Programs > Adobe Bridge CS6 (Windows) or double-clicking Adobe Bridge CS6 in the Applications folder (Mac OS).
  2. In the Favorites panel in the upper left corner of Bridge, click the Lessons folder. Then, in the Content panel, double-click the Lesson02 folder to see its contents.
  3. Compare the 02Start.jpg and 02End.psd files. To enlarge the thumbnails in the Content panel, drag the Thumbnail slider at the bottom of the Bridge window to the right.
  4. In the 02Start.jpg file, notice that the image is crooked, the colors are relatively dull, and the image has a red color cast. The dimensions are also larger than needed for the requirements of the magazine. You’ll fix all of these problems in this lesson, and even change the color of the girl’s cap. You’ll start by addressing the color and tone of the image.

  5. Select the 02Start.jpg thumbnail, and choose File > Open In Camera Raw.
  6. The image opens in Camera Raw. As you make changes to the image, Camera Raw saves those changes in a separate file that is associated with your original image file. You can return to the original at any time when working in Camera Raw.

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