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Adobe Bridge CC and Adobe Camera Raw for Beginners Part 1 - The Basics

Sandy Dee, Sandyseyecatcher - Sandy and Matt

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17 Videos (1h 24m)
    • Why You don't need Lightroom and Why ACR is Better

    • Where to find Bridge in your Applications

    • Uploading Images into Bridge manually

    • Uploading Images into Bridge Automatically

    • Uploading Advanced Setting: Photo Downloader

    • Filter Images by Orientation, ISO, F Stop, Aperture

    • How To Create Collections

    • How To Create Smart Collections

    • Smart Collections Super Specific

    • Search Functions

    • Overview of Workspaces

    • Viewing Thumbnails

    • Sorting Images by Filename

    • Creating Folder to Sort Your Images

    • Create Metadata to Protect Your Images

    • Metadata For Your Client Release Forms

    • Keywords and Metadata Template


About This Class

Welcome to our course Adobe Bridge CC and Adobe Camera Raw For Beginners!

*** This is part 1 in a 4 part series and covers the basics: getting your images into ACR and applying metadata ***

Most photographers think they have to use Lightroom to organize and enhance their images and didn’t even hear about the fantastic inbuilt catalog system called Bridge, and the even better image developing program called Adobe Camera Raw - or ACR for short. Which is a shame because not only are both programs very easy to use, but they are absolutely FREE and BUILT into Photoshop!

So understanding how to use Adobe Bridge efficiently and enhancing your images with Adobe Camera Raw are vital for developing a great workflow within Photoshop and I will show you how easy it is! 

This course is for photographers who would love to enhance their images whilst also organizing them, so that they are easily accessible. No matter if you are shooting landscapes, cities, wildlife or portraiture - with this tutorial you can develop your photographs to their highest potential.  And with the images that you can find in your course materials you can even work side by side with me. 


In this 4 part series you will learn:

  • How to access Adobe Bridge
  • How to organize your images 
  • How to download your images into Bridge
  • How to access ACR and how to create presets to guarantee fantastic results every single time
  • How to sync your settings to save time in your editing workflow
  • How to combine single images into a Panorama
  • And so much more!

I will show you step-by-step the most important functionalities in Adobe Bridge and ACR. 

At the end of the 4 part series you will know:

  • How to efficiently catalog and rate your images,
  • How to tag your images with keywords 
  • How to protect your images by appending copyright protection in your metadata
  • How to enhance your images to their fullest potential with ACR 
  • How to use basic developments in Exposure, White Balance and Sharpening and more defined adjustments like the radial filter and my favorite tool - the adjustment brush.

And why smart collections are awesome! 

And even better - you will be absolutely astounded how easily you can use all those techniques and how much fun they are! Watch your pictures come to life without even opening Photoshop!





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