How to Open Adobe Camera Raw in Bridge or Photoshop?

You can view these notes online at https://2014photoshopsig.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/open-in-bridge-or-photoshop/ and also download them as a pdf.

These are notes from the Lynda.com course – Photoshop CS6 for Photographers: Camera Raw 7  with Chris Orwig (http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutorials/Opening-raw-files-Bridge/98831/105800-4.html)

Introduction

Start off by watching the short (5 minutes) video. you can find it here at

 

Should I open my file in bridge or in PS/PE?

This depends on the type of work that you are doing and how you prefer to work. If you had a 300 MB file that you were saving in Photoshop, it will take a bit of time to actually save. In this case you could continue working on another file in ACR in Bridge rather than wander off to have another cup of tea like I would.

This brings us to the topic of work flow.  You can find more about workflow in a previous article called  (funnily enough) Workflow. (https://2014photoshopsig.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/what-do-i-do-with-6000-photos-arghhh/)

Ben Long describes a typical work flow in his book Getting Started with Camera Raw. Here is the shortened version. For more details go to the article above called Workflow.

  1. Transfer your imges.
  2. View and select them.
  3. Open the keepers in Adobe Camera Raw for global edits.
  4. Open in PS /PE and make local edits.
  5. Output to digital printing, email, website, slide show, etc.
  6. Archive

The aim of this article is to cover Step 3 in the workflow – how to get your image to open in ACRin either PS or PE.

To open a Camera Raw File

(1) Open Bridge

bridge 1

Click on image to see full size.

(2) Navigate to the slide that you wish to open in camera raw (psd, tiff, jpg, DNG, etc.) (3) Click on the slide that you wish to open.

Bridge 2

Click on image to see full size.

(4) Press the space bar to go to full screen mode.

Bridge 3

Click on image to see full size. Nice ants, Bill.

(5) To open the file in PS, Press Command/Control (PC) plus the letter “O”.

Bridge 4

Click on image to see full size.

(6) To open the file in Bridge, Press Command/Control (PC) plus the letter “R”.

(7) If you double click on a file in the preview section of Bridge, it will open up directly in ACR.

(8) But if you want to go directly to Photoshop, you can do this by holding down the Shift key and then double clicking at the same time. Sounds a bit like Monopoly!

Advertisements

About woldham

Concise! Retired and loving it!
This entry was posted in Bridge, Camera Raw, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s