DIGITAL WORKFLOW CHEAT SHEET
1. Import images from your camera’s memory card.
- Insert memory card into computer's card reader
- Open Bridge and choose File>Get Photos From Camera.
- You can rename files during this stage using the “Rename Files” drop down menu.
- Under “Apply Metadata” choose your Digital Art metadata template you created in class.
- Convert your files to DNG afterwards using the Adobe DNG Converter if needed.
2. Batch Rename files/Create contact sheet
- If you haven’t already during import, select all the images you’d like to rename and click on “Tools” from the main menu and select “Batch rename”
- Under “destination folder” check “Rename in same folder”
- Enter your new filename, extension, sequence number, etc. under “new filenames”
-If specified, create a Contact Sheet using the Output to PDF function in Bridge. Instructions on how to name your contact sheet will be provided.
3. Review and rate your images in “Essentials” mode
- Use the right and left arrow keys to scroll between images
- Rate your best picks using the star rating system (command+1 to apply a 1 star, command+2 for 2 stars, etc)
- In the Filter Panel on the lefthand side, click the star icons under Ratings and choose the stars to hide all images that didn’t make the cut
4. Open your best picks through Camera Raw
- Select image(s) you would like to make further edits to and click on the “Open in Camera Raw” icon (top left corner, looks like an aperture)
- In Camera Raw, adjust white balance, exposure, recovery, fill light, blacks, etc. as necessary. Be sure to turn on your clipping warnings at the top of the histogram.
- Do not adjust these: brightness, contrast, clarity, vibrance, saturation. There is a more effective way to adjust these in Photoshop.
5. Save image
- If you’re done editing and don’t have any work to do in Photoshop, click “done.” This will close Camera Raw and your new changes will be saved. Clicking the “cancel” button will close Camera Raw and your new changes will not be saved.
6. Open image
-If you have further editing to do, click the “open image” button to open the image in Photoshop.