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Chapter 15. Collage > Camera Raw

Camera Raw

You can blend two different interpretations of the same RAW format image using Smart Objects. All you have to do is embed a Camera Raw file into an existing document by choosing File > Place. When you place a RAW file, you'll be presented with the Camera Raw dialog box where you can interpret the tonality and color of your image. The problem is that you might not be able to find a single interpretation that does justice to the entire image (Figure 15.128). When that's the case, choose Layer > Smart Objects > New Smart Object via Copy, to create a second Smart Object that is independent of the first. You can then double-click on the thumbnail image for the Smart Object, causing the Camera Raw dialog box to appear where you can choose different settings to be applied to the second Smart Object. Once you have two different interpretations of the RAW file (Figures 15.129 and 15.130), you can add a Layer Mask to the top Smart Object and use it to control where each version of the RAW file contributes to the final image (Figure 15.131).

Figure 15.128. Using a single set of Camera Raw settings produces a less than desirable result. (©2005 Ben Willmore)



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