Select and open images in Bridge
Click ESSENTIALS and highlight the images
Select METADATA and/or KEY WORDS and fill in desired fields
Click FILMSTRIP. Use LABEL (top menu) or COMMAND + and number to rate your images. Note how FILTER at left shows your choices
Click row(s) you want to work on
Double click chosen image -> activates RAW Processor
Make adjustments using slides and tabs. If doing many similar, save settings
Or if processing a few similar images can highlight all – but must save individual images separately
LABEL & SAVE AS jpg for smaller images (range to choose from) or SAVE AS tiff for larger images you will continue to work on
Double click thumbnail to OPEN PHOTOSHOP = more tools, many more choices. Finish processing images here.
For simple corrections can use IMAGE -> ADJUSTMENTS but far greater range and control using TOOLS and LAYERS
HEALING TOOL for use in open areas without detail & CLONE TOOL for detail and edges
LAYERS open up many further options
MASKING and PAINTING THOUGH gives exquisite control over every part and aspect of an image. Well worth mastering.
Back to WORKFLOW – RE-SIZING and SAVING AS jpgs
Use UNSHARP MASK as a last step if necessary.
N.B. See Tom Oliver’s suggested workflow in BSQP Newsletter Vol 2 No 2, March 2013 (under Birds on main menue).