The new Bridge 2 and Adobe Camera Raw 4 combination included in Photoshop CS3 provides photographers with the tools they need to build an excellent post production workflow. In this interview at PhotoPlus Expo in New York, Mikkel Aaland, author of Photoshop CS3 Raw, talks about the power of these applications and how best to use them.


Mikkel Aaland shares some of his favorite CS3 tips during this podcast interview with Derrick Story at PhotoPlus Expo. Photo by Colleen Wheeler

One of my favorite points in the conversation with Mikkel was about the Clarity slider in ACR 4. This adjustment is also available in Lightroom. Mikkel says that one of its magic attributes is Unsharp Mask, which works great on many images. Mikkel cautions that using Unsharp Mask is like adding salt while cooking. A little is good; too much can ruin the meal.

(Digital Media Podcast Series: PhotoPlus Expo 2007, October 2007: 15 minutes, 46 seconds)

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Derrick Story is the author of The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers, The Digital Photography Companion, and Digital Photography Hacks, and coauthor of iPhoto: The Missing Manual, with David Pogue. You can follow him on Twitter or visit

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