Adobe Camera Raw 5.2 two new tools: Snapshots and the Targeted Adjustment Tool (TAT). Derrick Story has produced a video tutorial that shows you how to use these new tools. His video begins by showing you a saved history of image edits for a photo adjusted in ACR. Snapshots make this easy in ACR. They work petty much the same way the do in Adobe Lightroom 2. Then Derrick makes a series of tone and color adjustments with Targeted Adjustment Tool, which gives ACR users the ability to make localized changes to photos.
Watch Matt Kloskowski's short video tutorial to learn how to adjust the highlights and shadows in an pjhotograph without losing critical detail. Adobe Lightroom invludes a couple of tools that let you know how highlight and shadow adjustments will affect your photographs. Matt's video covers the Histogram and clipping warnings.
The Blacks slider plays an important role in optimizing the contrast of your photos. Martin Evening has produced a video tutorial that demonstrates how much to safely clip the blacks when working with different types of images. He also discusses how the black clipping point set in Lightroom relates to the black clipping point of the print output process.
Lynda.com has made a brief Photoshop Elements tutorial available that demonstrates how to use some of the new tools for quick fixes. Interesting topic, but the quality of the video is disappointing. Lynda.com decided to share a small downsampled video that was extremely soft. If you're going to share a free teaser video to attract business, it sould be better quality.