Camera RAW for Beginners8 Posts
The Phototuts+ Camera RAW Session focuses exclusively on teaching you how to become a complete Adobe Camera RAW ninja. We’re bringing together a series of video and written tutorials that will teach you everything you need to know about this fantastic piece of software!
- PhotographyAdobe Camera RAW for Beginners: Histogram & White Balance
Adobe Camera RAW (not to be confused with RAW picture format your camera takes) is a powerful tool for editing and tweaking your photography. The software gives you artistic control over your files while still maintaining the original photo. I like to call it non-destructive editing.
Adobe Camera RAW comes packaged with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, and while it is similar to Adobe Lightroom, it is more of an editing program than a complete digital darkroom and management program like Lightroom.
If you’re wondering about which program you should use, Scott Kelby has a good article on the differences of Camera Raw, Bridge, and Lightroom. In this tutorial you'll learn how to manipulate the histogram and white balance in your RAW images.Read More…
- PhotographyAdobe Camera RAW for Beginners: Basic AdjustmentsOnce a month we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in October of 2009.
Adobe Camera RAW’s basics adjustments can make up the backbone of your photography post production. Whether it’s tweaking the blacks or bumping up the brightness, almost every photograph can use a little basic adjustment.
In this screencast we look at some of the basic adjustments and how they work. Some adjustments work independently while others work best when used together.Read More…
- PhotographyAdobe Camera RAW for Beginners: Clarity, Vibrance, & Saturation
- PhotographyAdobe Camera RAW for Beginners: Basic Adjustments in Action
In this video tutorial we will be reviewing all of Adobe Camera RAW’s basic adjustments and seeing how we can put them to work. We’ll also take a glimpse at the stop removal bush and the gradient filter tool.
It's a great way to better understand the Adobe Camera RAW tools, and builds upon what we've learned so far in the series!Read More…
- PhotographyAdobe Camera RAW for Beginners: Tone Curve
- PhotographyAdobe Camera RAW for Beginners: The Detail Tool
In this video tutorial we will look at the Detail Tool and put it to work. The Detail Tool is broken down into two different tabs. The sharpening area allows you to add detail and overall sharpening to the photo, while the Noise Reduction area takes out some of the luminance patterns and color sparkles that can crop up in photos.Read More…
- PhotographyAdobe Camera RAW for Beginners: Adjustment Brush-Part 1
In this video tutorial we will introduce you to the Adjustments Brush and put it to work. This tool can really help to improve certain types of photo, and is great fun to experiment with. You can control exposure, brightness, contrast, saturation, clarity and even color in very specific areas of a photo.Read More…
- PhotographyAdobe Camera RAW for Beginners: Adjustment Brush-Part 2
In this video tutorial we will continue with our introduction to the Adobe Camera RAW Adjustment Brush. Today we're using the adjustment brush along with increased exposure to whiten teeth and add hair highlights. We’ll also look at how we can lower clarity to smooth out skin texture!Read More…