Take Your Photoshop Work Further with Adobe Camera Raw
This excerpt is from Camera Raw Photoshop CS4, Volume 2: Visual QuickStart Guide. Used by permission of Peachpit Press. Copyright © 2009. Part of the Creative Edge Photoshop Resources Page.
The Adobe Camera Raw plug-in lets you apply powerful correction commands to photos before opening them into Photoshop, and is a digital darkroom in and of itself.
Learning how to use this plug-in is essential if you want to maximize the potential of your digital photos.
In this chapter, you’ll choose Camera Raw preferences; correct white balance, exposure, contrast, and luminance problems; apply split toning; sharpen, crop, and straighten; use Camera Raw tools to apply local adjustments; blend dual exposures; process multiple photos; import photos as Smart Objects; and more!
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What You'll Learn:
- Choosing preferences for Camera Raw
- Opening ﬁles into Camera Raw
- The Camera Raw interface
- Choosing workﬂow options
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Correcting the white balance
- Correcting the exposure
- Using the Tone Curve tab
- Reviving color
- Using the Detail tab
- Using the Split Toning tab
- Using the Lens Corrections tab
- Using the Adjustment Brush tool
- Using the Graduated Filter tool
- Combining multiple exposures
- Retouching photos
- Using Camera Raw presets
- Processing multiple photos via Camera Raw
- Saving ﬁles via Camera Raw
- Working with photos as Smart Objects