Raw Tuesday: the best way to manage your raw workflow

    | Photoshop Tutorials | Tutorials | 18/09/2012 03:00am

    The Raw Workflow


    The best way to manage your raw workflow: how to use Adobe Camera Raw

    As a rule, you’ll work your way through Adobe Camera Raw’s tabs and the sliders within them more or less in order, though you’ll find yourself returning to sliders as necessary to fine-tune or readjust them where other edits have had a knock-on effect.

    As you work, monitor the effects that your edits are having using the histogram, as well as the clipping previews that show you exactly where tonal detail is being lost and thus help you get exposure spot-on.

    The aim is to get your shots as close as possible to your desired result before turning to Photoshop/Elements – indeed, in many cases, you might find that Adobe Camera Raw’s tools are so powerful and so effective, they’re all you need to get your shots right.

    It’s one of the reasons Adobe’s Lightroom raw workflow software exists, enabling you to process your images without faffing about with layers and blending modes.

    PAGE 1: Customise the process
    PAGE 2: The raw workflow
    PAGE 3: Common questions about managing raw workflow


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    Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 3:00 am under Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials.

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