Adobe Camera Raw is a powerful plug-in with which you can accomplish just about any of your photo editing needs. In this latest Raw Tuesday guide to editing raw files we’ll highlight 8 of the most important tools in Adobe Camera Raw for the uninitiated and explain how they can rescue an image.
The Adobe Camera Raw interface can be daunting, especially if you’re figuring out where to start and which tools to use first.
As a rule of thumb it’s best to start working clockwise around the interface, starting with the tools in the top options bar to crop and compose before moving onto the main adjustments under the Basic tab.
Here’s a few of the most common Adobe Camera Raw adjustments.
Your most important tools in Adobe Camera Raw: 1-2
01 White Balance tool
Click into an area of neutral grey within the image to set the white balance. In this image the rocks in the foreground seem like a good point to use.
02 Straighten tool
If you think your picture is a tad askew, click on the horizon on the left of the image and drag the cursor across to the right to quickly level your landscapes.
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