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    Raw Processing Tips: 7 ways the Basic Panel can kick-start your photo editing

    | Photoshop Tutorials | Tutorials | 23/04/2013 00:01am
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    Raw Processing Tips: 06 Contrast and Clarity

    Raw Processing Tips: 06 Contrast and Clarity

    While Contrast affects the overall contrast of the scene, Clarity alters contrast in midtones.

    An increase in Clarity can emphasise detail, but push it too far and the image becomes over-cooked.

    A decrease produces a softening effect which can work wonders on skin when applied selectively.

    Here we’ve set Contrast +5 for extra punch, then Clarity +22 to emphasise the detail in the landscape.

    BONUS TIP!
    If you like a particular combination of settings it’s worth saving it as a preset in the Preset Panel so you can quickly apply it to other images.

    PAGE 1: Raw Processing Tips – 01 White Balance
    PAGE 2: Raw Processing Tips - 02 Exposure
    PAGE 3: Raw Processing Tips - 03 Whites and Blacks
    PAGE 4: Raw Processing Tips - 04 Highlights and Shadows
    PAGE 5: Raw Processing Tips - 05 Saturation and Vibrance
    PAGE 6: Raw Processing Tips - 06 Contrast and Clarity
    PAGE 7: Raw Processing Tips - 07 Previews

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    Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials.

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