The perfect photo editor? Why Adobe Camera Raw is the only tool you need

The perfect photo editor? Why Adobe Camera Raw is the only tool you need

How to use Adobe Camera Raw for all your photo editing needs: steps 4-6

How to use Adobe Camera Raw for all your photo editing needs: step 4

04 Add punch
Go to the Tone Curve Panel, then make an S-shaped curve. Drag one point upwards near the top right of the curve line to lighten the highlights, and a second downwards near the bottom left to darken the shadows. Add a third in the middle to tweak midtones.

 

How to use Adobe Camera Raw for all your photo editing needs: step 5

05 Crop in tighter
Grab the Crop tool, then right-click in the image window and choose the 2 to 3 aspect ratio. Drag a crop box from the top left and exclude some of the bottom and right side of the image to crop in tighter to the face. Click back on the Zoom tool to exit the crop.

 

How to use Adobe Camera Raw for all your photo editing needs: step 6

06 Drag a grad
Click on the Graduated Filter tool in the Toolbar. We’ll use the tool to balance out the tones on the right and left sides of the frame. Drag a line from the left edge in towards the face. Hold shift while dragging to keep the line vertical, horizontal, or on a 45° angle.

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