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 7-9

How to use Adobe Camera Raw for all your photo editing needs: step 7

07 Change grad settings
Go to the settings on the right. The tool will remember the last used settings, so double-click sliders to reset them to the default values. Set Exposure to -0.55 to darken down the left side of the image. Next set Saturation to +36 and Highlights to -40.

 

How to use Adobe Camera Raw for all your photo editing needs: step 8

08 Lighten the right
Click and drag in another line from the right of the image. Reset Saturation, then set Exposure to +0.65 to lighten the right side of the frame. Both sides look a little warm, so set Temperature to -42, then click back on the pin on the left and set Temperature to -28.

 

How to use Adobe Camera Raw for all your photo editing needs: step 9

09 Make a film border
Zoom in close to the left, then drag a very short line inwards from just inside the edge of the image, while holding Shift. Set Exposure to -4.00. If the border doesn’t go completely black, drag another short line next to the first. Repeat for the other three edges.

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