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 10-12

How to use Adobe Camera Raw for all your photo editing needs: step 10

10 Set a pin
Grab the Adjustment Brush and zoom in close to the face. Click on the cheek to set a pin. Go to the settings on the right and reset all sliders, then drag Clarity to -60. Tick Show Mask then click the colour box next to it and choose a colour for the mask.

 

How to use Adobe Camera Raw for all your photo editing needs: step 11

11 Soften the skin
Set Feather to 100 in the brush options, then paint over the skin with the Adjustment Brush. Use the ] and [ brackets to resize your brush as you paint. If you go wrong, hold Alt and paint to subtract areas. Once done, press Y to hide the mask overlay.

 

How to use Adobe Camera Raw for all your photo editing needs: step 12

12 Enhance the glasses
Next we’ll bring out the colours in the lenses. With the Adjustment Brush selected, click New, then click over the glasses to set another pin. Paint over the two lenses, using Y to hide and reveal the mask. Set Contrast to +26, Clarity to +36 and Saturation to +30.

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