Teach yourself Photoshop: Part 1, Video 3 – Get to grips with the RAW file format

Learn the basics of photo-editing with our introduction to Adobe’s image editing software. Digital Camera’s new 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your raw format photos in the digital darkroom. The first instalment, covers getting started with… Continue reading

How to get the most from mono conversions in Photoshop Elements (Part 1 of 2)

Understanding how colour relates to mono tones is key to getting good black and white conversions, watch this video to find out how to take control of your mono conversions. Converting colour photos to black and white is an art; it’s all too easy to make a quick conversion that looks fine on screen, but… Continue reading

How to get the most from mono conversions in Photoshop Elements (Part 2 of 2)

Understanding how colour relates to mono tones is key to getting good black and white conversions, watch this video to find out how to take control of your mono conversions. Converting colour photos to black and white is an art; it’s all too easy to make a quick conversion that looks fine on screen, but… Continue reading

How to recreate a split-tone effect in Photoshop Elements

Give mono shots a creative twist by mimicking a striking split-tone effect in Photoshop CS3(or above)’s RAW editor. In the traditional darkroom, split-tone effects are applied to images using a combination of chemicals to tint different tonal areas, such as shadows and highlights. This can be created using Photoshop, and is a great way to… Continue reading

How to use Camera Raw 4.1

Your at-a-glance guide to the latest goodies in Adobe’s RAW editor The latest incarnation of Adobe’s RAW editor sees some exciting new features. It’s now even easier to tackle tonal problems thanks to tools such as the Fill Light slider (more about that later). The new tools may be familiar to Adobe Lightroom users, as… Continue reading

Take better RAW photographs today

Most cameras on the market can shoot in RAW, and even the smallest compact has to shoot RAW before it can process JPEGs.