Raw Tuesday: how to assess and adjust the exposure of your raw files

Raw Tuesday: how to assess and adjust the exposure of your raw files

Find out how to assess the exposure in your raw files and then how to adjust them so that you get the best out of your tones.

Raw Tuesday: how to combine multiple raw files for a perfect exposure

How to combine raw files for a perfect exposure

Each week in our ongoing Raw Tuesday series, which takes a closer look at shooting and editing raw files, we’ve answered some of the common questions we hear from photographers about working with the raw format. This week we’ll address one of the more common technique questions we hear, namely how to make an image from multiple raw conversions.

An easy way to sharpen photos for printing

Photo Editing: an easy way to sharpen photos for printing

Learn how to use Adobe Camera Raw to sharpen photos for printing without exacerbating noise or creating halos in our latest Photoshop Elements tutorial.

Raw Tuesday: the best way to save a raw file

The best way to save a raw file: answers to common questions about what raw file format is best and what non-destructive editing actually means.

In our ongoing series about working with raw files, we’ve told what you need to know before shooting raw files, explained what a raw file actually does for your images, how to convert raw files and what edits to make (and when) in Adobe Camera Raw. It’s a pretty exhaustive list, but we’re not done! This week we tackle the subject of how to save a raw file.

Get the HDR effect from one image

How to create an HDR effect in Photoshop from just one image

When you’re faced with a subject that has a high dynamic range – that is, one that has high contrast, with both very bright highlights and very dark shadows – one technique you can use to capture the full tonal range is high dynamic range imaging. But as you will see in our Photoshop tutorial below, there is a simple way to get an HDR effect from just one picture.

Abuse your raw files for a striking high-key portrait

Abuse your raw files for a striking high-key portrait: how to deliberately overexpose the highlights using Photoshop Elements to get a stunning effect

A high-key portrait tends to be lit from the front, creating a relatively shadow-free image. The over-exposed highlights help to smooth out skin tones and dial down distracting details so that key features such as the eyes and lips stand out more dramatically.

The challenge with high-key portrait photography comes when deliberately over-exposing a shot to produce bright flat skin tones while preserving shadows and midtones on the eyes and lips.

Raw Tuesday: what to edit (and when) in Adobe Camera Raw

What to edit (and when) in Adobe Camera Raw: essential advice for how to process raw files to get the best results

In our ongoing series about working with raw files, we’ve told what you need to know before shooting raw files, the honest truth on what shooting raw can actually do for your images and last week we showed you how to convert raw files.

This week on Raw Tuesday we’ll explore what edits to make (and when) in Adobe Camera Raw.

Raw Tuesday: how to convert raw files

How to convert raw files: some of the most common questions about raw conversion answered and explained

We’ve told what you need to know before shooting raw files, and last week we gave you the honest truth on what shooting raw can actually do for your images. This week on Raw Tuesday we’ll explore some of the common questions about raw conversion. Our simple guide should have you getting more from your raw files in no time.

Raw Tuesday: the honest truth on what raw files can do for your photography

How and Why To Shoot Raw: the full truth on what raw can do for your photos

Last week we kicked off our new series Raw Tuesday exploring five key points every photographer should know before shooting raw files. This week we thought we would delve deeper into shooting raw and get into the how’s and why’s. In this article we’ll ask five common questions we hear about raw files, such as ‘do all pros shoot raw?’ and ‘what’s the most useful advantage of raw files over JPEGs’. We’ll explain what shooting raw files can actually do for your images, as well as what it can’t.

Raw Tuesday: 5 things you need to know before shooting raw files

5 things you need to know before shooting raw files

Shooting raw files has become one of the most important photography tips we offer our readers on a daily basis. Yet while most photographers agree it’s important to shoot raw files, the nuance of fine-tuning and editing raw files is at the top of said photographers’ list of most common photography problems.

In our new weekly series, Raw Tuesday, we aim to demystify the experience of shooting and editing raw files. Every Tuesday we’ll bring you new tips and tutorials strictly relating to using raw files.