Black and white photo effects: how Camera Raw can make pro-quality mono

Black and white photo effects: how the Camera Raw Basic tab can make pro-quality mono

Adobe introduced dedicated options for converting colour shots to mono back in Photoshop CS3, but you can create eye-catching black and white photo effects in any version of Adobe Camera Raw by desaturating a colour image and then working the sliders in the Basic tab. In our latest Raw Tuesday post on using the raw format, discover how to work these sliders in a different way to produce pleasing black and white photo effects.

Cross-processing: a simple but effective way to get this classic effect in Photoshop

Cross-processing: a simple but effective way to get this classic effect in Photoshop

Cross-processing (or ‘Xpro’) is an effect often used in fashion photography to give the kind of stylised look you can see here. Our simple, but effective, Photoshop tutorial shows you how to achieve the classic cross-processed effect in no time at all.

Raw Tuesday: how to rescue a raw file in Adobe Camera Raw

Raw Tuesday: how to rescue a raw file in Adobe Camera Raw

Even though our Raw Tuesday series is concerned with shooting and editing raw files, we must acknowledge that JPEGs do have their advantages – the file sizes are smaller, and shots are ‘ready to go’ straight from the camera.

But if you’re serious about photography you should set your camera to shoot Raw. And perhaps the biggest reason why should do this is, in addition to getting the best possible quality, shooting raw files gives you an invaluable safety net when the scene in front of you presents exposure problems.

Raw Tuesday: shooting raw files the right way

Shooting raw files the right way: set up your camera to ensure you capture the most detail possible

In the latest installment of our Raw Tuesday series on shooting and editing raw files, we take a closer look at shooting raw files. By now we all know that you capture more detail when you shoot raw files, but if you don’t set up your camera properly it’s a wasted effort. In this tutorial we explore how to set up your camera to shoot raw and get it right in-camera, as well as answer some of the common questions about shooting raw files.

Raw Tuesday: the best way to manage your raw workflow

The best way to manage your raw workflow in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements

In our ongoing Raw Tuesday series we have taken you through some of the most common questions bout how to shoot and edit raw files, and now we are starting to look at some of the more specific ways in which the raw format can give you an advantage. This week we take a close look at how to edit raw files and manage your raw workflow in a way that makes sense for you. We’ll also follow on from last week’s discussion of the Adobe Camera Raw interface and explain how to customise the process of editing raw files using ACR.

Raw Tuesday: how to edit raw files for immaculate colour and tone

Raw Tuesday: how to edit raw files for immaculate colour and tone

In our ongoing Raw Tuesday series we have taken you through some of the most common questions bout how to shoot and edit raw files, and now we are starting to look at some of the more specific ways in which the raw format can give you an advantage. This week we take a close look at how to edit raw files to achieve perfect colour and tone. Then we’ll also help you get familiar with the Adobe Camera Raw interface and some of its key functions.