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New in Photoshop CC, users now have the ability to use Camera Raw as a filter! This not only means that it’s more readily accessible, but it can be used on almost any type of layer! Today’s tutorial will go through the benefits of this new feature. Disclaimer: This is just one way to work […]

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Last week I told you about the next version of Photoshop Lightroom that was in the works.  One of the things that excites me most is support for new cameras.  It’s always a drag when you’ve got a brand new camera and you can’t open up its raw file to make major edits.  Sure, the […]

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Do you love Camera Raw?  Well, you might not know that it can be used on video clips too! With Photoshop CC you can run Camera Raw as a Smart Filter on pretty much any still or video file. ______ This Post Sponsored by: lynda.com Learn photography anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace—from bite-sized tutorials […]

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Distraction

In this tutorial I walk you through my entire process to develop this image.  You’ll learn how to: Make adjustments in Camera Raw (or Lightroom) Paint in selective adjustments to remove shadows Remove distracting elements with the Clone Stamp and Healing Brush tools Improve accuracy with the Quick Selection tool This is a complete workflow […]

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Apple seems to be picking up its pace on Raw file format updates.  This makes two updates in about a month. This new update is somewhat small, but addresses three specific use scenarios. Available to download is the Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.09.  Just click the Apple menu and choose Software Update…. You can […]

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A popular stop for photos is to pre-process them using Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.  Fortunately both provide access to the Adobe Camera Raw engine which allows for powerful processing of Raw files. As you make adjustments to the developed image, it is possible to clip data (essentially a loss of detail). One of the […]

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Adobe is preparing to release a new version of Adobe Camera Raw (version 8.2 to be exact).  Whether you use Photoshop or Lightroom, this matters as it changes the foundation of both apps.  Adobe has a sneak peek of the update over at Adobe Labs. You can download the release candidate for free. First up, […]

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If you’re a Mac user, two new camera updates have recently shipped. OS X Mountain Lion provides system-level support for digital camera RAW formats.  In order to use these files, you can access them through Aperture or iPhoto on your Mac.  You can also browse at the system level looking through folders. Supported by Digital Camera […]

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Ever wanted to use some of those great camera raw adjustments like Clarity or Post Crop Vignette on any image?  With Photoshop CC you can now use Adobe Camera Raw as a filter which opens new creative options. Give us :30 seconds to show you and we’ll unlock new control in your post workflow. ______ […]

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Whether you’re using Photoshop CS6 or CC, this workflow will give you better looking panoramic photos.  Learn to develop the raw files, get the best merge, then remove wide-angle distortion. _______ This Post Sponsored by: The Digital Photo Store

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A lot of folks don’t know that Adobe often releases software early as part of its Adobe Labs program. Here you’ll find “prerelease” candidates which simply means software that every thinks is good enough to ship but they want to test a little longer. A new version of Adobe Camera Raw was released — version […]

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Guest Post & Photos by Levi Sim – Circle Levi on Google+ Join Levi Sim as he walks you through how to set up a catalog in the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Public Beta. This is an excellent tutorial to get you up and running right away. The Lightroom5 Beta is a great opportunity […]

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In this tutorial I show you how to take make HDR images look even better.  I take a three exposure bracket processed in Photomatix Pro and export a 16-bit TIFF file.  This can then be opened in Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom for additional finesse.  Enhancements include negative clarity, a graduated filter, and a post-crop […]

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By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter At the bottom of the Camera Raw window is an often overlooked bit of text.  Look closely and you’ll see some blue hyperlinked text that declares the color space, bit depth, and resolution settings for the image. Click this bit of text to open up the Workflow Options dialog box […]

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  By Rich Harrington — Follow Rich on Twitter When working with the Camera Raw dialog, you should always take the time to switch over to the Detail tab.  Here you can take precise control over both sharpening and reducing noise. All raw images need sharpening. By default a value may be applied to the raw file based […]

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Do you want to ensure that your photos are as accurate as possible?  Then you may want to take the extra step to remove lens distortion.  The technology is built right into Adobe Camera Raw so you can access it when developing RAW files.  It can also be run as a filter in Photoshop (Filter […]

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I know you’ve been busy with the holidays, so you may have missed that a new Adobe Camera Raw plugin was officially released. It is only downloadable as an update through Adobe Photoshop CS6. Launch Adobe Photoshop. Choose Help > Updates. Run any updates that show up in the Adobe Application Manager by clicking the […]

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You probably know that all cameras have some sort of distortion with their lenses.  Adobe has tried to fix this with their Lens Correction filter which is available both in the Camera Raw plugin an ad a standalone effect (Filter > Lens Correction).  They’ve profiled tons of cameras (and even smartphones). With the latest update […]

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