Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Camera Raw basics, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essential Training: 2 Editing & Retouching Photos.
Let's take a few minutes to go over some of the basics of working in the Camera Raw window.…You've already seen that you can open a file automatically into Camera Raw if…it's a raw file by going to the File > Open menu in the editor and navigating to a…raw file, or if you used the Elements Organizer to keep track of your photos…and you've imported some raw files there, you can select a raw file in the…Organizer and then click the Editor button at the bottom of the Organizer, and…the raw file will automatically open into this window.…You can also open JPEGs and TIFFs into Camera Raw to take advantage of the…user-friendly features here.…
But opening JPEGs and TIFFs into Camera Raw is done differently.…All this, I'll show you later in this chapter.…The features that you'll use in Camera Raw are accessible from just a few…places in the interface.…In the column on the right, there is a live histogram that automatically changes…as you drag the Adjustment Sliders.…Beneath that is the Basic Panel.…This is where you'll find the sliders that you use most often as you work on a photo.…
- Arranging the panels and interface
- Cropping and resizing photos
- Creating new layers
- Refining selections
- Hiding content with a layer mask
- Using adjustment layers
- Correcting color, lighting, and contrast
- Converting a color photo to black and white
- Creating a panorama from multiple photos
- Retouching blemishes and wrinkles
- Making adjustments in Camera Raw
Skill Level Beginner
1. Expert Edit Basics
2. Working with Layers
3. Using Selections and Masks
4. Correcting Photos
5. Using Photomerge
7. Processing in Camera Raw
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