Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video What is Camera Raw?, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 02 Editing and Retouching Photos .
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Camera Raw is a plugin or a mini application that comes with Photoshop Elements.…Its job is to take the raw data that's captured by your camera's sensor when you…shoot raw photos, and convert that raw data into pixels that can be viewed on…your computer monitor.…That conversion is done in the Camera Raw workspace.…I'll open that workspace now by going to the File menu, choosing Open, and…navigating to a raw file on my computer, and then clicking Open.…You can see the Camera Raw workspace open separately from Elements Editor.…
This workspace comes with intuitive sliders that give you maximum control over…the appearance of the photos that you process here.…In this chapter, we'll look at this Camera Raw workspace in detail.…But first, let's get a handle on what a raw file is and whether you should be…shooting raw files as opposed to JPEGs.…A raw file is the unprocessed image data captured by your camera's sensor.…When you set your camera's controls to shoot raw files, the camera doesn't apply…
- 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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