Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Workflow video, part of Working with Raw-Format Photos in Lightroom and Photoshop.
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- Okay, so let's take everything we've learned about…the Develop Module and walk this image through…start to finish.…And you're welcome to use any raw file of your own.…I'm going to use this one just because there's…a lot of things that I would change about it.…So I'm going to pop into Develop…and in this particular case I'm probably going to look…at some of my tools first.…Just Crop is the thing I'm really thinking about.…The horizon line doesn't quite look straight to me…so I'm going to click on the Crop tool.…I like the composition but yeah, sure enough,…that's a little off.…Now there is an Auto button in here…that's going to look at the image…and fix it for me automatically.…
So that's a nice start to that.…I'll worry about the others in just a moment.…With the white balance the image like this…I don't have a neutral area to work from.…I could start taking some guesses…but what I'd rather do is just pull the slider…and say okay this is what it's like if it's…warm and muddy.…This is what it's like if it's cool.…
First, take a look at converting raw-format photos to the DNG format in Lightroom and using its Develop module to improve their contrast, color, and tone. Then find out how to adapt your raw workflow when you're on the move—on a mobile device or simply migrating from an application like iPhoto or Aperture. Next, Bryan switches over to Photoshop and its powerful Camera Raw plugin to optimize raw-format images and video. Along the way, he draws important comparisons between Photoshop and Lightroom, ending with tips for round-tripping back to Lightroom and creating camera profiles to make sure you're getting the most rich and accurate results from both programs.