Add midtone contrast with a better Clarity control Photoshop CS6


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Adding midtone contrast with a better Clarity control

Another much welcomed new feature in Adobe Camera Raw has to do with clarity. And here we will be working with two images, and we will explore how we can use the Clarity slider in Adobe Camera RAW. We will be working with this file, gray.jpg, and also rincon_surfer.dng. So hold down Command or Ctrl and click on both of those images. And then open these up in Camera RAW by pressing Command+R on a Mac, or Ctrl+R on Windows. Let's start off with this demo file.

This is a file that I created in Photoshop. I simply made a few shapes, filled those with a gradient, and posterized one. And I did that because it creates a nice way to kind of see how clarity works. Here I will go ahead and zoom in on this so we get a little bit more of a close-up view. Well, the Clarity slider is interesting. What it allows us to do is to add midtone contrast. Let me show you what I mean. Click and drag this to the right, we see that we have this nice texture in this midtone area. We can also see that in these ot...

Adding midtone contrast with a better Clarity control
Video duration: 4m 20s 3h 33m Intermediate Updated Dec 11, 2012

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Adding midtone contrast with a better Clarity control provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS6 for Photographers New Features

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