Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Basic tonal adjustments, part of Photoshop: Raw Workshop (2013).
When you think about tonality in the context of capturing a photographic …image, you're probably thinking about overall exposure, in other words …brightening or darkening the overall photo. …But when we're processing an image in Adobe Camera Raw, we can take quite a bit …more control over what would otherwise be a very basic tonal adjustment. …Lets's take a look at the basic and yet rather sophisticated adjustment controls …that are available for tonal adjustments within Adobe Camera Raw. …First off you'll notice that there is a link for auto directly above the tonal adjustments.…
In the basic section of the right panel in Adobe Camera Raw, and that will apply …an automatic exposure adjustment, automatically adjusting the vaious …settings that relate to overall tonality and contrast. …But I tend not to use that option because more often than not I find that it is not …quite exactly how I would like to interpret the image. …Sometimes it's a little bit too contrast and in general it tends not to be able to …
- Opening raw captures
- Setting Camera Raw preferences
- Zooming and panning
- Processing multiple images
- Image rotation, cropping, and straightening
- White balance and tonal adjustments
- Sharpening and noise reduction
- Split toning
- Compensating for lens vignetting
- Focused adjustments
Skill Level Beginner
1. Adobe Camera Raw Overview
2. Basic Adjustments
3. Advanced Adjustments
4. Focused Adjustments
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