Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Presence adjustments, part of Photoshop: Raw Workshop (2013).
Among my favorite adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw are the group of adjustments …generally referred to as the presence adjustments, in other words they allow …you to adjust the overall presence or impact of a photo. …Those controls include clarity, vibrancy and saturation. …Let's start off with the clarity adjustment. …You can sort of think of clarity as being something along the lines of a sharpening …control, but what it's really doing is enhancing local contrast. …Essentially that means sharpening, but across a larger area of the photo.…
But to me the best way to think about the clarity adjustment is that moving the …slider over toward the right will reduce haze, and dragging the slider over toward …the left will add haze, or make a more dreamlike interpretation of the photo. …For me personally I tend to find that I increase clarity at least a little bit …with most of my photos and when I have a hazy scene and I want to sort of cut …through that haze I might increase it a lot. …But in many cases using a negative clarity especially with more delicate …
- 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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