Join Mikkel Aaland for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Fill Light slider, part of Getting Started with Adobe Camera Raw 5.
Camera raw's Fill Light slider, found here in the Basic tab is a great tool for …opening up the shadow areas of an image without affecting the highlights, up to a point. …This image here is a perfect candidate for the Fill Light slider. …Earlier, I had tried the auto-setting which really did not work, but here, I'm …going to apply the Fill-light slider and you'll see how wonderfully it works. …When I enlarged just a little bit because this is the face that we are really …trying to open up so I'm going to move this fill light slider to the right.…
And you can see it's as if I were either using a reflector to bring more light …onto the subject's face or even used an on camera strobe to add a little fill. …I can go too far which is always useful I think to see the effect of a tool. …And here we've really overdone it, and it this brings out a lot of the noise in the …shadow areas as well. But if you come back down into this area …around the 24, 30, 29 that area. I think we've got a really nice opening …
- The Camera Raw interface
- Opening RAW, JPEG, and TIFF files in Camera Raw
- The Toolbar
- Workflow tips
- Basic image processing
- Using the Parametric and Point curves
- Managing noise reduction
- Working with hue, saturation, and luminance
- Creating a split-toned image
- Removing chromatic aberrations
Skill Level Beginner
Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: Camera Rawwith Chris Orwig7h 4m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6with Chris Orwig6h 28m Appropriate for all
1. Before You Start
2. The Toolbar
3. Workflow Tips
4. Basic Tab: Basic Image Processing
5. Tone Curve Tab
6. Detail Tab
7. HSL/Grayscale Tab
8. The Split Toning Tab
Creating a split-toned image2m 40s
9. Lens Correction Tab
10. Presets Tab
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