Discover how to use Adobe Camera Raw to improve your image in this free tutorial (Bringing it all together to make an image shine in Adobe Camera Raw), from Lynda.com.
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Discover how easy it is to straighten a crooked horizon in my free video (Correcting a tilted horizon in Adobe Camera Raw), from Lynda.com.
The new Dehaze control in Lightroom CC and Adobe Camera Raw 9.1 can help you to dramatically improve an image by removing haze. The Dehaze technology is based on a physical model of how light is transmitted, and it tries to estimate light that is lost due to absorption and scattering through the atmosphere. For the best results, you’ll want to set the white balance for the image before using Dehaze. Then, in the Effects panel, move the slider to the right – to easily remove the haze from the original scene. Move the slider to the left to add a creative haze effect.You can choose to make very subtle to very significant adjustments – if you’re pushing the slider to the extreme, you might want to refine the image using the Basic panel (increasing the shadow detail or refining the Vibrance slider) in order to achieve the exact look that you’re after. Check out the video below to see Dehaze in action.
When moving the slider, there is very little change in the highlight area (on the right side of the Histogram), while the shadows and lower portion of the histogram is clearly being changed. If you are concerned that the darker values in the image are being clipped to pure black, Option (Mac) | Alt (Win) -drag the slider to see the black point clipping visualization. When you see black areas appear in the image, you know that you’re starting to clip to pure black and can back off. In addition, Dehaze can be added locally by applying ACR as a Smart Filter in Photoshop.
Click here for more information about Camera Raw 9.1 including new camera and profile support.
Discover how easy it is to create high dynamic range images as well as stitch panoramas together using the new PhotoMerge technology within Adobe Camera Raw. Prior to this release, merging multiple exposures of the same scene into a single file had to be done in Photoshop as a pixel based document. But now, Adobe Camera Raw is able to merge the raw image data from multiple source files so that the resulting image contains all of the desired shadow, midtone, and highlight information WITH all of the editing flexibility that comes with raw! For more information, be sure to watch the videos below:
Stitching Raw Panoramas within Adobe Camera Raw 9.0
As some of you might have noticed, the video in yesterday’s post (demonstrating the Radial Filter in Camera Raw) didn’t include the incredible new Filter Brush, which can be used to selectively hide the effects of either the Radial or Graduated Filter in an image. Below is an example of the new technology. This first illustration is the original image.
In the image below, a Graduated filter was added to darken the sky. However the effect is also applied to the top of the mountains because they are also affected by the Graduated filter.
To remove the effect in the top of the mountains, with the Gradient Filter selected, choose the Brush option. The Brush options include Size, Feather and Flow as well as Auto Mask (used to automatically detect edges based on contrast and color) and Clear (to remove Brush overrides).
The image below shows the result from using the Graduated Filter Brush to paint out the effect in the mountains while still retaining the effect in the sky area.
And two more super shortcuts:
• To keep the Graduated and Radial filters eraser size the same as the brush, click the flyout menu (to the right of the Graduated/Radial Filter panel header), and toggle “Separate Eraser Size” from the menu.
• When a Graduated or Radial Filter instance is selected, Shift-K can be used to enter and leave brush modification mode.
The video below demonstrates the Radial Filter in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CC. Additional tips and shortcuts for working with the Radial Filter are below.
• Tap the “J” key to select the Radial Filter
• The Shift key will constrain the Radial Filter to a circle.
• Tapping the “V” key will toggle the overlay of the Radial Filter interface (bounding box).
• Tapping the “Y” key will toggle the overlay of the Radial Filter mask.
• While dragging one of the four handles of an existing Radial Filter to resize it, press the Shift key to preserve the aspect ratio of the ellipse.
• While dragging the boundary of an existing Radial Filter to rotate it, press the Shift key to snap the rotation to 15-degree increments.
• While dragging to create a new Radial Filter, press and hold the Space bar to move the ellipse; release the Space bar to resume defining the shape of the new Radial Filter.
• While dragging inside of an existing Radial Filter to move it, press the Shift key to constrain the movement to the horizontal or vertical direction.
• You can drag a Radial Filter beyond the image area.
• While an existing Radial Filter is selected, press the Delete key to delete the Radial Filter.
• Double-click in the image area to set the bounding box of the Radial filter to the image bounds.
• Double-click inside of an existing Radial Filter to expand the bounding box of the Radial Filter to the image bounds. Or, Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) on the Radial Filter pin and select Fill Image to expand the Radial filter to the image bounds.
• Command + Option -drag (Mac) | Control + Alt -drag (Win) to duplicate the Radial Filter.
• While an existing Radial Filter is selected, press the X key to toggle the effect direction from outside to inside.
While tapping the Q key will cycle through all of the Preview modes in Camera Raw in Photoshop, I primarily use the same view 95+% of the time. So that I don’t have to cycle through so many different options, I click-hold the Mode button to display the pop-up menu for Preview Preferences. Unchecking all but one of the Preview modes allows me to tap the “Q” key to quickly toggle my Before/After Left Right view on and off.
To reset the White balance to “As Shot”, double click on the Eyedropper tool in Camera Raw.
If you create and save presets in Adobe Camera Raw, you can then quickly apply those presets in Bridge. Simply Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) on the image thumbnail and select Develop Settings > (your preset name).
To quickly clear Camera Raw Setting from images in Bridge, Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) on the image thumbnail and choose Develop Settings > Clear Settings.