Camera Raw Basics By Scott Kelby

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Inside of Photoshop is this incredibly powerful tool for photographer who shoot in any format (JPEG, TIFF or RAW) that is much faster, easier, and makes more sense to photographers than many of Photoshop’s existing tools.

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Creative Cloud has added the ability to apply camera raw to a photo that is already open.
This automated lens correction feature will instantly correct perspective.
This feature allows you to put a spotlight wherever you want it in the image.
Using the Shift key and doubleclick to use auto settings.
This feature isn't easy to find, but it's very powerful and will help speed up your workflow.
Camera Raw has added some features that make it easier to retouch photos in CR.
Use the color smoothness slider to remove noise.
There are some signifigant changes to how this tool works in Camera Raw CC.
Adjusting color levels using the histogram display.
Different way to straighten your image with the straighten tool.
Combine multiple photos of different exposures into one image.
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Scott Kelby


Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Editor of "Lightroom magazine"; Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom...

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  1. Profile photo of Greg Durfee Greg Durfee

    What I liked about this course is the same thing I’ve found in the rest of them. You and your fellow trainers don’t just show us the tool and how to use it. You also provide significant context for why and when we would want to use it; it adds thinking “outside the box” to the technical elements of learning the tool. So making the introduction the last lesson, may just be your way of thinking outside the box. 😜

  2. Profile photo of Shawn M. Knox Shawn M. Knox

    Another great class and very helpful in providing another tool to help us master Photoshop. Thanks Scott.

  3. Profile photo of Himmann Himmann

    I too am looking for Mastering Camera Raw in CS6 but can’t find it.

    1. Profile photo of Shawn M. Knox Shawn M. Knox

      For anyone still looking for the Mastering Camera Raw in CS6, I found it by simply searching for “Camera Raw.” It will show up in the search list as “Photoshop CS6: Camera Raw by Matt Kloskowski.” Perhaps there was a problem before but it’s there as of the writing of this. Best wishes.

  4. Profile photo of domedoc domedoc

    Camera Raw Basics by Scott Kelby: he recommends first watching his course on Mastering Camera Raw in CS6 if I am not fluent in ACR, but I can’t find that course. Where is it?

  5. Profile photo of lorettaf42 lorettaf42

    Great courses. I’ve been doing a lot ing LR, but now after your ACR courses, I’m definitely switching to doing most work in ACR. Thanks

  6. Profile photo of Bob Jenkin Bob Jenkin

    This was awesome – great tips which will save a bunch of time. Thanks !!!!

  7. Profile photo of pcarbonell pcarbonell

    Great class! I’ve seen some of the other classes on ACR and Lightroom so I wondered if this would provide anything new. Somehow Scott always seems to give new insight.

    I really appreciated the tips on using Smart Objects. I’ve only been using Photoshop CC for 5 months or so and had wondered how to use this feature. This was exactly the explanation I was looking for.

    Great job as usual, Scott!!!

  8. Profile photo of txusa txusa

    Scott, thanks for KelbyOne & thanks for the excellent demo of the fantastic buried shortcuts.

  9. Profile photo of teigas teigas

    Great class, a few very usfull tip, that i did not now about. The fact that you can use camera raw on video for example :)

  10. Profile photo of tkadivar tkadivar

    Scott, I just attended your “Shoot Like a Pro” course in Tampa and loved it! I have just started using Elements which comes with Camera Raw and would love to watch your Camera Raw Basics course.

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