From Raw to a Perfect Photo - Develop & Process Like a Pro
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From Raw to a Perfect Photo - Develop & Process Like a Pro

Learn how to turn your digital negatives into captivating artwork in Adobe Camera RAW & Photoshop
4.7 (93 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
13,664 students enrolled
Created by Kasia Zmokla
Last updated 7/2019
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Price: $49.99
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to visually evaluate an image and set an “action plan” for the edit
  • The art of developing a RAW file and prepare it for further post processing in Photoshop
  • A simple way to use free Photoshop Action to create a complete set of luminosity masks
  • How to use pixel-perfect masks to blend two different exposures
  • The best ways to use adjustment layers for true non-destructive editing
  • Professional color grading techniques
  • Time-saving keyboard shortcuts
Requirements
  • Ideally Photoshop CC, trial free version is more than enough
  • No prior knowledge of Photoshop is necessary, I will explain all the techniques in a simple way
  • We will work with high quality images provided as supplementary materials to help you move on even faster!
Description

Hidden in your RAW digital negatives are all you need to create impactful images. This hands-on course teaches you how to effectively use Adobe Camera RAW to take full advantage of the data stored in your RAW files, seamlessly optimising your photos with control and flexibility during the post production stage. Using a free Photoshop Action provided with the course, you’ll also discover the power of using luminosity masks to introduce evocative, compelling lighting effects, add depth and set the mood and tone for remarkable images.


Sharpen Your Skills

  • Developing RAW Files In Adobe Camera RAW

Learn the essentials of any professional workflow: quick clean up, noise reduction, perspective distortion corrections, chromatic aberration and white balance correction.


  • Fundamental Exposure Blending

Luminosity masks provide you with a seamless way to combine two images into one powerful piece of art. Simply download the Luminosity Masks Photoshop Action, and with a single click, you’ll unlock a full set of pixel-perfect selections.


  • Advanced Luminosity Adjustments

In this course, you’ll learn how to apply color grading to enhance emotional impact and create mood in your images using the Solid Color and Selective Color adjustment layers.


  • Powerful Color Grading

Apply color grading to enhance emotional impact and create mood in your images. In this course we will work with the Solid Color and Selective Color adjustment layers.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to develop RAW files
  • Aspiring photographers who want to improve their photo editing skills
  • Artists who want to introduce digital techniques into their creative process
  • Anyone who wants to develop artistic skills in fields of creative photo processing
Course content
Expand all 21 lectures 02:38:03
+ Introduction and Resources
2 lectures 03:21

This is a short introductory video.

Preview 03:21

Download resources here. All the files are strictly for educational purpose with this course.

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Download Resources Here
00:00
+ Developing File in Adobe Camera RAW
8 lectures 01:08:10

This video is a quick evaluation of the original RAW file.

Preview 04:55

In this video we will perform a quick clean up of the RAW file.

Preview 06:52

This video is a deep dive into Noise Reduction tools available in Adobe Camera RAW.

ACR: Noise Reduction
16:39

In this clip you will learn how to correct perspective distortions caused by a camera lens.

ACR: Perspective Distortions Correction
04:46

In this clip I will show you how to correct exposure and white balance. 

ACR: White Balance
11:55

In this video you will learn how to perform a chromatic aberration corrections on a RAW file.

ACR: Chromatic Aberration Correction
05:23

In this clip we will save the adjusted RAW file and we will export a 16 bit TIFF for further Photoshop processing.

ACR: Saving & Exporting the 1st Exposure
04:31

In this video we will adjust the 2nd exposure for the sky and we will export it as 16 bit TIFF.

ACR: 2nd Exposure - Complete Adjustments & Saving to PS
13:09
+ Post Processing in Adobe Photoshop
11 lectures 01:26:31

In this clip we will open as layers in 1 Photoshop file the 2 TIFFs exported in the previous part of the course from Adobe Camera RAW.

PS: Opening Exposures in 1 Stack
04:00

In this video I will show you how to load the Photoshop Luminosity Action provided with the resources.

PS: Installing and Loading LM Action
03:37

In this clip we will run the Photoshop action and create a full set of luminosity masks.

PS: Creating Set of Luminosity Masks
03:19

In this video we will merge with help of Luminosity Masks the 2 exposures exported from ACR.

PS: Merging 2 Exposures with LM
13:26

In this clip we will focus on extending luminosity range in our image with the Curves adjustment layer.

PS: Shadow Adjustments with Curves
09:07

In this video we will adjust contrast in our image with the Select Color Range Tool.

PS: Contrast Adjustments with Select Color Range Tool
11:35

In this video we will work on local luminosity adjustments.

PS: Local Luminosity Adjustments
07:48

In this video we will start working on color in our image with the Solid Color adjustment layer.

PS: Solid Color Adjustment Layer
06:50

In this clip we will further fine tune color in the photo with Selective Color adjustment layer.

PS: Selective Color Adjustment Layer
12:02

This video closes our workflow - we will polish our image here and add a few final touches. 

Once you are happy with your edit don't forget to run the 2nd action "Delete Channels". This will massively reduce size of your final file.

PS: Final Touches & Conclusion
14:46
Bonus Lecture
00:01