How to Process Your Photos Like a Pro

Unlock the awesome power of your RAW image files with my ‘How to Process Photos Like a Pro’ video tutorial series.
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

I’ll show you how to make your photos leap out of your computer screen with eye popping colours, sharpness and clarity in these 25 HD Photoshop tutorials. Rather than facing one huge video tutorial, I’ve broken everything down into 25 mini video tutorials, so if you’d like to repeatedly watch the video just about ‘sharpening’ for example, you can get to it easily and quickly.

Most photographers use either Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw/Photoshop to process their RAW files.

In these videos I regularly switch between both of these platforms to show you the differences in the interfaces even though all of the tools we use are identical.

Both Adobe Lightroom and ACR (in Photoshop) have the same tools and functionality so it doesn’t matter which of these apps you prefer when it comes to RAW file processing. The steps we take will be the same.

Here’s What You’ll Learn

  • Opening Files in Adobe Camera RAW
  • Opening Files in Lightroom
  • Setting up Your Lightroom Workspace
  • Setting your RAW Defaults
  • Setting your Colour Space
  • Camera Calibration Settings
  • Sharpening
  • Chromatic Aberration
  • Lens Correction
  • White Balance
  • Setting Your Black and White Points
  • Using the Tone Curve for Contrast Adjustment
  • Using the Straighten Tool
  • Spot Removal
  • Noise Reduction
  • Graduated Filters
  • Radial Filters
  • Hue – Saturation – Luminance
  • Adjustment Brushes
  • Saving as a TIFF in Photoshop
  • Saving as a TIFF in Lightroom
  • Saving for Web in Photoshop
  • Saving for Web in Lightroom

RAW Files Included

I’ve included two RAW files that were hand picked for their glorious imperfections. These files require some correction and enhancement that perfectly demonstrates my typical RAW processing workflow.

You can follow along with your own computer and process the images in tandem with the tutorials. Through repetition you’ll become adept at this RAW processing workflow.

System Requirements

  • Either a Windows PC or a Mac Computer
  • Up to date copy of Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop with the latest version of ACR
  • Adobe Bridge (not essential but highly recommended)

What are the requirements?

  • Students need either Lightroom or Photoshop with Adobe Camera RAW

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Process their RAW files with confidence to create awesome photographs

Who is the target audience?

  • Photographers who want their photos to look their best.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction - Opening RAW Files - Setting Up Workspace
Introduction - Open in ACR
Introduction - Open in Lightroom
Introduction - Setting Lightroom Workspace
Introduction - Setting RAW Defaults
Section 2: Basic Setup
Basic Setup - Colour Space
Basic Setup - Camera Calibration
Basic Setup - Sharpening
Basic Setup - Chromatic Aberration
Basic Setup - Completed
Section 3: Correction
Correction - Lens Correction
Correction - White Balance
Correction - Setting the Black and White Points
Correction - Tone Curve Contrast
Correction - Straighten
Correction - Spot Removal
Correction - Noise Reduction
Section 4: Enhancement
Enhancement - Graduated Filter
Enhancement - Radial Filter
Enhancement - HSL - Hue-Saturation-Luminence
Enhancement - Adjustment Brush
Section 5: Saving and Exporting
Saving as TIFF master in Photoshop
Saving as TIFF master in Lightroom
Saving for Web in Photoshop
Saving for Web in Lightroom
Section 6: Finale

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Instructor Biography

Gavin Hardcastle, Photography Instructor

Become a better photographer today with Gavins photography guides and photography tutorials. You can learn from Gavin directly at his global photography workshops in some of the worlds most spectacular locations.

Upgrade your post processing skills right now with his online video tutorials for Photoshop and Lightroom.

As a resident of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Gavin has spent the last 10 years searching for the best landscapes in North America.

With over 20 years of Photoshop experience Gavin has developed a particular shooting style that matches perfectly with his image post processing methods.

You can read lots of free educational material at Gavins Fototripper blog and see his latest creations on Instagram, Flickr, Google+ and Facebook.

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