The basics of RAW file conversions

In this photography class Karl shows you around Camera RAW, the software designed for making the initial adjustments to your RAW images.

He covers the interface, useful tools and shows you a number of effective techniques for enhancing your images, showing you how you can make adjustments to color temperature, exposure, sharpness, crop and so much more.

At the end of this class you’ll have the knowledge to get the very best results from your images as well as how you can make any necessary adjustments to rescue incorrectly exposed images.

In this Photoshop class we cover the following:

  • Understanding RAW file formats
  • The advantages of shooting RAW
  • Camera RAW: Interface and tools
  • How to process RAW images
  • How to correct image exposure in Camera RAW

If you enjoyed this class you might be interested in watching our Lightroom 6/CC for Photographers Course, where we go more in-depth on many of the tools covered in this class.

If you have any questions about this course please post them in the comments section below ?


    1. Hi Dhayaalan, clarity is a local contrast adjustment. Texture is but a finer degree and making images look more ‘gritty’. Dehaze recognizes areas of low contrast like fog in landscape background and enhances contrast in those areas.

  1. Hey Karl,
    Would you suggest to edit a picture first in Lightroom and then making further adjustments in Photoshop or should i do all of this things in Photoshop and keep the tif file?

    1. Hi, I make any initial adjustments to my RAW files such as shadow, highlight, colour balance in RAW file software engines (LR has this, but PS has ‘camera raw’ section too) I use Phocus with my camera and then into PS.

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