Using the Histogram to Learn What the Sliders Do in Photoshop Camera Raw

If you’re like me and you don’t use the histogram on your camera (well, I do use my camera’s highlight clipping warning, but technically that’s separate from the actual histogram), knowing how the sliders in the Basic panel of Camera Raw affect your histogram can be really helpful.

Highlight Clipping in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw (and Why You Should Care)

I come from a traditional film background where we were concerned with nailing the exposure for the shadows and would let the highlights kind of take care of themselves. Today, with digital sensors, it’s exactly the opposite. Our main concern is retaining highlight details, making sure that the brightest parts of our images have detail.

Using a Gray Card for Setting White Balance in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw

In this article, we’ll show you how to set your white balance accurately using a gray card.

Setting Your White Balance in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw

Setting your white balance is one of the most important edits you make in Camera Raw because if you do it right, your color will be spot on, and you won’t have any color correction problems to deal with later in Photoshop.

Four Ways to Create Contrast in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw

When we do live photo critiques at my workshops and on The Grid (my weekly podcast about photography), one of the most common problems we see in photos is that they look flat (in other words, they need contrast—like the flat-looking image you see below). You can create contrast right in Camera Raw.

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