With all the new features being added in Adobe Camera Raw, sometimes it’s easy to forget the basics and what our job as a photographer is. How can we guide the viewer’s attention and create an attractive image? While that can be subjective, here’s a review of of some of the basics in Camera Raw with quick introduction to the graduated filter that appeared in version 5 (Photoshop CS4 or Lightroom 2). There are three main points in this tutorial – setting a full tonal range (highlight and shadow), white balance and selective darkening to minimize distracting areas.
Click on the link below to launch a QuickTime video. It’s just under 16MB, so it will take a few moments to load.