- Why use Camera Raw?
- Choosing preferences for opening photos
- Opening photos into Camera Raw
- The Camera Raw tools
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Choosing default workflow settings
- Using the Camera Raw tabs
- Using the Basic tab
- Using the Tone Curve tab
- Using the HSL/Grayscale tab
- Using the Detail tab
- Adding a grain texture
- Using the Adjustment Brush
- Retouching a photo
- Saving and applying Camera Raw settings
- Synchronizing Camera Raw settings
- Converting, opening, and saving Camera Raw files
- Opening and placing photos into Photoshop as Smart Objects
The Camera Raw tools
In the upper left corner of the dialog, A click the Zoom tool, then click the image preview to zoom in or Alt-click/Option-click it to zoom out.
Use the Hand tool to move a magnified preview image in its window (or hold down the Spacebar for a temporary Hand tool).
For the White Balance tool, see the sidebar on page 68.
Choose the Color Sampler tool, then click in the image preview to place up to nine samplers. A readout of the RGB components for the pixels below each sampler displays below each tool, and updates as you make color and tonal adjustments. To reposition a sampler, drag it with the Color Sampler tool. To remove all samplers, click Clear Samplers.
For the Targeted Adjustment tool, see pages 73 and 74.
For the Crop and Straighten tools, see the following page.
For the Spot Removal tool, see page 82.
The Red Eye Removal tool works like the Red Eye tool in Photoshop (for that tool, see page 286).
For the Adjustment Brush tool, see pages 79–81.
For the Graduated Filter tool, search for “graduated filter tool” in Photoshop Help.
Note: If tool settings are displaying on the right side of the Camera Raw dialog (say you had been using the Adjustment Brush tool) and you want to redisplay the tabs, click one of the first seven tools.
- The tools in Camera Raw are “memory-loaded,” meaning that you can press a tool shortcut key to select a tool, then press the same key again to reselect the last-used tool.
Other buttons at the top of the dialog:
- The Open Preferences Dialog button (or press Ctrl-K/Cmd-K) opens the Camera Raw Preferences dialog.
- The Rotate 90° Counterclockwise button and the Rotate 90° Clockwise button rotate the image. The results preview in the dialog.