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How to Add Dramatic Colors to a Photo Using Adobe Camera Raw

Here’s a helpful tutorial by Tutvid that teaches how to give your photographs dramatic colors using only Adobe Camera Raw. If you’ve started shooting RAW but haven’t played around too much with ACR, this video is also a great primer for becoming familiar with the different panels and sliders.

(via Fotografia)


 
  • http://twitter.com/21TonGiant Aaron Stidwell

    I had NO idea camera RAW could do that. Wow…

  • Confuzzlebot

    How about a guide to do that photo edit, but with a real camera. Basically, what kind of lens setting or point in time would I wait for to get an image more like that blazing sunset without having to edit it in a program?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rotgans Michiel Rotgans

    @4993837becfbd7ca58cab1ae064dd2aa:disqus none, cause the limit dynamic range of your camera wouldn’t allow you to do that. Or you need to bring in a loads of studio strobes to lighten up the forground. @twitter-14976298:disqus  get lightroom and you (almost) never go to Photoshop again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rotgans Michiel Rotgans

    @4993837becfbd7ca58cab1ae064dd2aa:disqus none, cause the limit dynamic range of your camera wouldn’t allow you to do that. Or you need to bring in a loads of studio strobes to lighten up the forground. @twitter-14976298:disqus  get lightroom and you (almost) never go to Photoshop again.

  • http://twitter.com/21TonGiant Aaron Stidwell

    I’m gonna have to give Lightroom another go. I’m a happy Aperture user but I’ll give it a shot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Austin-Hoherd/576367461 Daniel Austin Hoherd

    You would need some spectacular atmospheric conditions, like the sun peeking under the clouds right at sunset, diffusing off them and filling the foreground.

    Really though, editing digital photos in a program is the new darkroom.  Just like when you go to develop film they have to process it.  When that happens, they (or their machine, ie: computer) fix the development of the colors and contrast to make it look most appealing.  Same thing with photoshop, lightroom, camera raw.  Don’t be ashamed or embarrassed or even conflicted about using photo editing software.  Even SOC shots have gone through minor editing, like camera color profiles (standard, portrait, landscape, etc.).  Micro 4/3 cameras, and some SLRs even know about what lens you’re using and reduce chromatic aberration, distortion, etc..

    On top of that, Camera Raw (and LR) doesn’t do anything you couldn’t do in the dark room, so it’s not really “cheating”.

    You’d probably find the annotations of Patrick Smith to be really helpful, be sure to check his Flickr stream – http://patricksmithphotography.com/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Austin-Hoherd/576367461 Daniel Austin Hoherd

    You would need some spectacular atmospheric conditions, like the sun peeking under the clouds right at sunset, diffusing off them and filling the foreground.

    Really though, editing digital photos in a program is the new darkroom.  Just like when you go to develop film they have to process it.  When that happens, they (or their machine, ie: computer) fix the development of the colors and contrast to make it look most appealing.  Same thing with photoshop, lightroom, camera raw.  Don’t be ashamed or embarrassed or even conflicted about using photo editing software.  Even SOC shots have gone through minor editing, like camera color profiles (standard, portrait, landscape, etc.).  Micro 4/3 cameras, and some SLRs even know about what lens you’re using and reduce chromatic aberration, distortion, etc..

    On top of that, Camera Raw (and LR) doesn’t do anything you couldn’t do in the dark room, so it’s not really “cheating”.

    You’d probably find the annotations of Patrick Smith to be really helpful, be sure to check his Flickr stream – http://patricksmithphotography.com/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Austin-Hoherd/576367461 Daniel Austin Hoherd

    You would need some spectacular atmospheric conditions, like the sun peeking under the clouds right at sunset, diffusing off them and filling the foreground.

    Really though, editing digital photos in a program is the new darkroom.  Just like when you go to develop film they have to process it.  When that happens, they (or their machine, ie: computer) fix the development of the colors and contrast to make it look most appealing.  Same thing with photoshop, lightroom, camera raw.  Don’t be ashamed or embarrassed or even conflicted about using photo editing software.  Even SOC shots have gone through minor editing, like camera color profiles (standard, portrait, landscape, etc.).  Micro 4/3 cameras, and some SLRs even know about what lens you’re using and reduce chromatic aberration, distortion, etc..

    On top of that, Camera Raw (and LR) doesn’t do anything you couldn’t do in the dark room, so it’s not really “cheating”.

    You’d probably find the annotations of Patrick Smith to be really helpful, be sure to check his Flickr stream – http://patricksmithphotography.com/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Austin-Hoherd/576367461 Daniel Austin Hoherd

    You would need some spectacular atmospheric conditions, like the sun peeking under the clouds right at sunset, diffusing off them and filling the foreground.

    Really though, editing digital photos in a program is the new darkroom.  Just like when you go to develop film they have to process it.  When that happens, they (or their machine, ie: computer) fix the development of the colors and contrast to make it look most appealing.  Same thing with photoshop, lightroom, camera raw.  Don’t be ashamed or embarrassed or even conflicted about using photo editing software.  Even SOC shots have gone through minor editing, like camera color profiles (standard, portrait, landscape, etc.).  Micro 4/3 cameras, and some SLRs even know about what lens you’re using and reduce chromatic aberration, distortion, etc..

    On top of that, Camera Raw (and LR) doesn’t do anything you couldn’t do in the dark room, so it’s not really “cheating”.

    You’d probably find the annotations of Patrick Smith to be really helpful, be sure to check his Flickr stream – http://patricksmithphotography.com/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Austin-Hoherd/576367461 Daniel Austin Hoherd

    You would need some spectacular atmospheric conditions, like the sun peeking under the clouds right at sunset, diffusing off them and filling the foreground.

    Really though, editing digital photos in a program is the new darkroom.  Just like when you go to develop film they have to process it.  When that happens, they (or their machine, ie: computer) fix the development of the colors and contrast to make it look most appealing.  Same thing with photoshop, lightroom, camera raw.  Don’t be ashamed or embarrassed or even conflicted about using photo editing software.  Even SOC shots have gone through minor editing, like camera color profiles (standard, portrait, landscape, etc.).  Micro 4/3 cameras, and some SLRs even know about what lens you’re using and reduce chromatic aberration, distortion, etc..

    On top of that, Camera Raw (and LR) doesn’t do anything you couldn’t do in the dark room, so it’s not really “cheating”.

    You’d probably find the annotations of Patrick Smith to be really helpful, be sure to check his Flickr stream – http://patricksmithphotography.com/

  • http://www.facebook.com/rotgans Michiel Rotgans

    Aperture could do this as well, it’s all about RAW conversion!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rotgans Michiel Rotgans

    Aperture could do this as well, it’s all about RAW conversion!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rotgans Michiel Rotgans

    Aperture could do this as well, it’s all about RAW conversion!

  • Gondor

    It’s the same things that you can do with Lightroom (only more comfortable)

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  • http://www.aspexdesign.co.uk/ Dean Thorpe

    Great tutorial! I really need to use RAW more, I mostly only use it when I am going to do HDR from a single RAW when shooting car racing or big events. I just wish the files were not so big, I take a LOT of photos and can’t afford to keep buying external drives! 8o(

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