test 1 Practical Photoshop - April 2018 UK - Page 46

Discover how to process your raw iles to perfection The latest version of the raw ile processor included with Photoshop is so powerful that most photos can be processed entirely in the raw processor, with no need for further editing in Photoshop. And by making your adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw rather than in Photoshop, you’ll ensure the best possible image quality, because raw iles contain more picture information than bitmap images such as un-layered PSDs and JPEGs. Here’s our reference to the features you’ll use the most in the Basic panel. THE BASIC PANEL IN ACR CONTRAST Makes light pixels brighter and dark pixels darker HIGHLIGHTS TEMPERATURE Controls the brightness of the lightest pixels Use this slider to warm or cool an image if the White Balance tool fails to correct a color cast SHADOWS Controls the brightness of the darkest pixels TINT This slider enables you to correct a green or magenta cast, again, if the White Balance tool fails WHITES Sets a point on the tonal range at which pixels should be pure white EXPOSURE CLARITY Controls the overall brightness of the image BLACKS Sets a point on the tonal range at which pixels should be pure black Controls the amount of midtone contrast SATURATION VIBRANCE Controls the overall color intensity of the image Adjusts the intensity of the less-saturated colors