• Note 1: If you wanna see the functions of Adobe Camera Raw in action (with YouTube Video), then this separate post/video will show you the nuts & bolts of the overall Workspace: https://blog.main.wattsdigital.com/video-camera-raw-12-3-radical-changes-to-the-user-interface/
• Note 2: Also related (with short YouTube Video): Learn how to properly work with a RAW file (hint – most photographers don’t!) – The Philosophy of Adobe Camera RAW: https://blog.main.wattsdigital.com/the-philosophy-of-raw/
There’s a new version of Adobe Camera RAW, version 16.0. It has exciting exciting new changes to the Workspace – it’s a more practical & logical interface! Frankly, I’ve been asking for these changes for years!
Here’s the biggest change – the “Basic” Panel (in the Old Panel configuration) has been split into 3 separate Panels (in the New Panel configuration): “Light”, “Color” & “Effects”.
To me, Adobe finally gets it right – the new Panel additions & order reflect a proper post-processing Workflow for Photographers.
• Why? If you adjust the Color in your image first, then adjust the Exposure & Contrast, the Color you originally chose will probably be thrown out of whack.
• However, if you adjust the Exposure & Contrast in your image first, then adjust the Color, you’ll rarely throw off what you originally set for Exposure & Contrast.
• With that in mind, you should work on the first two Panels in the order shown in the Workspace: Start by adjusting the “Light” Panel FIRST, then adjust the “Color” Panel. Remember: it’s imperative to adjust the Exposure & Contrast first, then the Color – not the other way around!
MUCH more info in the short (2 minute) YouTube video above – enjoy!
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John Watts 🙂