How to Work with Raw Images in Photoshop: Tips from Software Ace Aaron Nace of Phlearn

If you’re just getting started in Photoshop, or if you simply want to brush up on some of your raw skills (pun intended), watch the below tutorial from Aaron Nace of Phlearn on “How to Work with Raw Images in Photoshop.”

“Working with Raw in Photoshop will give you the most power and flexibility when editing your images,” Nace says. “In this tutorial, you will learn how to open Raw photos in Photoshop through Adobe Camera Raw, load them as Smart Objects so that you can make adjustments at any time, and set up your project to work in the correct color space with all of the benefits of a 16-bit image.”

In the 8+ minute tutorial below, Nace explains all that and more. If you’d like to follow along with Nace as he walks you through all the basics of editing Raw images in Photoshop, you can download his free sample image here.

“Whether you’re working in Photoshop or Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw is the engine in charge of processing any Raw files that you’re working with” Nace notes. “Raw images allow you to make adjustments to the information captured by the camera. So instead of having to edit and change the pixels of a photo, like you would do with a JPEG, you can use Raw processing software to read and interpret the full spectrum of information captured by the camera–which is often far greater than what you’ll see when simply previewing the image.”

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