What you’ve seen in this chapter are the Camera Raw tools that you’ll use on almost all of your raw images. While there are more controls to explore, these are the foundation, workhorse options that you’ll soon become very familiar with. In the next chapter, we’ll explore more advanced editing features provided in both Camera Raw for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, but all of those features will assume an understanding of the basic functionality, tone, and color adjustments that we’ve performed here.
In particular, you’ll want to remember these basic concepts:
The Exposure slider brightens or darkens your image, and serves as a very good tool for controlling the brightest parts of your image.
If they’re not overexposed too far, you can ...