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Getting Started with Camera Raw: How to make better pictures using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Second Edition by Ben Long

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5. Advanced Editing in Camera Raw

Catherine’s Palace, St. Petersburg. Canon EOS 20D with a Canon 24–85mm EF lens. 1/100 at f/4.6.

If the last couple of chapters have made you think that shooting raw is an incredible hassle, don’t worry. The fact is, most of the images that you shoot—particularly those shot in bright daylight—will probably need very little adjustment. Usually a simple exposure tweak and a bit of sharpening are all that you’ll need. Camera Raw’s automatic tools can make short work of these adjustments, and sharpening is something that can easily be batch processed.

Where the real advantage of raw kicks in is with the images that ...

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