I have a raw shot now what?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Melv, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. Melv

    Melv Guest

    OK I have read numerous times about the pros about using Raw files but yet
    to see anything about once opened up in photoshop how to then edit the
    images. When I open a raw file I am faced with a multi colured histogram and
    some sliders but don't have a clue where to start.
    Melv
     
    Melv, Feb 19, 2005
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    ernst Guest

    ernst, Feb 19, 2005
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    ernst Guest

    ernst, Feb 19, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    Start by reading the help files and the manual.
     
    Hecate, Feb 20, 2005
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  5. Melv

    Melv Guest

    Dont we just love a smart arse?
     
    Melv, Feb 20, 2005
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    Melv Guest

    Melv, Feb 20, 2005
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    Ryadia Guest

    Hey Melv...
    The sliders and stuff you are confronted with are actually adjustments
    to the RAW data which the camera normally does on a "best guess" basis.
    Have a play around. When the preview image looks like what you want,
    complete the import and Photoshop editing space will open up to you.

    That RAW converter is what all love to hate so much about Photoshop. The
    ability to tinker with the image ourselves instead of commit our faith
    to the designers of the cameras.

    Personally I think it's vastly over rated. I use a different RAW
    converter which makes allowances for the lens I use and fixes up the
    known problems with my overly expensive glass I never knew had
    distortions in it until I shell out for DxO! Take Hecate's advise. She
    means well, poor old girl, just gets short when people ask first and
    read last. I always though the instructions were something you read when
    everything else failed... Until I got my new uthenasia (is that how it's
    spelt?) kit!

    Doug
     
    Ryadia, Feb 20, 2005
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    Melv Guest

    OK good advice so how when I have finished editing it do I complete the
    import? So photoshop editing space opens up?
    Melv
     
    Melv, Feb 20, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    If you had bothered to do as I suggested you would know what the
    controls do and could then ask specific questions. If you can't be
    bothered to do the basics then I can't be bothered to give you an
    answer.
     
    Hecate, Feb 21, 2005
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