RAW Tutorials?

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  1. Chris Stegner

    Chris Stegner TPF Noob!

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    I've been shooting RAW for a while now, but I feel like I'm still not using it to it's full potential. I feel like I'm getting decent results but there's images I think I could make even better if I knew more about all the settings in the Adobe RAW window. So... I'm sure this has been covered here at some point (although a search on "RAW tutorials" only yields some pissed off CS2 owner) but can someone point me to a very in-depth RAW tutorial?

    I appreciate you help... in advance.
     
  2. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    RAW is a file format. You won't find a file format specific tutorial. Best to set your search on something specific like Lightroom tutorial, or CameraRAW tutorial. There is all sorts of information out there, some of which I find quite debatable. Like the very first link google comes up with when searching "CameraRAW tutorial" states "you should always use prophoto for it's larger gamut" which is a load of crap.

    http://www.aguntherphotography.com/ that site has a 4 part tutorial on RAW editing. Again some factually erroneous information, but a great place to start.
     
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    There's a bunch of good info at the Adobe Photoshop White Papers. Scroll about 1/2 way down the page for Jeff Schewe's article about his CS2 RAW workflow "A Raw Workflow in the Real World: The March of the Yellow Penguins"

    http://www.adobe.com/digitalimag/ps_pro_primers.html

    RAW tutorials at luminouslandscape.com

    http://www.google.com/custom?hl=en&...btnG=Search&sitesearch=luminous-landscape.com

    More good info about RAW and digital processing

    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm

    http://www.ronbigelow.com/articles/articles.htm

    http://www.clarkvision.com/imagedetail/index.html

    http://www.naturescapes.net/docs/index.php/category-image-editing

    http://www.earthboundlight.com/phototip-archives.html
     
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    Matt Needham! I'm so happy to see you posting here. :hug::

    Hope everything has been going well for you and yours. As we say in the South: How's yer Mama and them? ;)
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Hi Terri! Everything is going great. I still have your beautiful, box cameras hanging in my living room.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    ksmattfish :shock:

    Hi Matt :)
     
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    You can give me no greater compliment than that, my friend. :)

    Glad to hear both family & work are doing well!
     

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