Shooting in RAW has become a popular option for many photographers due to its ability to capture a much wider spectrum of image data. Adobe Camera RAW offers greater control in post-production than simply editing a JPEG file in Photoshop, and retains more information – ensuring fantastic image quality during the editing process.
We’ve trawled YouTube for some of the best Photoshop tutorials available that explain how to transform your RAW files in Adobe Camera RAW.
01 Camera RAW: The benefits of RAW files
If you’re using Photoshop CS5, this tutorial shows you just why you should be editing in RAW instead of JPEG, and shows you how to go about it.
02 Camera RAW: Photoshop CS Tutorial
Peter Bergdahl is on a mission to show you how fast and easy it is to edit in RAW.
03 Basic Editing of RAW files in Photoshop CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5
For those of you using Photoshop CS2 to CS5, San Diego Portraits shows you the easiest way to edit your RAW files.
04 Photoshop CS6 for Beginners – Introduction to Camera RAW
If you’re using Photoshop CS6 as a beginner, this tutorial gives you a gentle introduction to editing in Camera RAW.
05 You can’t open your Camera Raw files. Here’s how
If you can’t open your Camera RAW files, Marlene Hielema can show you how in this handy tutorial.
06 How to manage a workflow in Camera RAW
If you’re wondering how to manage a workflow for your RAW files in Photoshop CS5, this tutorial by lynda.com is for you.
07 Processing RAW files in Adobe Camera RAW – Part 1 – The sliders
This video is the first in a series of tutorials by Geoff Lawrence on the options editing in RAW can give you. This tutorial takes a look at using the sliders.
08 How to edit a RAW file in Photoshop
In this video, Photoshop guru Gavin Hoey was tasked with editing one of photographer Jared Polin’s RAW files. Here he shows the steps he took to create the final image.
09 How to batch process RAW files
This tutorial shows how you can edit in RAW and batch process images to help your workflow.
10 RAW Double Process – HDR effect
Gavin Hoey explains how he uses the double processing technique to achieve the HDR effect with his RAW files.
11 Advanced Adobe Photoshop SC5 – Camera RAW 6.1 + Adjustment Layers
Photoshop master Jon Barrie explains how to use Adjustment Layer tricks in Photoshop CS5, how to use the Mask Regine Tools. But be warned – this is an advanced tutorial, so you will need prior experience of using Photoshop before you begin!
12 The power of RAW in Photoshop CS6
Photoshop evangelist Calvin Hollywood shows just how impressive the features are of Adobe Camera RAW for Photoshop CS6. Prepare to be impressed!
Do you shoot RAW? Which tutorials have you found most useful? Let us know below…