Adobe Camera Raw Handbook, How to use ACR – In depth course.

with Colin Smith

Adobe Camera Raw Handbook

Learn ACR Inside out, Latest version of Camera Raw (with new Interface).

By far the most powerful tool for working with images is Adobe Camera Raw. This Photoshop plugin is a powerhouse of image processing muscle. ACR packs all the power of Lightroom adjustments into a feature rich plugin.

With all this added power, it’s difficult for the user to understand how to correctly use ACR, or even be aware of all the features, let alone the plethora of hidden tricks and shortcuts. Add to this the complete redesign on the user interface, and no one can blame you for feeling a bit overwhelmed.

This is exactly why we created this training. In the casual conversational style that Colin Smith is famous for, you have a friend who will explain exactly how to use the newest version of Camera Raw.

The training goes in depth to every module, tool and slider, but don’t worry, these are bite sized chunks and the jargon is left out (or simply explained if it is used).  With decades of experience using Adobe tools in real-world jobs (and doing training for Adobe), Colin has the professional background and knowledge to train you in the industry standard best practices, that stand up to scrutiny.

It doesn’t matter of you are a complete beginner, or an experienced user, seeking to learn the new interface and features, this training course will get you to where you want to be, fast! In no time, you will be opening ACR and getting straight to work with familiar tools and workflows. You will know what to look for and the best tool for the job. This isn’t a dry lecture either, you’ll have lots of fun along the journey and unlock your creative potential. Your photos or client’s photos are going to look better than you imagined and it’s going to be easier than you through.

This course starts with the basic orientation, and quickly embarks on the journey to photo editing freedom. We will be correcting color and tone, targeting specific colors and tones and adding the finishing edge. Together we will discover ways to make your work repeatable, by using color profiles, presets and even the new ISO Adaptive Presets. You’ll learn how to use all the tools for fixing and enhancing specific areas of the images and pick up a lot of insider tips and tricks along the way.

You don’t have to be a photographer to use ACR either, this is the best set of tools for editing images, or layers from Photoshop. We got that covered too, you will learn how to integrate ACR from Bridge, Photoshop and even Lightroom.

The most valuable asset you have is your time, don’t waste it searching for the answers to your ACR questions, when you have everything you need right here. All of Colin’s images are included, so you can make the same edits on the same images, along with your instructor. There are also bonus presets included, and you’ll learn how to install them.

Alright! What are you waiting for, let’s get started today. Download the course and bonus lesson files right now and you can be on your way to mastering Camera Raw right now. There is no risk, because we will refund you if you aren’t satisfied. (Spoiler alert: Almost no one asks for refunds though).

What you will learn..

LESSON 0.      GETTING STARTED Welcome, and orientation

LESSON 1.     OPEN PHOTOS IN ACR  How to get photos into ACR

LESSON 2.    INTERFACE 
The interface has completely changed, where everything is now

LESSON 3.    PANEL MANAGEMENTmanage modules on any screen size

  

ADJUSTMENT SLIDERS

LESSON 4.    AUTO ADJUSTMENTSFix photos in a single click

LESSON 5.    BASIC ADJUSTMENTSThe bread and butter adjustments

LESSON 6.    WHITE BALANCE Remove color cast, get correct colors

LESSON 7.    CURVES pinpoint control over color and tone

LESSON 8.    EFFECTS Add Vignette and Grain to nice effects

LESSON 9.    COLOR MIXERTake control over every aspect of your colors

LESSON 10.  BLACK AND WHITE Converting to a perfect black and white image

LESSON 11.   SPLIT TONING Create cross processed, sepia, filmic and creative color tones

LESSON 12.  OPTICS 
Fix color fringing and barrel distortions

LESSON 13.  SHARPENING  Make your images sharp, exactly where you want it

LESSON 14.  CHANGE COLORS OF OBJECTS  Change colors, like magic, but much easier

LESSON 15.  NOISE REDUCTION  Remove color and luminance noise for clean, smooth images

LESSON 16.  CALIBRATION 
Fine tune camera colors and choose the correct processing version

TOOLS

LESSON 17.   SPOT TOOL 
Remove blemishes, cloning and healing

LESSON 18.  ADJUSTMENT BRUSH
Paint on adjustments

LESSON 19.  GRADIENT TOOL 
graduated application of adjustments

LESSON 20.  RADIAL TOOL 
Relight your photos and make super vignettes

LESSON 21.  GEOMETRY
Fix distortion and warping, upright corrections are here

LESSON 22.  STRAIGHTEN
Make everything all level

LESSON 23.  CROPPING How to crop for composition and to fit a size

 

WORKFLOWS

LESSON 24.  SAVING AND RESIZING Save your photos in different format and sizes

LESSON 25.  REDEYE 
Blast the red eye from humans and animals

LESSON 26.  FACIAL RETOUCHING Full facial retouch, skin softening, eye and teeth enhancement

LESSON 27.  ADVANCED ADJUSTMENT BRUSH  Dodge and Burn for depth and drama

 

PRESETS

LESSON 28.  SNAPSHOTS 
Be free to experiment

LESSON 29.  PRESETS How to use and make your own presets

LESSON 30.  ISO ADAPTIVE PRESETS Make intelligent presets that change to match your ISO

LESSON 31.  USING PROFILES  How to use the powerful Camera Raw Profiles

LESSON 32.  CREATING PROFILES How to make your own color profiles

MULTI IMAGE MAGIC

LESSON 33.  HDR How to make an High Dynamic Range photo from bracketed photos

LESSON 34.  MAKE A PANORAMAHow to stitch a seamless, sweeping panorama

LESSON 35ADVANCED STACKED PANORAMA 
How to make a Multi-level panorama

LESSON 36.  HDR PANORAMA
Make a panorama that is also in HDR

LESSON 37.  COLOR GRADING VIDEO 
Add cinematic looking color grades on your video (in ACR!)

LESSON 38.  BATCH PROCESSING 
Adjust bulk images, all at one

INTEGRATION

LESSON 39.  BRIDGE WITH ACR SETTINGS 
Apply and remove adjustments without even opening ACR

LESSON 40.  PHOTOSHOP AND ACR SMART OBJECTS 
Smart Objects are the way to work, see why

LESSON 41.  LIGHTROOM AND ACR 
How to take images from Lightroom to ACR and back

SETTINGS

LESSON 42.  CAMERA RAW DEFAULTS 
Create automatic processing for specific cameras

LESSON 43.  PREFERENCES 
What all the preferences do and which settings Colin recommends

LESSON 44. THANKS AND GOODBYE

 

Running time, almost 6 hours

Mac/Windows

5 reviews for Adobe Camera Raw Handbook, How to use ACR – In depth course.

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    Larry L McDonald (verified owner)

    The changes to photoshop raw was very extensive and I have never found photoshop information easy to use. This course has the information presented in a way that is understandable and saves me time trying to figure it all out. I would recommend the course to anyone serious about photography. The little movies for each section are done very well.

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    Bert Murphy

    I’ve used Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw for a long time. This course was great in that it showed me all the features I was missing because I tend to always do things the same way. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to use Adobe Camera Raw more fully, and do picture post-processing bette!

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    Debra Diehm (verified owner)

    Excellent! Loads of information and tips. Shown and explained very well. I am learning a tremendous amount and enjoying every minute of it! Thank you.

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    Malcolm Puntis (verified owner)

    This course is excellent, each modules is succinct yet comprehensive. This has saved me so much time over my usual trial and error way of learning. The layout of the course means it’s easy to go back and check up something if you need to.

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    Stephen Cahill (verified owner)

    Fantastic course and I highly recommend it to anyone who uses Photoshop for work or even for fun! I’ve been using Photoshop for many years but never used Camera Raw much at all – I always thought it was only for altering Canon Raw images, not other file types also (how wrong was I). Wow! what a revelation this course has been – my level of competence in improving images has been raised dramatically. Well presented by Colin in his usual simple and easy to follow manner. So as we say in Australia ……. Do yourself a favour!!!

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