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Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 7 of 118

How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020


Adobe Photoshop 2020: The Complete Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 7 of 118

How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020


Lesson Info

How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020

So in this session, we're going to cover Adobe camera. Raw Adobe camera is one of the most important parts of Photoshopped. In fact, it's not really even harder Photoshopped. It comes with photo shop, but it's a plug in. It's something that's used before. Your picture is actually opened where you can see all of photo shops interface. If you have a raw file and you double click on it, it automatically sends you to adobe camera. If you have a J peg or a tiff file, you can force it to go in there. But it is a one stop shop for adjusting your images and often times I can finish. I'd say 70 to 80% of my images using Onley, adobe camera raw and therefore the image never really needs to even get opened in the photo shop. What makes that nice? Well, it's one screen where I have all the controls I need, but the main thing is, when you make a change using adobe camera, it saves the changes you make. As what's known as meta data metadata is text on. Example of metadata is when you take a picture,...

the shutter speed you captured it with is attached to your picture as text. It's not part of the picture itself, it's attached to it. And that's known as metadata. Well, when I move a slider in adobe camera, it's instantly saved as text. The moment I click that I'm done, it gets saved in the file size on Lee goes up about maybe 15 kilobytes. That's about the size of a text email. Whereas if I open the same image into Photoshopped, then the file size is going to start getting big in. If I end up making changes and I want them to be non destructive where it can easily undo them later, then I have to use layers in as I do. My file size just exponentially gets larger and larger as I do that. But making changes using only Adobe camera makes it so. The file sizes state absolutely tiny, and everything happens relatively quickly. You don't the wait for progress bars to finish and things like that, so let's dive in and get started with using camera. Wrong. I'm gonna start here in bridge. That's just where I'm always gonna start to browse my pictures and the only thing I'm gonna deal here is hide the preview on the right just simply because I don't need it to hide the preview on the right. I'm gonna move my mouse to the edge of that area, the left edge, and just drag that edge all the way to the left to hide it. Then I'll bring up my thumbnail size here and we'll see some images. Now, all of these images have already been adjusted and they've been adjusted using Onley adobe camera. So I just want to show you before and after is saying see what type of transformation and image might go through as you go into camera. Because then hopefully you'll get more excited about learning how to truly understand the features that are available. So I'm gonna select all these images. I will do that by typing command A. It's the same as going to the edit menu and choosing select all. And then I'm gonna say here, opening camera rock, they'll show up this little thumbnails on the left side. That's what you get. Any time you see more than one picture in camera raw and here's what I'm gonna do, I'm going to just go near the right side of my screen where you see all these adjustments, sliders, and there's a little menu there. It looks like three little bars case you can't see it. It's right there. It's known as a hamburger menu, and I'm gonna click on it. And she's came a raw defaults that's gonna end up showing you what this image looked like right as it came out of the camera before any change had been made. So here is my original, then all type command Z controls and windows. That's just a shortcut for undo. Then therefore, you'll see the end result. And so there's what was captured. Here's how I interpret it using camera, go to another image and again I'll go to that same menu and choose Kamerad defaults. That's what my camera captured, but I wanted something different. Look at how dark those horses are. Just doesn't have that much interest in it. Afterwards, I really like the end result. A couple others just continue through them, so you get a better sense for what camera raw is capable of. So this is where your dull, boring pictures is, what you're starting with, and they're ending up looking really nice. And it's on Lee. When there's something that camera is incapable of doing that we're gonna head into photo shop for the things that it's just not capable of because it's limited in what you can do because of the way it saves its changes. Its changes are saved as metadata, which is just text. And so it's describing what was the position of a slider You moved exposure to plus two, and it just saved that in it. It's not saving a huge amount of data, so therefore it's limited in its functionality. But you can see how dramatic of changes are possible using just one screen, which is known as Adobe Camera.

Class Description

All individual classes that make up this bootcamp are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Develop an understanding of how Photoshop works
  • Create your ideal workspace
  • Configure the essential preference settings
  • Set up Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for optimal integration with Photoshop
  • Navigate multiple images seamlessly


Adobe® Photoshop® 2020 is a feature-rich creative force, perfect for turning raw ideas into audience-wowing images. With Ben Willmore as your guide, you can master it faster than you think and take on a new decade of projects.

Ben takes you step-by-step through Adobe Photoshop 2020 as only he can. With an easy pace and zero technobabble, he demystifies this powerful program and makes you feel confident enough to create anything. This class is part of a fully-updated bundle – complete with 2020 features and more efficient ways to maximize the tools everyone uses most.

Whether you’re a 20-year designer or you’re opening the app for the first time, this is the perfect way to learn and love using Photoshop. From retouching to masking to troubleshooting, Ben unpacks all the essentials and hidden gems, while giving you real-world examples to drive each lesson home. By the end of the class, you’ll feel eager to make serious magic with Photoshop 2020.


  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Photoshop and learn new features to help edit photos.
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Photoshop fixes.


Adobe Photoshop 2020 (V21)


  1. Introduction To Adobe Photoshop 2020
  2. Bridge vs. Lightroom
  3. Tour of Photoshop Interface
  4. Overview of Bridge Workspace
  5. Overview of Lightroom Workspace
  6. Lightroom Preferences - Saving Documents
  7. How To Use Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  8. Overview of Basic Adjustment Sliders
  9. Developing Raw Images
  10. Editing with the Effects and HLS Tabs
  11. How to Save Images
  12. Using the Transform Tool
  13. Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  14. Selection Tools
  15. Combining Selection Tools
  16. Using Automated Selection Tools
  17. Quick Mask Mode
  18. Select Menu Essentials
  19. Using Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  20. Align Active Layers
  21. Creating a New Layer
  22. Creating a Clipping Mask
  23. Using Effects on Layers
  24. Using Adjustment Layers
  25. Using the Shape Tool
  26. Create a Layer Mask Using the Selection Tool
  27. Masking Multiple Images Together
  28. Using Layer Masks to Remove People
  29. Using Layer Masks to Replace Sky
  30. Adding Texture to Images
  31. Layering to Create Realistic Depth
  32. Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop 2020
  33. Optimizing Grayscale with Levels
  34. Adjusting Levels with a Histogram
  35. Understanding Curves
  36. Editing an Image Using Curves
  37. Editing with Shadows/Highlights Adjustment
  38. Dodge and Burn Using Quick Mask Mode
  39. Editing with Blending Modes
  40. Color Theory
  41. Curves for Color
  42. Hue and Saturation Adjustments
  43. Isolating Colors Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment
  44. Match Colors Using Numbers
  45. Adjusting Skin Tones
  46. Retouching Essentials In Adobe Camera Raw
  47. Retouching with the Spot Healing Brush
  48. Retouching with the Clone Stamp
  49. Retouching with the Healing Brush
  50. Retouching Using Multiple Retouching Tools
  51. Extending an Edge with Content Aware
  52. Clone Between Documents
  53. Crop Tool
  54. Frame Tool
  55. Eye Dropper and Color Sampler Tools
  56. Paint Brush Tools
  57. History Brush Tool
  58. Eraser and Gradient Tools
  59. Brush Flow and Opacity Settings
  60. Blur and Shape Tools
  61. Dissolve Mode
  62. Multiply Mode
  63. Screen Mode
  64. Hard Light Mode
  65. Hue, Saturation, and Color Modes
  66. Smart Filters
  67. High Pass Filter
  68. Blur Filter
  69. Filter Gallery
  70. Adaptive Wide Angle Filter
  71. Combing Filters and Features
  72. Select and Mask
  73. Manually Select and Mask
  74. Creating a Clean Background
  75. Changing the Background
  76. Smart Object Overview
  77. Nested Smart Objects
  78. Scale and Warp Smart Objects
  79. Replace Contents
  80. Raw Smart Objects
  81. Multiple Instances of a Smart Object
  82. Creating a Mockup Using Smart Objects
  83. Panoramas
  84. HDR
  85. Focus Stacking
  86. Time-lapse
  87. Light Painting Composite
  88. Remove Moire Patterns
  89. Remove Similar Objects At Once
  90. Remove Objects Across an Entire Image
  91. Replace a Repeating Pattern
  92. Clone from Multiple Areas Using the Clone Source Panel
  93. Remove an Object with a Complex Background
  94. Frequency Separation to Remove Staining and Blemishes
  95. Warping
  96. Liquify
  97. Puppet Warp
  98. Displacement Map
  99. Polar Coordinates
  100. Organize Your Layers
  101. Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss
  102. Layer Style: Knockout Deep
  103. Blending Options: Blend if
  104. Blending Options: Colorize Black and White Image
  105. Layer Comps
  106. Black-Only Shadows
  107. Create a Content Aware Fill Action
  108. Create a Desaturate Edges Action
  109. Create an Antique Color Action
  110. Create a Contour Map Action
  111. Faux Sunset Action
  112. Photo Credit Action
  113. Create Sharable Actions
  114. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 1
  115. Common Troubleshooting Issues Part 2
  116. Image Compatibility with Lightroom
  117. Scratch Disk Is Full
  118. Preview Thumbnail



The short lessons makes it easy to find things. Clear explanations, structured content, great examples, handbook plus practice images - this class is worth x10 the price! I have seen many of Ben's classes and I'm so happy you created this one, love it

Madelaine Enochs

Ben's class has been extremely helpful for understanding how everything works in photoshop. I am so grateful for his classes. Easy to understand and thorough. Thank-you Ben!

Alessandro Zugno

In this class Ben Willmore gives an overview of all the tools present in Adobe Photoshop 2020, explaining everything very clearly and with practical examples. This course is useful for any type of photographer who wants to learn the use of Photoshop or improve their post production skills.