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Beginner RAW Processing

with Chris Orwig

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  •   01 The Importance of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)

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About The Class


Understand the foundations of Adobe Camera Raw photo format. Explore the power of using it as a standalone application to make compelling and non-destructive improvements to your images. Chris Orwig will walk you through the process of improving exposure, fine-tuning color, reducing noise, sharpening, cropping, and more.  


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    The Importance of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)

    03:03
  2. 02

    Adobe Camera Raw: Tool & Filter in Photoshop

    13:50
  3. 03

    Crop and Compose Your Images in Adobe Camera Raw

    07:34
  4. 04

    Improve Exposure in Adobe Camera Raw

    20:19
  5. 05

    Enhance Color in Adobe Camera Raw

    19:04
  6. 06

    Sharpen and Reduce Noise

    07:07
  7. 07

    Output and Save Your Work

    10:38

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Chris Orwig

Chris Orwig is a photographer, author and teacher based in Santa Barbara, California. He is a best-selling author and he has created over 70 online courses on the topics of Photoshop, Lightroom and photography. His most recent book, The CreativeFight ... read more

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  • Pamela Richardson

    March 2016

    Highly recommended!! I have watched some classes taught by Chris Orwig before, and really appreciate his excellent teaching style. He truly is a master of his craft in both photography and in teaching. He taught at a pace that allowed me to take notes and absorb what he was saying, which I really appreciated. He was well organized, and thoroughly explained each step that he was taking. I have been editing photos since early 2002, but always worked with jpeg files. Even just nine months ago, I had no idea what to do with raw files. However, with the classes on raw processing taught by Chris Orwig, I have realized that shooting in raw and then processing in raw is vastly superior to working just with jpegs. I have even been strongly advising my friends to shoot in raw!!

  • Camerosity

    April 2017

    I watched several of Chris’ tutorials elsewhere, before I discovered CreativeLive. Chris is a very student-friendly teacher, and he always seems to teach more than he intends to. For example, when he’s talking about software and retouching, you can get new ideas from his creative eye and unique view of the world and just seeing some of the creative concepts in the photos that he uses. That’s the main reason why I watched this video. However, although I’ve been using Adobe Camera Raw for about six years, I learned several “new” (to me) things about the software. As an introduction to ACR, this video will teach you more, in less than an hour and a half, than I learned in the first 6-7 weeks, when I first began using the software. It’s a very simple, logical and orderly presentation that’s easy to follow.

  • user-9f5c01

    February 2016

    Chris Orwig is a great teacher for Photoshop. He is very engaging, very well-paced and gives you the information you need without being boring. :)

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