The Complete Raw Workflow Guide

1st Edition

How to get the most from your raw images in Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom, Photoshop, and Elements


  • Philip Andrews
  • Description

    One of the most important technologies a photographer can master is shooting and working with raw images. However, figuring out the best way to work with raw files can be confusing and overwhelming. What’s the advantage to working in raw? How do you manage, organize, and store raw files? What’s the best way to process your files to meet your photographic needs? How do Photoshop, Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw work together? Is it possible to keep your photos in the raw format and still enhance them extensively? Philip Andrews answers these questions and more in his all-new essential raw workflow guide. Whether you are a beginner just starting to explore the intricacies of shooting raw, or a seasoned pro looking for a better workflow, this book provides all of the information you need to know to create stunning images from your raw files. As well as covering the most popular raw software packages such as Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom, it provides general information that you will find useful no matter which software you prefer. Clear, precise step-by-step instructions will help you get from start to finish with essential tips and tricks along the way. Packed with inspirational images and clearly marked screenshots pointing out the exact information you need, you'll be on your way to creating a better, faster, and more efficient raw workflow in no time.

    Key Features

    Covers the entire raw workflow from beginning to end to help you solve the mysteries of this powerful technology See the power of a truly non-destructive, raw-based workflow Completely up-to-date to get you up to speed fast with the new features in software packages such as Adobe Photoshop, Elements, Adobe Camera Raw, and Lightroom Full-color photographs and screenshots provide essential illustrations in an easy to follow step-by-step format that shows you exactly how to work with your raw files


    Advanced amateur and professional photographers who shoot in the raw format.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction; Section 1 – Raw Basics: Raw School 101; Establishing a Raw Workflow; Shooting in Raw; Downloading to Computer; Section 2 – Core Processing: Camera Based Converters; Raw with Photoshop Elements; ACR, Photoshop and Bridge; Photoshop Lightroom; Section 3 – Advanced Editing/Enhancing: Beyond ACR Basics; Lossless Image Enhancement; Raw Editing in Photoshop; Creative Raw; Section 4 – Managing Raw Files: Organizing Raw Assets; Protecting Raw files; Index


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    Focal Press
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    Quotes from Amazon reviews of Andrews et al./RAW Workflow from Capture to Archives: "I am not an expert, but as someone trying to improve my skills with Raw, this book definitely covers the waterfront. I am very pleased. It has a very nice mix of text pictures and examples. Very easy to follow, and offers a wide choice of options for editors, setting up a workflow and covering the subject." "You'll take all your pix in RAW after reading this. This excellent book presents a thorough, in-depth discussion of capturing, processing and manipulating images from digital cameras...the book is very well written, and makes both the camera and computer concepts and techniques accessible to a wide spectrum of readers, including experienced file photographers new to digital photography, casual digital photographers wanting to improve their camera and/or software skills, and Photoshop users who want to learn more about digital photography."