Step 4: Effects in Camera RAW
Adobe named this panel as Effects but I personally don’t believe that you can create any nice looking effects from this panel.
First is Dehaze. It does what its name suggests. This slider helps to remove or add the haze in the image. Photoshop is not a magical tool so let’s not expect any magical return when using this slider. 🙂
Grain adds grain in the images. You may want to use it if you’re a wedding photographer. Most wedding photographers intentionally add grains to make the images beautiful.
You are wondering that why is Vignette also here even if you saw it in the previous panel. Both will give the same result as long as your image is not cropped. I’d like you to do a task. Close Camera RAW and crop an image. While cropping, make sure that you don’t turn on “Delete Cropped Pixels”. Once done, again open Camera RAW and try the two sliders. You’ll see the different results. I leave it to you to figure out why did you see different results.
Step 5: Camera Calibration in Camera RAW
In this tab, you can define the process in Camera RAW.
The process version is the Camera Raw technology that Photoshop uses to adjust and render photos. The latest version in 2012.
This is the place where you calibrate the RGB (Red, Green, and Blue) of the image. You probably don’t want to change it because it is really tough for a beginner’s eyes to detect the miscalibration in R, G, and B.
That’s all, folks!
Let’s meet next week. Make sure you watch other tutorials on 30 Days to Learn Photoshop series.