Thursday, September 5, 2013
The RAW Adjustment Brush
At this point, I don't think it's a stretch to say that most photographers have heard all about the wonders that come with shooting RAW image files. But many photographers still don't believe all the great things about shooting RAW—or maybe they're aware, but they still don't do it. Well maybe this little tidbit from Kent DuFault will help convince them. It's a primer on using the RAW Adjustment Brush in order to not only gain the exceptional control of a RAW file, but to wield it with precision in select areas of an image. I use the RAW adjustment brush as a standard part of my digital workflow directly from Lightroom's Develop menu, but as Kent demonstrates in the link below, it's also accessible via Photoshop. The RAW adjustment brush allows you to make those precise adjustments in tiny areas of the image—just as if you were dodging and burning. Take a look at Kent's great post at the Lightstalking blog, and if you aren't already on the RAW bandwagon, it's never too late to hop on.