Friday, 11 October 2013

Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) as a Photoshop Filter

Today's article from Digital Photography School, is aimed at users of the Creative Cloud version of Photoshop which includes a Camera RAW filter for the first time in Photoshop. The article is written by Helen Bradley, a Lifestyle journalist who divides her time between the real and digital worlds, picking the best from both. You can view her site at She writes and produces video instruction for Photoshop and digital photography for magazines and online providers world wide. She has also written four books on photo crafts and blogs at

One feature that is new to Photoshop CC is the Camera Raw filter. Using this filter you can make powerful nondestructive edits inside Photoshop.

What the Camera Raw Filter offers

The Camera Raw filter is new to the Creative Cloud version of Photoshop – Photoshop CC – so it’s not available in earlier Photoshop versions. It gives you access to most (but not all) of the features of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) from inside Photoshop.

You can use it on any image – even those file formats that ACR doesn’t support – and on any layer. So, you don’t have to be working on an image that is in one of the formats that ACR can open. You can also use the Camera Raw filter at any point in your workflow not just when you first open an image.

Combining the Camera Raw filter with Smart Objects also means that you can make an edit using the filter and come back anytime to revisit and change those edits, if desired.

To read this comprehensive article in full, follow this link:  Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) as a Photoshop Filter - Digital Photography School

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