The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop, 2nd Edition

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Название:The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop

Автор:Jeff Schewe

Издательство: Peachpit Press

Год: 2015

Страниц: 336

Язык: English

Формат: epub

Размер: 27,8 Mb

Shooting in the raw format gives digital photographers complete control over every aspect of image quality. The Digital Negative is devoted exclusively to the topic and shows you how to make the most of that control to extract the best-possible raw rendering of your digital negatives and to use Photoshop to achieve the highest quality in your images. In this update of his best-selling book, renowned photographer and author Jeff Schewe outlines a foolproof process for working with these digital negatives and presents his real-world expertise on optimizing raw images. You’ll learn hands-on techniques for exposing and shooting for raw image capture and developing a raw processing workflow, as well as Photoshop techniques for perfecting the master image, converting color to black and white, and processing for panoramic and HDR images. This second edition covers all the major updates and new features in Camera Raw, Lightroom, and Photoshop, such as GPU acceleration, Radial Filters, Pano Merge, and more.

Get the best tone and color from your digital negatives.

Use Lightroom and Camera Raw sharpening controls to maximize image quality.

Produce stunning black and white images.

Learn how to remove people from photos in Photoshop using Smart Objects and Layer Blending.

Use HDR in Camera Raw and Lightroom.

And much more!

Visit the book’s companion website at for sample images and more.

Table of Contents

The Digital Negative

Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop

Jeff Schewe

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

What Is a Digital Negative?

Dissecting a Digital Negative

Raw versus JPEG

Camera Sensor Types

Attributes of a Digital Negative

Linear capture

Digital exposure


Sensor noise and ISO speed

Colorimetric interpretation


Bit Depth

Raw vs. JPEG

Photographic Aspects of a Digital Negative

Shutter speed

Lens aperture

Lens aberrations

Sensor resolution

Chapter 2

Adobe Raw Image Processing: An Overview

The Genesis of Camera Raw

The Genesis of Lightroom

The Bridge, Camera Raw, and Photoshop System


Camera Raw Plug-in


The Camera Raw Filter in Photoshop

The Camera Raw Smart Object in Photoshop

The Lightroom Way

The Relationship of Camera Raw and Lightroom Versions

Subscription License

Perpetual License

Color Management between Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop

DNG File Format and DNG Converter

To DNG or not to DNG?

Adobe DNG Converter

Chapter 3

Fundamentals of Lightroom and Camera Raw

Lightroom and Camera Raw Defaults

Lightroom and Camera Raw Functionality

The Histogram

Lightroom and Camera Raw Adjustment Panels

Basic panel

Tone Curve panel

HSL/Color/B&W panel

Split Toning panel

Detail panel

Lens Corrections panel

Effect panel

Camera Calibration panel

Lightroom and Camera Raw Tools

Lightroom and Camera Raw Crop tools

Lightroom and Camera Raw Spot Removal Tools

Local Adjustments in Lightroom and Camera Raw

Adjustment Brush

Graduated Filter

Radial Filter

Filter Brush

Soft Proofing in Camera Raw and Lightroom

Presets in Camera Raw and Lightroom

Snapshots in Camera Raw and Lightroom

Virtual Copies in Lightroom

Chapter 4

Advanced Raw Processing using Lightroom or Camera Raw

Tone Mapping

Flat lighting

High-contrast lighting

Blown skies

Inclement weather

Under exposure

Backlit subjects

Color Correction

While balance (global)

White balance (local)

Color Curves

Color Split toning

Color gradients

HSL color corrections

Lens colorcast corrections

Color to Black-and-White Conversions

Adjusting the panchromatic response

Warm toning

Split toning

Color toning and spot of color

Optimized B&W tone mapping

Color toning using color curves

Maximizing Image Detail

High-frequency edge sharpening

Low-frequency edge sharpening

Mixed-frequency edge sharpening

Balancing sharpening and noise reduction

Chapter 5

Deploying Photoshop to Perfect your Digital Negatives

Getting Images into Photoshop

A Typical Edit in Photoshop

Color Range selection tool

Creative progressive sharpening

Midtone contrast


Saturation and Color layer modifications

Blue edge fix


Healing Brush and Clone Stamp tools

Copy-and-paste patching

Retouching using painting

Using paths to make selections

Compositing Multiple Images

Creating the composite mask

Compositing the sky

Luminance-based masks

Using the Camera Raw Filter in Photoshop

Convert to Smart Filter

The Camera Raw Filter

Color to Black and White in Photoshop

Photomerge for Panoramic Stitching

Merge to HDR Pro

Processing HDR for Lightroom and Camera Raw tone mapping

Focus Stacking

Chapter 6

Creating an Efficient Workflow

Workflow Principles

Do things once

Do things automatically

Be methodical

The Five Workflow Stages

Stage 1: Image ingestion

Stage 2: Image verification

Stage 3: Preproduction

Stage 4: Production

Stage 5: Postproduction

My personal workflow

Field workflow

Studio workflow

How I Organize My Images

My Digital Imaging Area

Performance Tuning Your System

Photoshop performance

Lightroom performance


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