Working with RAW images in Photoshop

  • February 13, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Photographic Arts Building - Balboa Park

The Adobe Camera RAW Plug-in (included with Photoshop) is a powerful program that gives you the ability to properly work with your camera's RAW files before importing them into Photoshop. A Camera RAW file is different from a JPEG in many respects -- Bottom line, you'll capture much more information to work with in a RAW file than you will with a JPEG. You should be shooting in RAW for your important work -- the results are worth it!  This is a great visual and personal way for you to learn how to effectively use Adobe's Camera RAW plug-in, including for version CS6 and Elements.

The cost to attend is $5 for this 90 minute Meetup, payable when you RSVP online.

A useful handout will be provided. Please note that in the interest of time, the focus will be on working with RAW files, rather than other functions, tools, and concepts of Photoshop.

This low-cost workshop is designed primarily for those fairly new to Photoshop, but it is also a good "refresher" course in the basics for those with a bit more experience.  As this presentation is in a “seminar” format (via a digital projector), bringing your laptop is NOT recommended, due to limited space and time. Questions encouraged!

I'll provide bottled water, so if anyone else wants to bring goodies, chips and dip, cheap snacks, etc, please let is know - Let's have some fun!

RSVP early, as we need to strictly limit this to 40 people - We should be finished up by 8:30 PM - See you there!

John Watts :-)

Watts Digital Imaging

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  • Amy H.

    Thanks for the great class! I forgot to put my email on the list: [masked]

    February 14, 2013

  • Cynthia P.

    Great class John - so much information. You are an amazing resource - you made ACR seem simple

    February 14, 2013

  • Richard C.

    Error - Typo
    Should read, Thanks not hanks...

    February 14, 2013

  • Richard C.

    I am going to motify my entire workflow. I really like the concept of saving a Master Image. hanks, John...

    February 14, 2013

  • Wren

    I'm so thankful for John and appreciate this class!

    February 13, 2013

  • Richard C.

    I began my digital shooting (in the 1990's) with JPEG, then I switched over to RAW + JPEG because I was afraid to switch over to RAW totally. However, soon afterwards, I realized that I was never touching the JPEG captures and that they were just taking up space on my computer and/or my memory cards. I finally switched to shooting RAW alone about five years ago and have not looked back. However, I am always open to new workflow techniques, especially with the new ACR sliders in Photoshop CS6.

    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to better understanding raw images. Still shooting in jpeg with dslr cause lack of raw knowledge. Hopefully by attending this class I'll gain the confidence.

    February 11, 2013

    • John W.

      Hi Dino, glad to have you on board - you'll definitely get an understanding of RAW from this Meetup - you'll never want to shoot JPG again for your important images! See you tomorrow - Cheers, JW :-)

      1 · February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to better understanding raw images. Still shooting in jpeg with dslr cause lack of raw knowledge. Hopefully by attending this class I'll gain the confidence.

    February 11, 2013

  • Barbara F.

    I forgot about a prior commitment. John, can I still get your handout?

    February 11, 2013

    • John W.

      Hi Barb, No problem, sorry you cannot make it - Can u email me at [masked] to remind me on the handout, please? It's not ready yet, so I'll get it to you on Wednesday... Thx, and cheers!

      1 · February 11, 2013

    • Barbara F.

      Thanks so much, John. I hate missing your seminars.

      February 11, 2013

  • Richard C.

    Hi John...
    Is your CS6 book ready?

    February 5, 2013

    • John W.

      Hi Richard, sadly not yet, grrrr - - been involved in a large Color management project for a few months, and it's still taking up a lot of time - - the CS6 book's only a week or so away from being completed, however - - look for an announcement in my next "Quick Tip" newsletter - Thanks for your continued interest and patience! Cheers!

      February 11, 2013

  • Gary F.

    Hi John
    Has this meetup full yet? I have one more person that might want to go, but have not been able to get a hold of him yet. Driving down from Hemet so the more the merrier. Looking for word to Wednesday evening.
    Gary.

    February 11, 2013

    • John W.

      Hi Gary, No problem, bring your freind along and they can pay me when they get there ... C U soon, and Thx! Cheers,

      February 11, 2013

  • bill g.

    Hi John,
    Question: I am quite familiar with Lightroom, which I understand is basically Adobe's camera raw engine with intuitive user interface. I do have CS5 but frankly have next to zero experinece in using it. Would your workshop be beneficial to me? Let me have your thoughts.
    Thanks /Bill Gosma

    February 4, 2013

    • John W.

      Hi Bill, You're right, the engine's are essentially the same and I'd think you would get something out of it, although probably not as much as someone using RAW for Photoshop...If nothing else, we always have a good bunch of folks to socialize with... :-) Thx, and cheers, JW :-)

      February 4, 2013

  • DICK H.

    Hi John! I'm in Minnesota!

    February 4, 2013

    • John W.

      Let me guess, dick - it's because of your grandkids, and not the weather, LOL? Have a safe trip!

      February 4, 2013

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