Long, B 2009, Getting started with camera raw : how to make better pictures using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, 2nd ed edn, Peachpit Press, Berkeley, Calif. (Long 2009)
This manual could be called ‘Camera Raw for Dummies’ . It takes one through the process of introduction to Camera Raw, using the basic sliders, workflow, using tools to paint and produce graduated effects and some of the more advanced features. It also explains why one tool is preferable to another for producing a desired effect. The histogram is used as a reference throughout. Shortcut keys are given for quick processing.
Long, B 2009, Getting started with camera raw : how to make better pictures using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, 2nd ed edn, Peachpit Press, Berkeley, Calif.
As one of the advantages of Camera Raw is batch processing, this is also explained – and is a godsend for those attempting to edit multiple similar images.
Although an introductory manual, all the more advanced features of Camera Raw are explained, including the interface between Camera Raw, Bridge and Photoshop and more advanced digital workflows.
While the edition I am using is for CS4 and older versions, it seems fully applicable to CS5 and later versions.
I find this a most valuable introduction – used last year, and now it is really a revision manual. On re-using, much that was new and difficult to assimilate then, now seems familiar and makes sense.