Layer Masks & Camera Raw

For our first workshop on Photoshop we learnt about non-destructive editing, this is a process of editing that does not modify or change the original file.

We used something called Camera Raw (image right) which allows us to edit the image (exposure, temperature, clarity etc.) before it goes into a program like Photoshop. This is a fast and useful method of tuning photos. We then moved onto utilising layer masks in Photoshop to organise and crop images, I have done something to this before and I’m kinda familiar with it, however I have not used PS on a Mac and therefore learnt may different shortcuts to improve efficiency on the program. Below is my outcome.

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