Raw files, What are they? We've been talking a lot about raw files and you've been hearing me mention adobe camera. Raw what the heck are raw files? Well, Raw files or images that are shot with modern DSLR cameras and mirror less cameras that allow you to develop them over and over as many different ways as you want to. Infinity is the equivalent of the digital negative. So imagine this, if you had, if you were in your kitchen and you have all the ingredients to bake a cake, you have the flour and the eggs and the milk and all the stuff that you need to bake a cake. And you made a giant cake and you said, you know that's pretty good. But I wish I would've made it differently and you looked and you have all the same ingredients and you could do it again. And so you did you make a different kind of cake and you're like, you know what, I want to make a different cake and here's all the ingredients and you could do that forever into infinity. Well that's what camera raw is. That's what raw...
files are. Once you take a photo using a raw setting in your camera, you have all the ingredients and then you can develop those ingredients to make maybe a black and white image or a color image or an image that's tightly cropped or an image that's really saturated or whatever you want. You can take those same ingredients that same raw file and then you can interpret it any way you want as many times as you want to infinity. Those raw files are going to give you the maximum resolution that your camera has to offer. It's gonna give you the maximum bit depth that your camera has to offer. It's gonna give you the most post production flexibility now to develop a raw file. While we have something called adobe Camera Raw, it's one of the most exciting things that's built into Photoshop. So we're gonna look at that in depth right now.
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Mark did a great job at explaining things and going over them multiple times throughout the lessons. My only issue was that sometimes it went a little faster than I could keep up and I needed to rewind it a bit and start again. But from someone who has never worked in photoshop before I 100% recommend this class to anyone trying to learn.