Graham Daly Photography

Award winning Fine Art, Landscape, Seascape & Nature photographer providing Photography Training Workshops, Photography Courses & Photo Tours throughout Ireland

Graham Daly Photography is an Award winning Fine Art, Landscape, Seascape & Nature photographer based in Ireland providing Photography Training & Workshops

How To Restore Color To Flat RAW Files Using Adobe Lightroom

Do you find that your RAW files are flat, dull and lacking color? In this video tutorial I will show and demonstrate how to restore and inject color back into your flat looking RAW image files so that they can be brought back to life and shine.

Did you know?

If you are someone who shoots using the RAW file format, which is the best format to shoot with by the way, well then you may have noticed that by their nature RAW files tend to be void of any eye-catching colour and can look rather flat and dull.

This is perfectly normal and by design. The RAW file format unlike instant JPEGs will not contain any processing adjustments or changes that were applied in-camera upon the creation of the file and this is the key to the success of the RAW format.

It allows the Photographer to make the decisions as to what needs adjusting as opposed to camera applying changes that it deems necessary.

This is true and very much the case with all RAW files but fear not because you can easily inject colour and life back into your RAW images using Adobe Lightroom.

After watching this video you will have the necessary knowledge and skills needed in order to:

  • Change the Camera Calibration Profiles
  • Make adjustments to the individual colour channels
  • Use a Graduated Filter to selectively target an area and apply adjustments
  • Use the Erase Brush in order to mask out some parts of the Graduated Filter

How To Restore Color To Flat RAW Files Using Adobe Lightroom

In my next RAW Processing in Lightroom video tutorial I will show you how to use Graduated Filters in order to modify and enhance the skies in your images.

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Award winning Fine Art, Landscape, Seascape & Nature photographer providing Photography Training Workshops, Photography Courses & Photo Tours throughout Ireland