Using the Camera Raw Filter in Photoshop for editing portraits

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Melanie Chang
Using the Camera Raw Filter in Photoshop for editing portraits

Editing portraits and images of people has become significantly more efficient with Photoshop's Camera Raw Filter, especially due to its automatic masking capabilities. This feature streamlines the editing process, allowing for precise and effortless adjustments to specific parts of a person in a photograph. Here's a guide to help you leverage this tool in your photo editing workflow.

Using Automatic Masking for People

  1. Auto-Masking Feature: In the Camera Raw interface, look for the Masking tool. Photoshop's AI-powered feature will automatically detect different parts of a person – like the face, eyes, and mouth.
  2. Creating Masks: Click on the part of the image you want to adjust. Photoshop will intelligently create a mask that covers just that area, like the hair or lips.
  3. Adjusting Specific Areas: Once the mask is created, you can make various adjustments to just that area. For instance, you can change the hair colour, enhance the lip colour, or adjust the background too.

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