Adobe Camera Raw 8.7.1 Now Available

Camera Raw 8.7.1

Adobe has announced the availability of Camera Raw 8.7.1 for Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6, which adds RAW file support for the new Sony A7 II and updated support for the Samsung NX1. Several new lens profiles are also part of the update.

A corresponding update for Lightroom 5 (to version 5.7.1) is expected to be released within the next week. I’ll have the latest on that update as soon as it is released.

Finally, an update for the free DNG Coverter 8.7.1 is also available for Mac and Windows.

Lightroom 5.7 and Camera Raw 8.7 Now Available

Lightroom 5

Adobe has announced the availability of Lightroom 5.7 and Camera Raw 8.7, which includes the Aperture importer tool and adds support for 24 new cameras, including the Canon 7D Mark II and Nikon D750.

Lightroom 5.7 also adds support for tethered capture for the Nikon D4S and D810.

The full list of newly supported cameras for RAW files is as follows: [Read more...]

How to Create a Vignette in Photoshop

Here’s another quick tutorial from Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains how to create a vignette in Photoshop. In the video, he shows off the effects of different sliders in the Post Crop Vignette panel inside Camera Raw. Of course, the same sliders and tools are present in Lightroom if you haven’t explored them yet.

Additionally, he shows how to use the Lens Correction tools inside of Photoshop itself to add a vignette. Finally, he shows how to use the radial filter tool in Camera Raw to create an off-center vignette.

How to Use the DNG Profile Editor to Adjust Color and Light

Check out this video from Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes as he shows how to use the DNG Profile Editor (Mac | Windows) to adjust color and light.

How to Use the DNG Profile Editor to Adjust Color and Light

The DNG Profile Editor is a free utility from Adobe. You can use it build profiles for camera and lens combos, which he shows in the above example. These profiles can be used in Camera Raw or Lightroom under the Camera Calibration pane.

If you want to learn more about using the DNG Profile Editor, check out this PDF help document that provides an overview of the application.