Camera RAW filter in Photoshop

The new Camera Raw filter makes it easier than ever to bring high level image processing to your non-destructive workflow.

In its agile new form, Camera Raw opens right inside Photoshop as a filter, and any image can benefit from its potent range of adjustments; not just those from high-end cameras.



On the photo layer in Photoshop, choose Convert to Smart Object. Go to Filter > Camera Raw Filter. Start with the HSL/Grayscale tab and tick Convert to Grayscale. Next, go to Split Toning and assign an appropriate Hue/Saturation for Highlights and Shadows.

Camera RAW filter in Photoshop

Use Balance to favour either end. Go to the Basic tab and slide Clarity gently leftward to get a subtle soft glow. Under Effects, you can easily add and confi gure a vignette and a touch of grain to finalise.