Achieve the perfect mood to fit your creative visions with powerful color controls for shadows, midtones, and highlights or adjust the overall color of your image.
Experience faster editing while using the Adjustment Brush, applying Graduated Filter or Radial Filter, and adjusting sliders for all local corrections.
Easily show or hide Edit panels with the new Edit Panels to Show option. There is also a Compact Layout Preferences option to further customize your workspace.
Camera Raw now offers a robust color grading tool - three-way color wheels - which provide powerful color controls for shadows, midtones, and highlights at the same time. You can also adjust the overall color of your image using the Global control. Color Grading replaces Split Toning and provides more control to adjust colors in your image. Take your images to new creative heights by adjusting the color wheels in any combination to create subtle, vivid, complementary, or contrasting looks.
To use Color Grading controls, follow these steps:
You'll notice that there are three color wheels - one of each for shadows, midtones, and highlights. Move the desired slider to change the color tint. You can also adjust the Luminance slider that is present below each color wheel to adjust the luminance of the respective color tints.
A dot indicator is displayed against the color wheels if the respective color wheel has edits.
Adjust the Blending slider to set the degree of overlap between shadows and highlights. Drag the slider towards the right to maximize the overlap and drag it to the left to minimize the overlap. Set the Balance slider to balance the effects between shadows, midtones, and highlights. You can also use the Balance slider to control the amount of shadows and highlights. Values greater than 0 will increase the effect of highlights and values less than 0 will increase the effect of the shadows.
The Color Grading panel replaces the Split Toning panel. To replicate the effect of Split Toning, simply set the Blending slider to 100 and adjust Shadows and Highlights.
Experience smoother and faster rendering of edits while applying Linear and Radial Gradients, painting with the Brush Tool or adjusting multiple sliders for local corrections while GPU acceleration is turned on.
You can now choose to display only those Edit controls that you need in your workspace. There is also a Compact Layout option in Camera Raw Preferences.
Camera Raw now provides a Compact Layout option, apart from the Normal Layout. To view this option, go to the General tab in Camera Raw Preferences and select Use compact layout. You can also Command-click (on macOS)/right-click (on Windows) to view the Compact option under Layout.
Now get greater control over zoom levels with Box zoom. Draw a box on an image while pressing the Ctrl on Windows or Command on macOS to zoom in your preferred selected area.