Getting Pro Results with the Raw Develop Filter

February 04

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Learn about the Raw Develop Filter for fixing exposure, color and more!

Getting Pro Results with the Raw Develop Filter Image1 After using the RAW Develop filter and the Adjust Panel © Abba Shaprio

The RAW Develop filter is the first step to a great looking image. It offers precise controls and powerful adjustments. Since the RAW Develop filter has so many features, we decided to split the video into two so that you could digest the Adjust Panel and the Lens and Transform Panels separately. After all, we want to make sure you have great educational content that you can use in an easy-to-follow along format. Abba Shapiro will take you through each slider to help show you the results of the changes that are made to an image.

The Adjust Panel

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Discover the RAW Develop filter in Luminar 2018 and how you can use it to improve your photos. Abba Shapiro will walk you through the main sliders and their benefits, and some of the best practices when using the RAW Develop filter.

What you'll learn:

  • What is a RAW Develop filter
  • Why and When to use it
  • Exploring the sliders while correcting an image
  • Get a basic understanding of the Histogram and Clipping

Getting Pro Results with the Raw Develop Filter Image2 Showing Before and After with the RAW Develop Adjust Panel © Abba Shapiro

The Lens & Transform Panels

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Abba Shapiro will show you how to:

  • Fix Lens Distortion, Chromatic Aberration and Devignette (by using the features in Luminar’s Lens Panel)
  • Fix Aspect, Scale and Offset (by using the features in Luminar’s Transform Panel)

You’ll get a much better understanding of what each slider does after viewing this in-depth video tutorial.

Getting Pro Results with the Raw Develop Filter Image3 Several fixes needed to be done to this image to fix perspective © Abba Shapiro

Getting Pro Results with the Raw Develop Filter Image4 Results after changes with the Lens & Transform Panels © Abba Shapiro

Written by

Abba Shapiro

Fine Art, Portrait, and Landscape Photographer

Abba picked up his first camera at the age of 12 and has been passionately shooting ever since.  In addition to being a professional photographer, Abba has 30 years of experience in video and film production. Abba has worked for a wide range of commercial, corporate and federal clients, including USA Today, NASCAR, The Associated Press, NASA, Univision, Major League Baseball, Showtime, The Discovery Channel, and CNN.  In addition to teaching classes through Creative Live,, and Ripple training, Abba conducts production workshops around the globe at conferences including NAB, IBC, InterBee, Photoshop World, and Macworld. When Abba is not bouncing around the world teaching and consulting, he is probably following his passion, chasing light and shooting photos.

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