I’ve seen so many people box themselves in while editing their RAW files. Applying finishing techniques In Lightroom or another RAW editor before bringing the file into Photoshop is a mistake. There is a proper way to prepare your photos that will give you maximum flexibility in your creative edit. There are two things that require attention:

  • Be sure that you have a full and balanced representation of all tones in the image.
  • Low contrast is best as you will add contrast selectively later.

This tutorial will show you how it’s done.