A friend of mine recently bought a Sony a7R II mirrorless camera. To test the quality of the camera, he gave me an image with a severely underexposed foreground and asked me to push it to its limits. Within two minutes of opening the file in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), I was in awe of how far I could push the tones without the pixels falling to pieces. This is both a testament to the quality of the a7R II’s sensor & processor and the remarkable capabilities of ACR. In today’s Photoshop Workbench tutorial, we’ll open my friend’s a7R II image and use ACR’s marvelous tools to quickly transform it.

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About The Author

Adobe Photoshop Luminary

Mark S. Johnson is an Adobe Photoshop luminary, a photographer, an author, and one of the most passionate instructors you will ever encounter. Through the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, The Radiant Vista, and Boulder Digital Arts, he has lectured in front of and worked side-by-side with countless individuals, including Adobe’s Chief Executive Officers, Jane Goodall, the U.S. Ambassador to Finland, and Academy Award winning director, Louie Psihoyos. Mark’s tutorials appear regularly on the KelbyOne and Planet Photoshop websites, and his imagery and articles have been featured in Photoshop User, Photo Techniques, Nature’s Best, and After Capture magazines. He is a contributor to Dewitt Jones’ heartwarming Healing Images campaign and a Trey Ratcliff Flatbooks author.