Editing in Adobe Camera Raw

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Instructor: Rick Burress Duration: 4 Weeks Cost: US$129

If you love photography, then you are in the right place! We’ll show you the BEST, EASIEST and FASTEST ways to edit your favorite images!

Welcome to Editing in Adobe Camera Raw.

Are you ready to create stunning photography?

Adobe Camera RAW is the engine under the hood of Lightroom, Photoshop, and Bridge.
This most powerful Adobe app is either ignored or misunderstood at the great peril of photographers — both Professional and Amateur!
Mastery of Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) is fundamental to post-processing great photos, even more so than a knowledge of Photoshop, as you will see.
With the 2022 update, Adobe made very major changes effecting users, so Rick has reworked his entire course to address the latest changes, and to reveal the power hidden features he can’t live without.
This course is for all users—beginner through advanced. Its all good, solid, must-know education for ramping up your photographic workflow. This course is a must. Nothing will improve your skill set as much as this course, and there’s no other place to get this information,. Join us to grow in your skill, power, and photographic knowledge.
This is a four-week course with weekly bonus lessons, and a weekly Q&A video where Rick answers your emails, critiques your images, and solves your problems as the course continues throughout the month.
Join us for Rick Burress’ most mind-blowing course, Mastering Adobe Camera RAW.

This course includes over 2 hours of informative videos with full lifetime access!!

Week One:
What is it? Functionality with Bridge
-Why use it? Direct Edits v. The LR Catalog
-Destructive v. Non-destructive
-Set up for your success/File Type associations/Prefs, etc.
-The Histogram: Don’t die on that hill
-Exports/imports (Bridge Photo Downloader)
-Fake v. Real ACR; Smart Objects
-Sliders/resets/Auto/Slider tricks/Option drag/auto reset/command-option-R
Week Two:
-The Killer Tools
-Adjustment Brush
-Gradient Tool
-Radial Tool
-Noise Reduction
-Lens Correction
-Auto Selection of Skies; Subjects
-Preview Changes quickly
-Rate/Label/Sort—a nod to Adobe Bridge 
Week Three:
Presets: Global v. Local edits
Batch processing/Fave Presets/Apply Previous
Pro techniques:
-Option/Alt-click Sliders
-Mask edits; become a user of the Magic “X”
-Combining Masks
-Radials minus subjects
-Chromatic aberration/defringe
-Merging Panoramas
-Smart Objects
Week Four:
-The Real Color Wheel
-White Balance/Gray Cards
-Color grading/Color Mixer
-“The Envelope” for Color Flooding
-Dynamic Range and it’s relation to HDR/ISO
-The hidden Proof Color setting for on-screen truth to match prints
-Color calibration by the numbers—like a Pro.
-“Memory Colors”—The colors you MUST get right or the entire image is not believable.



  • Instructor: Rick Burress

    Rick Burress has consulted and taught professional photographers for over 30 years. His work has appeared in the award-winning Arizona Highways Magazine, and is a published author and consultant.


    What students are saying about Rick:

  • “I just finished The Real Photoshop Course with you and I just wanted to let you know that this is a great course. I’m a newbie to Photoshop and like others it can be some what intimidating. (it was for me LOL)  You really made it easy to understand and you help too ease the fear of using certain functions in Photoshop. Absolutely love this course.!!!

    I would highly recommend this course to all who either struggle or feel intimated by Photoshop. Your enthusiasm and love to teach others makes learning easy. Looking forward to seeing more of you as part of the BPSOP family.” – John O’Brien

    “Okay, now I just want to say “Thank You!” You are awesome. I am learning so much. Thank you for the clarity you have provided. I knew right what you were talking about when you discussed color space and printing mediums. You cleaned things up so nice. You are, dare I say it?, a genius! (Now don’t go photoshopping your head real big!)

    Thank you again for sharing your vast knowledge with us and providing it in an understandable fun way.
    Excited to be learning so much.” – Dave

    “Just finished the Real Photoshop Course and Ricks teaching style is superb. I only used photoshop to remove some wires in a shot but know I have learned so much in four weeks. I just saw the announcement for the Bridge course, on my list for my next course. Rick is a wonderful asset to BPSOP. Great job!” – Al Fox

“My head is exploding!  You taught me so many great Photoshop techniques in this PShop in 5 minutes course.  I have lots of tips to practice and try to master.  You have spawned many creative ideas in my head to apply them to. Your explanations of complex techniques were so clear and simplified that even my aged brain could follow. (Although rewinds helped.)

Your critiques were positive and encouraging.  I look forward to more Rick Burress lessons in the future.” – Bob Gilmartin

 “The Real Photoshop Course clears the air of technical smoke and jargon and gets you producing some amazing art right from the get-go as you enter the fantastic jungle that is Photoshop.  Rick’s teaching style ensures that you will never again be intimidated by the Layers Panel, which is at the heart of working in Photoshop.  Not only did we get four amazing Lesson videos, numerous bonus videos hit on specifics, and Rick’s extensive video critiques of our work were invaluable.  And best of all, if it takes longer than five minutes you’re working too hard!  Highly recommended!” – Fred Nenninger

 “We truly enjoyed your class. You are a gifted teacher. We learned a great deal and had fun doing it. We are excited about the prospect of you offering more courses through Bryan’s organizations. We look forward to learning more from you! – Sanford & Jerry

 ‘Thank You’ for the awesome Photoshop course! The course had some great content and you taught us some really cool tricks. Enjoyed your lessons a lot! – Zita

“Don here.  Been a BPSOP student for a number of years but I have to say I’m really impressed with Rick’s teaching techniques. I really enjoyed his PS class and learned a lot. Bridge looks like a real savior when it comes to file transfer and organization.” – Don Checots

“Thank you for this class! It has been eye openingly, jaw droppingly, COOL!
And my friends who have a commercial graphics degree like me, but have been actually using it as a job for the last 25 years don’t know any of it!
One of them has retouched for 20 years, goes to photoshop world every year, and has never used a channel!
How has this thousand times easier way to cut stuff out of the background not been taught?

So again thank you so much for teaching me new skills I can use and pass on! – Suzanne Newlin

“Rick, I absolutely loved this class. You are a great teacher, you break things down simply without “dumbing it”. I appreciated that. You were very responsive to my many questions – sainthood for patience is in your future! Your discussion and recommendations on settings within PS are so helpful! My experience in Photoshop has been very limited up to this class. At times I cried, tears of frustration when listening to the videos I thought I would never get it, quickly followed by tears of joy when I actually followed along, trying your tricks! You have given me a much better appreciation for just how mighty the beast of Photoshop is – if Bridge is it’s bride, it should be dubbed Beauty & the Beast!” – Teri Craven

What a wonderful and thrilling adventure attending your excellent “Real Photoshop Course” was!! This was such a challenge and I know it isn’t over yet, since I am off to rewind all your great and helpful Bonus Videos again and again for sure! I love the way you teach and how patiently you repeat all the facts again and again – this has been very helpful!
You are the real master in Photoshop and know all the tricks that probably many Photographers never heard of! Your kindness and knowledge is overwhelming and you are so gifted in your teaching! Thank you very much again for the generous transmission of all these in PS hidden gems that will make editing easier and also less complicated for your students!
I so hope you will teach further in BPSOP and I will keep up about more courses by you in the future for sure!

I learned so much during this course! Thank you so much Rick, you are brilliant! I will recommend this course as well as your course about editing in Camera Raw at You Keep Shooting for sure! – Severine Blaise

Having purchased many editing classes (completely self taught with Photoshop) I never got past the first ten minutes of instruction.  Instructors either weren’t clear, went too quickly or just jumped in at a point that I could never understand.  Not so with Rick Burress’ classes.  He only offers three classes and I have taken them all.  Wish I had found his classes a long time ago and Bryan Peterson’s School of Photography.  Learned so much so quickly, I am now excited to continue my photographic journey and continue to learn in this kind and supportive environment!
I wanted to express my appreciation for your kind and relaxed method of teaching.  But it does go quickly!  I had points I had to pause after a few seconds and try what you were talking about!  lol  Since my son has spent the past four years teaching I have a new appreciation for instructors and how hard their jobs are.  The great ones inspire.  You are one of the great ones!
Thanks for a very informative and enjoyable learning experience. – Michele

I am primarily a Lightroom user, as Ive found Photoshop difficult to learn, and even more complicated after I’ve taken multiple courses. Thank you for your simplicity; already, I’ve learned years’ worth of explanations, and have had several lightbulb moments that would have saved me countless hours in previous editing efforts. – Deborah Sutton

I just wanted to send you an email saying how much I got out of your “The Real Photoshop Course”.  I have been using Photoshop for several years and felt pretty comfortable using it.  I was amazed at how many new techniques I learned by taking this class.  Besides the main course videos, I found the bonus videos and the weekly Q&A videos to be very informative.  For example, in the last Q&A video you showed me how to fix a halo problem by using different Blend Modes with the Clone tool .  I had never considered using different Blend Modes with that tool.  This was an extremely valuable tip.
Thanks again and I hope that we cross paths again soon,

Bob Rosenbladt

This video caps off the best course I’ve ever done at BPSOP and before that, at PPSOP.
It has filled in many of the glaring gaps in my Photoshop understanding, though as I am of ‘mature years’ I shall need to refer frequently to the lessons and generous bonus videos. I am eager to begin tomorrow Rick’s Bridge course!
Rick is a superb teacher for an on-line course and I’m guessing he would be just as good in a face-to-face class. He explains tricky concepts—and there are so many in Photoshop—with neat analogies: stencils, glue—and has paced his course to build on earlier lessons without obvious irksome repetition. His presentation is very immediate—he is always on-screen, humorous, quirky and kind. I say ‘quirky’ because he has a cute habit of appearing in the opposite corner of the screen, or half-filling the screen when he wants to hammer home a point. His well modulated voice and eye contact assure the student that he is addressing them directly.
In BPSOP’s stable of stellar teachers, Rick is a winner.

Thank you Rick, for presenting the course I’d been wishing for!”

Anne Forbes

You already go above and beyond.
But I will say, I have embraced your videos in a new manner. Rather than trying to work along with you (pause, work, pause…) I am just watching each one all the way through.
I man even do it again and take notes and mark timelines where I can access your information. Your command trips need to be noted!! You take a complex concept and simplify it down to a claw and a key, crazy cool.

I am so grateful to have the Burress library to access! I plan on repeating each course over and over. It takes me several time for me to grasp the concepts. I never imagined the tools we have access too. Like color correcting with a filter and a brush? wow.

Also, the camera speak is much appreciated too. ISO has never been explained so clearly. I am analyzing my current camera set up too – ugh! Love and passion, nothing like it!
You have a gift my friend.
Thank you.


Rick, You make learning easy.  You care about your students learning.  I spent 37 years in public education (teaching elementary school, teaching teachers for Georgia State University, and public school administration. I know an excellent teacher when I see one. You are definitely one of the best.

Dorothy Rothbart


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“I just wanted to thank you for another wonderful class. I have to confess that each week when I read the new assignment, my first reaction was mild panic and a deep certainty that I would not be able to produce anything worthwhile that fit within the parameters you had set. But before I knew it, the ideas started to flow, and I quickly became obsessed (no, that isn’t too strong a word!) with exploring the possibilities. I can honestly say that the photos I produced in response to your assignments are among my favorites. Thanks for bringing out a creative side I didn’t know I had!”

Barbara Geiger
Understanding Color

“Thank you so very much for this course! It’s allowed me to take the blinders off and present my images for what I want them to be without being a slave to the “reality” of the camera. I would also add that in conjunction with your printing course, this has been the most useful course I’ve ever taken. Your notes are more than comprehensive and your comments and critiques are direct, clear, and always directed to the improvement of the art.”

After the click

” I want to thank you for this class and for your patience and availability to answer all of my questions. I have learned very much through this class. I have used LR in the past, but mostly for editing images. I now have a better grasp in the organization of my images, an even better understanding of editing images, and an understanding of the value of presets. I still have a lot to learn, but this has put me on the road to be able to improve my photography. Again, thank you! ”

Dale Yates
Lightroom Quickstart

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