Using the images taken by NASA’s Juno probe, learn how to process your very own composite of Jupiter in Adobe Photoshop. This tutorial explores combining several channels, using Camera Raw, and various other techniques.
Camera Raw Filter: Introduced in Photoshop CC, the Camera Raw filter allows you to make many of the same adjustment you would make to your raw images, such as Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, and Clarity. When using this filter, it’s best to convert your layer into a Smart Object first, which will allow you to make changes to your adjustments at a later point.
Adjustment Layers: By using an Adjustment Layers, you’re able to change targeted areas of your photo without damaging the original layer. These can either be applied to the full image, or specific areas using selections or Layer Masks. At any point in the future, you can either make changes to the adjustment, hide it, or delete it completely.
Layer Masks: If there’s an area of your layer that you wish to hide (or bring back), Layer Masks will help you do that. Painting using a black brush will hide portions of the layer, and painting with a white brush will reveal them. Black and white gradients can also be used.