Camera Raw essentials
Shooting your landscapes in Raw mode gives you a fully uncompressed file or ‘digital negative’ to work with when it comes to the editing stage, and any changes you make can be tweaked again later. Photoshop’s Adobe Camera Raw plug-in is a good place to start…
Open the image up in Adobe Camera Raw and begin with general changes. To start with, we brightened up the exposure and shadows.
BOOST THE SKY
Make use of gradient filters to boost selected portions of the image. Here, a filter was dragged across the sky to add saturation.
Use a Tone Curve and add points for a more targeted edit. We lightened the highlights and shadows again slightly to liven up our image.