Deke’s Techniques 356: Developing the Perfect Sunset

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques movie, Deke shows you how to pull an amazing sunset photo out of what initially appears to be a drab ordinary landscape. (I assure you, nothing in our general neighborhood of Boulder, Colorado is ordinary.) Check out this before and after action: 

A drab landscape becomes a superb sunset thanks to Camera Raw and Photoshop

With Photoshop CC’s ability to actually apply Camera Raw as a smart filter (i.e. you can apply changes nondestructively after you’ve already opened the image in Photoshop proper), it’s more convenient than ever to know how to make Camera Raw do your bidding. 

And for those of you who are members of, be sure to check out the exclusive video this week in which Deke reveals the true secret of landscape development: as far as Camera Raw (or Lightroom) are concerned, what we call green is actually yellow

If you’re not a member of, you can get a free week’s trial at to check it out. You’ll also have access to every Deke’s Techniques episode ever, as well as the entire library of content at 

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