This Exploration will be totally in the ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) dialog box.

Download these 6 .tiff images and open in the adobe Camera Raw dialogue (Because of the website limitation you will work from .tiff images. Your own files will be your proprietary raw files)  Click here to view and download images

Start your global corrections here before opening into Photoshop for your localized corrections. As I say that, you can explore localized corrections here in ACR use the localized brush for corrections, add a vignette, explore the gradient tool. - You can create a cross processed look, gritty look, sepia look. What looks have you seen that you want to explore, this is the set to push yourself and try some techniques found on the internet in books or magazines. explore and have fun!

Take notes for each image, what you did in ACR, upload these notes and what image you applied the techniques to.
I am looking for a detailed description of what you did for each image and what your slider choices were and why you made the aesthetic choices you did.

Use  Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) to process these images.

1) Start by Color Correcting. White Balance tool - Temperature/Tint sliders

2) Make any adjustments necessary from the Basics Tab

3) Explore further what else can you do in ACR? Make a Black and White, Color split toning, Color gradients, selective adjustments, set a camera profile, correct distortion, recover detail, bring out shadow detail, bring out highlight detail, remove noise, straighten the image, spot cloning, vignette, add noise, What else have you found?
On your own images you can explore these options in ACR -Dehaze an image, create a pano or HDR,

You can open your cameras proprietary Raw files, DNG Files, jpg files and Tiff files into ACR

Note: Camera Raw supports images up to 65,000 pixels long or wide and up to 512 megapixels. Camera Raw converts CMYK images to RGB upon opening.

The Camera Raw image adjustment tabs are:

Adjust white balance, color saturation, and tonality.
Tone Curve 
Fine-tune tonality using a Parametric curve and a Point curve.
Sharpen images or reduce noise.
HSL / Grayscale 
Fine-tune colors using Hue, Saturation, and Luminance adjustments.
Split Toning 
Color monochrome images or create special effects with color images.
Lens Corrections 
Compensate for chromatic aberration, geometric distortions, and vignetting caused by the camera lens.
Simulate film grain or apply a postcrop vignette.
Camera Calibration 
Apply camera profiles to raw images to correct color casts and adjust non-neutral colors to compensate for the behavior of a camera’s image sensor.
Save and apply sets of image adjustments as presets.
Create versions of a photo that record its state at any point during the editing process.

Work with Camera Raw and Lightroom

Camera Raw and Lightroom share the same image-processing technology to ensure consistent and compatible results across applications. For Camera Raw to view image adjustments made in the Develop module of Lightroom, metadata changes must be saved to XMP in Lightroom.

Adjustments made in Camera Raw are also displayed in the Adobe Bridge Content and Preview panels.

To view Lightroom changes in Camera Raw, and to ensure that Camera Raw adjustments can be viewed in Lightroom and Adobe Bridge, do the following:

  1. In Adobe Bridge, choose Edit >Camera Raw Preferences (Windows) or Bridge > Camera Raw Preferences (Mac OS). Or, with the Camera Raw dialog box open, click the Open Preferences Dialog button .
  2. Choose Save Image Settings In > Sidecar “.XMP” Files, and deselect Ignore Sidecar “.XMP” Files.
  3. After applying adjustments to a photo in Camera Raw, save them by clicking Done or Open Image.
Note: Camera Raw reads only the current settings for the primary image in the Lightroom catalog. Adjustments made to virtual copies are not displayed or available in Camera Raw.
Turn in:
• 6 .DNG files (Digital Negative) If you don't remember this go back to CC2 by the numbers 
-2160 pixels on the longest side ,240ppi, 8bit
- Start by Editing globally in ACR - Basics Tab
- Localized corrections using the Graduated filter, Radial Filter, Adjustment brush
- Explore Dehaze, Grain, Postcrop Vignette, B&W, Split Toning, Hue, Saturation, Luminance, Noise Reduction, Tone Curve
This is a powerful tool and will be the start of your workflow before entering into Photoshop.
- Type up and email me ([email protected]) a detailed description of what you did in ACR, The tabs explored, the controls worked,