Adobe Camera Raw’s sliders aren’t the only method for adjusting tones. If you prefer interactive control, there is an alternative.
The Targeted Adjustment tool lets you click and drag within the image to target and alter specific colours or tonal ranges.
Dragging left or down decreases values, right or up increases them. Grab the tool from the Toolbar then right-click for five sets of parameters:
Drag to lighten or darken Highlights, Lights, Darks, or Shadows.
Target and alter the Hue of eight different colour ranges.
Increase or decrease the Saturation of specific colours in the image.
Make colour ranges lighter or darker by dragging left or right over them.
Convert to mono then target colour ranges to lighten or darken.