Master Adobe Lightroom in 12 minutes or less

    | Tutorials | 04/10/2013 00:01am

    Editing your photos in Lightroom

    Editing your photos in Lightroom: make basic tweaks

    Make basic tweaks
    Choose Create Collection and name it Sarah Picks. Next click Develop. The Basic Panel on the right is the first stop for improving tones. Work your way down from the top. Make Temp 4061, Tint -1, Exposure +0.65, Contrast +8, Highlights +39, Shadows +42, Clarity +18, Vibrance +54, and Saturation +21.


    Editing your photos in Lightroom: experiment with presets

    Experiment with presets
    Go to the filmstrip and click the second image. Go to the Preset Panel on the left and hover over the different presets, noting how they affect the image in the Navigator. Choose one like Cross Process 3. If you need to undo, use the History Panel below the Preset Panel to step backwards.


    Editing your photos in Lightroom: paint in adjustments

    Paint in adjustments
    Select the third image. Click the White Balance tool in the Basic Panel, then click the grey background. Use the sliders to boost tones, then grab the Adjustment Brush from the toolbar. Choose Effect: Soften Skin, then paint over the skin. Now click New, choose Effect: Iris Enhance, then paint over each iris.


    Editing your photos in Lightroom: sharpen and sync

    Sharpen and sync
    Click 1:1 in the Navigator Panel then go to the Detail Panel. Make Sharpening Amount 68, Radius 1.2, and Noise Reduction Luminance 21. Press Ctrl/Cmd+A to select all images, then click Sync. Tick Sharpening and Noise Reduction. Go to File>Export, set Image Format to JPEG, choose a destination and click Save.


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    Posted on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Tutorials.

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