How to use Adobe Lightroom Lens Correction: steps 4-6
04 View the grid
Go to View>Loupe Overlay>Grid (or press Alt+Cmd/Ctrl+O) to turn on the grid. Hold Cmd/Ctrl to bring up the Grid Options, then drag left or right over Size to change the grid cell size. Use the grid to check the straightness and angle of lines in the image.
05 Manual correction tweaks
The column on the left is a little tilted, so go to the Manual Tab. First, bring the scale down to about 77 to see the entire image, then hold Cmd/Ctrl and adjust the grid. Set Distortion +3, Horizontal -2, Rotate +0.5. Next, grab the Crop tool and crop in to remove the white edges.
06 Boost tones and Clarity
Scroll up to the Basic Panel and set Temp 3400, Tint +31, Exposure +0.40, Contrast -15, Highlights -38, Shadows +67, Blacks +42, Saturation -15, Clarity +100. This isn’t enough Clarity, so grab the Graduated Filter tool. Start at the edge and drag away from the image, then set Clarity +40.
How to fix moiré
We’ve all seen the effect where strange lines or colours appear in digital images. It’s called moiré, and it usually occurs in material or surfaces with fine lines. The reason for its appearance has to do with the frequency of the lines compared with the pixel count on a camera’s sensor.
If the lines closely match the width of a pixel (or exactly match the width of a group of pixels) then you get moiré. It’s hard to remove completely but Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush can help. Paint with the Brush, then use the Moiré slider to tone down the colour pattern.
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