Adobe Lightroom: how to use the Develop module for serious photo editing

Adobe Lightroom: how to use the Develop module for serious photo editing

The Adobe Lightroom Develop module is where serious photo-editing happens. In this instalment of our Raw Tuesday series uncovering Adobe Lightroom in greater depth we take you on a tour of the Develop module interface, show you what each panel can do and, finally, how to take more precise control for professional-quality edits.

Adobe Lightroom: everything you need to know about the ‘alternative Photoshop’

Adobe Lightroom: what every photographer must know about the 'alternative Photoshop'

Adobe Lightroom is often referred to as the ‘alternative Photoshop’, but in truth this powerful photo editing software is much more than a budget alternative. To kick off the new year in style, we’re dedicating our popular Raw Tuesday series on editing raw format files to a thorough investigation of Adobe Lightroom and what it actually offers photographers who want a sophisticated photo editing software that combines image cataloguing, Raw conversion and non-destructive editing.

Photoshop Levels tool: 6 tricks all the pros use

Photoshop Levels tool: 6 tricks all the pros use

Each time they open a new image, the first question most people ask is ‘Can I do anything to improve the tones?’. Even if you have a perfect exposure, the answer is usually ‘Yes’. A few tonal tweaks will often lift an image, especially if you shoot in raw format, as raw files are naturally a little flat straight out of camera. One of the best tools for controlling and tweaking tones is the Photoshop Levels tool.