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Another batch of editing tools that I think are pretty important, and I use a lot are enhancing and adjusting brightness and saturation, sort of the basic set of luminance tools. And color too, right, saturation touches on color. So let's take a look at these guys right here. I'm-ma play with this shot right now. See, this has some possibilities. It's close but maybe not quite there yet. So will go over here. Flickr three dots, were going to edit our photo. And will start with enhanced. A lot of times when you use the enhanced tool that's all you really need to do. You're looking to do something quickly, and you don't want to work with the individual sliders for saturation and brightness and stuff. And there's some nice options here.
We'll click on it. So you have your basic enhance. And then you have, for a night shot, you have night enhance. For a backlit shot, where the background is brighter than your subject. Backlit enhance. I don't think that's much of an enhancement. But. It's there, and then you have a balance enhance. That one's pretty good. So you can juts motor through these real quick. And if you like it, you like it. And if you don't, then you can go to the individual sliders. Some photos you can just get it with enhance right off the bat and move on. We're going to play a couple different sliders though. So lets look at luminance right now, and we'll play with brightness. So what I'm thinking on this shot is, I want to bring it down a bit, because we have these back lit leaves here that are glowing.
And we can make them stand out more, if we darken the background a bit, see isn't that kind of neat? So I'm going to do something like that. Now I could go the other direction, I could over expose but I'm not really a big fan of over exposure. I like it a little bit more saturated and dark. Alright so we're going to go with something like that, I'm going to go ahead and apply that, and now we're going to go to Saturation. So what I'm thinking is I'll bring the brightness down and then I'm going to increase the saturation. So we'll do that.
If you ever shot film, and you shot with Fuji Velvia, this will be a familiar look to you. Okay, I like that right there, so we're going to go with that. I bumped up the saturation and bright down the brightness. It's a different shot. Don't you think? So I'm going to click Apply. Good. I like it. I'm just going to save it, and again I'm going to replace the old photo because I'm looking to improve the shot. Not make a variation of it. Click save changes. Look at that, sweet.
A whole different shot. Don't you think? Go back to our photo stream and see how it looks with the mix. Oh yeah, all right, simple, few adjustments, brightness and saturation, and you can end up with a completely different shot
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