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In Photoshop Lightroom 3 Essential Training, author Chris Orwig provides a comprehensive look at Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, the popular photo-asset management, enhancement, and publishing program. The course covers indispensable techniques such as importing, processing, and organizing images in the Library, correcting and adjusting images in the Develop module, and creating slideshows, web galleries, and print picture packages. In addition to exploring all of Lightroom 3's capabilities, this course is rich with creative tips and expert advice on photographic workflow. Exercise files accompany the course.
Just to get your creative juices flowing, it got to be fun to take a look at a couple more images where we look at the relationship between color Temperature and Vibrance and Saturation. All right, well let's work on this file here titled sunrise. Press the D key to go to the Develop module. What we can do is we know that we can increase the Vibrance in order to have more color variety. What happens with this particular image is that while that's interesting on the ocean, it is kind of overdoing the sun a bit. As we start to analyze a photograph, we realize there is some blues here. If you can ever combine blue and yellow or orange together, it looks phenomenal.
So with our Color Temperature slider, all that I am going to do is swing this over a bit. And now we have a much more interesting photograph, again as a result of this Vibrance increase here. So here is without it. Here is with it. The ocean looks a little bit more interesting and even a touch of Saturation. Here's our before and then our after. So we can start to bring out colors in a unique way by using these sliders together. Let's take a look at one more example. I will press the G key to go to the Grid View mode. Then I am going to select the miscellaneous folder here.
What I want to do is I want to click on one of these photographs that was captured when there was a fire in the town where I live. I am going to work on this last photograph, which is of these two birds flying with these huge smoke clouds. It was quite stunning and even shocking. Well, what I want to do is I want to bring up some colors in this image. So I will press the D key to go the Develop module and obviously what I'm doing here is trying to get you to be a little bit more creative. So what I can of course do is increase my Vibrance and I will have more color variety. As I do that, one of things that I may notice, or you may notice, i yeah there is a little bit of blue in here.
Okay, well again it is that same idea. Well, what if I work with my Color Temperature and I bring out some of those blues? In this case now with that Vibrance and that Color Temperature change, I now have something much, much different. I can even add a little bit of red there, or I can swing this back one way or another in order to find the sweet spot with the image. All right, well here is our before and then our after. The whole point here is, again, just to begin to think about how you can use these tools perhaps in some creative ways. Now the trick is not all images will work like this.
But what will work is beginning to play with these controls and see how the relationship between color Temperature and Tint, and Vibrance and Saturation work together in order to create some image. Again, in this case this is more of a painting than it is an actual image. But I couldn't have accomplished this color that quickly really without tapping into these controls. So I think the whole point of this movie is to experiment, have some fun, make some subjective edits and see what you can do in order to come up with some creative color.
The other side of the spectrum is there are certain times where you want accurate color. In those situations, you are going to use these controls in much more subtle ways. Yet, what we need to do as photographers is we need to learn how to do both, because certain situations really ask us to push something one direction. Other situations we need to be a little bit more accurate or correct. All right, well that wraps up our conversation about Vibrant, Saturation, and color Temperature.
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