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Setting up the color tools

From: Color Correction in Lightroom

Video: Setting up the color tools

In this movie, I'd just like to take a quick look at how you really want to

Setting up the color tools

In this movie, I'd just like to take a quick look at how you really want to set up your Light Room interface in terms of panels and so forth, just so we're both on the same page so that we have the same view, so when you look on your screen, it's going to be similar to what mine is. But also, you want to really have access to the tools you want to use for color correction. Okay, the first thing to pay attention to really is over here once you get into the develop module. Remember when you're working in the grid mode, G, you just press D to go to the develop module, and then you see the view of your image here.

There's a little bit of contraction and expansion you can do in these side panels. Typically, I'd keep those as small as possible. So you can expand and contract these side modules a little bit, but typically, just the default works very well. But then, depending upon what modules you have open here, the two panels that you want open for doing color correction: first are the histogram, and secondly is the basic set of tools. So these are really the two basic panels you want. The histogram, which we can use a lot for both image evaluation. And for controlling and guiding our corrections and adjustments, and these are the tools we'll primarily be using for adjusting our images.

And notice that you can scroll up and down. If you just place your cursor over this, then you can just roll or move your fingers. And just to remind you about the setup here for the histogram, right mouse button or control-click, make sure that you, basically, it's showing everything except for the lab colors. We're going to be working in RGB, and then you can turn clipping off and on here. Another keyboard shortcut for you to remember is J key, and when you press the top of the J key, notice over here, you know, the blown out area where there's no detail, that will toggle off and on, and also toggle off and on your clicking indicator that you have here.

Alright so, there's what the basic panel should look like before we begin the actual use of the tool.

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Color Correction in Lightroom

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  1. 2m 20s
    1. Welcome
      40s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 40s
  2. 7m 18s
    1. Overview of color correction tools in Lightroom
      4m 17s
    2. Using virtual copies for color-adjustment variations
      3m 1s
  3. 10m 40s
    1. Setting up the interface for color adjustments
      4m 33s
    2. Setting up the color tools
      1m 45s
    3. Using Lightroom's soft proofing
      4m 22s
  4. 29m 9s
    1. Understanding how the histogram displays tone
      7m 51s
    2. Understanding how the histogram displays color
      4m 35s
    3. Identifying color casts with histograms and the Info tool
      6m 54s
    4. Measuring skin tones
      5m 50s
    5. Using target-based measurements
      3m 59s
  5. 51m 54s
    1. Understanding the interaction of Lightroom's histogram and tone panels
      8m 27s
    2. Adjusting color balance with the Temperature and Tint tools
      5m 51s
    3. Avoiding highlight and shadow clipping
      6m 58s
    4. Adjusting color balance using the Info tool and the Tone panel
      8m 19s
    5. Using Lightroom's automated adjustment tools
      5m 42s
    6. Adjusting overall brightness and contrast
      6m 21s
    7. Using targets for color correction
      4m 0s
    8. Challenge: Evaluating and correcting color
      1m 2s
    9. Solution: Evaluating and correcting color
      5m 14s
  6. 1h 13m
    1. Evaluating and correcting critical highlights, shadows, and contrast areas in landscapes
      7m 28s
    2. Working with near neutrals and images with no neutrals
      6m 42s
    3. Correcting skin tones in a portrait
      5m 37s
    4. Correcting a faded image
      7m 54s
    5. Adding pop to product images
      7m 58s
    6. Making curve-based color correction adjustments
      7m 40s
    7. Color correcting product shots
      11m 26s
    8. Making creative adjustments
      5m 45s
    9. Automating adjustments
      4m 34s
    10. Challenge: Identifying and correcting a color cast
      1m 2s
    11. Solution: Identifying and correcting a color cast
      6m 54s
  7. 1m 26s
    1. Next steps
      1m 26s

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