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This course enables you to harness the diverse features in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom literally at the touch of a button. Photographer and teacher Chris Orwig shares the keyboard shortcuts that make working with the modules in Lightroom more intuitive and efficient, including ways to navigate the interface, minimizing, maximizing, and zooming panels and images as you go, as well as methods for importing images. Chris also demonstrates shortcuts for organizing images with labels, stars, flags, and collections; editing image metadata; working with video; and making a wide range of image adjustments. The course provides photo editors with a whole new way to extend their reach in Lightroom: by bringing their toolset closer to the workbench.
Here I want to take a look at how we can make targeted adjustments by using the Targeted Adjustment tool with our Tone Curve, our HSL panel, and also our Black & White panel. In order to work with this tool, we're going to use a keyboard shortcut combination, which is going to be very similar, except for one letter. To work with the Targeted Adjustment tool with the Tone Curve, we'll press Shift+Option+Command+T on a Mac, or Shift+Alt+Control+T on Windows. To work with Hue/Saturation, we'll use Shift+Option+Command+H on a Mac, or Shift+Alt+Control+H. In other words, these shortcuts will always begin with those first three keys: Shift+Option+Command, or Shift+Alt+Control; the only difference will be that final letter.
Well, now that we know that, let's take a look at how we can use this tool in real life; in action. Well, here with this photograph I'm going to press the J key in order to turn on my clipping indicator. In doing that, I can see that I have some loss of detail in the front area of this photograph. I want to correct that. To correct that, I'll press Shift+Option+Command+T on a Mac, or Shift+Alt+Control+T Windows. This will give me access to my Tone Curve, and we can alternate between our two different tone curves by clicking on this icon here, and I want to work on this point curve.
With this tool, I can just hover over that area, then click and drag down in order to make that correction. I can also hover over other areas in the image, and click and drag to, say, darken those areas of our photograph, or to brighten them. So as you can see, the Tone Curve, a Targeted Adjustment tool, gives us precise control over making tonal adjustments. Well, what about a situation like this? Here I have these vibrant, beautiful colors. Well, I'll press the J key to turn off the clipping indicator, because that isn't really an issue.
Rather, I want to work with color. I want to work with changing color, saturating color, or changing the brightness of different colors in this photograph. To do that, we'll use our same shortcut key combination, except this time we'll press Shift+Option+Command+H on the Mac, or Shift+Alt+Control+H on Windows. That will then select the Targeted Adjustment tool for the hue adjustments. Here, if I click and drag up or down, I can change the overall color of that tent. I just want to change that yellow, so it's a bit more yellow.
We could also click and drag over the sky to really change the characteristics or the color of the sky there as well. After having made those adjustments, let's now make some saturation adjustments as well. Press Shift+Option+Command+S on the Mac, or Shift+Alt+Control+S on Windows. Here we can click and drag up or down to increase or decrease the saturation in those areas of our photograph. Next, to work with the luminance, or the brightness value, press Shift+Option+Command+L on a Mac, or Shift +Alt+Control+L on Windows, and here we can darken or brighten that part of our picture.
So as you can see, once you learn one of these shortcuts, really you'll know all of these shortcuts. All right, well before we wrap this movie up, let's take a look at our before and after here. If we press the backslash key, here you can see our before, and then now our after. So as you can see, knowing how to use this Targeted Adjustment tool can really help you out. Now that we've looked at how we can work with the Tone Curve, and how we can modify Hue, Saturation and Luminance, let's apply what we've learned to working on a black and white photograph, and let's explore how we can create a more compelling or interesting black and white image by using these techniques, and let's do that in the next movie.
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