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In this installment of the Photoshop Lightroom 4 Essentials series, author and teacher Chris Orwig guides photographers through the process of improving images with creative color, sharpening, and other effects in the Lightroom Develop module. The course covers each of the tools and features in the Develop module, and shows how to perform basic adjustments, such as exposure enhancement; how to improve image quality through noise reduction and clarity adjustments; how to apply creative effects, such as split toning and vignettes; and how to perform advanced tasks, such as correcting for lens distortion. Exercise files are included with the course.
Because this first chapter is all about getting familiar with the Develop module, here what I want to do is talk briefly about the tool strip. Now, you may have noticed the tool strip; it's sitting here above all of our panels; right above the panels, underneath the Histogram. So what is the tool strip? Well, we'll be talking about all of these individual tools later; we'll look at how we can work with those. But for now, I just want to point it out, and I want to pull up a slide which will help us build up some familiarity with the tools that are located here. Let's navigate to the Library module, and in the Library module, go to the Resource Files folder.
Inside of this folder, you'll see a number of different Resource files. One of them is this one here, which is titled toolstrip.jpg. All right. Well, once you have that selected, navigate back to the Develop module, and again, this just gives us the ability to kind of talk about what we're seeing here. Well, in this tool strip, we have a few different tools. One which allows us to crop; another one which allows us to clean up blemishes and small details. Yet another to remove or correct red eye, and there's another one which allows us to make kind of these linear adjustments on broader areas of our photograph.
We can darken, or brighten, or change tones of our pictures in a really fascinating way. And then last but not least, we have the ever popular Adjustment brush, which allows us to paint in adjustments into specific areas of our photographs. Now, as I mentioned, we will be covering all of these tools later. Yet here, I just wanted to point those out, so that as you're seeing those up here in the panels on the right, you know what they are. And eventually, you'll know how to access those different tools as we talk more about those in further detail in some of the subsequent chapters.
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