Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Brushing in adjustments, part of Learning Lightroom for Mobile: Improve Your Photos.
- The latest version of Lightroom Mobile now allows us to make selective adjustments to specific areas of our photographs. We can do this either by brushing them in or using a radio or linear adjustment. The way that you access these adjustments is by tapping on the icon above the panels, which is a circle with little dots around it. When you first tap on that, you won't really see anything different except for an icon which is a circle with a plus in that. If you tap on that, it opens up your selective adjustment tools brush, radio, or linear.
So if I tap on linear, which is the last one there, what you can then do is tap and drag across the image. As I tap and drag further, I get a smoother transition as this is closer together, it's going to be a harsher one. And what I want to do, is I want to darken up this lower area of the image. So I make the adjustment, tap on the center point, and then I can drag this around in this way. The red overlay is just showing me which area will be effected by the adjustment. If there's an area that I don't want to have effected, I can tap on the eraser icon and then I can go ahead and erase away the adjustment from a few areas as I'm doing right here.
Okay, well once you've set that up, the next step is to decide what type of adjustment to make. So here I'll tap on light and as I drag my highlight slider and my exposure slider down, that red overlay disappears. It's no longer there, right? Because now it's just showing me the effect because I have an effect to actually work with. So in this case, I am darkening up that lower area of the image after having done that, we'll tap done. That then allows us to apply this adjustment.
Tap and hold and you can see here's before and then here's after. What I want to do is darken up that lower area and I want to do that so that I can bring more focus into the face. So let's look at how we can add even more focus on the face using another adjustment which is called a radial adjustment and we'll do that in the next movie.
- Cropping your photographs
- Making selective adjustments
- Brushing in adjustments
- Editing photos with a radial brush
- Making color corrections
- Fine tuning color and exposure
- Changing color for better black and white images
- Advanced image editing
- Improving details
- Applying a vignette effect
- Using Dehaze to create a vivid look
- Removing distractions with Photoshop Fix