Adding contrast and detail with tonal adjustments


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Adding contrast and detail with tonal adjustments

Continuing to process our image in the Basic panel, we're going to go to the Tone section where we will be able to control the brightness and contrast in this photo. I'll start at the top of this section with the Exposure slider. The Exposure slider increases or decreases the overall brightness of the photo by shifting primarily the Mid-tones. If I hover over the Exposure slider and you look up the histogram you'll see a slight overlay over the mid-tones, and that means that that's the part of the total range that this slider are primarily affects.

So I think that this photo looks a tad dark. I'd like to brighten it up a bit. I'm going to move the Exposure slider over to the right. By the way, the numerical values on the Exposure slider correspond to f-stops on your camera. So 0.3 for example is the equivalent of about a third of f-stop in brightness. Next, I'll go to the Contrast slider. What this image needs most is more contrast. I'm going to drag the Contras...

Adding contrast and detail with tonal adjustments
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Adding contrast and detail with tonal adjustments provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Enhancing a Landscape Photo with Lightroom

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