Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting tonal values in the Basic panel, part of Up and Running with Lightroom 4.
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Now, it's time to talk about the sliders in the Tone section of the Basic panel.…This really is the heart of the correction that you're going to do in this panel.…These sliders affect the exposure and the contrast that can help you to bring…back detail in highlights and shadows and to set a bright white and a dark…black point in the image.…Before we get started with these sliders, I want to make sure that your sliders…look just like mine.…If you're not using the exercise files and you happen to be using an older photo, …one that may have been corrected in an earlier version of Lightroom, then…you won't see the same sliders in your tone section of the Basic panel that I have here.…
If that's the case, you should also see a warning square down here with …an exclamation mark on it.…You can get your sliders to look just like mine by holding down the Option key…on the Mac or the Alt key on the PC and clicking on that warning icon. …Now you'll be able to follow along with me.…Before we look at each of the individual sliders here I want to mention that there…
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- Importing photos and videos
- Organizing your library with collections
- Adding keywords and ratings to photos
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Adjusting color and white balance
- Reducing digital noise
- Working with video
- Making changes with the Adjustment Brush and Graduated Filter tools
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