Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting tone and contrast, part of Up and Running with Lightroom 3.
The next step in a typical photo-correction workflow, after tackling white…balance, as covered in the last movie, is to adjust tonal values.…In this movie, we'll take a look at the four tonal controls in the Basic panel…that you'll use most often.…Those are Exposure, Blacks, Brightness, and Contrast.…If your Histogram panel isn't open, go ahead and click on its panel header to open it.…I'll quickly review what a histogram is for those of you who aren't sure, because…it will help you when you're making tonal adjustments.…A histogram is a bar chart that represents the distribution of tonal values in an image.…
The far-right side of the bar chart represents highlights,…the far-left side represents shadows, and the areas in between…represent midtones.…The tones in the selected photo are represented on this chart by these vertical bars.…Now, these bars are squeezed together, so they look like mounds rather…than individual bars.…The height of a bar in this mound represents the relative frequency of the…
- Understanding Lightroom catalogs
- Importing photos from multiple sources
- Organizing photos with ratings, keywords, and collections
- Working with virtual copies
- Making basic corrections to photo color and tone
- Making local photo edits with the Adjustment Brush and Graduated Filter tools
- Removing spots from multiple photos at once
- Reducing digital noise and sharpening
- Cropping and straightening
- Printing and exporting edited photos
Skill Level Beginner
1. Importing Photos
2. Organizing Photos
3. Learning the Basics of the Develop Module
4. Making Basic Photo Corrections
5. Correcting Part of a Photo
6. Photo Finishing
7. Sharing Your Photos
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