Adjusting tone and contrast


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Adjusting tone and contrast

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 represent...

Adjusting tone and contrast
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Adjusting tone and contrast provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Up and Running with Lightroom 3

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