Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying Fill Light and Recovery, part of Learning Lightroom 3.
The Basic panel has two sliders--…Recovery and Fill Light--that are aimed squarely at fixing two common specific…photo problems, blown-out highlights--…that's Recovery--and blocked-up shadows--that's Fill Light.…Let's talk about the Recovery slider first.…The purpose of the Recovery slider is to protect highlights from being clipped.…Ideally, you want detail in the highlights--the very brightest parts of a photo--…except when you're shooting something reflective like glass. A clipped highlight…is one that doesn't have detail, like the plain white area of the clouds up here,…or of the mountains over here and back here.…
The good news is that you have a good chance of recovering detail in areas…like these using the Recovery slider, particularly if you're working with a RAW photo.…Sometimes it's hard to see highlight clipping from just looking at a photo like…this, and that's one place the histogram can help.…Let's go over to the histogram and notice that there's a spike on the right…side of the histogram.…
- 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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