Join Colin Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video The Basic Adjustments panel, part of Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers.
Here we have a picture of the Grand Canyon, and you can see that the foreground…was nicely exposed but the background is very washed out, which is very sad for…such a majestic canyon;…it should really have a lot more punch in this image, because the canyon part…itself is actually a lot more important than these rocks in the foreground.…So let's have a look at the basic adjustments and see what we can do with this.…If you look in the histogram here, you'll notice that the mountains just get…cut off, right here.…
What's happening is we're clipping the highlights.…And if we roll over this little triangle, you can see red on the image, and that…red represents where it's clipping, which means it's forced to pure white.…Well, we can fix that.…What we're going to do is hold down the Alt key on the Exposure slider and as…soon as we click, we can see our threshold.…So we are going to drag this down until all those little spots disappear and then release.…And what we've done here is we've pushed it back and we've managed to recover…
There's nothing more frustrating than having hundreds of digital pictures clogging up one's hard drive. Photoshop Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers teaches picture-takers how to import, organize, develop, and output images with ease. Instructor Colin Smith breaks down even the most complex tasks into quick and easy-to-understand techniques, and demonstrates multiple methods that work in real-world situations. He teaches photographers how to work efficiently with metadata; create custom keyword sets; and understand Lightroom's ratings, flags, and labels. Colin also shares some of his secret tips!
- Importing images from a hard drive
- Working with the panels efficiently
- Understanding and managing catalogs
- Customizing the HTML galleries
- Adding music to slideshow presentations
- Converting grayscale images
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. The Library and Catalogs
6. Advanced Adjustments
9. Lightroom for the Web
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