Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing a camera profile, part of Enhancing an Urban Landscape Photo with Lightroom and Photoshop.
…We're going to start this project by choosing a camera profile that Lightroom…will use to render this RAW file from raw data to the image visible in Lightroom.…I'll start here in the Library module.…In the Folders panel, I've selected the Begin folder, and I'm going to…click on this thumbnail to select this photo of a skyscraper taken in Denver.…Then I'll go up to the Module Picker, and I'll click Develop, or I'll just press D,…the keyboard shortcut for the Develop module, on my keyboard.…Here in the Develop module, I could go to the Basic panel, open it, and just…start working down from the top through the sliders here to process the photo.…
And that's a great built-in workflow for those of you who are new to Lightroom.…If you're a bit more experienced with Lightroom and…you want to control the camera profile that gives this RAW photo its…initial appearance.…You may want to start in a different panel here in the Develop module,…the Camera Calibration panel.…To reach that panel, I'll scroll down to the bottom of the column on the right and…
In this course, Jan Kabili details a collection of straightforward techniques for making urban landscapes look their best. Jan begins in Lightroom: optimizing exposure, fixing distortion problems, and making selective tonality adjustments. She also reduces noise, sharpens the photo, and shares her favorite techniques for painting with light. The course concludes with a dip into Photoshop, where Jan makes some final refinements before returning to Lightroom for output.
- Optimizing tone and color
- Sharpening and reducing noise
- Fixing perspective
- Painting with light
- Finishing the photo