Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling the color environment, part of Enhancing an Urban Landscape Photo with Lightroom and Photoshop.
…Color is very important in an urban landscape like this because there's just…so much in the city's built environment that is gray.…That's lacking in color.…So where there is color in an urban landscape I really like to emphasize it.…But I was able to make some adjustments to color in the basic panel using the white…balance controls and the vibrance and…saturation sliders earlier in this project.…Now, I'm going to take my color adjustments up a notch by working on…specific color ranges.…And I'm going to do that in another panel in the column on the right side of…the develop module and that's the HSL panel here.…
I'll click on the header of the HSL panel to open it.…HSL stands for the three properties of color that you can adjust in this panel.…And those are Hue, which is color.…Saturation, which is the intensity or purity of color.…And Luminance, which is the brightness of color.…The sliders in each tab allow you to change the property of…that tab separately for each of these ranges of color.…So if I take the yellow slider, and I drag it way over to the right, that increases…
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