In this video, learn how to use the Light controls in Lightroom to adjust the tonality of a photo, and learn which Light controls are best for correcting overexposed, underexposed, and high-contrast photos.
- [Instructor] Now let's correct … the exposure in these images … using Lightroom's light controls and the histogram. … Remember to choose a profile and set the white balance … before applying the light adjustments. … This image of the Grand Canyon is way too dark. … So we're going to want to start by taking up the exposure. … Remember the exposure makes the largest move … starting from the center of the histogram in here. … So we'll just slide this up a bit so that it looks brighter, … and then now that the image is brighter, … we can tell that it's a little bit flat … so I'll add some contrast that's brightening the whites … and darkening the darks. … And then next we'll come down to the highlights … and take the highlights to a minus move. … This is going to increase the detail … that we see in the stormy sky. … I want to keep that information. … Then we'll take the shadows to the right. … We'll open the shadows. … That brightens up this whole foreground area down here. … And then for the whites, …
- Understanding the histogram
- Enhancing image details
- Adding a vignette effect
- Reducing noise
- Straightening a subject with geometry
- Making creative color adjustments for drama
- Reducing distractions
- Highlighting your subject
- Adding and smoothing detail
- Exporting photos
- Selecting file options for web or print
Skill Level Beginner
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1. The Basics: Composition, Tone, Color
2. Beyond the Basics: Effects and Detail
3. Selective Edits for Impact
4. Get Photos Out of Lightroom
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