Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a virtual copy, part of Enhancing an Urban Landscape Photo with Lightroom and Photoshop.
…As we make adjustments to this photo in Lightroom's develop module,…we'll be adjusting a virtual copy of this photo rather than the original.…A virtual copy isn't a regular copy in the generic sense of that term, instead it's…just an additional set of instructions for displaying a photo, here in Lightroom.…You can make a virtual copy in the develop module or in the library module.…Let's go back to the library module and do it so that you can better see the results.…To move from the develop module to the library module,…I'll press g on my keyboard.…
G is for grid, and that takes me back to the library module.…I'll make sure that the photo is selected, and then I'll go up to the Photo menu, and…I'll choose create virtual copy.…Or I'm more likely to use the keyboard shortcut Cmd + ', that's Ctrl + ' on a PC.…And that creates a virtual copy, here on the right, of the original on the left.…I know it's a virtual copy because it says at the top right Copy 1,…and if I were to make another copy it would be Copy 2 and so forth.…
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