Learn how to improve a photo's composition by focusing on the story and subject with the Crop tool in this video.
- [Instructor] The crop tool can be used … to strengthen a photo's composition … or find the story. … It can also be used to crop an image … to a specific proportional dimension … for web banners, social media, or print, … and the best part is the Lightroom's crop tool … is completely non-destructive, … meaning that you can return to it at any time … to reset or adjust the crop. … There's some good questions to ask yourself … when evaluating a photo for composition. … What is the story or main subject? … Does the subject fill the frame? … Does your eye see the subject first or something else? … Is it level? … Here we have a photo of the Sydney Opera House. … It's the subject, … but there are a lot of distractions around the frame. … These trees in the foreground, the boat, … the building on the side here. … Let's try and fix this composition or improve it … with the crop tool. … The crop tool is the second tool on the right, … or you can jump there with the c key. … To use the crop tool, …
- 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
Simple Photo Edits On Your Phonewith Tracey Clark1h 48m Intermediate
Learning the Lightroom Ecosystemwith Theresa Jackson1h 39m Intermediate
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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