Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Dodging and burning, part of Enhancing an Urban Landscape Photo with Lightroom and Photoshop.
…The adjustments to tonal values that we made earlier in this project…effected the entire photo.…Now, I want to focus in, on local areas.…Dodging and burning and painting with light in the next couple of movies.…And the way that you treat light locally can really make or…break an urban landscape like this, that depends so…much on the contrast between bright areas and dark areas for its impact.…Let's start by trying to draw the viewer's attention to the center skyscraper,…by darkening that area and adding some contrast.…I'll use the adjustment brush tool for this purpose.…
The adjust brush tool is a great way to burn, dodge and add contrast.…I'll start by double-clicking the Effect label in the adjustment brush tool panel.…And then, I'll go down to the brush settings at the bottom of the panel.…I'll close the Histogram first, so we have more room to see those brush settings.…I'm going to reduce the Feather, and I'm going to check Auto Mask.…Both of those options will help me to stay inside the lines as I paint on…
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