Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Fixing distortions manually, part of Enhancing an Urban Landscape Photo with Lightroom and Photoshop.
…So far in this section, we've tried to correct for…some of the lens related abnormalities in this image by applying a lens profile and…then, applying the upright feature.…And that has improved things quite a bit.…If I go to the top, the Lens Correction panel, and I click the toggle switch,…you can see how things looked before those lens corrections, and after.…So the image is quite a bit straighter.…We've removed the chromatic aberration.…But there may still be some improvements we can make manually.…So I'm going to click on the Manual tab here in the Lens Corrections panel.…
Now you can try out these various sliders on this image.…For example, you might want to move the Distortion slider a bit to try to…square up the edges of the buildings with the grid that appears when you…move that slider.…You also a have a vertical, horizontal and rotate slider.…In this case I'm going to focus on the Aspect slider.…What this will do is change the aspect of the image, so…that he skyscraper in the middle has more bulk.…
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