Highlights, shadows, whites, and blacks


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Highlights, shadows, whites, and blacks

In many cases, you may find that a simple Brightness and Contrast adjustment with the Exposure and Contrast sliders provide all the control you'll need for adjusting Tonality in an image. However, in some cases, you may want to exercise a little bit more control, lightening and darkening areas of the image based on their Tonal value. For that, we can turn to the Highlights > Shadows > Whites and Blacks sliders. The Highlights and Whites sliders are very similar, they allow us to lighten or darken the brightest pixels in the image.

Whites will affect a broader range and especially focuses on the white values, the brightest values in the image. While Highlights adjust a narrower range of Tonal values and won't adjust the white point in the image. I typically start with whites so that I can establish a white point. And in all cases, for all four of these sliders, we can hold the Alt or Option key, Alt key on Windows, Option key on Macintosh, in order to get a Cli...

Highlights, shadows, whites, and blacks
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Highlights, shadows, whites, and blacks provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Lightroom 4 Image Optimization Workshop

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