Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Lightroom for iPad: Advanced edits, part of Lightroom: Mastering the Develop Module (2017).
- [Narrator] Alright, so we reset this image and we took it from the black and white that we did on the desktop back to the original. We did some basic tonal and color adjustments. Let's go a little bit further with it now. We'll move down here to detail and we see that we have our same sharpening masking controls, we've got our noise reduction. We can also do localized adjustments. So, if we see at the top of the tools we have the ability to apply a localized adjustment as well. I'm going to touch that little circle. The dash is around it and on the left hand side there is a plus control and what this is going to allow me to do is either apply a linear, a radial, or a brush base control.
Now just for the sake of speed and showing you what's possible here, I'm going to choose the linear. If I had an iPad pro with pencil. I could do the brush support. If I didn't have my pencil I could use my finger tip, but the pencil is pressure sensitive. If you haven't played around with that, it's a lot of fun. Let's just do a really quick graduate edit and I'm just going to click on the image here and let me show you how this works. If I pull this down we can see that the middle is where the feathering begins.
If I want to flip that over and this happens a lot. I'm just going to grab that middle point and turn it around. So, I can bring that up, I can bring it down. I can also grab the middle and bring that up or down. So, you can adjust your feathering and you can adjust your graduate edit. I actually find this to be more intuitive than it is on the desktop because I'm just dragging over the screen. So, I've set my region. Let's just make that darker and let's do that negative clarity softening and just to really make it obvious let's also warm it up a little and tint it.
And whenever we're done we're just going to click done and we can always go back there and revisit that as well. So, I like that, but If I wanted to change it I would just hit my selective edit tool and you can see that I've dropped a pin there. Just like the desktop. I can have multiple selective edits. They can coexist with each other. Really, really easy to use. Alright, so one other thing that you can do here, that you should know about, is lens correction. It's just as easy as it was on the desktop. Maybe even easier because all we have is under optics, enable lens correction.
And you'll notice as soon as I trip that it automatically removed the vignetting and the distortion and if there were chromatic aberration or color fringing that's automatically removed as well. So, this works on all different shots. I mentioned before that the HDR captures from the iPhone are really remarkable. This is an HDR that I captured on the iPhone seven and even with the iPhone you can see there is a little bit of distortion. Just sort of insider tip. If you're using the iPhone seven plus you have dual lenses.
There is lens correction for both of those lenses. They both have unique characteristics and they're both supported. They're also both supported in the capture module. So, really thorough implementation here. If you haven't used Lightroom mobile on the iPad I think you're really going to like it. It's really powerful and remember anything that you do here is just automatically synced back to other devices and back to the desktop. So, whether you're culling and sorting or actually doing editing, like we just did. You can do quite a bit wherever you are.
In this course, Adobe Director of Product Management Bryan O'Neil Hughes explores the Develop module in-depth, stepping through the module's core tools and sharing insights along the way. The course concludes with chapters on essential time-saving shortcuts and on taking photos from Lightroom to Photoshop for further enhancement.
- Order of operations
- White balance, tone, and color
- Lens correction and perspective control
- Applying presets on import
- Syncing files
- Lightroom across devices (iOS, Android, and the web)
- Moving to Photoshop