Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Pinpointing local color, part of Enhancing an Urban Landscape Photo with Lightroom and Photoshop.
…The HSL controls that we used on this project in an earlier movie…affected particular colors everywhere that they appear in this image.…But there are a few specific places where I'd like to make more color…adjustments without affecting the whole scene.…For that, the adjustment brush tool is ideal.…So I'm going to close the HSL panel, and I'm going to open the panel for…the adjustment brush, which I can access from this tool strip here.…I'll click the adjustment brush, and its panel drops down.…I'm also going to close the Histogram panel so…that we have more room to work with the adjustment brush panel.…
The first thing I'm going to do here is go to the various properties with which I…can paint with this brush.…These are sticky from the last time I used the brush, so to set them all back to…their defaults of zero, I'll double click the Effect label here.…I can load my adjustment brush with one or more properties from this menu.…And some of these properties are specific to color,…which is the subject of this movie.…
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