Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Relying on lens profiles to fix distortion, part of Enhancing an Urban Landscape Photo with Lightroom and Photoshop.
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…We've already done quite a bit to this image, in terms of working with color and…tone, reducing noise, and sharpening.…If I press the backslash key on my keyboard,…that can remind you where we started with the photo.…It's rather dull and lifeless, and how it looks now, but there's more to be done.…In this section, we're going to tackle lens correction.…The choice of lens with which you shoot an urban landscape like this,…can introduce some distortions.…In this case, the skyscraper doesn't appear to be quite straight, and…neither do the buildings on the side.…
And it's common that when you shoot up at buildings like this,…that they appear to be leaning backward a bit.…We'll also see if we zoom in, to this area where there's high contrast,…something called Chromatic Aberration, a fringe of green along this building, and…a hint of magenta over here.…So, let's try to fix these lens related problems in the Lens Correction panel,…here in Lightroom's Develop module.…I'm going to close the Detail panel, and open the Lens Corrections panel.…
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