Setting Clarity and Vibrance


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Setting Clarity and Vibrance

Down at the bottom of the Basic panel in the section called Presence are two sliders that can add that extra punch that a photo often needs to stand out. These are the Clarity slider for enhancing midtone contrast and the Vibrance slider for kicking up color intensity. Increasing the Clarity slider is so good at adding snap to a wide variety of photos that I think of it as Lightroom's secret weapon. Clarity works on the midtones in particular, boosting midtone contrast and bringing out details there. The effect is often to give a photo more depth.

Let's see Clarity in action on this photo. First, I can see from the histogram that I need to set a white point and a black point in this photo. To set the white point, I'll drag the Exposure slider over to the right as I've shown you how to do in earlier movies, and to set the black point I'll drag the Black slider over to the right as I've shown you before also. Let's see what increasing Clarity does to this photo. Ke...

Setting Clarity and Vibrance
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Setting Clarity and Vibrance provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Up and Running with Lightroom 3

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