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- Setting up Lightroom for color correction
- Identifying color cast
- Measuring skin tones
- Adjusting color balance
- Adjusting overall brightness and contrast
- Using targets for color correction
- Using histograms, the Info panel, and Curves
- Making creative adjustments
- Automating color correction
Skill Level Advanced
In this movie, I'd just like to take a quick look at how you really want to set up your Light Room interface in terms of panels and so forth, just so we're both on the same page so that we have the same view, so when you look on your screen, it's going to be similar to what mine is. But also, you want to really have access to the tools you want to use for color correction. Okay, the first thing to pay attention to really is over here once you get into the develop module. Remember when you're working in the grid mode, G, you just press D to go to the develop module, and then you see the view of your image here.
There's a little bit of contraction and expansion you can do in these side panels. Typically, I'd keep those as small as possible. So you can expand and contract these side modules a little bit, but typically, just the default works very well. But then, depending upon what modules you have open here, the two panels that you want open for doing color correction: first are the histogram, and secondly is the basic set of tools. So these are really the two basic panels you want. The histogram, which we can use a lot for both image evaluation. And for controlling and guiding our corrections and adjustments, and these are the tools we'll primarily be using for adjusting our images.
And notice that you can scroll up and down. If you just place your cursor over this, then you can just roll or move your fingers. And just to remind you about the setup here for the histogram, right mouse button or control-click, make sure that you, basically, it's showing everything except for the lab colors. We're going to be working in RGB, and then you can turn clipping off and on here. Another keyboard shortcut for you to remember is J key, and when you press the top of the J key, notice over here, you know, the blown out area where there's no detail, that will toggle off and on, and also toggle off and on your clicking indicator that you have here.
Alright so, there's what the basic panel should look like before we begin the actual use of the tool.