Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting white balance, part of Enhancing an Urban Landscape Photo with Lightroom and Photoshop.
…The first adjustments we'll make to the virtual copy that we created in…the last movie are adjustments to white balance or color balance.…Make sure that you have the virtual copy selected in the library module, and…then press D on the keyboard to switch over to the develop module.…I like to give myself a lot of room to work in the develop module.…You don't usually need to have the module picker bar open.…I'm going to close that by going to this arrow at the top of the interface, and I…can click right on that arrow or near it, and that will close the module picker bar.…
I can do the same thing for…the column on the left, clicking over here near this arrow to close that column.…Now I'll go over to the basic panel in the column on the right,…which is where I usually start making adjustments here in the develop module.…It doesn't matter what order you approach these sliders in.…I like to start at the top,…taking advantage of the suggested workflow in the basic panel.…As you're adjusting white balance, keep in mind that there is no one correct color…
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