Join Colin Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video Special considerations for adjusting skin tones, part of Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers.
Let's take a look at our basic adjustments when it comes to people.…The first thing we are going to check out here is we want to have a look at our white balance.…And we could go As Shot, or we could change it to Auto.…Notice that Auto gives it a lot cleaner.…Or we could try, we have got a pretty neutral background here, so why don't we…try the Background and click and see what kind of a colorcast we get.…So let's compare that with the before, just by hitting the Backslash key.…Before and after. That's definitely a much more accurate color that we have now. Let's move down.…
The first thing I see here is there's a lot of bright areas in these faces, and…let's see if we can recover that by using the Recovery slider.…Notice as I slide that up it starts to bring back some of the detail there in…the faces, in the skin tones.…The other thing is maybe we could pull the Brightness back just a little bit.…All right! Let's have a look at our exposure.…If we look here, there is not much in those areas, because we really pushed that back.…
There's nothing more frustrating than having hundreds of digital pictures clogging up one's hard drive. Photoshop Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers teaches picture-takers how to import, organize, develop, and output images with ease. Instructor Colin Smith breaks down even the most complex tasks into quick and easy-to-understand techniques, and demonstrates multiple methods that work in real-world situations. He teaches photographers how to work efficiently with metadata; create custom keyword sets; and understand Lightroom's ratings, flags, and labels. Colin also shares some of his secret tips!
- Importing images from a hard drive
- Working with the panels efficiently
- Understanding and managing catalogs
- Customizing the HTML galleries
- Adding music to slideshow presentations
- Converting grayscale images
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. The Library and Catalogs
6. Advanced Adjustments
9. Lightroom for the Web
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