Join Colin Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding and using the sharpening tools, part of Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers.
Okay, it's time for us to look at sharpening. …We're working inside the Develop module, inside the Detail panel. …You'll see for sharpening, there's four different settings here. …Sharpening is a great way of really bringing out the detail in an image, making it really crisp …so it looks nice when we output it, such as printing it or putting it to a web page. …Now, we can adjust this using four different sliders. A little tip is to use the Alt key …or the Option key on a keyboard as we adjust these sliders, and this enables us to see …the result of each one of these four settings.…
The first one is the Amount. That's how much sharpening takes effect. …If we slide up and down, we can see we can really increase that sharpening or take it …all the way down and make it soft. …Now, we're only sharpening the luminosity; we're not sharpening the color. …So if we want to hide the color, we can just hit the Alt key or the Option key now as …we're sliding the slider. …Now, as we do this, we can see the results of the sharpening just on the luminosity. …
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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