Join Colin Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video Using curves for targeted adjustments, part of Lightroom 1.3 for Digital Photographers.
Let's have a look at the Tone curve. …This is very similar to the curves inside of Photoshop. …In fact, you may have noticed that a lot of these adjustments, everything in the Develop …panel is almost identical to the Camera Raw plug-in that works with Photoshop and Bridge. …And in fact it does; it works exactly the same way. …So if you are already familiar with Camera Raw, you are already off to a good running …start with Lightroom. …Well, let's look at the curve here. The curve starts from the bottom-left and goes up to the top-right.…
Now if you look at the tone across the bottom here, this is going from black across to white. …Now if we start from the left-hand side and go up, we start at black and move up to white. …That's why this curve goes diagonal, and in fact we can change it to Linear, which has …absolutely no effect on the image right now. …A lot of the time when you bring images in, it already has a little bit of a tone adjustment …to it to push the contrast a little bit more.…
But in this case now, we've tuned it off and if you follow this tone, say from this region …
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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