Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Vignetting as a focal tool, part of Enhancing an Urban Landscape Photo with Lightroom and Photoshop.
…Here, in the Library module in Lightroom,…you can see the three versions of our project photo that we have so far.…I'm going to select the TIFF,…the version of the photo that we just saved from Photoshop in the last movie.…This contains all of our Lightroom adjustments plus the Photoshop retouching…that we did in the last movie.…I'm going to put a final touch on this version of the image,…adding a vignette here in Lightroom.…So I'll press the D key on my keyboard to open that…TIFF into the Develop module in Lightroom.…To add a vignette, I could come to the Effects panel and…use the Post Crop Vignetting feature that's here.…
But I prefer to use a Radial Filter instead,…because with post-crop vignetting, I only can vary the amount of brightness with…which I'm vignetting, and my vignette will always be in the center of the photo.…So I'm going to close this Effects panel and…instead, I'll click on the Radial Filter.…In the Radial Filter panel that drops down,…I'll double click the word Effect to set all the sliders back down to zero.…
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