Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with Clarity, part of Lightroom 5: 02 Optimizing Your Photos.
…One of my favorite adjustments in Lightroom is the clarity adjustment.…It's relatively straightforward, and I think somewhat simple to…understand once you've put it to use a little…bit, but it's also remarkably powerful, and it can…have a tremendous impact on a variety of images.…Let's take a look at this simple…and yet very helpful and powerful clarity adjustment.…The clarity adjustment is found in the Basic section of the right panel in…the Develop module in the Presence section…underneath Basic, and it's a very simple slider.…
We can drag to the right to increase clarity or to the left to reduce clarity.…So what exactly is clarity?…The name seems straight forward enough.…We can clarify the image.…Well, in essence what clarity provides is a variation on sharpening.…If we increase the value for clarity we're,…increasing mid tone contrast locally within the image.…In other words, we're essentially enhancing detail.…It's very similar to the way sharpening works.…It just operates in a broader range of pixels.…
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- Evaluating images
- Adjusting white balance
- Working with Clarity
- Fine-tuning with the Tone Curve
- Painting adjustments into an image
- Applying noise reduction
- Correcting perspective
- Converting to black and white
- Duplicating adjustments
- Stitching panoramas
Skill Level Beginner
Lightroom 5: 03 Basics of Image Sharingwith Tim Grey53m 36s Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Develop Module Basics
3. Advanced Develop Module Adjustments
4. Image Cleanup
5. Creative Adjustments
6. Duplicating Adjustments
7. Lightroom and Photoshop
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