Adding punch with definition


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Adding punch with definition

One of my favorite adjustments is Definition. It goes in and really brings out the clarity in the image, and just adds selective contrast. Here is how it works. Let's zoom in to 100%, so we could really judge this, and as I drag that slider over, notice how the blacks are getting selectively crisper. Let's take a look at some other parts of the image here; something that should be more in focus. This is a very shallow depth of field. There we go. Low Definition; higher Definition.

Look at how the blacks are coming out just a little bit, bringing in those details. Now, I would refine this with a little bit of Sharpness, and in this case, a small amount of de-noising, but that looks pretty good. If you want more contrast, you can use the Contrast slider, but I suggest that you play with Definition before Contrast. If you look at that image before, and after, we definitely have a more impactful image due to the tighter contrast, and better exposure. Let's take a look at one more image...

Adding punch with definition
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Adding punch with definition provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Enhancing Photos with iPhoto

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