Lighten up a person’s face, add a little glow to the foreground of a landscape, remove blemishes or powerlines, mask and modify a specific area of any photo. These are some of the things you can do with the Local Adjustment tools, that odd little row of icons just under the histogram in Lightroom Classic.
These tools are usually the last ones that new Lightroom users approach because they seem so complicated. They can be, but like any good tool, you get better at it the more you use it.
Aspect ratios are sometimes confusing but critical if you share or print your photos. We’ll explore some helpful and interesting cropping overlays and touch on using virtual copies for multiple crops of the same image for printing.
The magic tool that subtly heals things or makes them disappear. We’ll look at the difference between Clone and Heal for things like retouching skin and removing unwanted objects and how to track or modify your edits with this tool.
It’s straight forward and works well, even for cats and dogs (yellow eye and green eye). If results are uneven the brush tool can be used instead.
Graduated and Radial Filters
The linear filter can be a quick way to affect an area of the photo by defining a straight or circular area that tapers off gently. Often used to darken skies or lighten foregrounds. We’ll look at using negative sharpness values to help blur backgrounds.
This is the most powerful editing tool in Lightroom and the one that people are most timid of. It allows you to apply any effect to a select area. It is similar to layers in Photoshop but more intuitive. We’ll look at the Feather, Flow, Density controls and Auto Mask to help with some selection tasks.
This recent addition brings some of the power of Photoshop to Lightroom but is simpler to use. Used in conjunction with Radial and Adjustment Brush, it allow you to mask and affect very precise areas based on color or brightness.
Dates & Times
- Tuesday, December 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm 2020-12-08 18:00:00 2020-12-08 21:00:00 America/Chicago Lightroom Breakout Session: Local Image Correction //artandseek.org/calendar/event/105159/lightroom-breakout-session-local-image-correction Dallas Center for Photography, 4756 Algiers Street, Dallas, TX, 75207