In this first video tutorial, I show you how to transform a picture from daytime to night in Adobe Lightroom, mainly by reducing the overall exposure and then applying a series of localized Radial Filters to create lighting effects. Continue reading
In addition to the common contrast and exposure (brightness) settings that are included in even the most basic photo retouching applications, it is possible in Lightroom to modify individual ranges of brightness, which allows for precise adjustments. There are a couple of ways to do it, though, and new users of Lightroom are often (and justifiably!) confused with the settings in the Basic and Tone Curve panels.
Here’s a quick tip to greatly improve most dull pictures in 10 seconds. Probably even faster, actually! You can do it in Lightroom or with the equivalent tools in Adobe Camera Raw.
The goal is to enhance colors and contrast, as well as give more depth to images, in just a few quick and easy steps.
First introduced in Lightroom CC 2015, the Dehaze tool is located in the Develop module’s Effects panel. Though I discovered it almost by accident, it has quickly become one of my favorite tools in Lightroom. Continue reading
Lightroom CC was released not long ago and here are the main new features:
- Facial recognition: You can now easily assign keywords for people in your pictures. Lightroom automatically detects people’s faces and is often able to recognize who they are.
- HDR Merge: Combine multiple pictures to create High-Dynamic Range photos.
- Panorama Merge: As for HDR, you can now stitch pictures together to create amazing panoramas without having to use Photoshop.
I’ll do my best to write about those features in details in the near future, especially about facial recognition, which I think is in itself well worth the upgrade.
A small option appeared in Lightroom 5.2, which is very useful for spot removal. It’s Visualize spots, which is in the toolbar when the Spot removal tool (Q key) is activated in the Develop module. Continue reading
The new version of Lightroom was released a few weeks ago and I finally upgraded. At first sight, you could think that it hasn’t changed much. The interface is almost identical to that of Lightroom 4 and there are only a few changes to some panels, which now include a few new features. Continue reading