Clearing the Haze with Photoshop and Lightroom’s Histogram, Bonus: Free Lightroom Pop Quiz

Photograph cleaned up in Lightroom and Photoshop

You know that little graph in Photoshop, Lightroom, and on your digital camera called the Histogram? What does it tell you, and how can you use to rescue a boring photo? Watch my tutorial. We will cover this and check out some new features in Lightroom 2.0. Whoa, what about the FREE Lightroom pop quiz? Read on…

The Tutorial:

I’ll be working in Lightroom 2.0 for this tutorial, but the techniques can be applied in Photoshop as well. Don’t have Lightroom 2.0? You can download a 30-day trial version here.

Link to the tutorial
(9mins, 67MB – give it a few minutes to start, trust me it’s worth the wait)

Your Feedback:

We, the edtechatadobe blog team, will be posting more tutorials in the future, and we want to know what you like. Please post a comment to tell us if you like your tutorials as a Flash or Podcast (h.264/mp4) file. Do you want want a smaller file size, or should we keep the high quality to make things easy to see? Let us know.

The Pop Quiz:

[EDIT: Sept 8, 2008 – We have a winner,
Szabolcs. The Pop Quiz contest is closed. Thanks for participating and enjoy the tutorial.]

What’s an education blog without a pop quiz? So here’s your question:

The picture I am working on is of a church in Italy. The first education reader to post a comment with either the name of the church or the island it is on gets a FREE copy of Lightroom (ver 1 – Sorry, it’s all I have in the office right now). You must post your comment with an email that has a ".edu" extension. This way I know you are in education, and I can email you to get your shipping info. Good luck.

Hint: I don’t tell you this information in the tutorial, but I tell you where I am standing and which direction I am facing to take the picture.

5 Responses to Clearing the Haze with Photoshop and Lightroom’s Histogram, Bonus: Free Lightroom Pop Quiz

  1. Janise Medina says:

    Is it The Dorsoduro church? Commonly the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute (Basilica of St Mary of Health Salvation) in Venice?
    — Robert’s Reply —
    Close, but this church is not actually in Venice. I shot the picture from Venice, but the church is on another island in the lagoon.

  2. Redvers james says:

    Palladio’s Redentore church on Giudecca Island
    — Robert’s Reply —
    Correct, but as the blog states you must send me an email with an education institution extension. I was unable to verify your education status before another correct answer was posted. So, I’ll send a consolation prize; the ‘Lightroom 2.0 How-Tos’ book. I’ll send you an email. Thanks!

  3. Szabolcs says:

    The church is Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore on the island of Giudecca in Venice.
    — Robert’s Reply —
    Si (Yes). I noticed you are a student at the University of Bergen in Norway. I am in the U.S. I’ll contact you for an addresss, and figure out how to get you a box of Lightroom. Congrats!

  4. Kai Strieder says:

    I suppose it is the San Giorgio Maggiore island. Right?
    — Robert’s Reply —
    Sorry, it is Il Redentore in Giudecca. I did get a correct answer earlier so the Pop Quiz contest is closed. But everyone wins a great Lightroom tutorial, right? Thanks for participating.

  5. Is it Wrigley Field?
    — Robert’s Reply —
    Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to Rick, education salesperson in k-12, here at Adobe. Isn’t he sharp? Hi Rick – thanks for reading.