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Learn how to shift Hue, Saturation and Luminance values to create different visual interpretations of your photographs.
To quickly select the Targeted Adjustment tool for either the Tone Curve panel or the HSL/Color/ B&W panel, use the following shortcuts:
• Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) + Shift + T selects the Targeted Adjustment tool for the Tone Curve
• Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) + Shift + H selects the Targeted Adjustment tool for Hue
• Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) + Shift + S selects the Targeted Adjustment tool for Saturation
• Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) + Shift + L selects the Targeted Adjustment tool for Luminance
• Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) + Shift + G selects the Targeted Adjustment tool for B&W
Here are a few shortcuts and explanations for working with the Tone Curve panel.
• When using the Tone Curve, clicking on the curve and dragging up/down makes the image lighter/darker by moving the corresponding slider displayed below the curve (Highlights, Lights, Darks, and Shadows). To change the “tonal range” affected of any of these sliders, reposition the triangles directly under the curve.
• Instead of using the Curve in the panel, you can choose to click -drag up/down within the preview area of an image with Targeted Adjustment Tool (it’s icon is the small circle in upper left of the panel) to increase/decrease the value of the pixels clicked upon.
• Escape puts the Targeted Adjustment Tool back (while keeping changes that have been made).
• Clicking the Point Curve icon in the lower right of the Tone Cure panel enables the placement of multiple targeted points on the curve.
• The Targeted Adjustment Tool works with either the point or parametric Tone Curve.
In this episode of the Complete Picture, I will explain two different methods for selectively colorizing an image to differentiate the subject from the background using Lightroom’s Develop module. Note: the same effects could be attained using Bridge/Adobe Camera Raw/Photoshop.
PSCS5 – To use a keyboard shortcut to select the Targeted Adjustment Tool while using a Hue/Saturation, Curves, or Black & White adjustment layer, choose Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts. Under the Shortcuts for “Tools” scroll the towards the bottom of the list to locate the “Targeted Adjustment Tool” line item and enter in your own custom keyboard shortcut.
PSCS5 – In order to have the Targeted Adjustment Tool automatically selected when adding an Adjustment Layer such as Hue/Saturation, Curves, or Black & White, use the fly out menu in the Adjustments panel, and select Auto-Select Targeted Adjustment. Note, in order for this menu item (Auto-Select Targeted Adjustment ) to appear in the drop down, you have to actually add an Adjustment layer that has the Targeted Adjustment tool (Curves, Hue/Saturation, Black & White).
Yesterday’s post noted that “T” was the shortcut for the Targeted Adjustment Tool. More specifically, “T” will select the “last used” Targeted Adjustment tool. There are however, more specific shortcuts to select the individual tools:
Option-Command (Mac) / Alt-Control (Win) Shift + T Parametric Curve
Option-Command (Mac) / Alt-Control (Win) Shift + H Hue
Option-Command (Mac) / Alt-Control (Win) Shift + S Saturation
Option-Command (Mac) / Alt-Control (Win) Shift + L Luminance
Option-Command (Mac) / Alt-Control (Win) Shift + G Grayscale Mix