Shift double-click Whites or Blacks (the name of the slider), in the Basic panel in the Develop module in Lightroom to automatically set the white and black points in a photograph (to extend the dynamic range of the photograph across the entire histogram.
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Learn how to make tonal and color enhancements to your photographs using the Basic panel in Lightroom.
Improvements made to both Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) in Photoshop include:
• Refinements to the Spot Removal/Healing tool include a new Feather slider to control the softness of the edge when cloning or healing areas of an image. In addition, there have been improvements in the way that the Spot Healing tool determines the auto source location (the area that it clones/heals from), so that it now works better for images with textured areas. And, if the image has been cropped, the Spot Removal/Healing tool will bias the selection of the auto source location from within the crop rectangle (as opposed to auto-choosing image areas outside the crop).
• To help reduce low-frequency color mottling like you see on the left side of the illustration below, a new Color Smoothness adjustment slider has been added to the Color Noise Reduction options in the Detail Panel. When the amount is increased, the color mottling is removed (as you see on the right side of the illustration below).
In addition, several improvements were made to Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) as they are already available/not applicable in Lightroom.
• The Histogram is now interactive in ACR. This enables the ability to click and drag on the Histogram to adjust the Blacks, Shadows, Exposure, Highlights, and Whites slider adjustments in the Basic tab.
• ACR now has separate Auto Temperature and Auto Tint controls, which are applied by Shift -double clicking on either the Temperature or Tint adjustment sliders.
• Refinements to the Local Adjustment Brush include the ability to reposition brush adjustments by clicking and dragging on brush adjustment pins. In addition, Command + Option -drag (Mac) | Control + Alt -drag (Win) a Local Adjustment Brush pin will duplicate the pin and Option -click (Mac) | Alt -click(Win) will delete the pin. If you prefer, Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) displays both options – to duplicate or delete a pin.
• Workflow presets are now available for defining and then quickly choosing output settings in ACR. And, after creating your custom presets, you can Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) the workflow link to quickly switch between them. In addition, when changing image size, a new option for Percentage is available in the drop down menu.
• Save Image options now include Color Space, Image Sizing, Output Sharpening and Presets. This means that you can select the desired images and save them using Save Image presets without having to change your current workflow settings.
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In this video tutorial (Create Stunning Images), Julieanne demonstrates how to create the highest quality photographs by removing lens distortion, cropping, correcting perspective, and making color and tonal corrections in Lightroom’s Develop module.
The units of measurements displayed in the Basic panel (in Lightroom’s Develop module and in the Camera Raw dialog in Photoshop) for Temperature and Tint differ between RAW and JPEG files. When working with a raw file, the Temperature slider ranges from 2,000 to 50,000 Kelvin and the Tint sliders range from -150 to 150. When working with JPEG files (or other pixel based files such as PSD or TIFF) the Temperature and Tint sliders both range from -100 to 100.
You might also notice that when working with RAW files, Lightroom displays a list of “preset” White Balance settings (Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten etc. – this list might differ slightly from camera to camera). When you work with a JPEG file, LIghtroom only displays As Shot, Auto and Custom in the pull-down menu
If you’ve noticed a difference in the range of values that appear to the right of the Temperature and Tint sliders in the Basic panel in Lightroom’s Develop module, it’s probably due to the fact that when working with Raw files, Lightroom displays values of 2000-50000 Kelvin for Temperature, and -150 – +150 for Tint. When working with JPEG, both Temperature and Tint sliders display numeric values from -100 to +100.
Learn how to create the highest quality photographs in this video tutorial, by learning how to crop, remove lens distortion, correct perspective, make global and local color and tonal corrections in the Lightroom 4 Develop module.
Quickly navigate through the Basic Panel by tapping the “.” (period) key . Then use the + and – keys to increase/decrease individual slider settings. Add the Shift key to move the sliders in larger increments.
Since the Basic panel is one of the most used panels, there are shortcuts to help move quickly from one slider to the next. Use the “.” (period) and “,” (comma) to move from one slider to the next and use the “+” (plus) and “-” (minus) keys to increase/decrease the slider’s value. Add the Shift key to move in larger increments and the Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) to move in smaller increments.
Note, for these shortcuts to work, you must click on the name of the slider – not the text entree area.