by Julieanne Kost

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September 18, 2012

When working with the Point Curve (in the Tone Curve panel in Lightroom 4), it can be difficult to set a point on the curve and just nudge it up or down ever-so-slightly. Instead, use the Targeted Adjustment Tool to click on the tone that needs to be changed in the image area .This will set a point on the curve. Then, use the arrow keys to nudge the point into place. Add the shift key to move the point in greater increments.


  • By Elaine B - 11:04 AM on September 18, 2012  

    Hi Julieanne~~does this apply to the Tone Curve in ACR , too?

    • By Pete Green - 2:48 PM on September 18, 2012  

      Actually, Yes, The Targeted Adjustment Tool(TAT) is part of ACR dialog, and can be found on the toolbar along the top (5th tool from the left). Although, in order to use the arrow keys to adjust the value of a specific targeted area in ACR, click the Tone Curve panel, and then the Point Curve tab. From there, Hold CMD(mac) or Control(win) and click on the image anywhere. You’ll see a black dot appear on the tone curve, from here you can use the arrow keys to adjust the values.