How TO TONE IN LIGHTROOM, CREATING THE PERFECT IMAGE

VIDEO #12

How to Tone in Lightroom

How to tone in Lightroom, to create the perfect image. . The develop panel or module was actually designed as a raw image converter. It is exactly the same as Adobe Camera Raw. The look a little different, but you can do exactly the same thing on both. Adobe Lightroom is still a raw image converter, used to process, .cr2, .cr3, .nef, .arw, and .dng, however, it can be used as an image editor. I use Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw for setting white balance, and basic global and selective adjustments. You will learn over time what are the applications positives and negatives. I then send the image to Adobe Photoshop by using the quick key, Mac-CMD/E and PC-CRTL/E.

It is one thing to know how the develop module works, but in this video I will show you what I look at when you tone in Lightroom. For example, when to make global adjustments, and when you should make selective adjustments. Lightroom editing is different for every image, but some adjustments can be subjective. These are beginning tutorials so I will focus on traditional adjustments. The hardest thing for a beginner to learn is what is too much and what is too little. Truthfully, it is helpful to have a more experienced photographer give you some feedback.

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Welcome to Adobe Lightroom Classic YouTube video tutorials. This is a series of YouTube videos designed to teach you how to use Adobe Lightroom Classic, and in this case Adobe Lightroom Classic Preferences. I will try and update the videos as the program changes over the years. If you are new to Adobe Lightroom Classic, follow the video order from 1-?. This is the same order I use to teach Adobe Lightroom Classic in a college class. However, if you are just interested in learning a specific technique, free free to jump around.

“Learning to accurately tone in Lightroom can take years. Overtime you accuracy and speed will increase.”

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I will have two different types of videos in this series. Videos designed to teach you how to use the program, and videos designed to show you how to adjust an image. Some of how I look at or tone an image can be subjective. I try to be as straight forward as possible to let you know when some should be done a certain way, verses a subject adjustment.

Most people never take a look at Adobe Lightroom Classic Preferences, but there are some adjustments that need to be made to make the program more efficient. The two most important are external editing and performance. Performance settings will really depend on your computer specifications. All the Adobe programs require a large amount of RAM, a good processor and hard drive space.

    Items Covered in this Video

    HOW, WHEN AND WHY TO TONE IN LIGHTROOM

    How, when and why you tone in Lightroom Classic. I will show you how to see and image and what adjustments to make to tone in Lightroom.

    Lightroom Pros

    • All in One Program
    • Easy Editing with Sliders
    • Batch Processing
    • Batch Exporting
    • Organization
    • Non-destructive

    Lightroom Cons

    • Catlog (Hard to Understand)
    • Very Slow
    • Limited Photo Editing
    • Cloning and Health Tools (Photoshop is Better)
    • Book, Slideshow and Web are Useless

    I have a Facebook Group called, “Learn Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Bridge.” I created this group because I get a lot of questions on YouTube that are hard to answer unless I can see the issue. This will allow a place you can ask questions, and more importantly post images and videos.

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