How To Mask Curves In Adobe Lightroom Classic

“Adobe added Curves to the masking tool in Adobe Camera Raw, but has yet to add the same feature to Lightroom Classic. Here’s how to cheat and apply Curves using the masking feature in Lightroom Classic.”

How to Use the Clone, Heal, and Content Aware Remove Healing In Lightroom Classic

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In this video you’ll discover how to use the Clone, Heal, and Content-Aware Remove healing modes in Lightroom Classic to quickly remove dust spots, imperfections and distracting elements in a photograph.

 

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Everything You Need to Know About Masking in Adobe Lightroom Classic & Camera Raw

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“Discover how to take your photographs to the next level using masking to enhance and adjust selective areas of an image. In this video, Julieanne Kost shares tips, tricks, and techniques for making the most out of Lightroom Classic’s masking tools, including new automated selections based on Adobe Sensei (Select Subject, Object, Sky, People, and Background), manual painting tools (brush, eraser, linear and radial gradients), and Range Masking (color, luminance, and depth). She also walks through Auto Sync, Copy/Paste, and using Adaptive Presets – all guaranteed to make your workflow more efficient.”

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See The Big New Features In Lightroom Classic 2023

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“See the big new features in Lightroom Classic 2023, including the auto selections for retouching faces, content-aware fill, and more.”

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All Of The Great New Features In The New Lightroom Classic 12

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In this video we’ll cover all of the new features in Lightroom Classic 12 from Adobe.

00:00 What’s New
01:10 Portrait Masks
02:31 Adjusting Masks
05:20 New Background Mask
05:58 New Object Selection
08:15 Content Aware Remove

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Use LAB Numbers To Match Color of Two Areas in Adobe Lightroom Classic

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How To Use RGB and LAB Numbers in Adobe Lightroom Classic

Just below the histogram in Lightroom Classic’s Develop module are a set of three numbers that can be useful when optimizing your images. Let’s explore how I use those numbers when evaluating images before processing, when color correcting images and when I need to match the color between two areas. I’ll also attempt to explain the difference between RGB and LAB settings, how to switch between them, and when one option is more useful than the other.

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Use LAB Numbers To Match Color of Two Areas in Adobe Lightroom Classic

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Learn to take the guesswork out of matching colors by using the numbers that appear below the histogram in Lightroom Classic. In this case, I’ll match two different colored bricks on a building, but you could just as easily use this for all sorts of other purposes.

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The Best Ways To Use Multi-Colored Histograms In Adobe Lightroom & Camera Raw

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The colors that appear in Lightroom, ACR, and Photoshop’s histograms can be useful to detect color casts, determine if detail is being lost, and know more about the colors that make up an image. I start by blindly interpreting a bunch of histograms while I cannot see the image that it represents (but you can). I then explain how basic color works and how that relates to the colors that appear in the histogram.

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What’s New in Lightroom’s Big June 2022 Update

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Adobe just packed many useful features into a new June 2022 update to Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. Two updates make Masking faster and easier. Plus, there is a great new feature for presets.
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The Quickest Way To Get 200% Or More From Lightroom’s Adjustment Sliders

Did you ever wish you could get more out of a slider in Lightroom (or Adobe Camera Raw)?

Here’s how to go beyond the maximum amount a slider allows.

Use Create New Mask and make a Gradient or Brush … outside the image area. Click the gradient outside the border and drag away from it. Or, click the brush outside the border and check the Invert box. Then use one or more sliders to go beyond their maximums. 

You can do this as many times as you like. 150%, 200%, 300%, 400%, 500% … there’s no limit.

This is faster and more uniform (less uneven) than brushing the entire frame.

This only works with the sliders available in the Masking panel.

If you want to do this with sliders that aren’t in the Masking panel, open the file in Photoshop and apply the Camera Raw filter.

But wait, there’s more. You can apply this principle selectively too. If you’re in Lightroom or Camera Raw use a brush to add more. If you’re in Photoshop, use a Camera Raw smart filter with a mask. There are no limits.

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