Lightroom 5

Lesson 4/20 - Healing Brush


Lightroom 5


Lesson Info

Healing Brush

Advanced healing brush also known as the spot removal tool the spot removal tool backing up over to our develop module and let's go ahead and will um we'll do we'll do our tango as well we've got an image over here over in taking on the island of molokai, hawaii and little church the church of seven sorrows and let's hide my little tool bar here to make this is biggest possible so we want tio free touch and this is the spot removal tool up here in light room's been around forever and that's still called spot removal tool but basically a feature that they're calling the advanced healing brushes what we're talking about here and the great thing about this tool is that now rather than just a spot if we came over here and wanted to just do a spot again we'll do a little click I'll hit the space bar and zoom in and you can see that I'm using my scroll whale on my mouths to change the size if you're working on a laptop you can actually do on the mac you can do a two finger up and down to sca...

le the brush on. Of course you can see that the's size over here is also something you can change this way so there's a bunch of different ways you can change it but we've had the ability to click and drag you know are just to click and choose a new area to do some healing, and we can always move that to try and get it to line up. So here is what the brush has been able to do for a while, okay, just click and make a spot if you click and drag, you can reposition what you wanted to you so again, you probably don't want to use that, but they didn't get it, and so now we've got the wood slats lining up what you couldn't do before again, let's, come over here is the ability to come over here and click and drag, and now that you conduce a an irregular shape and have it choose a different area, either manually, I can come over here kind of set this path of one area or another, add or remove a little brush if we want to over here, or if we want, we can even use the forward slash key. Another little shortcut. If you use the forward slash key light room is going to keep guessing for you until you feel comfortable with the guests, then I sometimes does a better or worse job so that's kind of nice. If you're you know, I feel like it, you drag out an area and then you can either tap the forward slash key or you can just manually say, you know, I'd like youto use this area over here, okay, so I could get in aiken manually choose that to get rid of a particular area and if I want, I'm seeing that aiken still okay, fine tune different areas, they're thie other thing that you khun dio which is really nice as you can do straight lines will get into, you know, power lines and things like that. But if I've got a straight line that I wanted tweak I can actually click choose an area that I wanted to use for that fix shift click and it actually will automatically draw a straight line for me so one you can click at a starting point. I would then reposition tell it where you want to, you know use as a source and then you can go ahead and shift, click and drag and get your fix so the advanced chilling brush is excellent for these sorts of things. Okay, way oh, no, this cleaning up lawns the great thing, the other great thing about this tool is that, as with the other types of healing and again we're going to do an entire session on this you not only have hell you also have clone and you also have capacity that's what's going to allow us to not only do our little things like fixing hedges and grasslands but also doing things like circles under the eyes because there's a whole thing when it comes to retouching which again tomorrow is going to be all on retouching and special effects is you want to separate out the diff difference between we're moving something and reducing something right the blemish we want to remove the circle into the we actually want to reduce we don't want to get rid of it the smile lines will call them we don't want to get rid of those there's a part of us we may want to minimize them a little bit because the lighting kind of accentuated them in a non pleasing way ok so again that is one of the great things about the advanced healing brush is this ability to click and drag okay and also opacity and hell we're going to get into all the differences on all of those and so here is are before and after and of course yes I cheated I used my snapshot here and here is the before and now we also use that exact same upright feature so before after before after will click off of that tool so we're not seeing our little icons there and what's the icon for before and after ok the back slash key okay and again I'm taking snapshots will be getting into snapshots after our break mary anne asked from bucharest, romania and this is maybe something we're gonna get it tomorrow we're talking about a little bit more about the difference between clone and heal well absolutely goingto be doing more on that will actually do that today tomorrow is going to be advanced portrait retouching today we're going to get into basic fixing retouching, so we're going to deal with that later on today great and I'll just hold off on that, but there is it's cool because you you need both you didn't have both you'd say I'm going to need to go into photo shop, so you have both at it and you do have a pass it e basically clone is going to actually take a full chunk and move it over here with the soft feathered edge, and he'll actually takes a texture from the over here and tries to cover an area and blended in but it's a razor sharp circular edge it blends it and based upon the fact of using its special texture technology kind of not really a content were phil but it's doing a great little matching and clone uses it actually grabs the physical chunk and moves it to another location, and that blends it with a soft leather ditch. Those are the main differences, and there they're both very useful yes used it like a layer coppin photoshopped to eating a multiple no ideas of how you're progressing and then go back to it absolutely layer cops and photoshopped because they are saved with the document as opposed to history states. Snapshots tuesday with the document in light room, they're always available. We're going toe cover that after the break a little bit. They're fantastic. They're awesome. They take up virtually no memory. The history is also available in light room and that stays with the document as well as opposed to photo shop. That's. The great thing with everything being procedural in light room there's. Just little database managers says I can remember every single thing that you did. No problem. The snapshots allow me to. Any time I see something cool, I make a snapshot. Ok? And, uh, we go over to our develop module here, and we'll open up our side panel here. And if I tap the command and control in on the pc that's the shortcut for make a new snapshot, the nice thing about that is any time there's anything vaguely cool? I make a new snapshot. When I'm done, I may have ten really cool things. Three of those are actually ready for output. I'll make three virtual copies each. One of those virtual copies has all ten snapshots in it, so it's very cool, willing to get into that after after our break. Yes, you have the snapshot is there, like a way to find the recipe where you got to? Where you're out means sometimes I know I just play with the buttons like bob that's cool, but I do know, you know, all the slide of myself, so it does not tell you where you changed it. Um, can you have the history that has that, um and all the sliders and there, but you don't know that you changed these three panels out of ten, you know, or whatever. So it's a very good question you can save whatever all those snapshots as a preset and then but you'll have to remember, okay, the reason what's really cool here was this this and this, and then you'll see if that is a preset again. We'll get into that after the break. I have a quick question about the smart previews you talked about let's say you take a smart preview on the road and you fix it and you bring it back and it applies it to the original image. And then you delete the smart preview do the changes you made stay on the image and just the previews gone now, that's great, okay, it just discards thiss lo rez compressed, raw version of it but as soon as you plug in your hard drive, you don't have to do anything it automatically find it in law medically apply all the settings to your full rez version you no longer need that smart preview that in fact it won't use it anymore if the one thing with that um if you are converting your images on import to dmg adobes, our own raw file format which has this you know quick load option and you're going to get a speed increase that's one of the main benefits now of converting to dmg on import is you will actually be ableto work much faster on your images because it's adobe khun speak that language and it puts in a special kind of a buffer header that allows it to access the information quicker. But if you're not converting your images of d n g than like when will actually use that smart preview as this speed increase so as you go through your images, you could that would be one reason why to keep the smart preview is to speed up the access as you move through images so either you would convert it d and g you'd get that speed increase those air also lost, leslie compresses a default so you can use the n g and your files will be smaller but but not lossy doesn't degrade the image at all if you weren't converted to dmg than the smart preview, has another benefit, because it has this quick load option, and we'll also speed up your work in light room that's. One of the main benefits as we're talking about these new features, enlightened five is performance, and especially with all these procedural things they're going to be doing, you're gonna be re touching. You know, you think about this. This is in some very elaborate stuff. You're doing lens correction, you're distorting your retouching. You're going to tweak and tone and warp and do all this stuff to the image that's a lot for it to do, and adobe needed to address that and do some really cool and groovy stuff. And they did some really cool and groovy stuff and that's, one of the main benefits of these new, you know, quick load options and smart previews.

Class Description

Lightroom 5. Master the tools needed to enhance, refine and even retouch your images using quick and easy non-destructive image adjustments! From glamour skin softening, to eye and teeth enhancing, to skin color unifying and special effects like luscious high key black & whites, selective hand tinting, cross-processing and even changing depth of field, there are incredibly powerful features in Lightroom that allow a huge amount of the polishing of your photographs to be done right there, without ever having to go into Photoshop!

Learn how to create magic presets and perform syncing tricks to quickly apply these optimizations and enhancements to multiple images (and now video!) all at once to dramatically increase your productivity. You'll leave this course knowing how to cut your processing time in half and craft even more stunning, creative, and profitable images at the same time.

Software Used: Adobe Lightroom 5