Radial Filters


Lightroom 5


Lesson Info

Radial Filters

Radial filter one of the huge new benefits to light room five and let's d'oh. This one right here? Oh, I've got to think uh kind of a unsung partner that I have during these three days here is a good friend of mine. We're now waiting photographer brooke crystal most of the shots if you see beautiful people in this class, brooke probably took the picture, especially if they're looking at the camera. I don't do people so messy emotions on I certainly wouldn't do a wedding way too smart for that. Actually, I just don't have the gift for that. They're gifted people like brooke. So, brooke, wherever you are thank you again for letting me use your amazing, amazing photographs. She purposely shoots images both dark and light and messed up just for me because she knows that I want to teach how to fix images so you'll see images and she has purposely gone out of her way to shoot challenging stuff just so I have cool stuff to share with you. Um so great shot wedding couple wanna tweak it there's...

all sorts of things that we can do to it. I'm going to come over here to the developed module here and I'm going to do a quick fix after our break, we're going to do what I call my five step tango to instantly fixture images but I'm going to come over here and hit the auto button here and we're going to go ahead and do a little increase of our contrasts and our highlight we're just going toe get it a little bit nicer in terms of our image so here's our before after just doing a real basic tweak to it and maybe we'll take our blacks down it is a dark great tuxedo there so here we've got this image and I want to do some more fine tuning to it so I'm going to come over here too what is now called brand new the radio filter it shares the same concept as the graduated filter and the adjustment brush but now it allows you to work with radials and it is awesome it's cool it's groovy it is worth the price of admission if there was no other feature aside from the radio one well you're going to see it actually has some really, really neat stuff to it one of the main things that it has is it similar to the adjustment brush in the sense of you're doing a targeted adjustment now we're doing dodging and burning to a specific area but you can copy and move these adjustments something that you probably wouldn't do with the adjustment brush, so if you've got a serious of images well I'll show you but right now for itself let's zoom up here and you can actually use the thiss new radio to do something like even some basic. We're touching on eyes you're going to see why I'm using it in a second, so I'm gonna come over here. The tool is chosen. I always like to reset the tools when I come in because they're sticky. The last thing that I did over here is going to be still selected to reset any of the panels you simply find the label, the closest label to what the title is of that particular panel in this case effect by doubleclick effected resets all the sliders in that panel. So it's a good habit to get into and every single one of these panels because the settings can be sticky, double click on the word associated with that, and it allows you to reset it. So I'm gonna come over here and I'm just going to start off with a little bit of a maybe exposure up, I'm going to do the eyes, I'm going to do shadows up and again, we're going to be explaining all of these when we get into the tango, but basically we're putting an adjustment right into this little radio and would just start off with that I'm gonna come over here and I'm going to click and drag out now speaking of sticky, what it does as a default it's affecting what's outside of this radio, you'll notice that everything just got lighter and that's is a default access kind of a vignette, so actually I'm gonna come over here and invert that mask and see over here is in birth that mask, so I'm gonna come over here and I can see right now that I don't need that exposure it's more or less a shadow and I can even if I'm you know, depending upon how old they are, I can actually come up here and, uh, come up here and add a little clarity in other words, a little punch to the rim of the eye. If I zoom up, I'm going toe rotate that so you can see and I can move it so you can see what I'm doing right here, I'm coming up here and dodging and burning the eye. The great thing is that if I hold down the command option on the mac or control fault on the p c, I could do something that I haven't been able to do on any other adjustment and I can click and drag over to another I okay? Or again, let me zoom out here same thing I can click and drag over here to this I rotated into position, his eyes a little bit closed, more closed, so I'm just doing a little quick to the eye command option. Mac control ault on the pc. I've now come over here and I've gotten my before after before after let's just toggle this one. So here we're just done a little bit to the eyes, okay, I want to zoom back out. I'm also going to dio I'll do new over here going to click on the new icon and, uh, let's do a little vignette is you're going to see I love vignettes that part of my tango there's all sorts of reasons for them. This is my now new favorite way of doing a vignette. So if I'm going to come over here, I'm gonna reset this and as the default again, it's going to use the outside area and I'm gonna do a little exposure down and when he was a really cool shortcut and that is command, double click on the mac and that automatically or control double click on the pc in the window and it automatically makes an oval the exact size of your document has a feather already applied and let's, go ahead. I'm going to take this feather setting down on the radio so you can see that edge right here, you can see the exposure that I'm setting to it, but command or control doubleclick. With the radio filter inside your document will automatically create a radio the exact site sizes your document ok and it's better than what's called a post crop in yet because not only do you have things like exposure okay but you also have at your disposal and you confined tune and I'm going to actually take it up a little bit higher you can add things like saturation or highlights or well, whatever I could actually come over here we'll take sharpness down I've just done a little bit of a softening blur to the outside of this image as well as the vignette okay? So it's a very, very nice feature again I can hide and show these pins that's the h key that's the h key on the mac and the h key on the pc slightly different don't get confused yes they're exactly the same okay, so h to hide the pens in here again is our radio so we've, you know, lightened up the eyes we've got a little bit yet I'm going to go ahead and do another one because these air really fun double click on the award effects will take our effects down and I'm hiding the pins so right now I want to just kind of darken up his, um tuxedo something click and drag and that's actually we're going to invert that mask now so it's actually it's delete that one so we do want to invert it we want what's inside we have an exposure down so I'm gonna click and drag and you can see that I'm actually doing kind of the the dodge and burn while I love the radio filter so much is this gets me back to the darkroom days when I was dodging and burning by putting a paddle or might hand or some of the body part and shaking it around in front of the enlarger right? And so I'm doing my dodging and burning on the fly with a big, soft, subtle area as opposed to a brush with hand we're needing to either masking area or whatever, so I just love it so I've just dark in that I'm going to do maybe another one over here will hit new okay, so his shoulders a little bit dark ok and again I confined tune it in terms of the exposure if I want I know none of you ever would do this, but if we want to, you know, do a little emphasis right here I'm doing from the center gain that's a little bit exaggerated so hey, I know that some people have done this you guys would never retouch that way, but you have that ability to, you know, even do things like that if this red is a little bit too obnoxious here again, I can say new and change my saturation a little bit and again I've got an inverted mask so right now I'm just taking down a particular area so these points because they're big and they're soft, they have this beautiful feather option on it there things that you can you know very easily use to fine tune the areas of a file I think the flowers are looking good over here they again will confined to in those lips are looking a little bit excessive right there, but you get the general idea um here is back that center pin if I want a little bit mohr to that pin just like I could duplicate the eyes from one eye to another by holding down that command option on the mac if I want to kind of double this effect on the outside here by command option and just click it, you can see I just doubled the intensity of that and that doubled the both the blurring, the anti sharpening, which we'll get into um and it also did the exposure. So that is nice that if I run out, I maximize my on I'm gonna add my feather back up here I don't need that much darkness if I ran out of my you know, hundred blurring, then I can double it to get two hundred percent of blurring by simply doubling that adjustment and again, I don't think I need them, so I'm doubling the blurring I don't need that much exposure, and maybe we'll do one more new on her face because of the lighting on here and was going to take it up a little bit and again, the inverted mask is goingto do the center portion of it, so I'm just going toe drag out and I'm just let's actually undo that hide these pins so you can see what I'm doing so I'm gonna come over here and just lighten her face. I'm going to click in the center let's actually zoom in so you can see how cool this is and I can see right there I'm gonna change that blurring, but I want to click and drag out you can see her face getting lighter, right? So I am moving around and I'm just able to, you know, really quickly go ahead and change that. I like it, I'm softening up too much on the outside that's always a good idea when you're changing softness to make sure that you are, um, checking where you're doing it again, I'm going to come up here and change that, so now when I look up here, I'm no longer blurring up here just a slight bit of blurry in there, okay, you get the idea the keyboard shortcut for hiding. Ensuring this pins is thie h g h key, so here's our before, after before, after the new radio filter. Awesome, cool, groovy. You'll love it. You're going to use it all the time again, takes me back to the old dark room days of doing these nice, big, subtle, dodgy and burnings. Okay, uh, and there are a zillion other things you can do with it that we will be doing as well.

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