Lightroom 5


Lesson Info


What upright iss is something that is built into, uh, let's find thie image that we want to use? We'll use this one of the bean and, um, it is part of over here on the right hand side what's known as lends correction and it's under the basic section of the lens correction and light room has had for a long time what are called these manual controls, this ability to transform your image in terms of pin cushion, a barrel distortion of vertical or horizontal shifting of your perspective almost worked eight scaler and now aspect ratio this is going to be cool because this will instantly allow you to take five pounds off every single portrait or figure that you've ever taken. Okay, something that's not been in there before, so the this is your between this and distortion if you can't take five or ten pounds off every single photograph, okay, but we're going to do we're going to touch on that tomorrow, so that's brand new this aspect ratio, but specifically what we're going to be talking on h...

ere is this idea of upright in the basic portion of the lens correction panel and has a number of different options that starts off with off and has auto, and it has different options that are subdivisions of auto they've also put in the enable profile corrections the's airport for lenses, if they can figure out what lends you shot something with, it will automatically compensate for that. Adobe has gone to great lengths to profile a zillion lenses they've also I'm done a chromatic aberration. This came in with light room for a new feature on and now does it not based upon a profile, but it'll do it to any single and again, it doesn't excellent job. So this right here clicking this and this there's really no reason not to have both those selected there's no degrading of your image, why not correct for distortion of the lens? The constraint crop we're going to talk about that may be something that you want to do or not. It depends punt if you're wanting to go into photo shop to fix any exterior portions of the image that maybe missing, and you'll see that in a second, so in terms of enabled the profile correction, um, you just click on it if you can't find it. If not, you can tell it what to search for this case. I'm now going to come up here and I'm going to just click on auto and auto is instantly going to try and do a fix to all the portions of this image, and you can see it's taken a stab at the image right here so here's before after before after and it's doing a good job, we could also do just level you can see it's trying to work on the horizontal is there, which does a better job of the horizontal weaken say vertical here and this is probably the most accurate in terms of our verticals going on here, and we also have full we're full is going to try and do everything it's a little bit more extreme than auto auto, as you can see, here is also coming in and doing kind of a zoom in on the image so it's automatically because its auto is automatically going to crop it, even if I don't have constrained crop turned on its automatically going to try and crop the image which actually it's a little disconcerting that it takes that over. So that's the one thing to remember about auto and of course, I'll give you a workaround for that in a second. So in this case, I'm going to go between vertical I like full so you just khun click through him there's no reason not to just click through him there's no set answer on one that is always better than another one thing that you can do during this process is turn on another brand new feature in light room, which is a grids and guides option, so command option oh or control all tw o on the pc is your keyboard shortcut so now I can look at that and see how this correction is looking I'm still getting a little bit of a boeing going on here so that brings us to this kind of second step of using upright and that is that once you've done the basic panel you're probably going to still come over here to the manual setting and the manual settings where you going to find tune all these different options and you also have access to things like constraint crop um and so what I'm going to do here is I'm seeing a little what's known as a barrel distortion okay based upon how wide of a lane on whatever angle lens I was shooting with so and come up here and I can take this down and you can see I'm able to get an even better vertical alignment of that image I can also if I want to come up here on the horizontal you can see that I can actually straighten up the image a little bit in terms of this steps by simply you know this is um basically looking left and right on the image which again is great so now I'm able to find tune it mohr I've got my straight verticals I've got my straight horizontal um I think I like that I can either add or remove a little vignette ing okay, oftentimes I'll add a little vignette, this is a great vignette this is a beautiful dodge and burning that's going on here so again, it's a wonderful feature that's built into it. Ah, whether I want to constrain that crop, if I constrain that crop, you're going to see that the problem is is that it is taking off a whole portion of the image on the bottom of it, so I don't I don't like that option there, so I can come back here and I can actually tell it to, you know, re set him back to the crop tool now, and I can reset that crops are now back to the full size image and what I do instead of using that constrain and that's actually, if we were using auto, remember auto automatically crop the image for me, which I didn't like or if I use constrained crop that automatically is doing it again. I'm not crazy about the great thing to remember is there's this scale option right here in the scale option is what allows you to kind of compensate for these distortions, which are in this case zooming way into my image, so I basically want to zoom out on my image and that's actually going to turn off that, um, constrained crop, so now I can come over here and determine how much of that image I want? And even if I'd used auto and it had automatically cropped in on that file, I can use scale to pull back okay, so you can use auto if you like it remember that the scale option within the manual portions of lin's correction allow you to get back what you thought was lost, and so now I'm just going to go to over to the crop tool that's command or control? Are we actually just tapping the are key to get into that? So there is our wealthy keyboard shortcut for showing this great overlay is command option o or control all oh, and so here is my before after before after that showing me and my tweet image, so uh, we'll go over here and show before and after before, after the thing with the before let's actually do this, we're going to come over here and we've already got a fixed version, so here is our before image where we started here is our image with our adjustment to it and then also doing our lens correction on there and looks to me like I did a little bit more distortion on here ok, so here is before let's go ahead, I mean our after I'm gonna find tune that so we get our full effect there, there we go I also did a really sneaky thing you may have noticed over here I'm taking snapshots were going to get into snapshots in a second after our first break, but I just tweaked it this is really is kind of my after and I usually take a snapshot for kind of a before and after I like doing that and if I'm saving multiple steps and I've tweaked this one here, I just find tuned it by doing that little distortion so if this is really my new after I can right click and say update with current settings also my before the one that I had really wasn't the before didn't have everything that I wanted to it, so I may want to update this as well fine tune it in this case I've got my crop on its only go ahead and I'm going to reset this image completely here's my original that I shot this really is the before image what I usually call entitled zero so I can also right click and say update with current settings so now when I click on these two snapshots they are accurate so any time you change it you can update your snapshot the other thing that I did I wanted this one to actually be my before after and there's a great little keyboard shortcut in light room which is your back slash key your backslash key is your before, after, for whatever you want it to be as a default. It starts with whatever you last opened up the file. And when you open it up again, so before and after what, you just tweaked it again. I like that being my my raw image, my virgin image, as it were so you can always. I'm going to click over here on this for a snapshot, right, click and say copy snapshot settings to before. And that way. That backslash key is always available as a preview for your before and after. So here is my before, after before, after

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