Lightroom Essentials

Lesson 20 of 34

Selective Adjustments: HSL Panel, Spot removal

 

Lightroom Essentials

Lesson 20 of 34

Selective Adjustments: HSL Panel, Spot removal

 

Lesson Info

Selective Adjustments: HSL Panel, Spot removal

I want to show you on this image so it's come down here to the h s l panel so there are some instances where when you're fixing exposure or what have you in the basic panel if some colors are just completely out of line there's not gonna be a whole lot you can do in that basic panel you're going to have to come down here to that hs cell panel so I just wanted to show you that because it is kind of in the realm of selective adjustments so if we were to toggle the visibility of the what I did in h s l panel with the flippy switch there's our before and theirs are after straight out of the camera I swear tio we had fluorescent colors not such a great thing. So if you encounter that and this is exactly where we went to fix that sky then you can just come down here and fix color selectively either de saturated or saturated or change the actual huge be changing national color or change thie intensity of light which is really just the intensity of the grayscale values was just what we did for...

the sky earlier but I just wanted to pop back in here and show you how you can do it on individual color basis so you've got these three sections of this panel you've got hugh saturation luminous we already looked at luminant and I think we did hugh that first time but we could do saturation and with that active you can see here that oh well if you know all these settings your set to zero by default you can see what I did I lower the saturation of the reds and I learned the saturation sze of the purple and the magenta teo bring this flower back into somewhat you know planet earth like colors so let's go ahead and recent all of these sliders how do we reset all of these sliders there's any kind of text label at the top of the set of sliders just double click that text label don't double click each one virginians double quick the whole thing at the top and then reset everything so now with my target an adjustment tool this little guy right here so give it a clique come over here to the offending alien fluorescent colors and click and hold down your mouse button and just like we did with that sky click and drag downward to de saturate are up to increase saturation so that's another selective adjustment that you might want to make now this still looks too intense for me so I'm just going to move to another area of the flour and then I'm gonna click and drag downward to dis saturate those colors a little bit and whatever colors air underneath your cursor those sliders are going to change over here so that's, how you can kind of target a color shift, but remember the with this particular panel, you can change the colors, and I think I accidentally did that on the sky where I probably should have increased saturation. I actually was in the huse section, but that's important to note within one panel, you've got three sections, so if I wanted to change the colors of this flower, that would be another selective adjustment that I would go to the hue section, and I could click and drag, and now I'm introducing different colors and to that image, but honestly, if we needed to do to do something like, take the color of an object and completely change it to something completely different. That's a better job for photo shop in my humble opinion, then light room, not to say that you couldn't get it done over here in light route, but some things that are just a little bit more complex like that that's, why we have photoshopped kind of like the general practitioner is not typically a plastic surgeon it's kind of what we've got going on here, but just know that you've got all these different controls he was going to change the color saturation is going to change color, intensity, and luminous is going to change intensity of light without shifting the colors. So that's, another selective adjustment that you might want to make, and again here's our flippy switch off and on okay, back to more selective adjustments. Let's, start removing things, shall we? So for this particular image, we're going teo look at the before and after actually, we're going to click to activate our spot removal tool, and we're going to click it. Flip the switch to show you what I did to this image. So keep a watch over here, so see there's my pins, you can see now that I have the spot tool active and I mouse over here to my image, I can see my pen's there they are, so click the flippy switch. I'll zoom and just a touch so there's the before so watching this area right here and there's thie after, so I just wanted to clean up that flower a little bit. I'm challenging myself in my own photography right now to have a blurry for graham that's, my own pet project for the current moment because I always take images with a blurry background, I thought, well, let's, start with the blurry foreground. So I've gotten cem some interesting results like that, so let's, go ahead and delete the pins that I made for you and let's talk about removing those spot and you might even want to zoom in a little bit more by pressing commander control plus so let's say you want to get rid of these areas on the photo and light room is really great for removing some small things, but if you want to remove whole people, go over to the shop if you want to swap heads good photo shop so we've got the spot healing or not spot healing spot removal tool active, and you'll notice that here we can put the tool in one of two modes we can put it in straight clone mode, which would just copy no blending. When would you want to use that? We're going to use that on the next image we're going to duplicate something that's in the image or completely remove something in the image with no blending. Healing is likely what you will use the most. You can think of these as the brushes mode, so healing is going to copy pixels from one area to the other area and it's gonna blend them a little bit so that the retouch looks real. You've got some controls here you can change the size of your brush using the slider right here you can change the feathers so that's, how soft are the edges of the brush? How soft is the transition going to be between the area in which you changed in the area that has not been changed, and then the opacity is the strength of the change itself. So for this particular image, we won't worry we're going to set it to one hundred percent opacity because we really do want to remove those brown spots from that flower. But let's say if you're using this tool to fix under I lines and bags and dark circles, then you definitely dropped the opacity of that tool just so you don't end up with somebody that doesn't look realistic. So now when we come over here, I like to change brush size with a keyboard shortcut, and this is also another shortcut that's in your enrollment keeps sheet. Pdf. So with the right bracket key, you can tap it to go up in brush size the left bracket key on your a keyboard you can either tap it or press and haul it down. The left bracket key will go down in breast size, and you can remember for those keys are because they're next to the peaky. Depending upon your musical taste, that could be p for judas priest, it could be p for paul mccartney or p for kate pearson of the b fifty two's I'm a big fan of so and again you're not gonna have this green circle, this is only for you to follow my mouth on screen. So what you want to do is you want to make your brush just a little bit bigger than the thing that you're trying to get rid of, and what I'm about to show you is brand new and light room five, and that is the ability to click and drag with his tool. Previously, we could on lee single click with it so this is specific to light room five, so click and drag light room is going to highlight the area or market rather with this white overlay. Only while you've got the mouse button press down and a synergy release your mouse button, then light room is gonna automatically on its very own. Choose a section of the photo nearby to copy pixels from now. In some cases, it'll be a really great job of picking that area. In other cases, it'll be a really crappy job picking the area, so what you do is you simply grab the pin of the place it used for the copy and skidded around until it looks realistic to you. And as soon as you release the mouse button, you're going to see that change because there's blending going on so it's going to blend the pixels together a little differently, depending upon you know where you set that source point, if you will are source area. So that's pretty easy and that I mean that's really pretty outrageous and powerful now when I press and hold the space bar so I can reposition in this very zoomed in image so that we can tackle this area over here. So now I'm just going to click and drag, and when I'm doing this kind of stuff I typically keep I'm right handed, so I have my right hand on my mouth and I keep my left hand two fingers on those bracket key so I could be fast at changing brush size. This is also a great excuse tohave ah wack and graphics tablet because you can't program a graphics tablet kind of looks like this mouse habit it's a surface in which you draw upon with a pen or a stylist and the pen will have buttons on it, and you can program some of the pins buttons to do things like change breast size, and it also pays attention to pressure and barrel, tilt and role of the pen itself. So when you get into hand adjusting your images like this, I mean, I know I'm not using my hand, but you know what I mean? We're zooming in were painting on you're being very specific than a graphics tablet is fabulous for that I haven't into us five at home, I just don't travel with it okay, so just to prove that you can just click with this tool lets go ahead in lower our brush size to get rid of that little spot right there and give it a second you know the second that you click it takes a half a second for the change take place so don't don't freak out and start clicking, clicking, clicking, clicking, clicking take a deep breath okay, so it's back out and see if there's anything else on this image and see I've got my little pins here and as I point to them, I can't see exactly what I changed and if you want to hide those altogether that said h key to hide it and then of course you can click the flippy switch of that particular tool to see the before and after of that change so that is super super super handy now I'll show you another thing that you can do with that tool and that is you can use it to remove sensor spots. Now we are charting over to egypt from hawaii now, which is just fabulous weare truly globe trotting in this class here, so I've got some sensor spots on this inner so that's a perfect reason to use this spot removal tool so you can come over here click the spot removal tool mass over to the offending spot maybe zoom and if you need teo space parts and move around and you want to make your brush curse or just a little bit bigger then the spot itself so I'm using my bracket he's right so just give it a single click buy it room's going to choose a source point if it's good great if it's not click the source point and swing it around until it looks more realistic to you now I think there was one other sensor spot yeah I see one right there so I can go ahead and click and maybe there's one right there great did I get all the sense for spot? I don't know if you're going to print something at a really high resolution if you're selling a print it is absolutely shameful to not ensure that you really have gotten rid of all the sense response I was at a friend's house not too long ago in december and I saw an eight thousand dollars photograph now this was a spectacular image so it involved there was an ocean involved and that that may have been baltic sea there were big rocks in the ocean involved and it was almost daylight but not quite and the guy captured a galaxy in the sky I mean it was truly a world class image I counted five sensor spots in that print heartbreaking so new in light or in five is the ability to make light room show you all the sensor spots so down here at the very bottom, we're going to turn on this visualize spots zoom in so maybe all can see it there it is visualized spot that's new light room five it's also in camera around turn that on your whole image goes to like a almost like you've done an inverted threshold adjustment it goes to completely black and white, almost like a negative. Now go ahead, click h to hide my spot removal clicks that I'd done before you can click and drag this slider down here to show you all the sensor spots. Look how many there are one, two, three, four, five, six I need to see those things so if you were printing and selling, do this so now you can come over here. You know, after I finished gasping and clutching my chest ho my gosh! And also what a dirty sensor I mean, come on, but to be fair, where was I shooting each it dirt capital of the world? If somebody doesn't use that quote in the contest, I will be severely disappointed so you can see here that there are a slew of sensor spots that I would have completely missed. So that's a big deal, not so much of a big deal, perhaps if you're not selling and printing a super high quality, but still I mean, those air heartbreaking. I nearly died when I saw them, and I didn't have the heart to point it out to the guy who had bought the painting. I don't know if he noticed him or not. He did. He didn't say anything to me, but I nearly passed out like, oh, it's. Such a beautiful image. So now we can talk with the visibility often on just that spot removal tool. So there's off so you can see those sensor spots over here. See, I'm still not singing the ones over there. Maybe that one. Maybe that one. But I know where there was some in that area. Uh, my h key should talk of those back on. Oh, that room. There we go. Now, if I tap the h key, I can see everywhere that I removed a spot. Good stuff. Yes. Okay. So just to recap that when we grab the spot removal tool, we came down here to the very bottom of the interface, and we turn on visualized spots, and then we use this slider. We dragged it all the way to the right. Really? Intensify the contrast of the image that we could see all the spots in that particular check boxes, new life in five.

Class Description

Ready to take control of your photo library and actually enjoy image processing? Join best-selling author and image-editing/stock expert Lesa Snider for a comprehensive three-day immersion into Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Lesa will cover everything you need to know about importing, managing, and correcting images using Lightroom's non-destructive workspace. You'll learn how to apply global changes to photos, how to target specific areas for more selective changes, and how to apply changes to multiple photos en masse. You'll also learn how to fix skies, retouch portraits, remove sensor spots and other objects, as well as when and how to switch over to Photoshop (or Elements) for more difficult tasks. Lesa will also show you how to sharpen like a pro (with nods to specific settings for submitting stock imagery), export your photos, apply a wide variety of practical effects, share images via social media networks, add location data, build photo books, create sizzling slideshows, customize print layouts, create gorgeous web galleries, and much more.

By the end of this course, you'll be in love with Photoshop Lightroom and you'll have mastered the art of photo management and non-destructive editing.


Software Used: Adobe Lightroom 5

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