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Lightroom Effects Module

Lisa Carney

Master Mobile Photography Bootcamp

Lisa Carney

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12. Lightroom Effects Module
Using effects to increase image clarity and definition.

Lesson Info

Lightroom Effects Module

effects is another one of those go to panels. I used it on pretty much every single shot I use. I shoot. Excuse me. Um, it doesn't quite make it out of focus. Shot become clear, but it certainly helps with the image fidelity. So let's take a look at this. You've got texture, clarity and d hes. Which of the three main items that I use And if you look at this flower you could see before didn't have much detail, and then after you have a lot more detail, the full slider is this texture, clarity D haze. You can see that with the highlights. You can also add grain in this if you need it. I have to tell you, I only do this on files before I print them on a printing press. So let's take a look at some of the advantages to using this. It really brings out detail. If you see the before and after, you can see how much I don't know information and richness. Even the color got richer using these sliders. So let's take a look. So here is the Paris stairway, and I'm going to slide over to my effects...

button. And when you go to the effects button, the first one I tend to do is clarity, which will start giving a mawr. Do you see that look at the highlights are getting lighter. Do you see that? Great. Then I'll go to texture and the texture. I'm gonna swing a little too far. You can see it starts looking grittier, which is what I'm looking for now. D. Hayes is pretty amazing. D. Hayes is almost like a polarizing filter or a contrast filter. So I'm gonna go ahead and bump up the D A's and look how rich it gets. But there's something really important here when when you use D hes almost always, you're gonna have to go back to your lights and slide over to the shadows and bring up the shadows, because when you use the d, hes, the blacks will often block up. And while I'm in the lights panel, I think I might just go ahead and bring the highlights down a little bit. And let's go back to our image before and after. Look how much better that looks already with just a couple slides of a few sliders, all right. It's also great for Landscape. So let's take a look at this landscape shot. So again, it's a little little flat looking. I'm gonna go to the effects and what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna slide up the clarity and then I'm gonna slide up the texture and then I'm gonna go ahead and slide up that d hes again Now the d A's Oh, it's doing something nice in the sky So let me go back to the light And what I want to remind you is when you're using the effects filter, your often gonna have to use the light module as well. So here I am, sliding up the shadows, sliding of the shadows and then once again, maybe sliding down the highlights Now, sometimes when I used the d, hes gonna go back to the D A's and slide it even further. Sometimes the image gets a little dark and I'll go back to the light and also bump up the exposure. Okay, so and drop the highlights down. Let's take a look and see what we have before and after. That's a pretty big difference. So once again, pretty easy to use this slider. It's also easy toe overuse this slider, So please be careful and don't overuse it. But what you want to do is bump up the clarity and texture and probably the D. A's and be very attentive that if you're bumping up the d hes, you're gonna need to go back to the light panel and bump up your shadows.

Class Description


  • Use professional insider tips and tricks to make your images stand out.
  • Get the most out of the device you have.
  • Learn about and set up camera various 3rd party camera apps.
  • Process and edit your images to fit your vision.
  • Adjust color and tone, even vertical and horizontal lines, add lighting and special effects.


If you're new to the idea of using your mobile device for serious work, join us for an introduction to the potential of mobile cameras. No matter your skill level, you'll discover new perspectives on how to make serious photography with a mobile device. After taking this bootcamp class you will be up to date on the best equipment, tools, and apps for shooting, enhancing and editing your photos.

If you love capturing, processing and sharing images with your mobile device, this class is guaranteed to up your game. In this class, you will discover and learn how to use some of today's most powerful photography apps to correct, enhance and transform your photos. Take the ordinary to extraordinary. Make day turn into night. Adjust color and tone, even vertical and horizontal lines add lighting, texture and special effects to your images using 3rd party apps like Lightroom Mobile.


  • Anyone who wants to explore the potential of mobile cameras.
  • Photographers wanting to learn more about mobile processing and editing.


Lightroom Mobile (V 6.2.0)
iPhone 12
A variety of 3rd party apps for iPhone, iPad


Lisa Carney is a high-end retoucher who has spent over two decades working with the most dynamic players in the print, motion picture, and television industries. Art Center trained photographer, (Grad ’92). Lisa remains a prolific photographer, most recently showing MoVID Manhattan 2019.



I LOVED this class sooo much! Lisa did an amazing job of supplying a large amount of information balanced with a pace and teaching style so it wasn't overwhelming and so FUN to learn! Lisa helped me unlock so much potential in my device I didn't know was there. Everyone can learn from this class! Lisa is fun and real and you feel like you can connect with her. I am having so much fun with photos and have taken my images up a level with the education Lisa provided. TAKE HER CLASS, you will be so happy you did!!

Amy Vaughn

Lisa, your classes are wonderful and inspiring. Even though I already have a fancy DSLR, I love experimenting with mobile photography and have just been getting into using Lightroom a lot on my mobile devices. There were many cool ideas in this course that I wasn't aware of. I'd highly recommend it to others interested interested in creative mobile photography. Thank you so much for providing the slides as a pdf download - they are thorough, well organized and easy to reference when it isn't convenient to open a video file.

Thomas Hübinger

This course is a step-by-step guide on how to create better, more impressive photos with Adobe Lightroom. In her charming and unique way, the lecturer explains the content in an easy-to-understand way so that people like me who have never used Adobe Lightroom before can achieve very good results. The course is rounded off by a very extensive and detailed workbook. Thanks to the lecturer for this wonderful course!