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Selective Edit Tool Functions Part 2

Lisa Carney

Mobile Photography: Day for Night Effect

Lisa Carney

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4. Selective Edit Tool Functions Part 2

Lesson Info

Selective Edit Tool Functions Part 2

we're going to look at the tools in selective edit. Okay, So when you're on this window for the brush, you'll see the top one is size, it's got more of a solid circle in it. Second one down is feather, which is really cool. Then there's opacity or flow. So how hard it comes. And then of course delete and all you do is press and hold and go up or down to change the size. I'm going to show you that demo in just a minute. Same thing for the radio gradient, You've got multiple options underneath. So when you click on the radio gradient, the options you'll get is to resize it or move it, which is very handy, eraser feather invert. This is very important. So let's say on this shot of the boy, I want everything but the boy. Well you draw the gradient around the boy and just invert it. That's all. And of course delete. And then what's really interesting here is when you're on a radio gradient or on this, you need to be really clear. Are you on the actual gradient? Are you on the eraser for the...

gradient? Because look, the control changes when you go to erase when you have a radio gradient, the the icons shift, check this out right here, see so just something to be aware of. It's pretty cool. All right, Leonard gradient has the same, you can erase it, delete it or when you're in the eraser section, you guys see this tiny little blue line, that's how you know what you've selected. Very important that teeny tiny little blue line. I wish they had a bigger icon over it, but they haven't asked me my opinion yet. All right. And then of course the depth mass. So delicious. And I'm gonna show you all these in a demo. I just want you to know what to look for before I get there. So again, you have the uh add selection, you have a paintbrush to add to the selection. You have a race, you have size flow feather, delete. It's kind of all the same thing, but they show up slightly different and I just want to make sure you're aware of what's there. And um the depth capture is this weird icon. It looks like, I think it's like a Star Wars thing and to control that mask. When you click on the selected edit it will pop up and you control that. I'm gonna show you in a demo. Again, I just want you to know what to look for and you have three to choose from. You can make it smooth the sharp and sharpest and of course the famous invert symbol, you have that option. And again the brushes eraser all the same deal. It's all the same stuff inside the window. I just again I want you to know what to look for now when you're in the selective edits in general, one thing you'll notice is you get these options that come up that sound familiar. So you have light color effects, detail and optics and those are independent of the light color effects, detail and optics that are in the regular edit modules. I just want to be really clear when you when you are in the selective edit function, You will see these five yes, 55 effects come up that you can manipulate. Okay.

Class Description


  • Utilize Lightroom Mobile to create dramatic, dark evening looks.
  • Dive deep into the Selective Edit module in Lightroom to control highlights, shadows, texture, clarity and create cool lighting effects.
  • Look at different 3rd party apps to add lighting and weather elements to better enhance your images.


Dramatic nighttime shots can be a challenge to pull off with current mobile photography. In this course you will discover clear methods for making fantastic evening shots using Lightroom Mobile premium and a variety of other 3rd party apps.


  • Intermediate users who already have a basic understanding of Lightroom, Lightroom Mobile.
  • Portrait, Editorial, Landscape and travel photographers taking advantage of the expediency of mobile editing, while looking to create sophisticated imagery.
  • Anyone who doesn’t want to shoot at night, but would still like to create night photography.


Lightroom Mobile v6 premium
Lens Distort app


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.

Besides being a regular presenter at the Adobe MAX conference, her teaching roster runs the gamut from beginners to professional retouchers, and includes universities, design studios, movie studios, corporations, and private students.

Lisa has worked with all major movie studios and many television networks including Disney, Buena Vista, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, Sony, Universal, Newline, Columbia, MGM, ABC Television, ESPN, TNT, CNN, CBS, CW, Warner Brothers and Sony.

Advertising credits include Burger King, Baskin-Robbins, Lowes, Jordana Cosmetics, Strategic Perceptions, Mattel, Chrysler, Mercedes, Mazda and Best Buy.

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nancy brindisi

I was so excited to be able to take this last course in the Mobile Photography series and as usual Lisa Carney did not disappoint! I just love her teaching style. She is relaxed, friendly and down to earth. She relates her techniques and processes in plain non techy talk and demonstrates it so you can follow along and learn. I have been a user of Photoshop and Lightroom Classic and now LR Mobile is my go to for most of my post processing work. I also learned about some great new apps for my iPhone and who knew you can take pictures through LR Mobile! Thank you Lisa for putting together this mobile series!

Kenny Felix

Solid start to my Wednesday, Thank you for great job hosting Kate Dessa. Lisa Carney always gives everything she has in all her tutorials/webinars I have experienced. She continues to "give" and "share" her knowledge and true passion for her craft with everyone, thank you both for this mornings kickoff!

david gillespie

Love Lisa's energy and excitement. The course is well laid out and easy to follow. I recommend this course.