Natural Light Kitchen Edit
So this is my bracketed photo and I just want to show you the rest of the edits I would make to this particular photo, you can see that adjustments have already been made. These are the ones that were made when bracketing and you had those auto adjustments selected. So it looks pretty damn good. A couple of things I would do is I would go into my transform tool and I often do this first. This left side is just a little bit not vertical. So I'm gonna select this part of the cupboard and then over on the right hand side, this part of the cupboard too, you just get that sort of bending from this lens and now that straightens things out, I'll then go into my crop tool and just crop in a little bit to the left or from the left to get rid of that handle. And on the right looks pretty good. I want this to be like a balanced image with the center. Uh Really, actually I might go in just a little bit more. I'm trying to decide if I wanna get rid of those handles. Maybe I do just to have a more b...
alanced photo with this runner in the middle of the frame in the middle of the kitchen. And that, that looks a lot actually better. Now our fridge does come out. It's a little bit tilted, but that's just because the fridge stands a little bit back. That's totally fine. I would probably go in here to the tone curve or the basic sliders and drop my highlights and whites even more. This is where I would probably go in and use my masking tool and I'll show you that just in a second. But my detail looks pretty good. Sharpening looks pretty good. Maybe I'd go back to basic and add a little bit of clarity. Sometimes texture looks good when you're taking photos of things like cabinet or wood textures. And then lastly, the background is a little bit bright. So I might go in here with this mask tool. You're gonna see me using this in a lot of different ways in the demos coming up. But basically the way this works is you select a mask and there's masks for all thing, different things for, for us, we're not going to be choosing subjects because that will select people in your image. Sometimes we'll be looking at the sky for exterior photos. Generally, we will be using objects brush or one of these linear or radial gradients, the radial gradient gradient if I click that and then I just click and drag in my frame, you can see that it's a circular mask that feathers out and you can adjust all of these settings here with the feathering and everything. You can also turn on or off the overlay, which is that pink overlay to see what we're selecting. And we now have this masks window that pops up up here. Again, this gets so advanced and you can check out my full lightroom course if you wanna dive deep into this, I just want to show you the basic process for real estate photos because now what we're doing is we're going to make adjustments to whatever is in this pink selected mask. And so on the right hand side, we have all of our adjustments that we can make to what's in here. So we have our exposure so I can take down my highlights just a little bit. I can take down my whites just a little bit. I could even go down into my, it has a curve option and I can just ever so slightly bring down my highlights and then maybe bring down my darks just a little bit too just so that we don't lose that contrast. Maybe we wanna bring up the saturation back there, but that might not necessarily be a good idea because it's going to bring up the saturation of the cabinets, which I don't wanna do because then it won't match the color of the cabinets in the foreground. But with this mask on or off, which we can now go up to the mask panel and turn on or off. We can see that it just blends out that exposure just a little bit.