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Ted’s Lightroom Tips: LIGHTROOM NEW MASK

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Lightroom New Mask Tool

Lightroom has received many new upgrades, and the Lightroom new Mask features many significant updates.  

In the older version of Lightroom, you needed to use the Brush tool to select areas of images to apply local adjustments. The Lightroom new Mask makes life much easier.     

In this video, I use only the “SELECT SKY” tool for editing the entire photo.  

Lightroom New Masking Tool

1- Open a photo in Develop module, and apply all the Global adjustments.

2- Open the Mask Tool and click on “SELECT SKY.” Lightroom’s AI will select the sky and represents it in a red colour overlay.

3- Start editing the sky and make all the enhancements.

4- Click on the “CREATE NEW MASK” button, then click on the “SELECT SKY” again.

5- Hover over the sidebar, and click on the “INVERT” box.

6- Start adjusting for the foreground.

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That is all there is to it. In no time, you created two local adjustments.

It is just the tip of the iceberg! There are many more hidden features in Lightroom New Mask.

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Ted’s Lightroom Tips: LIGHTROOM RADIAL FILTER

Lightroom Radial Filter 

Lightroom Radial Filter is one of the best tools. 

There are times that photographers want to make main subjects more visible. For instance, to showcase the main item in a photo and avoid blending.  

One Minute Lightroom Tip.

In this example, the background is too busy and blends with the model. I want to darken the background while keeping the model bright to make her more visible. Here is how I edited the image. 

1- Open an image in Lightroom Develop and apply all global adjustments as needed.

2- Select the “RADIAL FILTER,” click on the image and drag to create an oval selection on the main subject.

3- Adjust the exposure to darken the entire photo but the model’s face.

4- Then, I created a RADIAL Filter for her jacket, clicked on the INVERT box, and adjusted the brightness to match her face.

Lightroom Radial Filter

That is all there is to it. Give it a try and let me know.
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Lightroom Radial Filter

Lightroom Radial filter
In this picture I used Lightroom Radial Filter to brighten the car.

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Ted’s Lightroom Tips: LIGHTROOM GRADUATED FILTER

Lightroom Graduated Filter and the Range Mask

Lightroom Graduated filter provides fabulous local adjustments. And for fine tweaking the effect, you can use the “RANG MASK.” 

In this video, I show you one of the many uses of the “RANGE MASK.”

1- Open an image in Lightroom Develop and apply all global adjustments as needed.

2- Select the “GRADUATED FILTER,” click on the image and drag to create the filter.

3- Adjust the exposure to tone down the highlight. (Ignore the effect on the subject. We will take care of it in the next step!) 

4- Go to the RANGE MASK and select the LUMINANCE from the dropdown menu. 

5- Click on the RANGE left slider and drag it to the right to adjust the dark part of the RANGE MASK.

6- Adjust the SMOOTHNESS to your liking.

That is all there is to it. Give it a try and let me know.

Lightroom Graduated Filter and Range Mask

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Ted’s Lightroom Tips: LIGHTROOM COLOR GRADING

Create Golden Hour Effectusing Lightroom Color Grading 

One Minute Lightroom Tip.

Lightroom Color Grading is an excellent tool for creating cinematic effects. It also provides a wide range of colour adjustments.

In this video, I show you how to create a Golden Hour effect in a photo using Lightroom Color Grading and Photoshop SKY REPLACEMENT.

1- Open an image in Lightroom Develop and apply all global adjustments as needed.

2- Go to “COLOR GRADING” and adjust Midtones, Shadows, and Highlights to your liking.

3- Right-click on the image and select “EDIT IN PHOTOSHOP.” 

4- In Photoshop, go to EDIT and select the “SKY REPLACEMENT.” Then pick up sunset sky, then click OK and save the image. 

6- That is all there is to it!

Lightroom Color Grading is a powerful tool. Give it a try and let me know.

Lightroom Color Grading

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Ted’s Lightroom Tips: LIGHTROOM SMART COLLECTIONS

Lightroom Smart Collections: Work Smarter

One Minute Lightroom Tip.

Lightroom Smart Collections provide remarkable assistance for organizing photos without duplicating images. Here is an example:

Most of the time, I search for fast or slow shutter images. So, rather than checking the metadata of thousands of photos, I created two Lightroom Smart Collections. Therefore, Lightroom places pictures in these collections automatically! 

1- In the Lightroom Library module, click on the (+) on the “Collection” tan

2- From the dropdown menu, select “CREATE SMART COLLECTION..”

3- Name your collection. I named this one “Fast Shutter.”

4- Click on the “RATING” and hover over “CAMERA INFO” and select “SHUTTER SPEED.”

5- From the Rules dropdown menu, select “IS LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO” and then set the rule for the minimum shutter speed. In this example, I set it at 1/1000sec. And click on CREATE!

6- That is all there is to it!

You can assign different rules for Lightroom Smart Collections to organize pictures automatically.

Lightroom Smart Collections

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LIGHTROOM SHARPENING MASK

Ted’s Lightroom Tips: LIGHTROOM SHARPENING MASK

One Minute Lightroom Tip.

Lightroom applies a certain amount of sharpening to all Raw files. As for JPG files, you can apply sharpness to photos. 

However, we like to use sharpness for a specific part of the picture most of the time. 

For instance, we want to sharpen the eyes, eyebrows and lips in portraiture, and we don’t want to sharpen the skin.

Have you ever used the Lightroom Sharpening Mask?

It is an advanced tool for applying sharpness to specific parts of an image.   

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1- Open an image in Lightroom Develop Module. 

2- After the initial edit, go to the DETAIL tab.

3- Adjust the Sharpness, Radius and Detail sliders to your liking.

4- Hold down the OPTION/ALT key while clicking on the MASKING slider

5- The entire screen turns white, which means that the sharpening applied to the whole picture

6- Move the slider to the right until the photo’s desired parts stay white, and the rest turn black.

7- Enjoy the sharpness of the selected areas.

Give it a try; you will love the Sharpening Masking tool! 

Watch the video for more detail.

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