LR adjustment brush tool for processing images
Ok friends, let us talk about one of the Adobe Lightroom tool for a very controlled processing of photos. This tool is called adjustment brush tool.
So this is the image how the RAW image looked on the screen. So a normal feeling towards this would be ” Oh sh$* ” right ? But remember I shot this in RAW so there are HIDDEN details in it . you just have to bring the right one at right amount .exposure is all gone here !
And this is the final image!the final image
Interesting is it not ?before and after
See the comparison by clicking here
Let us start !
I improived the exposure by 1.59 and this was the resultexposure +1.59
Now I made it black and white by simply pressing “Y” or you can do that under treatpanel as well. And then made the highlights +77 ( not a rule, you can improve by any amount you desired and you feel is best for the image ) and the image now looked like this .improve highlights by +77
NOW it is brushing time!
Select adjustment brush tool or simply press ” K ” to open the brush properties and brush settings. Brush settings define the brush sizes etc and brush properties define what exactly brush paints exposure, color etc . I painted like this .This is what I planned to be my brush properties read mask shows the way I painted . The inset picture shows the brush sizes
Second brush painting with the same propertiesSecond brushing
And I am ok with that . A little bit of clarity slider improvement will give me the result I think that is best suited for this image.
SO here is the final result .the final image!
Hope this helps. So always try something like this before you throw some images. Who knows you might get GOLD out of it !
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