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Three Local Adjustment Tools in Lightroom

123As a hobbyist photographer, I am aware about the significance of using post processing tools for my images. The thing here is that whenever you get nice pictures around, no matter how good or bad the subject is, it would be best to modify it using Lightroom’s local adjustment tools to make it livelier and presentable.

Why do you need to modify images?

Essentially, you won’t be able to appreciate the entire details of an image if it weren’t processed or modified. Local adjustment tools in Lightroom play a vital role in every image imported in the interface. Edited and well-enhanced images get more views and appreciation than those raw and hazy images.

If you have been reading series of Adobe Lightroom guides, tips and tutorials, you are aware about the basic techniques used, and how local adjustment tools affect the outcome of an image. Normally, the basic editing tools in Lightroom can be found in the Develop Module. From there, you can start creating your own set of best Lightroom presets and modify images.

Adobe Lightroom contains three powerful local adjustment tools to make your images perfect. These are Advanced adjustment brush, Graduated and Radial Filter.

Advanced Adjustment Brush Tool

This tool is for creating a unique mask. Also, it can cover up stains, blemishes and unwanted spots inside the image.

Graduated Filter Tool

Another useful tool, the graduated filter is named after a filter used by well-known photographers. For some, this tool is only useful when dealing with skies and its background.

Radial Filter Tool

Adobe included this tool in Lightroom 5 version since they want to help users create a fine oval or circle mask shapes. Moreover, this tool has been improved in the latest version of Lightroom; LR 6 and LR CC.

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Lightroom 6: The most awaited Adobe upgrade

Two years after the release of Adobe Lightroom 5 version, Adobe has finally decided to make a huge upgrade to its powerful post-processing tool. Basically, as with the older versions, Lightroom 6 is available under a licensed version with a standalone price ranging from $100-$149. But, with Lightroom’s creative cloud service, users can subscribe to a plan for as low as $9.99 a month with superb inclusions of Photoshop, Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC.

LR6

Is Lightroom 6 worth the money?

As an avid Lightroom user, I can say that Lightroom 6 is definitely worth it. However, it depends on your standards and ambitions. Some people think that Lightroom 5 is more useful than the latest version while others are satisfied with performance and services of Lightroom 6. So, if you’re happy with Lightroom 5, you can keep it and use it as long as you want, but if you decide to upgrade to Lightroom 6 or if you want to know what are Lightroom presets can offer, you’ll be able to use the new editing options such as Panorama and HDR merge, advanced tools and more.

Lightroom 6 Review

At first look, you will not notice the changes made. But when you start exploring the program, you’ll see that Lightroom 6 is such a huge tool with exciting photo editing features. One of the key features of LR 6 is the HDR merge wherein you can combine two HDR images into one. However, the trick here is how you do it without destroying the qualities of the two images.

Other features include advanced brush, gradient and radial tools, improved slideshow and print module, enhanced Lightroom mobile and web application and more.

Gratefully, as we go through our thorough product review, the results were consistent and impressive. Lightroom 6 is really one of the best upgrades Adobe has ever made. In case you missed some tips and tutorials, or what are Lightroom presets is all about, take the time to read more on our blog post about Lightroom here.

 

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Putting Actions into Your Images

Photos are not to be taken lightly these days. They can now compete with the latest video technology out there because they can be presented in a way that resembles like that of a video. Thanks mainly to Photoshop elements; you can now get that interactive feel on your photos.

pic111And speaking of interactive, you can further enhance the development of your photo through these free Photoshop elements actions available online. As the term suggests, it brings in that added “action” to your photo, making it more involved than an ordinary, static picture can give.

There are other photo apps you can get on the web, but these free Photoshop elements actions offer more. You can download an “action” if you want as a start and install it into your Photoshop Elements. It saves you time and effort, to say the least, in dealing with photo enhancements.

After installing the app, you can start tinkering on your photos, adjusting the layers of it, and adding a few pieces for that effect you so wanted to share. This is Photoshop’s way of giving your photos a chance to stand out from the rest, especially on social media.

You don’t have to concern yourself with its tools, however, because it is installed with guidance as its primary take, the reason why its patrons consider Photoshop user-friendly. So get that free Photoshop elements actions now and start enhancing your photo and your image as well.

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