Lightroom: Mastering Brushes and Gradients (video workshop)

Powerful image retouching tutorial

Learn to make powerful corrections and enhancements to your images without Photoshop.
Learn to make powerful corrections and enhancements to your images without Photoshop.

In the digital darkroom, local adjustments go beyond simple dodging and burning. In Lightroom, you can use brushes and gradients to enhance or diminish specific areas of your images, correct exposure, and modify color and sharpness. The key to making good local adjustments is to first understand how specific adjustment tools work, and then to use know key ways of putting those tools to work for you. Unlike in Photoshop, the local adjustment tools in Lightroom are incredibly powerful because they operate on your image directly on the raw file and are completely non-destructive. Join photographer Jason P. Odell as he guides you through the mechanics and art of working with Lightroom’s local adjustment tools. Master the tools and then learn to apply them in creative ways to enhance your images for maximum impact. You’ll be able to follow along with a 54-page printable PDF companion notes package. Topics include:

  • How to create selections with the Adjustment Brush and Gradient Tools
  • How to refine and manage multiple selections
  • Keyboard shortcuts for local editing tools
  • How to create and manage adjustment presets for brushes and gradients
  • How to remove dust spots with the spot healing brush
  • How to correct uneven exposure without Photoshop or HDR
  • How to correct mixed lighting
  • How to retouch portraits, including blemish removal and skin softening
Learn techniques for creating high-fidelity image masks in Lightroom.
Learn techniques for creating high-fidelity image masks in Lightroom.
System Requirements and Tech Specs
  • High-speed Internet connection recommended to download files after purchase (total file size ~ 800MB in 2 parts)
  • PC or Mac with QuickTime Player or compatible player required to view videos
    • Video runtime: approximately 99 minutes
    • Video is presented in 1280×720 resolution HD, Quicktime (.mov) format
  • Companion PDF requires Adobe Reader 7 or later; user printable
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This material is subject to US and International copyright laws and may not be published or redistributed without the express written consent of Luminescence of Nature Press. © 2015 Jason P. Odell

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