Selectively Improving Colors

Often when you’re editing a photo you’ll want to boost or reduce certain colors in your photo – not all of them. That’s where the HSL panel comes in. It lets you do just that, similar to what Photoshop’s Hue/Saturation adjustment does. However, there’s a sweet new trick in Version 1 of Lightroom that steps it up a notch. It’s a visual way to boost a color (or colors) in your photo. It gives...

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Cropping and Histograms

Here’s a cool trick with the Crop tool. When you’re in the Develop module, you’ll always see that there’s the Histogram panel at the top right side of the Lightroom window. Well, the histogram always changes as you make adjustments to your photos. But, did you know that if you crop your photo with the Crop Tool (press R as a shortcut to get to it) that the histogram will update as you make adjustments to the...

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