Tip – Using the Detail Panel for Spots

First off, I wanted to thank everyone for their comments on the Sharpening Workflow video I did the other day. There’s some good follow-up questions to answer that I’ll get to early next week. Now on to the tip: The Detail panel’s preview (in the Develop module) was created to give you a 100% (1:1) view of your image, so you can really see the effects of your sharpening adjustments. But it’s also great to keep it open when you’re removing spots, because you leave the main image at “Fit in Window” size, and still see the area you’re fixing up close in the Detail panel’s preview.

Author: Matt Kloskowski

Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE Seminar Tour and author of several best-selling Photoshop books. Matt also hosts the world's top Lightroom blog, LightroomKillerTips.com, where he's built up a massive library of Lightroom videos, presets and tips. In addition to teaching Photoshop, Lightroom and photography seminars around the world, he's an instructor at Photoshop World and one of the full-time staff writers for Photoshop User Magazine.

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6 Comments

  1. I love tips like these…quick, easy and really helpful. Thanks!

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  2. Did not know this…..cooool! thanks
    David

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  3. Great thing to point out – works like a champ – and much faster than how I was doing it…

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  4. The long anticipated first issue of Photoshop Digital Painting magazine is finally at stores and there is a great offer to come with it. If you buy it, scan your receipt and send it back, you will get a next issue in pdf version for free and 30% off for a one year subscription.

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  5. How do we ask Matt a specific question?

    I’m having trouble working with smart object from LR…when I merge with the smart object layer (to keep file sizes smaller), I lose the ability to edit later in ACR

    Seems like making your own smart object doesn’t help
    Does anybody have a solution for this?

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  6. Strange, but I can not open the video :(

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