Opt/Alt key is your friend
I know a lot of you folks know this, but it is a great reminder that the Opt/Alt key in Lightroom is your friend. I like to think of it as the turbo button on video games… it just makes things go faster.
For instance when you are trying to decide the white point of your image, holding down the Opt/Alt button while dragging the slider will change the view to show when the white point is clipping.
The same can be done while setting the black point.
One of my favorite uses of it however is when I am sharpening… holding it down while dragging the masking slider will show the areas that will have the sharpening applied versus the areas that are masked from the sharpening. This one trick helps me to be more vigorous with my sharpening, but only in the areas that need it.
So this tip is just a reminder that your favorite sliders may have another trick up their sleeve so try out your friendly neighborhood Opt/Alt key and see what may be lurking beneath the surface. 😀