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Adobe Lightroom Classic "Tool Strip"

About Lightroom "Tool Strip"

Product:  Adobe Lightroom Classic  |   Subject: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic

In this exercise, we will learn about Adobe Lightroom Classic "Tool Strip" Section Wrap Up.

In this part, I want to spend a couple of minutes just to recap the learning that we did in this section. In this section, we covered many of the local adjustments that we can make to our images. All of those adjustments are found in the develop module under the tool strip. In the first example, we use the crop overlay. You can get to the crop overlay by hovering over this icon,


Or, click on the R button on your keyboard. When you do so, you get access to a few options. In this case, we rotated the image.

Then we made just a little bit of a crop to make the image a little bit more interesting to ourselves and, of course, to the viewer to create that kind of emotion that we wanted to create. 

After the crop overlay, the next tool that we worked with was the Spot Healing. The reason spot healing is quite important is that over time, one of the biggest causes of using the spot tool is that your sensor will accumulate dust. That is either from changing your lens or just using it over time, and it is going to look something like this.

Now this image, we have cleaned up a lot of the spots. I will show you the before view.


You can see all the spots. Then here's the after view. 

Using the Spot Removal Tool's heal brush, we removed many of the spots and made this picture a little bit more pleasing. Then we went on to a couple more examples where we could reduce some of the spots and reduce some of these areas underneath our eyes, to make the image a little bit smoother and a little bit warmer, and more inviting. 

The final look that you will go for will be approved either by you or by your client. So you are going to work closely with the interested parties in that case. 

Another image that we also edited was this young lady here. 

You can see from the before photo; we removed a few of the spots to make sure that the image looks better. 

The next tool that we worked with was the red-eye tool. In this case, we used the red-eye correction in the tool strip. We can get to that by clicking on its icon on the tool strip. We drew a couple of circles around each eye. We selected the red-eye option just so that Lightroom could make its adjustments. I will show you the before view. 

And here's the after view. 

So you can see Lightroom did a really good job. Here was just another example of a couple of red eyes that we removed. Here's the before. 

And here's the after. 

Now, one thing that the red-eye correction does is it also works with pet eyes. You can see this pet eye. While it was okay, perhaps it wasn't the greatest. And here's the before view, 

You can see that the cat had glowing eyes. And here's the after view. It was kind of fun, and were a few images that we couldn't quite adjust. This is the after. 

You can see that the cat doesn't look so hot, but it's much better than the before photo, 

Next, we explored the graduated filter. In this image, we brought a little bit more blue into the water. Then we brought a little bit more warmth into the sky. Here's the before look. 

And here's the after. 

So it was a little bit more fun. We also removed some of the maskings applied around the poles using the adjustment brush to wipe away and brush away those areas. 

Our next example was this log, where we created and work with a couple of radial filters. From the pins here, you can see that there are two radial filters applied here. 

We can, of course, choose which of the radial filters that we want to work with. Every time we hover over some of the radial filters, with a little bit of time, it'll tell you which areas are being affected by the Radial Filter settings and which aren't. So that was a lot of fun. We could adjust the radial filters, and we could use our hand to grab the Radial Filter and move it around make it a little bit more interesting as the final product. So here is the before photo. 

And here's the after photo. 

Once again, you can see that the difference between the before and after is significant. It makes the image jump out a lot more. 

Finally this image, we used the combination of graduated filters down to the top.  We used the mask to brush away some of the filter effects from the graduated filter. We applied a radial filter to her head. Then we also used the adjustment brush to bring out more impact on her jumper and her hands. Just to give you an idea, here's the before photo. 

And here's the after photo. 

Once again, the image itself has improved, at least in my opinion, from the before view versus the after view. 

This is just a quick wrap-up of all of the learning that we did. We essentially worked with all the tools in the tool strip. You can find the tool strip below the histogram and above the basic section. If you do have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.