In my previous experiences, I’ve merely been adjusting the distinction slider, or if I am feeling actually adventurous, I am going to apply a tonal distinction filter from the Nik Assortment by DXO. YouTuber and Panorama photographer Mark Denney has just a few higher methods to share, nevertheless.
Earlier than moving into the very best practices that Denney shares within the video above, he goes right into a helpful dialogue between the variations in utilizing a extra “conventional” method, reminiscent of adjusting white and black factors through sliders, and among the newer sliders launched into Lightroom over the previous couple of years, reminiscent of texture and dehaze, which joined that long-standing readability slider. If, like me, you have been a bit mystified by how these sliders work, Denney goes into element what the results of utilizing every will do to your picture.
If you would like to transcend these fundamentals, nevertheless, Denney talks about an efficient tip of utilizing a mixture of masks with tone curves. Whereas tone curves are usually not one thing I usually use, among the newfound flexibility within the instruments plus the power to basically modify the opacity of the curve with the masks helps to make this a much more highly effective method than simply merely having a go at it with the distinction slider.
Whereas the tone curve instrument can usually be mystifying and even downright scary in comparison with a easy slider, there’s plenty of affect that may be made with this method over the simpler choices.
Try the complete particulars on the approach within the video above, and if in case you have tricks to modify distinction in your images, share them within the feedback under.