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LIGHTROOM TIP: IMPROVING YOUR PHOTOS WITH THESE SIMPLE TWEAKS

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DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A QUICK AND SIMPLE WAY TO ADD SOME DRAMA TO YOUR PHOTOS IN LIGHTROOM?!?!

OF COURSE YOU DO!

Just by using  Lightroom presets, filters, and adding a subtle vignette, you can create a visually stunning photo in less than a minute!

I use this combo A LOT to draw attention to the subjects in my photographs and it really does make a HUGE difference (check out the before and after at the end of this post).

 

STEP #1:

The first thing I did to this photo was apply a preset from my Life in Color preset collection. This helped me set the base tone and color for the final look.

I also tweaked the temperature slightly by warming it up to help achieve the natural glow of the sunset.

STEP #2:

I love images that pop with color and tone, so I adjusted my whites, blacks, vibrance, and exposure in the basic panel to create the look and colors I wanted.

STEP #3:

Next, I applied a simple radial filter to add light back into the main focal point of the photo.

I selected the area I wanted to apply it to and then adjusted the exposure of the filter as needed.

*Radial filters are only available for Lightroom 5 & up

 

LAST STEP:

To finish off this edit, I added a subtle vignette around the edges to make the photo pop and add more depth.

 

BY APPLYING A FEW SIMPLE TWEAKS, THE QUALITY OF THE PHOTO HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY, WOULDN’T YOU AGREE???

 

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