Welcome to a series of posts that I’m calling “Adjustment Week”. As part of our dive into Lightroom’s spot adjustments, I’ve put together a set of tutorials that will teach you how to use Lightroom’s spot adjustments!
When we refer to “adjustments”, we’re talking about the local adjustments. This means the tweaks that only impact a part of the image, as opposed to the whole image adjustments that are made with the Develop module sliders.
Whenever I try to persuade Photoshop purists to give Lightroom a closer look, I seem to hit the same complaints; they don’t feel that Lightroom has the local adjustments that makes Photoshop so powerful. There’s some truth to this, but there’s also a lot of power to be found in the Adjustments panel of the Develop module.
I’ve got a set of posts lined up to cover all of the spot adjustments:
- Spot Fixes with the Clone & Heal Tools
- Mastering Graduated Filters
- Red Eye Fixes Made Simple in Lightroom
- The Complete Guide to Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush
Dive in headfirst. Each post in this series is going to help you move closer to handling your images completely in Lightroom. This is one of the big barriers to relying on Photoshop. I still love Photoshop for its in-depth power, but you might be surprised by all of the features that Lightroom offers.
Is there anything else you want to see as a part of our Adjustment studies? Are you excited to learn more about how these work? Leave a comment to let me know.