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Lightroom Color Change Tutorial

October 7, 2019


Hey everyone, Criss here back with a new tutorial
and today I’m gonna teach you how to transform the look of this photo from spring .. to autumn
very easily by changing some sliders in Adobe Lightroom CC. Alright, here we go, so I want to start editing
this photo from scratch and what I’m gonna do right now is to enter the develop module. You can click here or use the shortcut for
this, which is D on the keyboard. The next thing I will do is to find the proper
exposure for the photo because it looks a bit underexposed to me. I’m gonna grab the exposure slider and push
the exposure up but I want to make sure that my photo is not overexposed. You can control this by holding down the OPTION
key on a Mac or ALT on a PC and then drag the exposure slider to the right until you
start seeing some colored pixels. Everything is fine at this point but if you
go too far, you’ll start seing white areas and that means you are overexposing so I will
go back just a bit. It looks great at 1.2
Let’s move down to the contrast and give this photo some pop. There we go… like this… or … maybe it’s
too much… let’s go down to…30….yepp.. that looks fine at the moment. I will leave the highlights shadows and whites
alone but… I will bring down the blacks. Now.. an important thing… you should avoid
having 100% black areas in your photos because that means you will loose details and you
don’t want that if you want to print this out or… if you want to upload the photo
to a stock agency like I do. So make sure you hold down Option or ALT and
drag the slider to the left until you start seeing colored pixels. Again… if I go too far with this, black
pixels will show up and that means I already lost some detail there. Let’s go down to Lens correction. I’m used to enable profile corrections and
tick the remove chromatic aberations. And now let’s start shifting some colors
down here in the Camera Calibration tab. I am on Adobe Standard profile as you can
see here. Because we want to change the color of the
leaves and grass from the photo, which are green, I will have to play with the Green
Primary Hue slider first. I need go down at minus 90, and then almost
same thing with the Blue Primary Hue except this time I will go all the way to the left
to minus 100. Keep in mind that these values are different
for each photo so you’ll have to experiment and see what percentage makes it look better. Let’s take the saturation to a negative
value and see what happens…. Yeah… it looks better. Ok finished here, now we need to tweak some
more this orange look and try to make it more natural, so we need to work it our here in
the HSL tab, the hue saturation and luminance tab. I will choose the HUE right here and then
grab the Yellow slider and bring it down to minus 40. I’m gonna give a negative 10 value to Orange
also, I think it looks much better like this. I think I’m gonna take out some magenta
from the Tint, I don’t like the look on the trees here, so let’s go to the top where
the white balance is, and drag this slider to the left, I think a +10 value will do just
fine now. White balance temperature looks fine to me
so I’ll leave this alone, but…. Let’s add some fade in the blacks, to make
it more artistic. I will go to the Tone Curve tab and then click
on this icon here to reach the point curve editor. Let’s add a point here in the blacks…. And then push this node upwards to 15 or something
like that. So you can see now… if I turn off the curve
editor… how it was before… and how it is now… the blacks are more faded. Ok, so it’s time for a before and after
just so we can see the huge difference in the photo. I need to go here and click this icon for
before and after…. And let’s change the view of this… let’s
make it before/after left and right. It looks really awesome and it’s a huge
difference from where we started. So what do you think of this edit? Leave a comment down below and tell me if
you like it or not or what other methods are you using to achieve this kind of look. Honestly I really love how you can just change
colors and moods of photos by adjusting some sliders, but you should remember to always
shoot in raw, if you want to bring your editing to another level. Alright, If you enjoyed this video leave a
comment, hit the thumbs up and subscribe to my channel. See you in the next one. This is Criss, buh bye now.

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