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Lightroom – Resetting Sliders and On-Off Switches

September 18, 2019

Today we are going to have a quick look at
the develop module and sliders and switches. If you’ll notice here, I have an On/Off switch
on every one of my develop panels except for the Basic panel, which doesn’t come with an
On/Off switch. Anywhere you have done work, if you click the Switch, you don’t slide up
or down, you just merely click on it, it will turn on that particular panel’s changes. And
here, you can see I have done some vignetting. And I can turn them On and Off, so I can see
what it looks like before, and after. And if I am unhappy with this, I can just
simply double-click on the title of this sub-panel; this is a sub-panel down here for Grain; this
is a sub-panel here for Post Crop Vignetting. And if I double click on it, Lightroom resets
the sliders to their default positions and to the default numbers, as if I had done nothing.
And the same will hold true in the Basic Panel. I have done a lot of changes in here. And
we have three sub-panels: White Balance, Tone and Presence. And when you double-click on
the White balance name or WB in this case, you will reset the settings to the way your
camera captured the original picture or “As Shot.” So it’ll reset these settings to the
way the camera captured your picture. On the Tone here, in the sub-panel, if I double
click on Tone, it will zero out all of these settings to the Lightroom defaults, which
in this case is zero. If I press ‘Command z’, I can restore those
settings. I press ‘Command z’, to undo these, so I can also demonstrate another way to zero
out settings. When I double click the word, ‘Tone’ in the
Tone panel here, it zeros everything. But if I double click the word ‘Exposure’ it will
zero out only the exposure. If I double click the word ‘Contrast’ — exactly the same.
Another way to do to do it, is to double click the actual slider. And double-clicking the
slider will zero that out. So either double-clicking the name or double-clicking the slider will
set the slider to its default position, or in this case to zero.
This will hold true for every panel, no matter where you are working. Double-clicking on
the title of any of the sub-panels, will set the sliders to the default positions or a
zero position. In this case in Sharpening, the default position are these particular
numbers. And if I change them and I double click Sharpening, it will reset them to those
default positions. When you are working in something like the Basic panel where zero
is your default setting, double-clicking on the subpanel header or name will set those
settings to zero. Now we are going to take a look at the local
adjustment tools here, or the adjustment bar. I am going to close the Effects panel here.
Now we are going to take a look here at the adjustments. You’ll notice when you open up
an adjustment tool, it pushes the other panels down so it can open up its own special panel.
In this particular case, this is a subpanel here, and this is a sub-panel, and this is
a sub-panel. When I double click the word Effect, these will all zero out, just like
that. It works the same way as the panels do.
These panels all have an On/Off switch as well. Those are down here. So there is your
On/Off switch. And this On/Off switch will effect whatever I’ve done here. This is a
little bit of work I’ve done. When I turn that On and Off, I can see just the work I’ve
done in this adjustment brush. This ‘Reset’ button is not the same as resetting
your sliders. Any of these sliders here can be reset by double-clicking the name or by
double-clicking the slider. However, when I choose Reset down here, it doesn’t reset
the sliders. What it does do is it undoes the work I have done in my canvas here. And
this handwork that I’ve done that is opening up the Shadow detail; if I press Reset, it’s
going to throw away my work. This is a button you want to use if you want
to discard your word. These are sliders that you can reset to zero by double clicking the
word Effect, or double clicking the names or sliders to reset a particular number.
‘Reset’ deletes your work, the On/Off switch shows you before and after. By turning the
effect of the tool On and Off and double-clicking a name or a slider will reset the slider to
zero. That’s it on the basics for sliders and switches.
This is Lightroom Guy, thanks for watching.

1 Comment

  • Reply Peter Schilling Photography May 19, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    I'm just learning Lightroom. Such a big help. Thanks.

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