How to Simply Light a Photo in Adobe Lightroom

Hi, my name is Ben Wagner. I'm a student at Lake Area Technical Institute in the graphic design program. I'm going to show you how to simply light a photo in Adobe Lightroom. I'm going to show you 9 steps on how to do so.

For this video you will need to have access to Adobe Lightroom which you can purchase through Adobe Creative Cloud or through the Lightroom app. You will also need a PC and a mouse for easier navigation.

Step 1:

First, with a photo selected, click the Edit icon on the right to access the panels of editing controls.

Step 2:

Next, drag the Exposure slider to the right to lighten the photo or to the left to darken the photo. This affects the overall brightness of the photo.

Step 3:

Then, drag the contrast slider to the right to increase contrast or to the left to reduce contrast.

Step 4:

Next, drag the Highlights slider to the left to darken and bring out detail in light areas.

Step 5:

Then, drag the Shadows slider to the right to lighten and bring out detail in dark areas.

Step 6:

Then, press the Alt (Option) key and drag the Whites slider to the right until you see small spots of white or color. This sets the brightest parts of the photo to pure white.

Step 7:

Finally, drag the Blacks slider to the left to set the darkest parts of the photo to rich black.

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