Author: Simon Plant

How to Use Lightroom’s HSL Sliders to Improve Your Landscape Photos

Lightroom makes it possible for you to improve and enhance your photos in many different ways. If you’re not familiar with Lightroom’s HSL sliders or what they can do for your photos, this video will demonstrate how they work and what they can do for you. The HSL sliders give you fine control over the colors in a photo and there are a number of different ways you can use them. While the HSL sliders are useful for all kinds of photos, they are especially useful for landscape and nature photos. In this video Simon Plant demonstrates the HSL...

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How to Manually Blend and Stitch Panoramic Photos

One effective way to show off any amazing landscape is to create a panoramic image by combining multiple images and “stitching” them together. While several options for automatically stitching panoramas have been around for years, Lightroom 6/CC has made it possible to do it without even leaving Lightroom. However, every auto stitching software will have times when it can’t process your photos for one reason or another. In these situations you may still be able to create the panoramic image, but you will need to stitch the photos manually in Photoshop. In this video Simon Plant walks through the process of manually blending and stitching two photos together.

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How to Color Grade Landscape Photos in Lightroom

Many times it is the small tweaks and subtle enhancements in post processing that can take your landscape and nature photos from good to great. In this video Simon Plant demonstrates how you can use Lightroom’s tools for color grading images. He shows how to use split toning, while explaining the different settings and how they work, as well as how to color grade with tone curves.

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How to Use Lightroom’s Radial Filter to Enhance Your Photos

While it does not provide as many options for advanced selections and photo manipulations as Photoshop, Lightroom has a number of tools that allow you to do the majority of your post processing without needing to open Photoshop. Lightroom 5 introduced the radial filter, and there were some small enhancements made to it in Lightroom 6/CC. The radial filter can be used to make selective adjustments quite easily for a wide variety of different purposes. In this video Simon Plant provides an introduction to the radial filter and shows how it can be used to improve a sample photo. If you are not very familiar with the radial filter or if you rarely use it with your photos, this is a video that may be of great help to you.

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