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Lightroom Transformations: Realizing your vision with Adobe Lightroom plus Photoshop, First Edition by Martin Evening

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3. Tone and Color Corrections

BASIC ADJUSTMENTS TO OPTIMIZE YOUR IMAGES

Tone Range

A raw file should give you plenty of scope to adjust the tones any way you want, especially since the sensors in recent cameras are now better than ever and can capture a wide range of tones. Early camera sensors had a more limited dynamic range, which meant it was absolutely critical to get the exposure right (as it was when shooting with transparency film). You have a little more latitude now with the capture exposure settings and can manipulate the detail in the shadows and highlights with much greater ease.

When preparing a digital image, the tone and color editing is the most important step of all. What you do at the tone and color edit stage is key to the ...

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