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Passenger Seat: Creating a Photographic Project from Conception through Execution in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom by Julieanne Kost

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Chapter 19. Making Basic Adjustments

The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it?

EDWARD WESTON

How you decide to tone an image is one of the most fundamental ways to reinforce visual narrative, create impact, and craft your story. Depending on your project, you may feel that the images require subtler, conservative, traditional edits true to a documentary project, whereas other projects might benefit from more unique, evident creative expression. Regardless of the undertaking, I find that I thoroughly enjoy getting lost in the process of refining images, and the Basic panel in Lightroom is an excellent place to start. When working with my photographs, my goal is to create the highest-quality image using Lightroom’s Develop ...

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