5 Popular Lightroom Effects in 5 Minutes


– Hey guys, welcome to this
episode of Denny’s Tips. There’s a lot of effects that people ask me about and they also
happen to be very easy to do. So I put them all together in this video where you’re gonna learn five effects in less than five minutes. So if you’re ready, let’s get started. (upbeat music) Some photos have this
really nice clean look where the neutral colors
are completely de-saturated. To do this, simply reduce
the vibrance to around 75. The neutral colors are now neutral but your photo will
looks a bit de-saturated. So to fix it, bump the saturation back up until it looks normal. (upbeat music) The faded film look is
a popular way to give your photo the nostalgic look. And it can be done with the tone curves. To do this, go to the tone curves section and make sure that you’re
in point curve mode which you can switch to by
clicking on this button here. Drag the bottom left point upwards which will lift the blacks. Drag the top right point
downwards to drop the whites. And this will give your
photo the faded look but it kinda makes it look flat. So to restore some of the contrast, add two points to the curve and create a very slight
S-curve like this. (upbeat music) A lot of films have green
shadows to emulate the look of high ISO films like
the Fujifilm Superia 1600. In the same curves adjustment, click on the drop down menu
and select the green channel. Lift the bottom left
point and you will start to see the green tint. Add another point and
this one will be used to cut off the effect so it only affects the blacks and shadows. And if the line isn’t straight,
you can add another point in the middle like this. (upbeat music) Orange and teal is a very popular effect. And it also happens to be
very easy to replicate. Go to your camera calibrations section and set the red hue to 50. Then set the blue hue to minus 100. We need to shift the blue
hue a little bit more. So to do that, go to the HSL section and move the blue hue to minus 50. You can also go back to the
camera calibration section and adjust these saturation
sliders if you like. If you wanna control the balance between the orange and teal colors, you can do so by changing
the white balance. (upbeat music) Finally, a lot of people
retouch skin in Lightroom. To do this, select the
adjustment brush tool. Set the clarity to minus 100
and make sure everything else is set to zero. Paint over the skin and then
increase the clarity back up so it looks realistic. You can also lower the dehaze
setting for a flatter look. You can lower the saturation
to reduce your redness and lower the sharpness to blur the skin. By the way, retouching skin
works much better in Photoshop than it does in Lightroom. If you wanna learn how to
do it, check out my video on how to do frequency
separation in Adobe Photoshop. (upbeat music) Hey, thanks for watching this video. If you liked it, please
remember to hit the like button. Also if you’re not subscribed, make sure you subscribe to this channel. Now if you have anything
that you wanna do, maybe there’s an effect that
you see and you wanna learn how to replicate it, you’re welcome to send me a message. I’m on Instagram, Facebook, you can message me on YouTube, or visit my website for the contact form. Anyways, I hope you guys
have an amazing day. Let me know what you think
in the comments below and I’ll see you in the next video. (upbeat music)

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