Lightroom Editing: Clarity Slider and Brush
I absolutely love this tool on Lightroom. It is such a versatile way to give photographs an extra bit of pop. The first image is just a control, to show what it looked like before any clarity, and is a RAW image converted to black and white.
The second image shows the effects of using the clarity slider in the basic menu. Now while this is an easy way to change the dynamics of the entire image, I wouldn’t recommend using it on every image. If you have large blocks of a single muted colour, such as sky or a strong vignette, it will destroy the delicate colour gradients, and make the image look very over worked.
So I would suggest always using a clarity brush, which is shown in the third image. This way you have much more control over the implentation of clarity. You can avoid delicate areas that would otherwise be ruined, and instead focus on highlighting details which can create a great contrast against the more subtle elements of a photograph. Also of note, to make the results less harsh make sure you have brush density and flow settings at about 80% and feather at 50-70%.
I hope this is of help.
"The Hanson Family, Californian through and through, have built a distillery in Sonoma wine country and are making vodka out of local grapes. They believe in checking quality and hand crafting so much that the labels are all signed and applied by the three Hanson sons. We wanted the brand to reflect the hand finished aspect of the product and stand out as a Californian icon."
Stranger & Stranger is a packaging design company specializing in the alcoholic drinks industry. We research, name and register brands worldwide. We design bespoke bottle shapes, labels, closures and all secondary packaging. We also create all marketing support material and environment dressing. Last but not least, we supervise production to the highest standards.
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Lightroom Before and After #5
It’s all in the details. I often talk about how each photograph I edit is entirely individual to the work I put into it. I have just spend 15 minutes reworking this photograph.
To create the drama it’s never as simple as just turning it black and white and increasing the contrast. In this particular photograph I used 110 different edits to get to the finished result. Most of which were individual localized brush strokes. Dodge and Burn for example. The key is to build up the editing slowly so it is gradual and looks natural.
Ink is a plugin that helps you providing few extra important informations about your mockups by documenting your layers, from typography to effects and shape sizes.
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Robot Food | http://robot-food.com
“Robot Food arrived at the peak of the global financial crisis. Five years later, we’re toasting success with our very own anniversary rum. To celebrate these five fantastic years, we’ve had special rum bottled, in a limited edition of fifty. It’s aged five years in oak barrels, with a label that speaks of ‘a depth and complexity far beyond its years’. Each bottle has been hand numbered and finished with a branded wax seal.”
Robot Food was started in a dining room in Harrogate, in January 2009, by Mike & Simon who met and became friends while studying art & design at college. We would love to say that we refined our model while learning from our employer, taking a wage – that we broke away, bringing clients with us on our journey, but we didn’t. We had a vision, developed creative concepts and PR’d them as if they were real, gaining exposure in major international design press. We then hit the phones and sent out branded promo. Many of our clients today became aware of us back then and have watched our growing determination for success.
Random Pro Tip: if you edit the bookmarks on your bookmarks bar to delete the name, you can fit way more on your browser. And really, I hit these often enough that I know Tumblr or BoingBoing by the icon, without having to read the name.
(Also how sad is it that my bank doesn’t have a favicon for their website? Shame on you, bank.)
Yes! So much nicer without the text.