Local Adjustments in Lightroom with Seán Duggan

In this episode of TheFIX, host Seán Duggan focuses on the power of Lightroom local adjustments (a.k.a. “dodging & burning”) such as the Gradual Filter, the Radial Filter, and the Adjustment Brush. Using a single image and processing it from the original capture, Seán uses controls in the Basic and Split-Toning panels for the overall adjustments,  as well as several local adjustments to further enhance the photo and transform it from the more lackluster original shot. Along the way he shares several useful tips and shortcuts for image processing in Lightroom. The topic of dodging and burning adjustments was suggested by a recent viewer comment, which will be addressed again in a future episode on dodging and burning in Photoshop. Feel free to leave your own topic suggestions and requests in the comment section below.

Still Time to Enter the Rocky Nook Book Giveaway!

Entries for the current book giveaway contest close at midnight Pacific Standard Time today, April 19, 2016. There’s still time to throw your hat into the ring and win the book of your choice from Rocky Nook. Head over to the page for Episode 060 and see how you can enter.

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Where’s Seán?

Lynda.com recently published Seán’s two new Photoshop Compositing Project courses: Photoshop Cinemagraph Tutorial: Start to Finish and Shooting & Assembling a Sports Action Composite. Check out his website to learn more about his photography, workshops, and all of his Lynda.com courses.