Selective Color Enhancing – Weekly Lightroom Edit w/ Post Production Pye – Episode 8

Lightroom January 20th 2012 9:24 AM 3 Comments


Welcome to Episode 8 of our Weekly Lightroom Edit. In this Lightroom Tutorial episode we are going to focus on doing some selective color enhancing. Meaning, we want to drop some of our colors, while enhancing others.

Since this image is all about Chinese patriotism, you can probably guess that the color we will be enhancing is red. We are going to drop all of the other colors in saturation while boosting the reds to really make this image pop.

Hope you all enjoy!

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  1. Leana

    Again, a fantastic tutorial, thanks so much for doing this!   I am wondering if, by any chance, you have posted (or can post) the defaults that you tend to use in Lightroom.  You frequently mention them in the tutorials, but it would be great to have a list as to what you tend to use for sharpness, clarity, vignettes, etc.  I am just starting to learn about photography and so sometimes what I do is a bit of “overkill”…..for example, thinking that sharpness and clarity should both be at 100% in order to have a great picture.  I know now that this is wrong, but with your defaults it would be much easier to learn about this. 


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