From Ordinary to Extraordinary: How to Create a Mood Shot in Lightroom 3 and/or ACR
Original RAW SOOC
Final Color Version
Final Black and White Version
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Time for another Ordinary to Extraordinary Lightroom/ACR RAW edit. While we will be using Lightroom for this tutorial, keep in mind that you can use Adobe Camera Raw in exactly the same way. All the tools are the same, it simply has a different layout.
In this Lightroom tutorial, we will be taking a very average shot of a bride in front of a window and cleaning up all of the extra background junk. We will produce this shot to be a mood shot, meaning it will be very warm. We will also create a black and white version as well.
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Full RAW Exercise File (12MB) – This full RAW file will allow you to follow the tutorial while achieving the exact same results as shown.
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