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Autumn Color Effect in Adobe Lightroom

teacher avatar Joseph Khalkho, Photographer, Entrepreneur, Artist

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Lessons in This Class

8 Lessons (31m)
    • 1. Introduction to Autumn Color Effect in Lightoom

    • 2. 1 Importing Photo

    • 3. 2 Basic Adjustments

    • 4. 3 Skin Softening

    • 5. 4 Dodge and Burn

    • 6. 5 Autumn Look

    • 7. 6 Final Adjustments

    • 8. 7 Export

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About This Class

If you want to learn the amazing Autumn Color Effect in Adobe Lightroom then you are in the right place. I have created this class for you so that you can learn how to apply Autumn Color Effect in Adobe Lightroom fast and easily. 

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is one of the most popular non-destructive editing software for photographers in the industry. The best thing about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is that it is very easy to master and learn all kinds of techniques and effects. 


What you will learn in this class

- How to import photos in Lightroom.

- How to do basic adjustments such as exposure, contrast, temperature, etc.

- How to do skin softening using soft skin tool in Lightroom.

- How to dodge and burn in Lightroom.

- How to use Brush, Radial Filter, Graduated Filter, etc.

- How to work with Hue and Saturation in Lightroom. 

- How to sharpen and apply different effects in Lightroom.

- How to Export in Lightroom. 

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Joseph Khalkho

Photographer, Entrepreneur, Artist


Hello! My name is Joseph and I am an entrepreneur, photographer, artist, and teacher. I love art and specialize in photography and videography.

I am also entrepreneurial, I have started multiple businesses and I have been involved in running entrepreneurial leadership school. 

I run a successful photography business and involved in multiple businesses as a consultant. I am also passionate about teaching and raising artists and entrepreneurs. 

I am really happy to be here on Skillshare and I am looking forward to sharing with you my skills and knowledge. 

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1. Introduction to Autumn Color Effect in Lightoom: If you want to learn how to create a beautiful autumn color effect in Lightroom, you are in the right place. In this class, I will teach you how to create autumn color effect in Lightroom very easily and in no time. We will learn to adjust exposure, contrast, temperature, tint, etc. We will also learn how to read at skin using soft skin brush, we will learn how to use different kinds of tools in Lightroom. Tools like Spot Removal tool, radial filter, graduated filter, et cetera. We will also learn how to do Dodge and Burn in Lightroom using Brush Tool. And we will learn to create a beautiful autumn color effect using hue, color, temperature, tint, n brush. Lastly, we will learn how to sharpen the image and apply illuminance and vignetting effect. You will also learn how to export photo out of Lightroom. We will also look at the result before and after. I hope to see you in the class. Thank you. 2. 1 Importing Photo: We will start our editing process by inputting the image into Lightroom. There are multiple ways to import a photo in Lightroom. First, to make sure that you are in library. You can go to File. And from file you can do import photos and video. You can click here and import the photo, or you can click here. And if you click here in import, a window like this opens. And from here you can go to the place that you are keeping the file. But personally what I like the most is adding a photo just by dragging and dropping it in the library module. So we have our photo on the desktop here. I'll simply drag it and drop it. And only by dragging and dropping, I can see the picture here. And then I can simply click on Import. This will import my file. After importing, we will go to the develop module. And we have the picture. 3. 2 Basic Adjustments: The first thing that we will do now is set our exposure. And if you will see here, we have white balance and then tune and intoned we have exposure. So I'll go to the right and set the exposure. This looks okay. And in the same day will also increase the contrast a little bit. It depends absolutely upon you. If you like, then you can increase the contrast and you can also decrease the contrast depending upon which kind of look you like. Personally, I like contrast and also for the effect that we are going to learn, we need to have higher contrast. So I will keep here. And after this, I will reduce the highlights a little bit because these are all blown out. So we'll just bring down the highlights and the whites and includes little bit shadows and blacks. And what I'm going to do is I will reduce the clarity a little bit. To have more of a dreamy look. You can see it. I, if I take it to extreme, write them, it has a grungy look. And if I go to the left than it has more of a dreamy look. So we'll keep it maybe here. Only this looks okay. After Justin clarity, I will increase why blends little bit. If you are increasing saturation, saturation will increase all the colors in the photo. But vibrance will only increase the colors that are already less, so it will balance it with other colors. So personally, I always increase vibrance. And the less I will use saturation. Or even if I increase, I increase it very less. The next adjustment that we will do is Tone Curve. I will take a point here and this point, and we'll just simply lift up. Not so much. And good. This looks all right. You can see the look by turning it off and on. This is without the tone curve effect. And this is with tone curve of it. I think I need to increase the bandwidth contrast because her face looks little flat. After Guang curves, we will come back to white balance. And we're going to give it more of a warmer look. To do that, what I will do is increase yellow. And this looks all right. We'll see before and after. So this is how we had the picture and this is how we have agitated. Now before moving any further, I'm going to do a little editing on the model. First thing that I will do is I will use a radial filter. And I will put the radial filter right over the model. Don't worry. It is taken another effect from here now, we'll click on Custom, and from here we'll click on exposure. And then outside of the radial mask or Saudi radial filter is getting affected. We don't want that. So let's simply come here down here and click on Invert. And from here, we can reduce to see before and after we can press Y. And you can see here can increase the brightness little more. We can turn this on and off to see the effect. This is how it was and this is how we have edited it. I'll press K to come out of the radial filter. 4. 3 Skin Softening: After this, we will just walk on the skin a little bit. To do that, I will zoom in from navigation. I will do one is two. Well, then we are zooming in and then I will go to brush. From here, I'll click on brush, and then I will click on soft skin. I have some extra saved presets. You might not have all of these, but you will have soft skin. So you can use this. And after picking it up, maybe before that we can just take Spot Removal tool to fix some of the issues in the skin. There are not many problems with a few blemishes out there. Online. Before, before and after you can see a little bit of the niches that we have removed. After that, I will just click here and go to Brush. And we have already selected soft skin. So it doesn't bring the face in the center. And then we will increase the brush size. And from here you make sure that your Floyd's maybe around 50 percent and you have some feather and size you can control. Other way to control size. Brush size is by bracket keys from the keyboard. So I will simply start painting. Do mark paint right over eyes on most or lips. You can paint right over the skin. And to see where all you have been told, you can click here, show selected mask. If it is not visible, then you can press T from the keyboard. So I'll click here and then you can see the places where I have printed. Make sure that it is not on the eyes or nose. All right. I will deselect it. And then we can see before and after, before and after to reduce their effect just in case if you feel that it is too much, then you can come here and reduce the clarity to maybe 50, 60 percent. And then you can come and see their effect before and after. We'll do the same on the neck. So I have smoothen the skin using soft skin brush. We can see that all we have printed the places that is left. You can paint over there also. These places you can paint. All right, will do fluid and click on show selected mask overlay. Before and after we can see. 5. 4 Dodge and Burn: So after doing this skins modelling, what I will do is we'll just do dodge and burn on the model. To do dodge and burn, you can click on the Brush. And then from here you can pick up burn, which means to darken. So we'll, and what I want to do is I want to keep the brush color little yellow, and I will add little magenta here. So we'll start, we will not do much. We'll do a little bit. We'll start on the face. On the cheeks will do and then the jaw line. And you can always come here and turn it on and off to see the effect. Looks okay. And then from here you can do here along her phrase. And then knows we can do. Also, I will reduce the brush size and do on the lips. We can do here also. The eyes see before and after. This looks okay. We are not going to spend a lot of time. Also. We will do a little bit on the hair, on the neck. And now we will do in our hand. And free decibel will see before and after, before and after, before and after. And then after this, I'll just again click on the Brush and again twice. And then we will go and pick up Dodge, which means lightening. Increase little bit template talented. And then we can start painting. When you are doing this, make sure the flow is less. And you always have feather Floyd's 50 percent, which is good. If you feel we are doing too much. Don't worry. Later on, we can change it. We can reduce it. You can see before and after. This is before and after, before, after. The brush size little bit in their hand on the legs. So we can turn it on and off and see the effect. If you feel it is too much, then you can always come here in the exposure and reduce it. And if I want to reduce the burn, then I could click on the brush and then press H. And this will display all the brushes that we have used. So you can click on any of these and you inject it. You can click here on show selected mask overlay, and then you can see, so this is four dots and this one is for burn. So we can increase this little bit exposure from here. So the effect will be less. So you can see if I go the other way, you can see it. Don't have to go slow extreme. We can maybe keep it here. I can press H again to hide. This looks all right to me. So although skin retouching that we wanted to do on the model, we have done it. You can place y and see the effect. 6. 5 Autumn Look: We are going to work on the background now and get the real autumn look. To do that. First. We'll come here in the Basic panel. I'll just see if I want to increase little bit temperature, a little bit magenta to the whole photo. And after this, what I will do is change the hugh little bit. What I can do is simply click here and go to the place where I want to adjust the hue. So I want to change this green color to yellow. So I can simply click there and bring my mouse down. And then you can see in the hue sliders what changes are coming in, overall. Changes are coming on the photos also. So you can see if I go this way or I go this visceral, we have to find the right spot. All right, this looks all right, Tony. The skin look looks beautiful. Hair looks beautiful. The overall look is very nice now. So we'll just see how it looks. From here we can do on and off. This is before and this is after, before and after. So we already have this beautiful look. And what I'm going to do now is I will take brush again. And from here I will take temperature. And I will increase the temperature also highly increased, mentioned a little bit. And then what we will do is just start painting over these green trees and all this area here. And we'll just paint a little bit here also on the bridge. So we'll simply start painting and you can turn it on from here and see where we are painting. So quickly we will paint. We have to avoid painting over the model. You are seeing red because that's the mask that we are seeing. If I turn it off, then that will be gone. Led will be gone. So effect we will do later. First we will just paint over it. All the places that we want to change. All these places, all the greens we want to reduce. Okay, this looks okay now. And then, just to show you, you can see if I'm going either way. You can see the effect. So what I'm going to do is increase yellow and increase magenta. Increase magenta. You can also increase saturation little bit. Contrast. I will increase little bit and I will reduce the brush size. Start painting in the place where I feel like I missed. All right, This looks okay. We can do before and after from here. Turn it off. This is how it was. This is all we have done before and after. After this, what I will do is I will go to saturation again and reduce also the hue again and maybe bring down green little more. This looks all right. We can see before and after. That's before. Here we have before and this is after. So this already looks very nice. And what I'm going to do is again, go to brush and take another brush. Again. We will do temperature. And then I will just paint around the model. Here also. Increase yellow and magenta. And in all these, the bridge also all around, we'll just print here. So this looks all right. Now, looks very nice. I think I'm done. This is the look that I wanted. After this. What I'm going to do is I'm going to go to Effect here. And from here we will add vignetting effect. So what I'm going to do is add when eating. You can see what is the effect. Either way, if we want to keep it dark. This looks all right. Now, this looks all right. You can check before and after, before and after, before and after. Maybe we can reduce it a little bit. Before and after. This already looks very nice. It's the kind of look that I was hoping to get. And we will increase overall exposure. You'd like we can do a little bit, and then we can also increase overall contrast. Bring shadow down little bit. This looks all right. If you remember, we have applied a radial filter on the model. So I want to increase little more light on the model. So to do that, I will just click here on the radial filter and press H. So now the filter is visible here as a dot and I can click on here, and then my radial filter is visible. Now I can change whatever I want to change. So from here, I will increase the brightness little bit on the model and increase the contrast a little bit. Reduce high in ICU bit. Adjust shadow as well. And you can just play around. You can just move the slider left and right and see what's the look you like the most. This looks okay, I'll press edge from here. We can do before and after, before and after. So this looks perfect. One more thing we're going to do now is that we are going to use graduated filter. And from here I will click on exposure. And I will simply click from the side and drag it. So I can also press edge to see how far it is the filter. We can just bring it here. I will take this point, we're back. And we can see before and after to understand what is happening. This is before and this is often before and after. All right, this looks okay. One more thing I'm going to do is increase the brightness of the guitar. So to do that, I will press on brush. From here, we'll just increase the exposure and just print here. It looks really dark, so we'll just make it a little bright. 7. 6 Final Adjustments: The last thing that we are going to do is we will just take brush again. And from here we will pick up dodge. And we'll just paint little bit over the skin already. That is a very good backlight. Or will, I will just paint little more over R so that there is this dreamy look. We'll do over here, very subtle. And we'll do here a little bit here as well. You can see the change before and after. I'll increase the exposure a little more. All right. So this is the kind of look that we were planning to get. And I am really happy with the edit. We can see before and after, before. This is before, and this is after. I will crop the image a little bit. Before exploiting, we will also increase the sharpness to maybe around 50 percent and luminance to maybe around 20 percent. And if you want to add grains, you can also add drains. Freeze the sharpness little more. You can press Option key. And from here you can see the masking. What we want to do is if you see the sharpening effect is only on the place where we can see white and black color. There is no sharpening. So decreasing masking means sharpening effect is happening everywhere. Right now that is, a river shuffling is happening. But if we go to right, we see that the sharpening effect is only on certain part of the image. And what we want is we want the sharpening to be only on the mortal. So we'll go as far as 88, 89, maybe I don't AT and this looks okay. So so the sharpening effect is only coming on the model, not on the background. 8. 7 Export: After doing all this, we can export the image. To do that. We can go to File and then you can click on export. From here, you can choose the place where you want to export. For now we will just export on the desktop. So I click on desktop and choose. And then you can leave all these like this only. And from file setting you can keep the quality has a 100. But if you want to limit the file size, so you can limit file size. This is 66 thousand, K-Means six MB. So or you can also reduce the quality. So we'll keep the quality and maximum. And if you're using it for printing, then you can keep the resolution to 300. Or if you are using it online, you can also keep it 72. It will reduce some size of the image. And the rest of the things you can live like that. If you want to add watermark you from here, you can do it. And we'll just simply click on export. So this is all guys. I hope you like this video. If you liked this class, please give me a good review. And if there is any scope of improvement, you can also let me know. Thank you so much.