How to Work with Tone Curve

On this extensive video by photographer Anthony Morganti we take a look at using the tone curve feature in Adobe Lightroom.

Morganti in this video start with an overview of the tone curve and its use in the develop module. We start with a landscape image and we start by looking at 2 different tone curve (the point curve and the region curve – in the bottom corner). The point curve is more powerful but also less forgiving than the region curve.

We start with the region curve. What you need to understand the bottom is the tone axis which is divided into 4 parts. The right to left part moves from the darks to the highlights and the Y axis shows the tone of the pixels (darker on the bottom and brighter on the top).

The next video by Morganti will cover split tone and that is a topic we have covered in the past so you can have a look at “Split Tone Mono – Creative Editing with Lightroom” with Gavin Hoey if you are interested. We will continue to look at Morganti’s series next.

You can check out more useful Lightroom guides and tips on our LensVid Lightroom section. You can more videos of Anthony Morganti here on Lensvid.

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