Using Local Adjustments to Paint Light

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Easily paint light into underexposed areas when editing your photos using local adjustments inside ON1 Photo RAW 2018. Local adjustment layers allow you to edit specific areas on your photo. Adding and removing light from your picture is very easy and can create depth and interest. ON1 Photo RAW makes it easy to fine-tune your adjustment by adding preset styles you can select easily.

If you’re looking to add exposure to a smaller area like a face you can use the perfect brush to make sure you don’t overexpose the background. Using a larger brush will allow you to add light to a larger area and then you can turn the opacity down to ensure a natural look. Not only can you add light or darken areas in your photo but you can also add color and detail using local adjustments. They allow you to quickly customize and fine-tune areas in your photo editing so you can create a unique look.

 

6 comments on “Using Local Adjustments to Paint Light”

  1. On July 21, 2018 at 2:29 am marc labro wrote:

    hallo,
    very nice tuto !
    Just surprised you didn’t use blend modes and luminosity masking for the mountain example

    best regards
    marc

    1. On July 23, 2018 at 11:13 am Dylan Kotecki replied:

      Thank you Marc! Good idea with luminosity masking, I was more demonstrating how easy it is to paint on local adjustments and quickly blend. A luminosity would work great, though.

  2. On July 22, 2018 at 4:31 am Al wrote:

    Dylan,
    This is good, straight-forward video. Seeing other ways to edit photos expands my perspective. Thanks.

  3. On July 22, 2018 at 4:31 am Al wrote:

    Dylan,
    This is good, straight-forward video. Seeing other ways to edit photos expands my perspective. Thanks.

  4. On July 26, 2018 at 5:34 pm Alan Smallbone wrote:

    Some great tips, thanks a lot. Your “mountain goat” is actually a big horn sheep.

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