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How to Make Surreal Pastels with Lightroom | Adobe Creative Cloud

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Apply color grading to your photos to create some vintage hues.

Start from scratch, or download practice files [] for a head start. Steps below.

1. Open the photo provided (File – Add Photos) or try these steps with your own.
2. Click the Edit icon in the upper right.
3. Adjust Light settings: Use the sliders to edit the Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, and Shadows.

Tip: Here are the settings we used: Exposure: +1.25; Contrast: -100; Highlights: -40; Shadows: +25.

4. Edit the color: Click the Color Mixer icon in the Color panel. Adjust the settings for the Reds and Blues in the photo.

Tip: Here are the settings we used:
Red: Hue: +100; Luminance: +60.
Blue: Hue: -80; Saturation: -20; Luminance: +50

5. Adjust a color from the photo: Click the Target Adjustment icon in the Color panel. Choose Saturation from the menu that displays. Then, drag in the photo to adjust the colors in the photo.

Tip: We selected a portion of the wood paneling inside the train to edit the saturation for the overall photo based on the selected color. We chose +50 for the Saturation.

6. Edit the photo detail: Expand the Detail panel and modify the settings.

Tip: Here are the settings we used:
Noise Reduction: 50
Color Noise Reduction: 25

That’s it!

To learn, more visit our Lightroom Tutorials page:



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How to Make a Photoshop Elements Art Drawing Pirate Ship Treasure Map Design

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How to use Photoshop Elements for Artists creating digital art. Techniques to merge photos with built in Photoshop Elements artwork to make a fun Pirate Ship Treasure Map.
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This comprehensive Photoshop Elements Art tutorial video takes you step-by-step through the complete process from beginning images clear through to the final composite image. This training demo was recorded in Photoshop Elements 2018 but the techniques used will work just as well in Photoshop Elements 13 through the latest Photoshop Elements.

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Photoshop: How to How to Create a Face on a Tree.

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CC 2019 tutorial showing how to create a face on the bark of a gnarly tree.

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