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4 Lightroom Editing Tips – For Mobile

4 Lightroom editing tips 

Have you’ve ever used an editing tool on your mobile phone or in the Instagram app, to add some basic adjustments to your photos? Like exposure, white balance, contrast or use some filters? Pretty nice, aren’t they? But what if we share some tips so you could learn to edit like a pro with using the Free Lightroom mobile app. You’d be surprised how much creative editing you can do in Lightroom, within a few minutes. Let’s go over these 5 tips that will take your editing to the next level.

1: Straighten & crop the image

The first step when editing any picture, whether it’s a quick iPhone snapshot or an elaborate photoshoot, is to correctly straighten the image. Some programs may have an auto-straighten feature, but I always recommend using reference points within the image. Sometimes the adjustment is really small, and not everyone can see it. But it’s a simple and quick task that can make your image look much more professional.

2: Use the Tone Curve

After the image is framed, the second stepis adjusting the Tone Curve.

With the the Tone Curve you are able to change the levels of shadows, highlights, and mid-tones of the image. We always recommend bendingthe Curve into an ‘S’ shape. This type of curve will provide a little more punch to almost every picture, but every image is different, so you can constantly keeptweaking it. Keep in mind, this tool is extremely sensitive, and a little adjustment goes a long way.

3: Exposure & Lighting adjustments

One of the most important adjustments to makeis the lighting,in here you are able to fix under or over exposed pictures within seconds. Make sure that your image looks as it appears in real life and try to not overexpose your pictures. Keep in mind that the exposure slider is also extremely sensitive and that it can cause your photo to become overexposed really quickly. I always start with the other sliders and finish with the exposure slider to finish the lighting.

If you need to brighten the photo, than it’sgood to raise the Highlights and the white first to avoid overexposure. You can also lower or raise the blacks alittleand keep an eye on the shadows, so you don’t lose too much details. At last I take a look at the exposure slider and tweak this to get the final lightning.

After going through all of the panels, sometimes it’s necessary to go back and make some additional tweaks. Keep in mind the main goal of your editing, is to create a picture that looks as real as possible, or a really colorful picture. That’s the beauty of editing, it’s all up to you.

4: Adjusting the color mix sliders

The Color mix is one of my favorites when it comes to Lightroom.

The Color Mix sliders allow you to refine the hue, saturation, and luminance of specific colors. Hue changes the character or “flavor” of the color. Saturation makes the color more or less intense; and Luminance adjusts the brightness of the color.

Tap on a color dot to select the color you want to adjust, then use the three sliders for that color. You canadjust the colors really simple by using the sliders this way. But to use this feature correctly you have to tap on the target icon and thentap in the picture on the color you would like to tweak. Thenyou can easily change it to the right color, in the example below you see when Itap the red hat, not only the color is red. This tool also selectsthe orange sliders so the color will remainas much as it is in real life, itcould end up a little brighter.

4 Lightroom editing tips

Have you’ve ever used an editing tool on your mobile phone or in the Instagram app, to add some basic adjustments to your photos? Like exposure, white balance, contrast or use some filters? Pretty nice, aren’t they? But what if we share some tips so you could learn to edit like a pro with using the Free Lightroom mobile app. You’d be surprised how much creative editing you can do in Lightroom, within a few minutes. Let’s go over these 5 tips that will take your editing to the next level.

1: Straighten & crop the image

The first step when editing any picture, whether it’s a quick iPhone snapshot or an elaborate photoshoot, is to correctly straighten the image. Some programs may have an auto-straighten feature, but I always recommend using reference points within the image. Sometimes the adjustment is really small, and not everyone can see it. But it’s a simple and quick task that can make your image look much more professional.

3: Exposure & Lighting adjustments

One of the most important adjustments to makeis the lighting,in here you are able to fix under or over exposed pictures within seconds. Make sure that your image looks as it appears in real life and try to not overexpose your pictures. Keep in mind that the exposure slider is also extremely sensitive and that it can cause your photo to become overexposed really quickly. I always start with the other sliders and finish with the exposure slider to finish the lighting.

If you need to brighten the photo, than it’sgood to raise the Highlights and the white first to avoid overexposure. You can also lower or raise the blacks alittleand keep an eye on the shadows, so you don’t lose too much details. At last I take a look at the exposure slider and tweak this to get the final lightning.

After going through all of the panels, sometimes it’s necessary to go back and make some additional tweaks. Keep in mind the main goal of your editing, is to create a picture that looks as real as possible, or a really colorful picture. That’s the beauty of editing, it’s all up to you.

2: Use the Tone Curve

After the image is framed, the second stepis adjusting the Tone Curve.

With the the Tone Curve you are able to change the levels of shadows, highlights, and mid-tones of the image. We always recommend bendingthe Curve into an ‘S’ shape. This type of curve will provide a little more punch to almost every picture, but every image is different, so you can constantly keeptweaking it. Keep in mind, this tool is extremely sensitive, and a little adjustment goes a long way.

4: Adjusting the color mix sliders

 The Color mix is one of my favorites when it comes to Lightroom.

The Color Mix sliders allow you to refine the hue, saturation, and luminance of specific colors. Hue changes the character or “flavor” of the color. Saturation makes the color more or less intense; and Luminance adjusts the brightness of the color.

Tap on a color dot to select the color you want to adjust, then use the three sliders for that color. You canadjust the colors really simple by using the sliders this way. But to use this feature correctly you have to tap on the target icon and thentap in the picture on the color you would like to tweak. Thenyou can easily change it to the right color, in the example below you see when Itap the red hat, not only the color is red. This tool also selectsthe orange sliders so the color will remainas much as it is in real life, itcould end up a little brighter.

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