Lightroom Editing: Basic Steps

by Andrew Smith May 27, 2017

Lightroom Editing: Basic Steps

Basic steps to editing this image in Lightroom.
  1. Define the square crop
  2. Increase vibrancy and saturation subtly
  3. Add cool blue tones to both shadows and highlights
    using the split tone palette
  4. Add light with a central radial gradient filter, also
    add a small amount of clarity to this filter.
  5. Darken the sky with a vertical gradient filter
  6. Add blue tones to the vertical gradient filter to help match the sky with the rest of the image.

Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith


I am a Creative Director living and working in New Zealand, I have a special interest in travel and landscape photography, I also produce presets for Adobe Lightroom.

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