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Hi! My name is Jerry Courvoisier. I am here today at the Photoshop World in Las Vegas. I wanted to demonstrate for you today the Local Correction Tool within Lightroom 2.0. What is really fantastic about this tool is the fact that you can now locally correct the images within Lightroom. And so what I am in currently is the library mode. What I would like to do is just move to the develop mode by hitting the D key when I have selected this image. And then within the develop mode, what I can do then is use the K keyboard shortcut to push me to the Local Correction Tool. In this case, there is an image that has a very bright sky and in this case here, I am going to use the Local Correction Brush and to set up to brush. You can move your cursor to the screen. You can see the double circle. The double circle represents the brush size. To control the brush size, you can use the bracket keys on the keyboard. To click on the left bracket will make the brush smaller and the right bracket will make the brush larger.
If you wanted to control the softness or hardness of the brush, you can use the shift left and right brackets to control that as well. So I am going to start off with the soft brush. We are going to look at bringing down the exposure on the sky and this tulip farm image. I am going to set the exposure value to a minus adjustment and then as I start to paint, the adjustment on what happens is the sky will darken down to the exposure value set. If I spill over to an edge that I do not want the adjustment to effect, I can hold the option or alt key down and then come back and touch up that mess it is creating in the background here. The only really interesting thing is the dynamic nature. The fact that we can just take that adjustment control slider and move it back and forth to kind of season it to taste as to how dark we want to make the clouds. What I would like to do now is kind of add a blue cast to the sky. In this case here, I am going to use the new filter tool. What it will do is again somewhere to the Local Correction Tool, we have a target area and then we can click in the image area and insert to drag down this graduation into the image area. We then set that in place. That was the two control arms that control how much you want to make that graduation. So what you can then do is add how bright or dark you want to make that blue within the image.
So in this little demonstration here, we are talking about using the two of the most recent additions to Lightroom 2.0 with the Local Correction Brush and the Graduated Filter Adjustment.