December 3, 2022

I Love Lightroom’s New “Reset Sliders Automatically” Feature

BEFORE WE KICK THIS TIP OFF: Today over on my scottkelby.com blog I launched my 16th annual “Holiday Photography Gear Guide,” which is included each year as the cover short article from Photoshop User magazine. If youre looking for some cool present ideas, heres the link.
OK, on to todays tip: This is among those feature that might neglect but as basic as it is, it can be a huge time/frustration saver. Heres how it works (with a little masking tutorial built-in as we go).
STEP ONE: Heres our original image above. I currently included a Linear gradient to the building left wing and lowered the exposure and highlights a bit due to the fact that it was a fair bit brighter than the one on the right side, so this is now essentially our beginning image (with that one repair used).
STEP TWO: To make our yucky gray sky look better, well have Lightroom select the sky for us. Click on the Create New Mask button at the top of the Masks panel and from the list of options that appears, click on “Select Sky” and it spots the sky locations and displays those locations with a red overlay (like you see here).
ACTION THREE: To offer our sky some color, were going to go to the sliders and draw the Temp slider to the left toward blue to make that gray sky blue (as seen here).
STEP FOUR: Now well make the exposure a little darker in the sky (dragging the direct exposure slider to the left), and increase the contrast, and lower the highlights and do whatever you desire to make the sky look much better– for this tutorial (which isnt truly about the sky), it doesnt much matter– simply move a bunch of the sliders (as seen above).
STEP FIVE: Before we include anymore masks (perhaps an inverted Radial gradient may be good to darken the outside edges all around the image), go to the bottom of the sliders and turn on the checkbox for “Reset Sliders Automatically” (as seen above). This is what this tutorial is actually about– this “Reset Sliders Automatically” function.
STEP SIX: Once you click that Create New Mask button, youll discover a really various behavior than what would have occurred when you went to develop a mask brush or gradient in previous version of Lightroom. Instead of the having the sliders all set to their previous positions, now they all immediately reset to absolutely no (as seen above), so you can start with a fresh set of sliders without having to manually reset them– it does it for you instantly.
Hope you discovered that helpful. Have a wonderful football-filled weekend, and naturally, as always, #rolltide, and #GoBucs!
– Scott.

I Love Lightroom’s New “Reset Sliders Automatically” Feature

STEP SIX: Once you click that Create New Mask button, youll notice a very different habits than what would have happened when you went to produce a mask brush or gradient in previous version of Lightroom. Rather of the having the sliders all set to their previous positions, now they all instantly reset to absolutely no (as seen above), so you can start with a fresh set of sliders without having to manually reset them– it does it for you automatically. What a remarkable little feature.

I Love Lightroom’s New “Reset Sliders Automatically” Feature

I Love Lightroom’s New “Reset Sliders Automatically” Feature
I Love Lightroom’s New “Reset Sliders Automatically” Feature
I Love Lightroom’s New “Reset Sliders Automatically” Feature
I Love Lightroom’s New “Reset Sliders Automatically” Feature
I Love Lightroom’s New “Reset Sliders Automatically” Feature