Lightroom Snow Edit. Winter landscape workflow.

Hey everyone, I’m Criss and In this video
I’m gonna show you how I edited this winter photo from start to finish using Lightroom. I used the Canon 80d camera and the 18-135
mm kit lens, I will link these 2 products in the description in case you’re interested
and now, let’s jump into Lightroom and edit this photo. I shot this scene a couple of days ago using
bracketing mode, because I wanted to create an HDR from these 3 photos. I will not explain in this video how to create
an HDR from scratch, but I made a video on that subject it’s in the card right now,
just watch it, and then come back to this video. I have 3 exposures of the same scene at -3,
0 and +3 stops of light. It’s time to combine them and create the
HDR. Just keep in mind that you don’t need to
always shoot multiple exposures, but in this situation, I wanted to have much more detail
in the sky but also in the trees and on the ground, because I have a lot of snow here
and the light was right in front of me. Now, I select the first photo, and if I zoom
in on the branches here, you can see some Chromatic Aberration with green and purple
and I don’t like that so I will go to Lens Correction and check these 2 boxes , Remove
Chromatic aberration and Enable Profile Corrections to get rid of distorsions. So the green and purple are gone now if I
check once again here. Next, I hold down shift and select all the
photos, click on this sync button to copy the settings on the two other photos, make
sure you select only this group called Lens Correction, click synchronize and then right
click on one of them, go to Photo Merge, HDR. Lightroom will take all three photos with
different exposures and combine them, make sure you also check auto-align and auto-tone
here and click on merge. After a couple of seconds Lightroom will create
a separate dng file which basicaly contains all 3 photos combined. You can see that some of the sliders from
the basic tab were adjusted by Lightroom because we enabled that Auto Tone checkbox. The next thing I like to do is to straighten
up the image. You can use this tool in Lightroom, it’s
called the Straighten Tool, and I will use this bench here, this table. I click once here, and then again on the other
side of the table.. And it’s done. Let’s come back to the basic settings, I
will warm up the photo a bit because this was at sunset and I want some warmer tones
here. Moving on to the contrast and raise it up. I bring down the exposure to zero, because
I want to see that sunset better than now. When you want to reset a slider in Lightroom,
you just need to double click on it. I bring back the highlights to a value between
-70 and -60 in this case and I’m done with the Basic Panel. Moving on to the Tone Curve, I want to create
a faded look and for this I will need to lift up the blacks, but instead of creating 3 points
on this curve and then.. Grab this one and raise it up, I reset the
curve and grab this point only and bring it up just like this. I discovered this method recently so I thought
this video will be a good opportunity to share it with you guys. Next stop is the Split Toning panel where
I choose a light blue and then raise this slider until +10 value. After this I usually go down to the Camera
Calibration tab because here, magic things can happen. I make sure Camera Standard is selected right
here, I raise the Red Primary saturation to a +70 +75. I bring the blue primary to a negative 15
and raise the saturation to create a more vibrant orange and teal look. I also modify the tint value, I want to add
some magenta as an overall tone, so I think a +5 value will be enough for this. Moving to the next panel now the HSL tab where
I didn’t touched anything but the saturation. I will take the Orange and Yellow and increase
their values because I really want to accentuate the color of the sunset. Also, I would like to have a more saturated
sky so I push the Blue to a 20. Alright, it looks very good, I like it and
I’m moving to the effects tab now to add some vignetting. Grab this slider, bring it to the left side
to darken the corners of the image, and I think a -15 is perfect for this. Also, if you want, you can add some grain
as well, 50 for the amount, 30 for the size and 30 for the roughness. Let’s check a before and after I will use
the backslash key, this is the before and this is the after.. before and after. What do you think about this edit guys, I
am sure you learned something today, feel free to follow me on instagram @eyestocker,
also subscribe to the channel and hit the bell, I create photo and video editing tutorials. I’m Criss thank you so much for watching and see you next time!


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