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How do I manually adjust amount I can flatten the curve for dark areas?

Community Beginner ,
Feb 19, 2021 Feb 19, 2021

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Hi Adobe Friends,

I am enjoying using the preset that comes with Lightroom called 'lift shadows', this takes the start of the dark info of the curves and raises it by about a centimeter on the graph. It creates that flat shadows look. I would like to be able to adjust the amount it raises the shadow lift. When you move the slider it just lifts the shadows up or down from the start point but I can't find a way to influence where the start point of the lift begins.

I would like to influence this start point as the 'lift shadows' preset sometimes lifts it too much and introduces to much noise in dark areas at higher ISO's. Any help in this regard would be appreciated.

Rich 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 19, 2021 Feb 19, 2021
Select the 'Point Curve' (click on the white circle) and you can add as many points as you want to change the curve as you want.

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Feb 19, 2021 Feb 19, 2021

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Select the 'Point Curve' (click on the white circle) and you can add as many points as you want to change the curve as you want.

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Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.4, Photoshop 22.5, Lightroom 4.4, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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Thank you WobertC, that worked great. I was on Lightroom 2019 and had to upgrade to 2020 and then could see this option. Now I can make a ISO adaptive flatten curve preset.

Much appreciated!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 20, 2021 Feb 20, 2021

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Yes, you can adjust the starting point of the sliders in the parametric curve. You do that by moving the small triangles.

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-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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Thank you for your reply Johan. I will play with the small triangles and get to know what influence they have. Have a great day.

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