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Hi, new to photography and lightrooms here...

 

Trying to learn everything I can before I edit my honeymoon pictures (South African safari). I'm finding it hard to find specific information regarding Lightrooms CC in general as most guides are for the Classic.

 

Anyway.. I can't find a detailed defination of the difference between the Tone Curve and the Point Curve - and how to use them. Would someone mind pointing me in the right direction ?

 

Thank you,

Bradley

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Correct answer by WobertC | Adobe Community Professional

The Guides for Lightroom-Classic can be adapted for Lightroom-Desktop (Lightroom on a Laptop)

Basically there are two views in Lr-Desktop (and Lr-Classic)-

1) Tone Curve:  Where you are limited to a large degree and can only move the curve in sections (Shadows, highlights, etc). You will see a grey area appear when you use the Curve in this manner, and only one point on the curve that slides up/down. (Basically doing the same as the Tone sliders in the 'Light' panel would be doing)

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2) Point Curve: Gives you free-rein to add multiple points to the curve line and move them any-which-way you want.

In 'Point-Curve' mode the Curve panel works in a similar manner to most other software (eg. Photoshop)

ScreenShot033.jpg

https://digital-photography-school.com/make-color-adjustments-using-tone-curves-lightroom/

 

 

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Beginners info required for Tone Curve and Point Curve

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Hi, new to photography and lightrooms here...

 

Trying to learn everything I can before I edit my honeymoon pictures (South African safari). I'm finding it hard to find specific information regarding Lightrooms CC in general as most guides are for the Classic.

 

Anyway.. I can't find a detailed defination of the difference between the Tone Curve and the Point Curve - and how to use them. Would someone mind pointing me in the right direction ?

 

Thank you,

Bradley

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by WobertC | Adobe Community Professional

The Guides for Lightroom-Classic can be adapted for Lightroom-Desktop (Lightroom on a Laptop)

Basically there are two views in Lr-Desktop (and Lr-Classic)-

1) Tone Curve:  Where you are limited to a large degree and can only move the curve in sections (Shadows, highlights, etc). You will see a grey area appear when you use the Curve in this manner, and only one point on the curve that slides up/down. (Basically doing the same as the Tone sliders in the 'Light' panel would be doing)

ScreenShot032.jpg

2) Point Curve: Gives you free-rein to add multiple points to the curve line and move them any-which-way you want.

In 'Point-Curve' mode the Curve panel works in a similar manner to most other software (eg. Photoshop)

ScreenShot033.jpg

https://digital-photography-school.com/make-color-adjustments-using-tone-curves-lightroom/

 

 

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The Guides for Lightroom-Classic can be adapted for Lightroom-Desktop (Lightroom on a Laptop)

Basically there are two views in Lr-Desktop (and Lr-Classic)-

1) Tone Curve:  Where you are limited to a large degree and can only move the curve in sections (Shadows, highlights, etc). You will see a grey area appear when you use the Curve in this manner, and only one point on the curve that slides up/down. (Basically doing the same as the Tone sliders in the 'Light' panel would be doing)

ScreenShot032.jpg

2) Point Curve: Gives you free-rein to add multiple points to the curve line and move them any-which-way you want.

In 'Point-Curve' mode the Curve panel works in a similar manner to most other software (eg. Photoshop)

ScreenShot033.jpg

https://digital-photography-school.com/make-color-adjustments-using-tone-curves-lightroom/

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.0, Photoshop 22.0, Lightroom 4.0, Windows-10. Nikon DSLR.

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Thank you. I think I get it now... it's the same axis for both charts but Tone Curve is targeted and the Point Curve offers more freedom.  

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