Adjustment Brush

Once again, it has been a while since I last blogged. Things have been busy! Between a number of trips up the mountains for various Katoomba Christian Conventions and moving house, there hasn’t been a whole lot of time left over for my photography! I’m on holidays this week and was able to do some shooting yesterday (blog post on that coming soon) as well as lots of photo editing. I’m churning through my Europe photos and will hopefully have them uploaded very soon. For those who may have missed them, I uploaded my photos from Switzerland a couple of weeks ago. You can check them out here

Last week it was a year since I left for my big European adventure. As I type this now, I would have been in Turin. I can’t believe how quickly time has passed….I also can’t believe that I still haven’t finished editing my photos!

Anyway, back to the main topic of this post! Since I’ve been editing my photos from Europe, I have learned a lot about Adobe Camera Raw. One tool that I’m loving at the moment is the adjustment brush. Basically, the adjustment brush allows you to apply selective editing (exposure, brightness, contrast, saturation, clarity, sharpness and colour) to a particular part of your image. For example, below is an image I photographed in Interlaken, Switzerland. It was late afternoon so there was quite a lot of shadowing happening in the foreground of the image, resulting in a loss of detail.

After a bit of work with the adjustment brush in ACR, here is the final result, with the shadowed areas nicely dodged

As you can see, the difference is quite noticeable! The adjustment brush certainly makes selective adjustments very easy.

I’ve really been enjoying editing my photos from Europe, and ACR just makes it so much easier! Hopefully it won’t be long until I’ve finished the editing and can share all my images with you.