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Author Topic: Texture slider: a new fantastic tool in Lightroom (version 8.3)  (Read 684 times)

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« on: May 18, 2019, 07:22 »
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The new Texture slider: finally a fantastic tool to add detail in Lightroom
https://youtu.be/gD8cecujGho


gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2019, 03:37 »
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also in ACR. i haven't done any adobe tutorials, how does it differ to Clarity exactly?

« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2019, 03:40 »
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also in ACR. i haven't done any adobe tutorials, how does it differ to Clarity exactly?

Texture adds contrast to small details.

Clarity adds contrast to larger details and mostly the midtones (similar to adding Unsharp Mask at a medium radius with the Luminosity blend mode).

Dehaze adds contrast (and saturation) to even larger parts.

Sharpening adds contrast to the smallest details.

Each slider is basically Unsharp Mask with a different radius, but done with more intelligent/adapting algorithms so the results are/can be better at extreme settings.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2019, 04:28 by increasingdifficulty »

« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2019, 05:42 »
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also in ACR. i haven't done any adobe tutorials, how does it differ to Clarity exactly?
It is a question of "frequency"
It is explained clearly here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=Hlsy2VsCWrE

gillian vann

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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 19:59 »
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also in ACR. i haven't done any adobe tutorials, how does it differ to Clarity exactly?
It is a question of "frequency"
It is explained clearly here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=Hlsy2VsCWrE

well haha, i said i hadn't watched any tutes on this new feature, was looking for the 5 word definition, rather than watching a 15min waffle on video.  Although having watched it, it was very good, thanks.
I rarely use Clarity, it's too much for most scenes. (depends on what you shoot of course)
« Last Edit: May 23, 2019, 20:06 by gillian vann »

« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2019, 00:38 »
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While I now do most of my edits in Lightroom, I still bring most of my landscapes into Nik Color Effex (via the handy LR plug-in), to get that tonal range and really make the details pop without over-sharpening. I've tried Clarity but haven't been able to get the effects I'm seeking (though I love a bit of Dehaze especially for water, skies and cloudscapes). I'm intrigued by this newest slider. Maybe I can figure out the right combo of tweaks to skip that extra step.

I've started checking out some of the Adobe Tutorials - and find I'm learning so much I didn't even realize I didn't know. I took a class on Photoshop back in 2006 at a local community college, and some short seminars at PhotoExpo over the years (and online) with Adobe's Lightroom/Photoshop "Evangelist" Julianne Kost (personally, I think "evangelist" is a brilliant marketing term), but after using LR & PS for so many years it's easy to become complacent and forget that there is always so much more to learn.

I started shooting with a 42MP Sony A7rii last year and tweaking those files to get out all those amazing details is really a treat. The Capture One software is nice too - actually quite awesome, but I am so slow at processing to begin with, that I try to stick with what I can do within LR (and PS if I need to), otherwise I'll be 70 by the time I get to this year's images.




« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2019, 00:52 »
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Wow - just watched that video - I think it may do what I had hoped Clarity would.
Definitely well worth 15 minutes and a picture's worth more than that 5-word definition for sure  8)



 

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