Photographer Murray Livingston shows you how can increase definition by adding mid-tone contrast in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
Ethereal and high-key images can often end up a little bit washed out and lacklustre; but adding mid-tone contrast is a great way to give your images punch and definition while maintaining their light and airy feeling.
This video tutorial by professional black and white photographer Murray Livingston shows you how to add mid-tone contrast in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as compares the results with global contrast (contrast with all images) to explain when each technique might be best suited in post-processing.
- 0:00 Introduction
- 0:32 Image 1 - Colour Midtone Contrast
- 3:59 Image 2 - B&W Midtone Contrast
- 6:00 When to use Midtone vs Global Contrast
- 7:04 Conclusion
See how Murray captured his initial shots:
See Murray's video tutorial, filmed on the beautiful Isle of Harris, Scotland, to see how he captured his initial long-exposure shots.
- AuthorMurray Livingston
Murray is a South African professional fine art landscape and nature photographer working with both film and digital cameras. He has more than 10 years of image making experience and is a deep thinker with interests in wildlife & conservation, philosophy, and design.View all articles