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The Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

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Chapter 7. Local Adjustments

how to edit just part of your images

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Photo by Scott Kelby | Exposure: 1/160 | Focal Length: 200mm | Aperture Value: f/7.1

I’ll be the first to admit that “Local Adjustments” isn’t a great name for a chapter on using the Adjustment Brush (and the other local adjustment tools), but it’s an “Adobe-ism” for editing just one section of your image. Here’s how they describe it: Everything you do in Lightroom is a global adjustment. It affects your entire image globally. So, if you’re affecting just one part of your image, it’s not global. It’s local. So what you’re making is a local adjustment. This would all make perfect ...

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