Negative Clarity in lightroom

Posted by yihzy on Aug 17th, 2008
Aug 17

today while doing some editing work on the adobe lightroom, i discovered a really cool and fast short cut to smoothen skin or to give the picture some creamy effect,

the original function of the clarity in lightroom or adobe camera raw was to increase “Local Contrast Enhancement” . when toying around with it, i discovered that if you perform negative clarity on the photo, it will give a kind of smoothening or creamy effect, sort of like that soft focus filter.

see example below , a ring shot using 50mm
1. Negative clarity -90

2. No clarity adjustment
ring smooth

some other samples
smoothen and give it a creamy feel using negative clarity – photo for my friend’s pre-wedding photo
william creamy


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