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adding catchlights using Lightroom

Lucy Cornell , Jan 23, 2010; 10:44 a.m.

I am new to lightroom and do not have photoshop which i believe will work together well with lightroom for developing photographs. However, I would like add catchlights to a couple of portraits I have done. Can i achieve this using lightroom alone? and if so can someone be kind enough to take me through the process step by step? thanks

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nikolai jerabek , Jan 23, 2010; 11:10 a.m.

add catchlights to a couple of portraits I have done

no you can't work with other footage, or special brushes; if you have catchlights you could work on them with the brush-tool; seöect the tool / set the option mask, paint over the specular, now you have the option to set a tint, exposure,contrast,... but LR is rather a "mass"-converter for a fast workflow; individual workout has to be done in PS; when you save from PS by only hitting the save button or cmd S your file will be saved in the folder of the raw and imported to LR,
cheers

Mike Stemberg , Jan 23, 2010; 11:33 a.m.

If I wanted to do what you wanted I would simply use some judicious touches of the Lightroom adjustment brush with a +1.5 or so of overexposure... You could get away with this, depending on the image etc... Here's a quick example...


...catchlights added with the Adjustment Brush.

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