The Basic pan el (below )
Now take a closer look at one of the Develop module’s most important features
07 White balance
This section enables you to try out different white balance presets, or to manually change the colour temperature. Here we’ve dragged the Temperature slider down to 5570 to cool down the start image’s warm cast.
Our start image is under-exposed. By dragging Exposure to +1.20 we can mimic the effect of opening up the aperture. This adjustment brightens the photo’s tones.
The global adjustment made by the Exposure slider has made the brightest pixels over-exposed. To selectively claw back detail in the highlights, drag this slider left.
This slider enables you to lighten shadows and reveal more detail, without affecting the highlights. It also leaves the photo’s darkest black pixels untouched.
This clever slider increases midtone contrast, which is a great way to make fine details such as our subject’s hair stand out. It does a similar job to the sharpening tools that you’ll find in the Detail panel.
This enables you to selectively adjust saturation, to boost the strength of weaker colours without over-saturating stronger ones. Here, we’ve reduced the strength of the jumper without desaturating the skin tones too much.