TAR­GET AND AD­JUST SPE­CIFIC TONES

Here’s how to bal­ance the tones in a high-con­trast land­scape to tease out ev­ery de­tail

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LIGHTEN SHAD­OWS

Launch Nikon Cap­ture NX-D and use the Folder view to browse to our un­pro­cessed land­scape_ start.NEF file. Click on the Edit panel. Click on the Tone (De­tail) icon to ac­cess that panel. Drag the Shadow Pro­tec­tion slider to 44 to se­lec­tively lighten the shad­ows.

RES TORE HIGH­LIGHTS

Drag the High­light Pro­tec­tion slider to 32. This gen­tly re­stores de­tail to some of the brighter high­lights, such as in the clouds, with­out al­ter­ing the ex­po­sure of the shad­ows. You then have the op­tion of push­ing the D-Light­ing HS slider right to brighten up the shad­ows a lit­tle more.

BOST COLOURS

The newly light­ened shad­ows can look a bit de­sat­u­rated. Click on the Tone panel icon. Push the Sat­u­ra­tion slider right to 45 to make the land­scape’s colours look more vi­brant and at­trac­tive. Choose File>Con­vert Files to save a JPEG version of your pro­cessed RAW file.

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