Create a user-defined adjustment
Save an adjustment and re-apply it to other shots in a click
1 Make adjustments
Browse to our supplied Adjust01_start.NEF file. This backlit shot lacks detail in the shadows. Go to the Tone (Detail) panel and push Shadow Protection to 60 and D-Lighting HS to 54. Click the Adjustment panel icon to open it.
2 Save adjustments
Click Register All Adjustments. In the Register Adjustments window click User Adjustments. Click Rename and type in a label such as ‘Counteract Backlighting’. Click Rename again, then click OK to close the window.
3 Apply adjustment preset
Browse to our Adjust02_start.NEF file. This has similar backlighting problems. Click on the Adjustment panel’s drop-down menu to change it from Recorded Settings to the Counteract Backlighting preset that you created in Step 2.