Get the bleach bypass look
Recreate the classic bleach bypass look using Lightroom’s Tone Curve panel
Recreate the classic analogue look of blown-out highlights and desaturated colours
The Develop module’s Basic panel is designed to help you reveal an image’s missing tonal details by independently targeting and adjusting Highlights, Shadows, Whites and Blacks. This enables you to lighten or darken problematic areas without changing correctly exposed ones. Lightroom’s Tone Curve panel provides you with an additional and effective way to target and tweak specific tones, and you can combine the controls in the Basic and Tone Curve panels to solve any tone-related problems.
These two sets of tone-editing tools can also be used in creative ways to mimic classic processing techniques. In traditional chemical darkrooms, photographers could produce striking and dramatic-looking results by altering the way they developed their negatives. The bleach bypass process created deliberately clipped blacks, blown-out highlights and desaturated colours, and we can use the Tone Curve panel to mimic this analogue processing technique to create a stylised fashion magazine-style portrait.
Create clipped blacks, blown-out highlights and desaturated colours
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