In a recent update to Lightroom, they added a new slider called Texture. This slider was originally for skin smoothing, and was actually called Smoothing, but they realized it worked great the other way too. So instead of smoothing skin, it can also be used to add texture to certain areas of the photo. In this video, we’ll take a deep dive in to what Texture does and how it compares to Clarity and Sharpening.
Also, here’s a link to the article from Adobe I mentioned in the video
Thanks for this helpful information. I really did not know how or when to use texture.
As always, excellent, helpful information, presented in a “clear” concise format. Thanks Matt
You’ve always been one of my favorite Adobe teachers and again, this video shows why. Thanks for excellence!
Great explanation, thanks! I love the examples you used, made it easy to understand.
Thanks for your very clear explanation/ video on Texture.
Matt, I’ve started using your preset bundle (Also have the profile bundle). I am liking the presets but I’ve noticed that ones I like seem to have a lot of texture. I’m more a print person so I have been testing how they work when printing. One image I have printed looked noisy in the mid-tones although it was ISO 400. I changed the texture slider but it wasn’t really changing the noise. I then used the Luminance noise reduction slider. That seemed to work when I compared two 8×10 printed images of the file. Am I going about this in the best way or is there another way to do this?
BTW Matt, your tutorials are so much help. I’m very grateful for the tutorials included in the Preset bundle.
Hi Billie – first off, I’m so glad you’re printing. I get a lot of “noise” questions from people that aren’t printing, and as you know, noise doesn’t really matter then.
Anyway, texture does add sharpness and can add some noise or accentuate it. The Noise Reduction sliders as you said will reduce noise. So it’s possible that you need to adjust both of them or just the noise reduction. Maybe do Noise Reduction as part of your workflow as I don’t include it in any of my presets. The tutorials can also help you out if you want to make adjustments to the presets and save them. Hope that helps.
Hi Matt, excellent presentation, thank you. Sorry about you having to put up with dh. They are by far the minority.
That was very helpful! Thanks.
Lots of great take aways from this Matt. Really excited to get out there and shoot……and then try it!
Just found your tutorials and out of all the many I have watched and purchased, yours stand out from the crowd. Love the delivery style – clear and concise and not jumping around like a demented butterfly. Have spent the last hour watching a couple of your videos and thinking of diving into the full Photoshop course. Loved this one and as you say “Not all Photos are Created Equal.
Really loved this! taught me so much! thank you Matt 🙂
Matt, you make things easy to understand. This is very motivating for amateur photographer like I am. Thanks a lot!
Thanks Matt! Great info.
Thanks, Matt. I really enjoy your style of teaching. Lots of practical information. I’ve learned a lot from your Lightroom and Photoshop courses. It’s interesting to go back even one or two years and notice a definite improvement in my photos. I’ve developed a feel of when to use what.
A really excellent presentation of the effects of the 3 sliders, thanks for creating Matt. I think I will watch this more than once so I get their uses committed to memory. 🙂
Really appreciate your insight, Matt. Very helpful, and I will definitely experiment with it!
Thanks for the video. Your tutorials are always informative and to the point. Well done.
I have learnt a lot. Thanks for sharing Matt.
Thanks for your tutorials. Always learn something. Even when I thought I knew these sliders, you added to what I knew.
Thank you, really helped me differentiate the sliders.