Fall Landscape photos are some of the most beautiful images out there. In this free Photoshop and Lightroom tutorial, follow along with me as I show you how to edit a beautiful fall landscape photo from start to finish.
I’ve also included step-by-step instructions to make it easier for you to follow along with this Lightroom tutorial. (Download the photo here)
- Open the Raw file in Lightroom and in the Basic panel adjust the Highlights to -40, Shadows to 73.
- Press the Alt (Mac: Option) key and drag the Whites slider to the right till you start to see highlights appear ( I adjusted the Whites to 33). This will give you a good White point.
- Press the Alt (Mac: Option) key and drag the Blacks slider to the left till you start to see shadows appear ( I adjusted the Blacks to -24). This will give you a good Black point.
- Adjust Clarity to 19.
- Adjust Temp to 4,881.
- Go to HSL and click on Luminance.
- Adjust Orange to 2 and Yellows to 32.
- Go to Detail and adjust the Amount of the Sharpening to 91, the Radius to 1.4 and the Detail to 29
- Go to Lens Corrections and check Enable Profile Corrections.
- Click on the Graduated Filter, click-and-drag to draw a filter that covers most of the sky and mountains.
- Adjust the Exposure to -1.27 and the Temp to -14.
- Go to Effects and adjust the Amount to -16, Midpoint to 3 and Feather to 100.
- Click on the Brush tool and set the Exposure to .57 and paint over the tractor.
- Adjust the Temp to 30 and the Exposure to .57.
- Click on the Brush tool again and paint over the fog, adjust the Dehaze to -17.
- Press J to grab the Spot Healing Brush, make sure Content Aware is checked.
- In the Layers panel add a new blank layer and make sure Sample All Layers is checked.
- Zoom in and paint over sensor spots and any distracting elements.
- When finished go to the File menu and select Save, this will bring you back to Lightroom.