UPDATE: (Geri's Note) Before purchasing Enlight, be sure to use this link, or search the App Store using Enlight Lightricks Ltd. There is a "fake" Enlight on the App Store that has copied the icon (with slight variation) and uses all of the photos from the Enlight App. I'm not sure how Apple let this happen, but wanted you to be forewarned, so you don't waste your money on the phony app. Currently the authentic Enlight app is only usable on the iPhone, but when it is made ready for the iPad, you will be able to use your current download on the iPad.
I didn’t want to use one of the other Presets so I could show you the real power of Urban. So...instead I tapped on Tools.
The Threshold control sets the brightness level for which colors will be transformed to white. The lower the level the more blacks, the higher the level, the more whites. With that in mind, I adjusted Threshold to 38 to bring out more of my image’s blacks.
Smooth will “smooth out” or “rough out” the boundaries between the image’s whites and blacks. The best way to understand this is to give this control a try, going both ways. I didn’t feel my image needed any adjustment here so I left it alone.
Finally, Restore brings back the source image with 100 being fully restored. Sometimes you don’t need to do this...and sometimes you might. I wanted to make sure the “CLOSED” in the sign was clear so I had to Restore to 83. Again, this control is something you have to play with to fully understand.
Not a problem...just want to show you something I like to do before going to Backdrop.
So...all done in Urban. I tapped on the Check icon in the top right corner to put all of this into place. But...I’m not done so stay with me!!!
Basic to get at the Contrast and Exposure controls.
I adjusted Contrast to 26...Exposure to -6. Now I was done. Saved to Camera Roll!
About David Hayes
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David has done many things in his life...some of which he considers more significant than others. Yet, he feels all have made him the artist he is today. He’s been a cook at a truck stop, a janitor at a military base, worked in advertising, been a banker managing other people’s money, and an elementary school teacher. Trained as a photographer as an undergrad, he’s recently returned to these roots and now considers himself foremost a photographer and secondly a mixed media artist.