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Note how some of the clipping is due to saturated colors rather than overly bright highlights. Zoom in to 100% and focus your attention on the front of the tram (the brightest highlight in the image). 5 and 1 stop). To remove all of the clipping you will need to employ the help of the Recovery slider. 49 Part 1: Optimize 3. The shadow clipping can be removed by raising the Fill Light slider to +35 and lowering the Blacks slider to +2. Normally I would try to recover any shadow clipping using only the Fill Light slider (if the file was captured at low ISO) but raising the Fill Light slider too high can compromise the quality of the shadows (hence the limit of +35 Fill Light and the reduction of the Blacks slider).

The Raw file will open with the settings you used to process the file for the foreground rocks. We must now modify these settings to optimize the file for the sky. 75 stops and push the Recovery slider to +100. Raise the Brightness slider to +80 and the Contrast and Vibrance sliders to +50. Most of the highlight clipping you can see is either the sun or the very saturated colors in the sky. Select OK in the bottom right-hand corner of the dialog. 39 Part 1: Optimize 5. The new version of the processed file will be placed as a layer above the first version.

PERfORmANCE TIP The precise target values for images destined for the commercial printing industry are dependent on the inks, papers and processes in use. Images are sometimes optimized for press by skilled operatives during the conversion to CMYK and sometimes they are not. If in doubt you should check with the publication to get an idea of what you are expected to do and what you should be aiming for if the responsibility is yours. 48 Project 3: Preparing for Print 1. Before we can set appropriate Shadow and Highlight values for the printer we must first optimize our file in ACR.

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