The Dramatic tool is a creative option that lowers saturation and increases contrast, helping to achieve a gritty cinematic look in your photos, similar to the darkroom technique “Bleach Bypass.” It is often used in stylized fashion shoots, urban images, or grungy athletic portraits.

Standard Controls

  • Amount. The Amount slider controls the total intensity of the added effect.
  • Local Contrast. Adds a more targeted contrast adjustment to the finer details of the image.

Advanced Controls

  • Brightness. Darkens or lightens details in the image.  Often useful for bringing out details in areas like skies.
  • Saturation. Controls whether colors become washed out or more saturated.


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