The Dramatic tool allows for creativity. It lowers the saturation and increases the contrast, helping you to achieve a gritty cinematic look in your photos. Its effect is similar to that achieved by the bleach bypass darkroom technique. The Dramatic tool is often used in stylized fashion shoots, urban images, and grungy athletic portraits.

Standard Settings

  • Amount. The Amount slider controls the overall intensity of the adjustment.
  • Local Contrast. This slider adds a targeted contrast adjustment to the finer details of the image.

Advanced Settings

  • Brightness. This slider darkens or lightens the details in the image. It’s useful for bringing out details in areas like skies.
  • Saturation. This slider controls whether colors become washed out or are more saturated.

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