The Dramatic tool allows for creativity. It lowers the saturation and the contrast, helping you 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 image’s finer details.

Brightness & Saturation

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

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