This tutorial covers the the tools that manage the luminance or light of an image, such as Fill Light, Blacks, Brightness and Contrast. These are the controls that you’ll spend most of your time with as you prepare an image.
While I mention it in the tutorial, it bears repeating that you should work down the list in order and try not to backtrack, at least not while you’re still learning how to use these tools. Once you’re aware of what each slider does and how best to use it then you can do whatever you want. Each one of these tools is very powerful and as I’ve continued to use them I realize how light a touch you need to get a good result.
There’s a lot more I want to say about the making of this video, but I’ll put it in a separate post tomorrow. In that post I’ll to talk about the experience, often frustrating, of working with these screencasting programs, much of which comes from high expectation based on using video editors such as Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer.