Occasionally I want to add or subtract more clarity, contrast, or some other setting to or from the whole photo than the Lightroom Basic panel slider will allow. At this point I often turn to the adjustment brush or graduated filter. They are intended for making local changes to a photo, but you can also apply them to the whole photo. They allow you to use the following settings:
If, for example, I need more than 100 of clarity on the whole photo, I would set the Basics panel slider to 100, and then using the adjustment brush or graduated filter, I would add more.
With the adjustment brush, I would just get a huge brush and paint the entire photo.
With the graduated filter, I would start to the right of the photo and drag to the right a bit more, so that the filter affects the whole photo:
In my next post I will show you how you can use this concept to add section title slides to your slide shows! (Hint: the first step is to make some photo virtual copies completely white or black.)