Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) version 15 added the possibility to use the Tone Curve as a local adjustment with the Masking features. Since Lightroom and ACR share the same rendering engine, Lightroom can render those edits* even though it’s lacking the UI to add/edit them. Here’s how to use them, if you’re really, really desperate. 😉
The one or two questions I hear a lot as a Lightroom & photography instructor are “how do you know what to do when you’re developing a photo” and “where do you begin?” — in this video, I’m trying to provide ONE possible answer.