I did a bunch of Googling today and I can’t find an answer. Sometimes, back when I used to use Lightroom, I would use the Clarity slider as a subtle sharpener or desharpener. I didn’t know it at the time, but learned today that it’s basically changing the contrast of the midtones to give an appearance of more or less sharpness. Because of the subtlety of the effect, it was often nicer for producing a soft focus in post than messing with the global sharpness slider. (And going the other way, could create a grittier look)
What would be the best way to emulate this in RT? After browsing through the Wiki, I came up with a couple of ideas:
Somehow use the sliders on the exposure tab to mess with contrast on the midtones. I’m not 100% sure how I’d do this, but I guess if I had a traditional S curve, there would be yet another S curve in the middle of it
Maybe the sharpness by contrast tool? (Side note: Pat, I’d be curious what you think about this tool, because it appears to perhaps simplify the GIMP decomposition thing you do to fix skin. Or maybe, at least, it might give you a better starting point for that)
What do you guys think?