As many would have already known, I use both the Capture One Pro 7 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for my post process and tethering needs. You can read more about my Adobe Photoshop Lightroom process flow here.
I also shoot a lot of white and/or black backgrounds of recent, and I have developed these Adjustment Brush(k) presets to use with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
White Background Blowout effect, before and after
Black Background Darken effect, before and after. By the way, if you can’t see the difference of blacks, you might need to recalibrate your monitor.
1) Navigate to your Lightroom presets folder. The easiest way to do this is to go to Lightroom’s preferences by clicking the Lightroom menu and choosing Preferences (PC: Edit > Preferences). Then choose the Presets tab and click the “Show Lightroom Presets Folder” button to open the Lightroom Folder.
2) Now go into the Lightroom Folder. Then go into the Local Adjustment Presets folder.
3) UNZIP the file you downloaded from the bottom of this post.
4) Copy and paste the “.lrtemplate” files into the Local Adjustment Presets folder.
5) Restart Lightroom
To use, simply select Adjustment Brush while you are in Develop module, or simply tap the K key on the keyboard. Select ‘Background Darken-MF’ from the Effects dropdown. Simply paint it over the background for the effect. I also like to toggle Auto Mask for the edge detection. You can also view the mask overlay by tapping the O key.
Melvin’s LR4 Background Adjustment Brush Preset