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Applying Fuji Film Simulations to RAW Files. 5 Things You Should Know About Lightroom Before Starting. So you just installed Lightroom, now what?

5 Things You Should Know About Lightroom Before Starting

You could spend some time just playing around and learning through doing, but if you’re looking for a nudge in the right direction here are a few simple concepts that I wish I’d thought about before starting my own Lightroom journey – hopefully it helps you! Five things you should know about Lightroom before you start: #1 Your organizational strategy This might not seem important at first, but Lightroom is an amazing organizer of your photographs if you choose to use it as one. So before you start haphazardly uploading photographs into your Lightroom catalog try to come up with some sort of basic organizational strategy first. Some ideas for organization include: Organizing by date, by location of shoot, or by specific events.

Lightroom has many different tools for organizing your photographs from colors, star rating and flags. . #2 How you want to import photos Copy as DNG – Converts the file type to Adobe’s .DNG format. What Else? Lightroom Adjustment Brush Presets - The Polished Collection. Solving the Biggest Newbie Confusions with Lightroom by Phil Steele. Facebook. 5 Lightroom Develop Module Secrets Revealed. When you’re new to Lightroom, some features of the program aren’t immediately apparent, or easily discoverable.

5 Lightroom Develop Module Secrets Revealed

In this article I’ll introduce you to five Lightroom Develop module secrets that will help you get more out of photo editing in Lightroom. Note: if you don’t yet have Lightroom check out this special deal Adobe currently have for dPS readers. #1 Smarter Virtual Copies Often when you’re working in Lightroom you’ll edit an image to look one way, and then decide you’d like to try to edit it in a different way – without losing your work. The trouble is, that once an image has been edited, any virtual copy that you create will use the current look of the image as its starting point. You can, however, use the Reset button at the foot of the right panel of the Develop module.

So far, so good. Notice the History panel is opened, and a state other than the current one is chosen to make the Virtual Copy. #2 Comparing Before and After So far, so good. How to Use Lightroom to Learn Composition in Photography. If you want more Lightroom help from Viktor, get 50% OFF his Four Seasons Lightroom Preset Collection, on now at Snapdeals (only until July 19th, 2016) When you start learning about photography, the whole process can be overwhelming with its complexity.

How to Use Lightroom to Learn Composition in Photography

But, when you break it down into smaller pieces that you can tackle one at a time, you quickly realize that photography isn’t rocket science at all. By then, it’s only a matter of time before you understand the whole picture, and are comfortable with the different aspects and techniques. Tips for File Renaming Success in Lightroom. This article is about how to build a useable file renaming strategy, and how to implement it in Lightroom.

Tips for File Renaming Success in Lightroom

Your standard camera names are generally pretty boring. IMG this or DSC that, or even P0235425653. If you’re not using continuous naming you might even end up with hundreds of IMG_0001 files. Don’t laugh, I was there once upon a time after reading some terrible advice on camera settings. 4 Batch Processing Techniques to Speed Up Your Workflow in Lightroom. Lightroom is a fantastic program for keeping your photos organized, but it also provides many tools to speed up your editing workflow.

4 Batch Processing Techniques to Speed Up Your Workflow in Lightroom

You can even process many photos at once with batch editing. These techniques are by far the biggest time savers Lightroom provides. Once you start using them you’ll wonder how you ever edited each image individually. Technique 1: Applying presets on import Presets are hugely popular, and for good reason. Step 1: Start an import in the library module Step 2: On the right panel in the import dialog you’ll see the “Apply During Import” module.

4 Uses for Lightroom's Graduated Filter Tool. The Graduated Filter tool in Lightroom 4 allows you to apply edits across an even gradient.

4 Uses for Lightroom's Graduated Filter Tool

In this article I will explain 4 ways to use the Graduated Filter tool to enhance your photos. I used a Graduated Filter to adjust exposure on the left side of this photo. Read on to see how. Master These Five Lightroom Sliders and Your Photos Will Pop. Have you ever opened up Lightroom (or any other professional level editing program) and said, “Oh my – where do I start?”

Master These Five Lightroom Sliders and Your Photos Will Pop

If so then this post is probably right up your alley. Tutorial: How I Returned From Middle Earth With This Photo. Daniel Laan is a landscape photographer and writer from the Netherlands.

Tutorial: How I Returned From Middle Earth With This Photo

Taking his camera on hiking trips through nature, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, he quickly realized that capturing landscapes has a meditative effect on him. He considers the camera and post-processing as tools for portraying the light, the land, and fleeting moments, and as a way to also share some of his thoughts. I think my fascination with mountains began quite early in life. Adobe Photoshop CC tutorials. 4 Steps to Make Your Images Pop in Lightroom. In this article, I share with you the start of my post-processing workflow for pretty much all of the photos I take.

4 Steps to Make Your Images Pop in Lightroom

I’m mostly using Lightroom for 90% of my post-processing and very rarely do I go into Photoshop for some extra stuff. Before we begin I must confess that I’m no post-processing master, nor do I know Lightroom inside and out, and I definitely don’t know Photoshop inside and out. But, as I learned, and I hope you will too, it turns out you don’t have to be a master in order to be able to bring your Raw photos to life. It can be done by just about anyone with just a few simple steps as I’m going to show you.

Before we start, here is the image as taken straight out of camera. The photo I’m going to use (above) for this tutorial is one that I took while on a Dead Sea Night and Sunrise Workshop. Now let’s make it POP! 1. How to Make Your Photos Shine Using Clarity, Sharpening, and Dehaze in Lightroom. The goal of any photographer is to make each and every photo stand out from the crowd.

How to Make Your Photos Shine Using Clarity, Sharpening, and Dehaze in Lightroom

Making an image that pops is something that we all strive to achieve, but it’s not always easy to do. Luckily, there are tools at our disposal in Adobe Lightroom that can go a long way to help us achieve an image that we can be proud of, and that catches the attention of the viewer. What are these tools? They are many and varied, but there are three central processing techniques that can make your images transcend the average, and reach the potential you intended.

They are Clarity, Sharpness, and Dehaze. 5 Questions to Help You Make sure Your Photos are Safe Inside Lightroom. New Lightroom users often get into trouble because of a lack of understanding as to how Lightroom works. Unfortunately the result of these misunderstandings is often that their precious photos are lost, either permanently or temporarily. When you are new to Lightroom it can help if you understand some basics about how Lightroom works to ensure that your precious photos are safe. Here’s a quick five question quiz to see if your photos are safe in your hands. Question 1: True or False? Lightroom stores a copy of your photos for you. Answer: False. How to Save Images Using Export in Lightroom. Reader feedback tells me that some people are confused by Lightroom’s Export process. I think the confusion is caused by not completely understanding how Lightroom works, especially when processing Raw files. So let’s start by recapping the process that a single Raw file goes through when you import it into Lightroom. 1.

How to Create 5 Different Looks Using Lightroom. Most often you may strive to capture photos which most closely reflect the scene the way it looks to your eye. On the other hand, with having powerful editing software at your fingertips and an insatiable creative streak, sometimes you may find yourself experimenting with altering your images to create different “looks”. Lightroom gives you ample opportunity to experiment with creative effects. Some photographers find the idea of strong post-processing edits to be an unfair alteration of reality, but let’s face it, it can be loads of fun to play around with photos in Lightroom (LR) or Photoshop (PS) and the results can be stunning – even if they don’t accurately reflect the shooting conditions.

It’s important to keep in mind that edits don’t have to be super-strong or over the top, and just a few fairly minor changes can work wonders to create a mood that fits the photo. Naturally, what works and what doesn’t is subjective. . #1 Add Warmth #2 Dark and Gritty. Five Useful Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts. Adobe makes life easier for Lightroom users by building in keyboard shortcuts. You probably know some of the more important ones by heart (e.g.: T to reveal or hide the Toolbar, \ to toggle between before and after views, and O to reveal the Adjustment Brush overlay). But I’m also betting there are quite a few shortcuts you didn’t even know existed. Here are some of the more useful, lesser known ones. 1. Reveal all Shortcuts. 5 Ways to Use Lightroom Virtual Copies Better. The Ultimate Lightroom Presets & Brushes Bundle on sale here! How to Use HDR Merge in Lightroom. There are lots of plug-ins that you can use with Lightroom to create High Dynamic Range (HDR) images.

Photomatix and HDR Efex Pro are two of the best known, and MacPhun’s Aurora HDR (Mac only) is a new application that has received good reviews. Lightroom Walk Through - Event Photography Workflow with Phil Steele. Tutorial: How to Make Freckles Stand Out with Lightroom. PortraitsBySam is French portrait photographer with a distinct style that often has his images at the top of the 500px Popular page. Whether he’s in the studio or outdoors, he has a gift of putting his subjects at ease and capturing natural, genuine expressions. You can find more of his work by following him on 500px, visiting his website, or showing him some love on Facebook. The Triangle of Color Adjustments in Lightroom. In digital photography, just like exposure, colors too have a triangle of their own. Color adjustment triangle The triangle of color adjustments in Lightroom. The three attributes that form the triangle are shown above, now let’s see how they affect the colors of an image. How to do Basic Processing on a Portrait in 5 Minutes Using Lightroom.

There’s a Triangle of Service that you may have seen before which goes something like this: You have three options available (cheap, quick, quality) but can only choose two. I first saw this on a sign in an automotive shop years ago, but it applies in almost any professional setting where goods and services are produced for consumption, and is especially true in photography. Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw : Tone Curve - TipSquirrel. Zelfstudies, hulp, oplossingen voor problemen & gemeenschap. FREE LIGHTROOM PRESETS - 25 FREE PRESETS. Lightroom Walk Through - Event Photography Workflow with Phil Steele. Lightroom's Tone Curve Explained.

It’s no secret that there are many ways to enhance our photographs with Lightroom. By using just a handful of sliders we can get some great results in a matter of minutes and by learning how to use tools like the gradient filter tool we can create some more specialized effects with just a little extra effort. So with all these great tools is there still a need for the Tone Curve tool in Lightroom 4 and beyond?

Or is it just another way of creating the same effects? Step by Step Portrait Processing in Lightroom. The story. 10 Lightroom Tips for a Smoother Work Flow. If photography has become an integral part of your existence, or is destined to be, chances are fair to good that you will find yourself staring longingly into the eyes of Lightroom like an insatiable lover. That might sound romantic, but in reality it is more like a hypnotic spell which can be difficult to break. Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheets.

Lightroom Help. Use Photoshop to improve your photography. Introducing: Lightroom Coffee Break with Benjamin Warde. One thing I love about our Lightroom community is your fearless and creative drive to learn and try new things within the program. Find something especially challenging? Odds are that most of you will see that as an opportunity, not a roadblock. SHARPENING X-TRANS FILES IN ADOBE LIGHTROOM. Four Ways to Improve Your Photos With the Clarity Slider in Lightroom. Auto-Stack Images in Lightroom for Easier HDR Processing. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom * Voorkeuren instellen voor werken in Lightroom. Cursus Lightroom - Fotobeheer, fotobewerking en online videolessen Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. Inside Lightroom 5 (Pt. 1): modules & importing. Nuts About Photoshop.

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Imagenomic - Best Plugins for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Apple Aperture. Alien Skin Software, LLC Photoshop Photo and Design Plugins. Lightroom « Layers Magazine Layers Magazine. Great photography happens where craft and vision converge. Julieanne Kost. Senior Digital Imaging Evangelist, Adobe Systems, Inc. Adobe Lightroom tutorials.

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