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Seven Pieces of Advice for New Lightroom Users. Andrew S.

Seven Pieces of Advice for New Lightroom Users

Gibson is the author of Mastering Lightroom: Book 2 – The Develop Module. There’s a special deal on now at Snapndeals, get 40% off for a limited time only. A Digital Photography School poll held earlier this year revealed that the majority of readers carry out their post-processing in Lightroom. How to use Lightroom: 8 mistakes every photographer makes (and how to fix them) Discover how to use Lightroom more efficiently.

How to use Lightroom: 8 mistakes every photographer makes (and how to fix them)

Here are 8 classic mistakes photographers make while editing photos in Lightroom and solutions. Adobe Lightroom is an incredibly powerful image organisation and editing software package. 5 Lightroom mistakes you might make without realizing. Lightroom is a great tool for opening, processing and saving out raw files but it is not without its pitfalls for the unwary or careless.

5 Lightroom mistakes you might make without realizing

In the context of Lightroom, a lot of photographers talk about ‘workflow,’ but what exactly does this mean? It’s actually pretty simple (in theory at least), being the process of importing, editing and saving or outputting your images. It’s quite an old term but is particular relevant when shooting raw as all files need some ‘work,’ whether it’s editing, sharpening, resizing and cropping, or just saving to a more convenient format for printing or publishing online. 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! How to Easily Create Selective Color Using Lightroom. This is a guest post by: John Davenport Selective color photography has been around for ages.

How to Easily Create Selective Color Using Lightroom

It’s something that has been used in the movies – Schindler’s List and Sin City come to mind – and more recently Chase Freedom and Budweiser have used it in their ad campaigns to highlight their products. So even if you dislike selective color, or if haven’t given it much thought, you have to admit it’s a great technique to use when you’re trying to draw attention to a certain subject and is something useful to have in your tool belt. Today I’m going to show you how to create simple selective color images using only Lightroom as your processing software. What Makes a Good Selective Color Image? Improve Your Images with the Lightroom Graduated Filter Tool.

The Lightroom Graduated Filter is a versatile tool for making local adjustments to your photos.

Improve Your Images with the Lightroom Graduated Filter Tool

Don’t be fooled by the name – it may be named after a type of filter used for making skies darker in landscape photography, but its uses go far beyond that. Before we look at how you can use the Graduated Filter tool to improve your images, you may want to think about the style in which you’d like to process the photo. What is your ultimate aim? Using Photoshop and Lightroom together, free tutorial. The Ultimate Guide to Workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop. Importing Images Into Lightroom The first step in your workflow will be getting your images from your memory card onto your computer.

The Ultimate Guide to Workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop

We prefer to use Lightroom for importing as well as file naming and structure. We choose to have Lightroom organize everything by date and convert to DNG when importing RAW files. DNG files take up less space on your hard drive and allow cleaner long term storage. How to copyright photos in Lightroom: protect your images in 6 easy steps. In this Adobe Lightroom tutorial we’ll show you step-by-step how to copyright photos by adding your contact details to every photo’s metadata.

How to copyright photos in Lightroom: protect your images in 6 easy steps

It’s common practice to share your digital photos as electronic copies. You might do this by emailing them to clients, posting them on your Facebook page or presenting them in an online gallery. Once you’ve shared a photo you can’t control where it ends up, because it’s easy for others to make an electronic copy. This can lead to scenarios where your work is shared and/or published without you being credited or paid for it. As the creator of the image, you own the copyright to it, so others must seek your permission if they want to use it. When your camera processes an image to render its colours and tones, it also includes information about the camera settings used to capture the photo, such as the shutter speed and aperture setting. This metadata is stored with the image file, so where the image goes, the metadata goes too. The Photographers Knowledgebase. Here's a Trick for Adjusting Past +/- 100 in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw.

In this post, I’ll share a trick I use to get some adjustments “beyond” +100 or -100 in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw.

Here's a Trick for Adjusting Past +/- 100 in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw

In the screenshot above, I like how most of the image looks — the bird and the branches are well exposed, at least. But the blue sky got blown out to almost pure white. I already moved the Highlights slider down to -100 and it’s still pretty white. I want to go past -100. So grab the graduated filter tool — the G key or the button that looks like a vertical gradient in the row of buttons along the top. Right click on the minus icon to the left of the highlights slider. Now I apply the filter by clicking very close to the bottom right corner, and then dragging the gradient diagonally off the bottom right corner of the image.

So now you should see the highlights drop a bit more than before. The sky is a realistic blue again! You can do this same trick to stack up almost anything past 100… clarity, sharpness, shadows, noise reduction, etc. Mastering the Mysterious “Multi-Select” in Lightroom « Julieanne Kost's Blog. Ultimate Cheat Sheets for Photoshop and Lightroom. Want an ultimate single-page cheat sheet for looking up keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC?

Ultimate Cheat Sheets for Photoshop and Lightroom

The design team over at setupablogtoday have created just that: massive sheets that you can study and explore to your hearts content. The Photoshop Cheat Sheet First up is an impressive Photoshop cheat sheet that displays shortcuts both on a 2D keyboard and in chart form: You can find a high-resolution version of the image online here, or you can download a PDF of it through this link or via this embed: 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?” Lightroom CC – Creating and Saving Presets in the Develop Module « Julieanne Kost's Blog.

Synchronizing Photographs in Lightroom CC « Julieanne Kost's Blog. Adobe Lightroom tutorial: 6 fundamental Develop module edits for your raw files. Adobe Lightroom has quietly become one of the best photo editing software options for photographers thanks to its easy-to-use interface and extensive range of tools and controls.

In this Adobe Lightroom tutorial we show you how to use Lightroom’s Develop module for perfect edits. Lightroom is far more than just an image organiser. Its Develop module houses a set of tonal controls that at least match, and arguably surpass Photoshop stalwarts like Levels and Curves. These tools enable you make a range of useful edits – from basic tonal tweaks to more creative effects. If you’re used to Photoshop’s Camera Raw plugin you’ll find a near-identical set of controls on the right of the Develop Module’s interface. Whether you want to make basic exposure tweaks, correct lens distortion, crop in tighter or remove spots, the Develop Module is the place to begin.

How To Get Started With Lightroom 5 - 10 Things Beginners Want To Know How To Do. Learn Lightroom 6 / CC - Episode 1: Quickstart. Shortcut for Keyboard shortcuts. Posted By Pete Collins on Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Featured, Lightroom Tips | 0 comments If you are like me, you love keyboard shortcuts but often forget that cool one that you only use every now and then. The good news is that you can press Command -/ (slash) or (PC Ctrl -/) to bring up all of the keyboard shortcuts for that module. 230 Free Lightroom Presets You Will Love.

50+ Best Lightroom Presets 2015 All Free Adobe Lightroom. Today we are presenting Lightroom Presets. 30 Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Tips and Tutorials. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an awesome tool for photographers, professionals and amateurs alike. One of the biggest benefits to using Lightroom is its ability to help you to organize and manage your photos effectively. If you photograph frequently, you’ll find that your hard drive quickly includes thousands of photos. The more photos you have, the more important it is to keep them well organized. Guide to Image Sharpening. Image sharpening is a powerful tool for emphasizing texture and drawing viewer focus. It's also required of any digital photo at some point — whether you're aware it's been applied or not. Digital camera sensors and lenses always blur an image to some degree, for example, and this requires correction.

However, not all sharpening techniques are created equal. When performed too aggressively, unsightly sharpening artifacts may appear. On the other hand, when done correctly, sharpening can often improve apparent image quality even more so than upgrading to a high-end camera lens. Free Lightroom Preset Collection. How to Watermark Your Images Using Lightroom and Photoshop CC. Watermarks, love them or hate them, are a way of protecting your images. Although, just because you have one on your image doesn’t mean it won’t be stolen.

If you are like me, I do it as a deterrent. 5 Practical Lightroom Tips for Newbies. ?domain=travelyesplease. I must say, I was a pretty lucky girl to get to spend my 32nd birthday in Hallstatt. This little Austrian village, tightly nestled between a lake and mountain range, is a place I have wanted to visit ever since I first saw a photo of it. You know the one… When it came time to choosing destinations for our five week honeymoon in Europe, Hallstatt was at the top of my list.