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Photographer's toolbox - your source for Lightroom Plugins and Web Engines

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Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheets If you’ve recently signed up for Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC then you’ll probably find these cheat sheets with keyboard short cuts really useful. They’ve been laid out both in a keyboard format but also underneath as a chart with both windows and mac keyboard shortcuts. Here’s the Photoshop CC Keyboard Shortcuts Created by – download it as a PDF here. Here’s the Lightroom CC Keyboard Shortcuts Created by – download it as a PDF here

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. Exposure This attribute controls the brightness level of all the pixels that constitute an image. G. Winter: Monitor kalibrieren, zur Schonung Ihrer Augen + um Bilder im Net in optimaler Qualität zu betrachten - Calibrating Your Monitor: The greyscale step wedge you see displayed above is made of 11 / 17 / 24 individual steps from absolute black on the far left to absolute white on the far right. In order to view my astrophotos found in this website as they are meant to be seen, adjust the brightness and contrast controls on your monitor so that each step is visible and clearly distinctable from the others. For example: If you cannot distinguish the black step from the lighter step to its right, increase the brightness.

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? 35 Incredible Photoshop Creations That Blur the Line Between Photo and Digital Art Photoshop gets a bad rap these days. The term has become synonymous with something insidious: as if a program could overuse itself… or by itself try to ‘trick’ people into thinking a certain body type is normal. But when we at 500px think of Photoshop, we don’t think of magazine cover models whose skin has been smoothed out of existence and curves have been liquified into some arbitrary ideal. We think of photographers like Caras Ionut, Renee Robyn, Erik Johansson, and Adrian Sommeling — photographers who know how to use Photoshop to create magical scenes that are obviously fictional, and all the more incredible for it. It’s been a while since we’ve showcased that sort of photo-manipulation-magic on ISO, and so we’ve compiled 35 of our favorite Photoshop creations below. We hope you enjoyed this collection!

Step by Step Portrait Processing in Lightroom The story When you are photographing someone who enjoys being in front of the camera, take advantage of it. This was a simple portrait to take and its strength comes from the model’s spirit, not fancy technique. I’ve worked with her before and know that she is good at creating different facial expressions. Photoshop Secrets: How to Use a Black & White Layer to Adjust the Colors in Your Photo SALE ALERT: We’re so excited about our new uploader that we decided to take 15% off all Plus and Awesome upgrades and renewals! Time is running out to take advantage of this deal. Click here to upgrade now! F-number Diagram of decreasing apertures, that is, increasing f-numbers, in one-stop increments; each aperture has half the light gathering area of the previous one. In optics, the f-number (sometimes called focal ratio, f-ratio, f-stop, or relative aperture[1]) of an optical system is the ratio of the lens's focal length to the diameter of the entrance pupil.[2] It is a dimensionless number that is a quantitative measure of lens speed, and an important concept in photography. Notation[edit]

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. It’s easy to squander away lots of time fumbling your way through Lightroom. However, when you find yourself in this situation, rest assured that it will hopefully be time well spent as it is an indispensable resource in your photographic arsenal. One of the keys to getting the most out of your Lightroom experience in a reasonable amount of time is to approach it like a dangerous animal – in small, carefully planned steps.

8 Reasons to Use Silver Efex Pro 2 for Your Black and White Conversions You can convert colour photos to black and white in Photoshop and Lightroom (or your Raw conversion software of choice). But the last few years have also seen an increase in the number of plug-ins built to do nothing else, other than convert photos to monochrome. Today I’m going to look at what many people consider to be the best black and white plug-in around – Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2.

Creator / Home - Online Lighting Diagram Creator - Tools for photographers Photography lighting diagrams made easy with this online tool: use the drop down menus, select objects, drag them, rotate them, change their layers then export your diagram to JPEG or save its URL. v3 beta is now public with iPad support, it includes ability to add notes. Select an image set and objet to add: Online Lighting Diagram Creator by

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. To help with your pursuit of Lightroom knowledge and mastery, longtime Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde has rolled up his sleeves to create “Lightroom Coffee Break,” a new bi-monthly video series designed to give you helpful Lightroom tips and tricks in 60 seconds or less. We currently have two videos ready for viewing, but be sure to tune in every other week (on YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter) for further servings of Lightroom knowledge, as there are many more to come. Lex van den Berghe