Friday Tips

As you know I always like to wrap the week up with a tip (or two). First off, I’ve gotta say thanks to all of you that came out to my Lightroom session at Photoshop World last week. It was amazing and the feedback was outstanding. Thanks! Tip #1: Here’s a neat one to use when cropping or straightening. See, when you crop an image Lightroom pops up a grid over your photo to help you crop. It’s the Rule of Thirds grid...

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Wednesday Inspiration – Galleries to Check Out

If you like viewing some killer photography then read on. First up is Dan (Dano) Steinhardt Photography. Dan is the Marketing Manager for Advanced Amateur and Professional Photography Markets at Epson America, Inc. (whew, that’s some title!). Dan’s reputation in the industry is impeccable and well deserved. He’s got some fantastic photography and I frequently visit his site for inspiration. Next up is Angela Drury...

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Photoshop World and Sharpening

Hey folks! Just got back from Photoshop World in Las Vegas and we had a fantastic time. I taught a class called “Lightroom Digital Workflow” to a packed house last Friday. There were over 600 people there and a lot of them visit this site frequently so I just wanted to say thanks for coming by. I got to meet a lot of great people and all of your kind words were incredibly motivating. Oh… one more thing. I mentioned a...

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Video – The Painter Tool

This week we’re going to take a look at the Painter tool. The Painter tool is actually part of Lightroom 1.1 and it was originally the Keyword Stamper tool in Lightroom 1.0. It was pretty cool then, but in 1.1 you can now “spray” on things other than keywords like Metadata, Develop Presets, and any type of labels or ratings. It’s actually very clever in the way it works and once you start spraying it’s...

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Lightroom Q&A

Hey everyone, it’s Photoshop World week so if you’re going make sure you stop by and say Hi. Anyway, I thought it would be a great time for another Q&A: QuestionWhen locking an image to a crop aspect ratio, Lightroom forces the ratio to match the image layout, so vertical will be 8X10 and horizontal will be 10X8. There are times when I want a vertical crop in a horizontal photo, but still want the aspect constraint. Is...

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