Daily Photo Tips

I just ran across this site the other week. Truth be told, I found out the site mentioned my Photoshop Elements Restoration and Retouching book and I’m a sucker for repaying favors to people who mention my books. : ) I’m kidding! Well, a little at least. Seriously, I do love to repay favors, but I wouldn’t mention this site if I didn’t just spend the last hour going through all of the archives on it. The site...

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Selectively Improving Colors

Often when you’re editing a photo you’ll want to boost or reduce certain colors in your photo – not all of them. That’s where the HSL panel comes in. It lets you do just that, similar to what Photoshop’s Hue/Saturation adjustment does. However, there’s a sweet new trick in Version 1 of Lightroom that steps it up a notch. It’s a visual way to boost a color (or colors) in your photo. It gives...

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Cropping and Histograms

Here’s a cool trick with the Crop tool. When you’re in the Develop module, you’ll always see that there’s the Histogram panel at the top right side of the Lightroom window. Well, the histogram always changes as you make adjustments to your photos. But, did you know that if you crop your photo with the Crop Tool (press R as a shortcut to get to it) that the histogram will update as you make adjustments to the...

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Clone and Heal in Lightroom!

Well folks, we’re a little off this week: the video is going up on Wednesday. The whole Lightroom Version 1 launch threw me off, but we’ll be back on schedule next week. Anyway, yep, you read the title correctly. Lightroom Version 1 has cloning and healing capabilities, and it does it all on the raw files non-destructively. Actually, there’s a little more to it and if you’re thinking that it’s just like...

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Lightroom Version 1 is Announced!

Well, after one year in public beta, Adobe has announced the release of version 1 of Photoshop Lightroom. The last public beta release was beta 4 and I’ve got to say that version 1 has some excellent new features that make it worth every penny. According to Adobe, it will ship sometime in mid-February. However, if you can’t wait until then to find out what’s new and cool then you’ve got to see NAPP’s...

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