Lightroom 4.2 Is Out!

A while back, Adobe made a release candidate available for Lightroom 4.2. So we knew the full release was coming soon and now it’s here. Tom Hogarty (Lightroom’s product manager) has a full list of what’s in this release but here’s the highlights: -¬†Some bug fixes (mostly things that I haven’t personally experienced) -¬†Support for new cameras in tethered capture (yes, the D800 and D4) - Updated profiles...

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Lightroom Video: Customizing Your Presets

This week’s Lightroom video, once again, comes directly from questions I get from all of you blog readers. One I’ve been getting a lot lately is how to customize presets. Some one asked if I could remove the Vignette setting from one of my presets, and send them a new version. I wish I had the time to customize them for everyone, but unfortunately I don’t. But the cool thing about presets is that you can do it really...

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Lightroom Presets – Wedding Fairytale Glow

Hey everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. I just got back from from shooting the Grand Tetons in Jackson Hole, WY (photos and report to follow this week) and had an absolute great time. For the most part the weather was awesome and I’m really happy with the photos I got. Anyway, here’s an update to an old preset I released way back. It was a really popular one and it needed an update for Lightroom 4 pretty bad since it...

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An Alternative To Using Lightroom with Photoshop

Hey everyone. Yesterday, I wrote a post on my personal blog (www.mattk.com) about how I think the new version of Photoshop Elements (version 11) is really the best version of Elements yet. From teaching the Lightroom seminars I teach, I’ve learned that most Lightroom users don’t really want to jump into Photoshop. And when they do, they have a very simple list of things they want to do. Maybe some more selective...

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Lightroom Presets – Focal Point with Blurry Backgrounds

A few weeks ago I released some Focal Point Lightroom presets that basically help you draw focus to one part of a photo by darkening other areas. Well, I was messing around with the presets the other day and realized that you could also do the same thing by blurring the background too (with negative clarity). When you add the darkening effect along with the blurred background you have a really cool way to draw attention to parts of...

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