Lightroom Sharpening – Which Brush to use?

Over the last few months, I’ve done a few of those Before/After videos that involve sharpening as one of the steps. Each time I’ve done it, I go into Photoshop and do the sharpening there. I’ve noticed a number of good comment/questions asking about why I don’t use the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom to sharpen instead. So it got me thinking about why. I mean, I knew sharpening was there in Lightroom and that I...

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Lightroom Q&A

Here’s some more Q&A’s for ya. Q. When you compose a HDR image, do you keep all your original raw files in archives, or just the resulting TIFF?A. You know, this is a great question and I’m surprised it hasn’t been asked earlier. Personally, I keep all of the raw files for now. But I probably should change that. What I have seen some people do is save the actual .HDR file that is produced by the HDR...

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Lightroom Q&A Day

Hi everyone. Just got back from Photoshop World and I have lots of good questions that I got from the show to share with you. Let’s get started: Q. Matt. Did you have a good time at Photoshop World and was there a lot of interest in Lightroom?A. Heck yeah to both questions! Photoshop World was awesome. Its one of the few times a year I get to get out and see the people that I work to train everyday. Thanks so much to everyone...

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Q&A Day

Hi everyone. Been getting lots of good questions lately so here’s another Q&A day for you. Q. Hi Matt. In your Sharpening Workflow video, why didn’t you open in Photoshop as a smart object. You could still apply your filter as a smart filter right? A. Actually that’s a great question and I don’t really have a good answer for it other then smart objects just aren’t ingrained in my workflow yet. Once...

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Q&A Day

Hey folks! Here’s another Q&A day for ya. Keep the questions coming. Q. Why does it take so long for Lightroom to export JPEGs? Is there any way to optimize or speed this up? A. You know, if I were asked this a couple months ago, I would have said you were outtaluck. But I read about a cool tip on Scott Kelby’s blog that Lloyd L. Chamber’s (Macintosh Performance Guide) found. Here’s a direct link to what Lloyd...

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Lightroom Q&A Day

Hey folks! Here’s another Q&A day for ya. Keep the questions coming, I’ve been getting a lot of good ones lately. Q. Can you go into more depth on what tablet you are using and how Lightroom deals with tablets? A. Sure. I use the Wacom Intuos 4 medium sized tablet. I have a small size that I travel with but the medium sized one is what sits on my desk. I’ve used tablets ever since I can remember and, in my...

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