Tip – Adjustment Brush Shortcuts

Hey folks, it’s time for the first Lightroom 2 tip and I’ve got one of my favorites for you. OK, you know when you start painting with the Adjustment Brush it leaves that little dot on your photo. Well if you hover over it, it shows you a red overlay which tells where you’ve painted right? But that’s not the tip. The tip is that you can change the color of that overlay. This comes in especially handy if...

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Lightroom 2 – The Day After FAQ

Lightroom 2 has been out for exactly 1 day now and the upgrade response here on the site yesterday was pretty outstanding. But there were also a lot of comments and questions. So I figured I’d answer as many of them as a I can here: Will Lightroom 1 presets work with Lightroom 2? You betcha. When you install Lightroom 2, those presets will automatically come over to the new version. I haven’t come across any of my presets...

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Lightroom 2 is Here!

Last night Adobe went public with the brand new version of Lightroom – Lightroom 2.0! If you recall, there was a public beta released back in April which caused quite a stir with it’s new targeted localized adjustment tool. Well now Lightroom 2 is officially shipping and not only does it have all the cool features you remember from the beta, but its got some brand new stuff as well. Over the course of the coming weeks...

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Weekly Worth-a-click Post

A few things to keep you busy over the weekend: • Dave Cross was a guest-blogger on Scott’s blog last week. There’s some really interesting comments when it comes to shooting with Photoshop in mind. • I love these fake online photo shoots. Yes, I know it’s sad. They’re fun though (warning: half naked sumo wrestler alert!) • In case you hadn’t heard, the Drobo backup device now supports firewire. I’m...

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Contest Winner

In a post last week, I ran a contest for a free pre-conference session at Photoshop World. Well I’m happy to announce the winner is Becky Davis. Although the schmoozing about my classes was greatly appreciated and flattering, I put all the names in a hat and picked one. So congrats to Becky. I also wanted to thank everyone who added a comment. It’s great to see what types of classes you guys are interested in. Make sure...

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Friday Tip – Hiding Panels

Did you know that you can hide specific panels in Lightroom? You probably know that you can collapse them by clicking the tiny arrow next to the name of the panel but you can also hide them so they simply don’t show up. For example, personally I never use the Camera Calibration panel so why even have it show up there anymore? To hide it (or any other panel) right click under the Histogram in the dark gray empty area in the...

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