The Secret To Getting Photoshop Elements To Work With Lightroom
May01

The Secret To Getting Photoshop Elements To Work With Lightroom

I hear more and more that photographers who use Lightroom are now using Elements as well (as opposed to Element’s big brother, the full version of Photoshop). With Elements at an insanely cheap price ($59 at Amazon for example), I honestly can’t blame ‘em. Elements is a hugely powerful program and I think for a lot of photographers out there, that just want basic cloning/healing/layers/selections/retouching,...

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My 3 Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts in Lightroom 5
Apr22

My 3 Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts in Lightroom 5

Hey everyone. I’m just getting back into the swing of things after last week’s Photoshop World. There was definitely big buzz around the public beta of Lightroom 5 and everyone seemed really excited to get back to try it out. While you’re still getting used to it and kicked the tires, I thought I’d share 3 keyboard shortcuts I find essential in the new version. 1) Full Screen Preview – It’s funny...

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Tips on Tuning Lightroom's Performance

Happy Friday everyone. First, I’ve got a couple of seminars coming up in the next few weeks. I’ll be in Oklahoma City next week and Austin, TX the week after. Click here to check out the seminar page, watch a video about the seminar itself and sign up. I’d love to see you there Next, I just found an article on Adobe’s website called “Lightroom Performance Hints“. There’s actually some really...

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Lightroom Tip – Reordering Presets

If you haven’t noticed, you get fairly limited options when ordering your presets in the Preset panel in Lightroom. By default they’re sorted alphabetically. So any preset that begins with the letter A will show up in front of all other presets. Well, if you’re like me (and let’s hope you’re not ), you probably have a lot of presets so you have to scroll in your presets panel. So what happens if one of...

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Lightroom Adjustment Brush and Graduated Filter Tip

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s a great little tip for you that got lots of “ooooooos” in my seminar the other day. When you’re using the Adjustment Brush or Graduated Filter, you’ll often adjust 3, 4 or even more sliders. But then you’ll go to use it again and you don’t want all of those same adjustments again – maybe you only want to adjust 1 slider this time. Of course manually...

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Is a Lightroom HDR "Effect", Really HDR?

I posted a smaller version of this to my Google+ page yesterday but the comments got me thinking more about the topic. So I figured I’d write about it here since, well, the post-processing involved in what you’re about to read was done in Lightroom. So here’s the story I saw this post the other day on 500px (link: http://500px.com/photo/8023755) and it got me wondering. The photographer, Jose Barbosa (who’s...

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