The Power of Lightroom Collections

Well folks, I’m back. After 7 days in Santa Fe, New Mexico teaching a Photoshop class – then, 4 days in Taos, New Mexico doing lots of skiing (and a little falling too) with my wife and kids – and finally 2 days at Adobe’s HQ in San Jose, California (AKA: The Mothership) attending a Lightroom Launch Party and a Certified Training Partner event – I’m back in the saddle. So let’s jump right into...

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White Balance

Lightroom has one of the best ways to preview and set the white balance that I’ve seen. In addition to the basic settings, as well as the temperature and tint sliders, there is also the white balance eyedropper, which rocks. Not necessarily the eyedropper itself, but the visual preview you get while using it is my favorite. In this week’s video, we’ll take a look at the various ways to use these settings in Version 1...

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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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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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Customizing Your Identity Plate

If you look in the top left corner of Lightroom you’ll see a small area showing Lightroom’s product identity. But picture this. What if you could change that to show the name of your studio, your logo, or even the client’s name? Well, that is precisely what the Identity Plate is for. It lets you customize that area in Lightroom to say whatever you want. You can fill that area with text or even graphics to give the...

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Showing Off Your Photos on the Web

Once you’ve taken the time to get your photos looking good, you’ll inevitably want to share them. It may be your personal portfolio or perhaps you need to quickly get them up on a site so a client can review them. Lightroom’s Web module is an ideal place for this since it can automatically create some simple, elegant, great-looking web galleries. Best of all – it’s fast, so you’ll instantly get an...

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