News Update – Where's Matt

Hey folks. First, be sure to scroll down and check out the next video post. It’s another one of the Before/After videos and it’s a little different this time. That said, I wanted to give you a quick “Where’s Matt” update and let you know where I’ll be teaching (at least what I know of) throughout the year. • First, I’ll be at Photoshop World in Orlando next week. If you’re there make...

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Video – Lightroom Before/After for Black and Whites

This week I’m heading straight to the request lines for Lightroom Killer Tips. A couple of weeks ago some one requested a before/after video on black and white conversions. It’s actually much easier than most people think, but there’s a few tricks to the whole process so I figured I’d share how I do it. Enjoy! NOTE: I’m adding this after reading some of the comments. I personally use a plug-in from Nik...

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Presets – Hard Edgy Look

Before we get to the preset, I wanted to let you know that Datacolor (makes of the Spyder monitor calibration system) is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday March 17 from 2-3pm. Here’s the details. OK, on to the preset. This week I’m going back to an edgier look for a preset. I’ve actually included two in this one – hard edge and soft edge. They’re both pretty contrast and come from a look that I see out...

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Tip – A Bunch of Crop Tool Tips

It’s Friday and I’m heading up north to shoot my sister-in-law’s wedding. Wish me luck Anyway, I figured I’d close out the week with a few crop tool tips. • Press R to get to the Crop Tool. It works even if you’re in the Library module. • Once you’re in Crop mode press the letter O (for Overlay) to change the overlays that you see on your photo. They’ll toggle between the rule of thirds, a...

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How Backing Up Just Saved My Butt

You probably always hear people talk about backing up right? Well something happened to me recently that I figured I’d share in hopes that anyone not backing up, will start to. The Night Before My Trip to Dubai It all started last week. I taught at Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai. The night before I left I did as I always do every night – backed up my Mac with Super Duper (it creates a bootable backup of my entire drive). I have...

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