A Super Quick Way To Convert Your Photo To Black And White
May10

A Super Quick Way To Convert Your Photo To Black And White

Hey everyone. Here’s a great little tip for you if you want to see quickly see what your photo looks like as a black and white, without going to a different panel and messing with sliders. Ready… just go to the Develop module and press the V key. Yup… that’s it. It does the default black and white conversion, and gives you a good idea of whether you’d want to process the photo any further as a B&W....

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Lightroom Tip: Hiding Panels
May03

Lightroom Tip: Hiding Panels

Did you know that you can hide specific panels in Lightroom? You probably knew that you can collapse a panel just 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 don’t use the Split Toning 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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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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