Ten Great Tips to Get You Started in Lightroom

Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom is the digital photographer’s ultimate assistant. But don’t just take my word for it. Head over to LayersMagazine.com to find an article by best-selling author Scott Kelby in which he gives ten great tips to help get you started with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Scott is a professional photographer that’s been around this software since it’s inception. If there’s a better...

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Friday Tip – Black and White Tip

When I convert my photos to black and white, I usually nail the exposure and white balance before the conversion. That means setting the White Balance, Exposure, and Blacks settings. However, when you make the black and white conversion it’s always good to revisit those settings. Depending on which conversion method you use (one of the presets in Develop or by clicking Grayscale) Lightroom can change things about your photos....

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Friday Tips(s) – Save $100

OK, tip #1. You know those little decorations at the bottom of a panel in Lightroom? If you’re not sure what I’m talking about then just go to the Develop module, for example, and scroll down the left side, all the way to the bottom (under the History panel). Those little decorations (AKA: Flourishes) can actually be changed since they’re just image files. There’s a tutorial on how to do it, as well as some...

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Friday Tip – Getting right to the panel you need.

Want to get right to the panel you need without having to scroll down or click somewhere? If you’re in the Develop module and you’re working in the Basic panel and then decide you want to go to the Split Toning panel, just press Control-4 (Mac: Command-4). In order to go back up to the Basic panel press Control-1 (Mac: Command-1) or Control-2 (Mac: Command-2) for the Tone Curve, etc… (3 for HSL, 4 for Split Toning, 5...

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Friday Tip – Keyboard Shortcut

Every once in a while I come across a keyboard shortcut that really speeds things up for me in Lightroom. Today this shortcut deals with the Crop tool. You probably already know that you can lock your aspect ratio when you’re cropping by clicking on the little Lock icon in Crop mode. However, you can just press the letter A to turn the lock and and off. Small I know but hey… it’s my website right?! I have to say that...

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Friday Tip!

Quick Tip #1) Here’s a tip I picked up from talking with Scott Kelby about the Quick Develop area in the Library module. One good way to work with Quick Develop is to use it to select a bunch of questionable photos that you’re not sure if you want to delete when you’re in the Library. Maybe they have a bad color cast or poor exposure and you’re not sure if they’re worth bringing back. Well with just a few...

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