Tinting Black and White

If you find yourself working with the Split Toning panel often you’ll love this one. When moving either Hue slider under Highlights or Shadows try holding down the Alt key (Option on Mac) when dragging the slider. This will cause Lightroom to show you a preview at 100% saturation of whatever color you’re dragging over. That way you can get a quick preview of the tinting color without adjusting two sliders instead of one....

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It's History Baby!

If you’d like to see what you’ve done in Lightroom there actually is a History panel. Say you’re in the Develop module and you’d like to jump back to a specific point in the editing history of your Photo. Well right next to the world Presets you’ll see History. Just click on it and Lightroom will display the history states that your image has gone through. Just like Photoshop (what can I say, I’m a...

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Zooming Like Photoshop

Those of you that are familiar with the shortcut for zooming in Photoshop will feel right at home in Lightroom. In the top left of the screen you’ll see several options for viewing your photo (Fit, Fill, 1:1, and 4:1). Well instead of clicking on each one just press Control and the plus key (Mac: Command +) to zoom in. Use the minus key instead to zoom out. Lightroom will cycle through each mode everytime you press that key...

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Smarter Eyedroppers

This one get’s lots of ooos and aaahhhs whenever I show it. In the Develop module under the Basic panel you can click the Eyedropper to select a neutral color in your photo. Well, you’re probably used to clicking and setting the neutral point only to find the result isn’t what you were hoping for. In Lightroom however, you don’t even have to go that far. Just select the eyedropper and move it over areas of your...

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Welcome to my brand new website and podcast. This site will be dedicated to one thing – teaching you how to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – the new killer application for photographers from Adobe. Here’s what you can expect. Mondays: You’ll find a new video teaching you about some aspect of Lightroom. Wednesdays: My “Inspirational day” – meaning I’m not quite sure what I’ll post but it’ll be some type of link to a killer...

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