Video Tip – Smart Collections

Happy video tip Friday! I came up with a really neat tip this week for using Smart Collections for finding my processed HDR images. I started writing it down but it just works so much better as a video. Plus, it gave me the chance to extend on it and explain some examples that, even if you’re not into HDR, you can still make use of the tip. If you’ve got any personal ideas on how you use Smart Collections (or this video...

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Video – Erasing the Graduated Filter

Here’s another video straight from the request lines. Recently I’ve heard a lot of chatter around erasing areas that the Graduated filter affected, that you may not have wanted it to affect. For example, plenty of my horizons also have a mountain, tree, or some other object that I don’t want a graduated filter to interact with. In this video I’ll show you how you can bring those areas back and...

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Video – Watermarking your Photos

A few days ago I posed the question to our Photoshop Guys facebook page (click here if you want to join our page), to see what topics people were interested in. I got a lot of good responses so I thought I’d start picking away at them. This time I thought I’d cover watermarking your photos. I’ll be the first to admit, it’s more or less of a hack in Lightroom, as it’s not really meant for this. However,...

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Video – The Adjustment Brush Color Swatch

I’ve got another video up that goes over an area I struggled with until recently. That little color swatch in the Adjustment Brush tool (in LR 2 only), always acted kinda weird for me. Then I sat down and had a talk with it and said “Listen here color swatch thingee, we need to have a talk…” – kidding. I did sit down one afternoon and start messing around with it at extreme settings and it was then I...

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Video – Folders and Hard Drives in LR2

Greetings from chilly (but not really cold) Bar Harbor, Maine. Hey, I’m a Florida guy, what can I say – anything below 70º F is cold Anyway, this week I created a video about a feature in Lightroom 2 that has changed the way I store my photos in Lightroom. In fact, I’m teaching a workshop in Bar Harbor this week and some one came up to me on the first night and commented on how much better Lightroom 2 handles the...

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Video – Ins and Outs of LR Preferences Part 2

Last week, I kicked off a two-part video on the ins and outs of Lightroom’s preferences. It went over really well and spurred some great comments to so make sure you go back and check it out. In the video, I covered most of the preference dialog but left the interface prefs for this week as well as all of the catalog preferences. So that’s where I’m picking up this week. I hope you enjoy! Click here to watch the...

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