Lightroom Video: Customizing Your Presets

This week’s Lightroom video, once again, comes directly from questions I get from all of you blog readers. One I’ve been getting a lot lately is how to customize presets. Some one asked if I could remove the Vignette setting from one of my presets, and send them a new version. I wish I had the time to customize them for everyone, but unfortunately I don’t. But the cool thing about presets is that you can do it really...

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Video: Lightroom/Photoshop Before and After (Black and White Conversion)

This week I’m doing another Before/After video where I take a photo in Lightroom, hit the Reset button so we’re starting from scratch and walk you through the entire edit in Lightroom and over to Photoshop. This time around I’m converting to black and white so I’ll also show you the work I do to the photo in Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2....

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Video – Calibration Profiles and Presets

Last week, I posted some of my Lightroom presets for the camera profiles that you find in the Camera Calibration panel in Lightroom. After I started reading through the questions and comments I realized that a lot of people didn’t know one of the huge benefits of using presets for the camera profiles. See, the presets I gave out, were simply just shortcuts to the settings in the Calibration panel, rather than my own recipe of...

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Lightroom Video: A New HDR Feature in Lightroom 4.1

There’s a little feature in Lightroom 4.1 (the latest update to Lightroom 4) that lets you take a full 32-bit image (basically, an image with crazy amounts of tonal range in it) right into Lightroom. So instead of tonemapping your HDR image in Photoshop, you can use the controls you’re already used to in Lightroom to do it. It’s pretty amazing when you see it in action and just how far you can push the image to get...

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Video: Upgrading Lightroom 3 Presets to Lightroom 4

I’ve heard a lot of talk about what happens to presets that were created in Lightroom 3 (or LR2) and now used in Lightroom 4. I know a lot of people have presets that they absolutely loved in Lightroom 3 and they simply don’t seem to look the same in Lightroom 4. That’s because of the differences in sliders in the Basic panel. Sliders that were in Lightroom 3 simply don’t exist in Lightroom 4. So Lightroom does...

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Video: A Quick Make-Your-Photo-Better Setting in Lightroom

After the last few stops in my Lightroom 4 Live Tour I realize there was a lot of questions on the Camera Calibration settings that basically, let you make your photo better with just one click. So I thought I’d take a minute to, not only go over the settings but also show you a couple of ways that you can have Lightroom automatically apply those settings to your photos so that you’re not left doing it manually each time....

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