I’m Giving Away 10-Copies of My “Photoshop For Lightroom Users” Book
Nov28

I’m Giving Away 10-Copies of My “Photoshop For Lightroom Users” Book

Hi everybody — to kick off this Black Friday off right, I’m giving away TEN signed copies of my book, “Photoshop for Lightroom Users” (the print edition). To enter, just leave me a comment here, and you’re entered. I’ll pick 10 winners on Monday; I’ll sign each one and get ‘em out to you. Good luck everybody! Here’s a video (below) that explains the book (that way, at least you’ll...

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My “Magic Number” for Nice Subtle Edge Vignetting
Nov25

My “Magic Number” for Nice Subtle Edge Vignetting

Adding a vignette (darkening the edges all the way around the image to focus the attention on your subject) is definitely one of those things you either love with the passion of a thousand burning suns, or you hate it with every fiber of your being. Most folks fall on one side or the other (kind of like people feel about HDR), but I think one reason is that, like HDR, people tend to greatly overdue their vignettes making them really...

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Multi-Photo Poster Layout in Lightroom
Nov24

Multi-Photo Poster Layout in Lightroom

Earlier today I posted this shot of me holding a poster I made with a photo I had taken of all 32 NFL teams (it took me literally seven years to shoot all 32, and I finally got there by shooting the last one just a few weeks back — it was the Baltimore Ravens that I still hadn’t shot). The poster is just for me — something to hang in my home office. Anyway, as soon as I posted it, some folks started asking how I did the...

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TIP: You Can Custom The Crop Tool’s Print Aspect Ratio Sizes
Nov24

TIP: You Can Custom The Crop Tool’s Print Aspect Ratio Sizes

You know those Custom Crop Tool Print Overlays that talked about in a earlier post? I showed overlays for 5×7 and 2×3, right? Well,  you’re not stuck with the Print Size ratios Adobe chose for you — you can choose the ratios you want to see by going to the Develop Module, click on the Crop tool; then go under the Tools menu, then under the Crop Guide Overlay and select “Choose Aspect Ratios” to bring up a dialog (Seen below)...

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Lightroom 5.7 Update: More Camera Support & New LR Mobile Features
Nov23

Lightroom 5.7 Update: More Camera Support & New LR Mobile Features

Just in case you missed it — Adobe has released a free update to Lightroom — version 5.7 with lots of new cameras supported (including the Canon 7D Mark II and the Nikon D750) and some new features for Lightroom Mobile (including one that helps for client feedback), and an integrated Aperture/iPhoto importer. Check out the quick video from Adobe’s own Terry “T-Bone” White (below) on the new client feedback...

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Adobe Releases the Aperture Importer
Oct28

Adobe Releases the Aperture Importer

Last week Adobe released a plug-in for Lightroom 5.6 (obviously Mac only) that let’s you migrate your Aperture (and iPhoto) libraries over to Lightroom. Probably one of the big questions is what exactly does it import. Well, here’s the list: • Flags • Star Ratings • Keywords • GPS Data • Rejects • Hidden Files • Color Labels* • Stacks* • Face Tags* *Color Labels, Stacks, and Face Tags will be imported as Lightroom...

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