5 Ways to Use Lightroom Smart Collections
Dec09

5 Ways to Use Lightroom Smart Collections

One of the most powerful features in Lightroom is its ability to keep really good track of the files that you need exactly when you need them. Collection Sets and Collections really take the pain out of the organizational elements of the program – but it’s the Smart Collections that I find to be the unsung heroes of the program. These collections are built by pre-setting a criteria, and letting the program do the rest for you!
Here are 5 ways that I think these Smart Collections can help your Lightroom workflow…

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Why Are There Three Different Places To Sharpen In Lightroom?
Dec08

Why Are There Three Different Places To Sharpen In Lightroom?

I get asked this question pretty regularly so I thought I’d start this week off with a quick look at why there are three different places, and three different types (and ways) to sharpen inside of Lightroom. To find out where they are, click here!

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Quick Tip: Resetting All Your Adjustment Brush Sliders At Once
Dec05

Quick Tip: Resetting All Your Adjustment Brush Sliders At Once

Here’s a quick tip to share with you before the weekend. Sometimes, you just need to get your settings reset – and you can actually do this in one click. Check it out here.

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This Gets My Vote For One Of The Top Lightroom Tips Of The Year
Dec03

This Gets My Vote For One Of The Top Lightroom Tips Of The Year

I’ve got to hand it to Adobe’s own Terry White; this is one of the best, most useful Lightroom tips of the year and the answer to something a lot of folks have struggled with. In the first part of the video, he shows you the most common way people move their entire Lightroom image library from one hard drive to another (maybe you’ve outgrown the space on your laptop), but then he shows a much better way to make the...

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Having Lightroom Auto-Set Your White & Black Points
Dec02

Having Lightroom Auto-Set Your White & Black Points

This tip is really mostly for folks coming from Photoshop to Lightroom, but even if you’ve never used Photoshop this can still come in handy for setting your white and black points automatically (this is something we used to do in Photoshop using Levels) and it’s especially helpful if you have a kind of flat-looking image. By setting the white and black points, it widens the tonal range of a flat-looking image (an image...

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The Lightroom Trick For Sharpening Women’s Skin
Dec01

The Lightroom Trick For Sharpening Women’s Skin

Above: When we sharpen women’s skin, our general goal is to keep the skin looking soft (with men it’s just the opposite — we want to see every bit of texture, every crease, every crevase, and so on). So, when we sharpen images of women, we have to take an extra step to ensure we only sharpen the details areas  (like her eyes, eyelashes, lips, edges of her nostrils, her hair, clothing, etc.) and we want to avoid sharpening...

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