Annual reminder
Jan20

Annual reminder

One of the tips that gets the most “aha” moments from Lightroom folks is when I talk about Adjustment brushes and how you can have more control over how the affect is applied. I posted this tip one year ago, and I thought it would be a good time to bring it back around for those who haven’t seen it… If you feel like your adjustment brush is a little clunky, then you may want to take a look at adjusting your...

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We Have a Winner In Our “Lightroom Smart Collections Idea” Contest
Jan19

We Have a Winner In Our “Lightroom Smart Collections Idea” Contest

We announce the winning entry in our Smart Collections Idea Contest!

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The 5 Finalists For My “Smart Collection Idea” Contest
Jan18

The 5 Finalists For My “Smart Collection Idea” Contest

Welcome back — Hope you had a good weekend! OK, I narrowed things down to my 5 favorite Smart Collection Ideas, and now it’s time to vote on your favorite (I’m going to choose the winner tomorrow — no need to wait until Friday). NOTE: I didn’t choose these on their complexity — some of them are very simple, but still have some really solid ideas. Here’s the 5 finalists (and the one winner, chosen by you guys),...

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Got a Great Idea for a Smart Collection? You Might Win a Think Tank Photo CityWalker 30 Camera Bag!
Jan15

Got a Great Idea for a Smart Collection? You Might Win a Think Tank Photo CityWalker 30 Camera Bag!

That’s right — it’s a contest for whomever can come up with the best idea for a Lightroom Smart Collection, and the winner takes home a kickbutt Think Tank Photo CityWalker 30 Camera Bag. Here’s how this works: (1) You come up with an awesome Smart Collection idea (maybe you’ve already created a few that are pretty sweet), and include it in a comment here on this very post (you can also post a link to a screen...

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Remove distracting text
Jan13

Remove distracting text

Here is a quick tip to remind you about how distracting text can be. One of the very first things that our eyes are drawn to is text… and that is great if we are trying to communicate something with that text… however incidental text can be very distracting to the over all feel and impact of an image. Here is a shot I took of one of my sons… and granted it is not the greatest picture… but that is what you get...

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The Hidden Amount Control For the Adjustment Brush
Jan12

The Hidden Amount Control For the Adjustment Brush

Happy Tuesday everybody. Here’s a fairly hidden slider that allows you to change the amount (intensity) of all your Adjustment Brush edits for the selected pin, at the same time (this will make more sense once you see it).   STEP ONE: Get the Adjustment Brush; move multiple sliders (as shown above) and paint somewhere in your image. Now, if you look at the top right corner of the panel, you’ll see a little black...

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