Get rid of those extra TIFFs & PSDs in your Lightroom Library fast!
Jul31

Get rid of those extra TIFFs & PSDs in your Lightroom Library fast!

Each time you jump over to Photoshop, it usually creates a copy of your photo and saves it alongside the original in PSD or TIFF format (depending on what you chose in Lightroom’s External Editing preferences), even if you never made a change to it in Photoshop. If you’re like me, you probably had a hundred or more of these PSDs or TIFFs with no visible changes, just taking up space on your drive and in Lightroom. If you...

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A Quick before and after
Jul29

A Quick before and after

So I thought I would walk you through a quick edit and let you in on my thoughts. The first step that sets the tone for the image and helps clarify the editing is getting the crop and composition how I like it. I crop to the image, not to a set ratio, but some folks prefer to keep certain ratios for printing… it is up to you. Since the main story of the image is the boy and his bike, there is a lot of extraneous area that can be...

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My New Lightroom Book (just announced today) Is Very Different Than My Other Lightroom Book
Jul28

My New Lightroom Book (just announced today) Is Very Different Than My Other Lightroom Book

I’ve got a shiny, brand spankin’ new book on Lightroom that’s very different than what I done before.

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A Quick Portrait “Finishing Move” in Lightroom
Jul27

A Quick Portrait “Finishing Move” in Lightroom

Hi Gang (and Happy Monday). This isn’t some earth-shattering Lightroom secret or anything, but it’s something that I do to a lot of my portraits, kind of as a finishing move, and while it’s subtle, I think it’s important. I get a lot of questions about these finishing moves, so I thought I’d share this one here today. It’s about a very quick way to brighten just your subject’s face, which is...

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Bringing Your Logo into Lightroom (with a transparent background behind it)
Jul24

Bringing Your Logo into Lightroom (with a transparent background behind it)

Wanna get better at Photoshop? Follow these steps for making a transparent logo that will work in Lightroom. You’ll learn some handy Photoshop stuff along the way.

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Shortcut for Keyboard shortcuts
Jul23

Shortcut for Keyboard shortcuts

If you are like me, you love keyboard shortcuts but often forget that cool one that you only use every now and then. The good news is that you can press Command -/  (slash) or (PC Ctrl -/) to bring up all of the keyboard shortcuts for that module. Now if you can just remember that one shortcut you are all set....

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