Lightroom Killer Tips http://lightroomkillertips.com Lightroom Presets, Videos, Tips and News Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:21:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Keeping Your Color Consistent Between Lightroom and Photoshop http://lightroomkillertips.com/keeping-your-color-consistent-between-lightroom-and-photoshop/ http://lightroomkillertips.com/keeping-your-color-consistent-between-lightroom-and-photoshop/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:16:45 +0000 http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7124 Hi Gang: First, sorry for missing yesterday’s pos […]

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Hi Gang: First, sorry for missing yesterday’s post — I was flying back from Amsterdam with an early flight, and I just kinda ran out of time. Plus, with all the weed and stuff over there…(just kidding, just a joke). ;-)

Anyway, today we’re looking at going back and forth between Lightroom and Photoshop and, if you do that, I’m sure you want consistency in your color between the two programs, right? Right! That’s  why you might want to change your color space in Photoshop to match Lightroom’s default color space of ProPhoto RGB.

Color settings

 

You do this under Photoshop’s Edit menu: choose Color Settings, then in the Working Spaces section up top, from the RGB pop-up menu, choose Pro­Photo RGB (as seen above).

If you prefer to work in the Adobe RGB (1998) color space in Photo­shop, then just make sure you send your photo over to Photoshop in that color space by doing this:

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(1) Go to Lightroom’s Preferences dialog, click on the External Editing tab up top
(2) Then under Edit in Photoshop, for Color Space, choose AdobeRGB (1998) (as seen above).

Now your images will appear in Photoshop in the same color space as you’ve set-up in Photoshop.

Hope that helps. :)

Have a great Tuesday everybody!

-Scott

P.S. If you’re into Travel Photography, you’re invited to join me, RC and Brad for a free Travel Photography webcast about our trip to Dubai. It’s this Thursday (two days from now) at 7pm New York Time. Here’s the link to register for the free Webcast. See you then!

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Announcing Our Book Giveaway Winners! (Yay!!!!) http://lightroomkillertips.com/announcing-our-book-giveaway-winners-yay/ http://lightroomkillertips.com/announcing-our-book-giveaway-winners-yay/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:05:23 +0000 http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7114 A big congrats to these fine folks who won a copy of my […]

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A big congrats to these fine folks who won a copy of my book “The Photoshop Book for Lightroom Users:”
1. Luis Gutierrez
2. Willem Havenaar 
3. Muthanna
4. Azel Jacob
5. Yasnier Jauma
6. Cherie Barrett
7. Juan David Hurtado G.
8. bogusz
9. Brett A. Wheeler 
10. JP Korpi-Vartiainen
If you didn’t win, you can still pick up a copy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Winners Note: My assistant Lynn Miller will be contacting you directly to get your shipping details. Congrats, and thanks to everybody who entered (and thanks to everybody who included a nice comment in your entry – so great to read such kind words). :)

Best,

-Scott

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“The Lightroom Show” Episode #7 with Scott & RC is here! http://lightroomkillertips.com/the-lightroom-show-episode-7-with-scott-rc-is-here/ http://lightroomkillertips.com/the-lightroom-show-episode-7-with-scott-rc-is-here/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:45:57 +0000 http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7107 Hey guys, RC here. Scott is out in Amsterdam for the Pr […]

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Hey guys, RC here. Scott is out in Amsterdam for the Professional Imaging conference in Amsterdam. That won’t stop us from showing you the latest episode of The Lightroom Show!

We are so glad you guys are digging it! Remember, if you have any questions that we can solve for you – we’d love to hear them. Keep sending them along.

The featured photographer for this show is Adrian Sommeling. Check out his site at http://adriansommeling.com/ !

Have a great weekend!

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Adding Color http://lightroomkillertips.com/adding-color/ http://lightroomkillertips.com/adding-color/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:01:27 +0000 http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7070 One of the great things about the adjustment tools is t […]

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One of the great things about the adjustment tools is that you can add color to the affect. Heck it could be the only setting you applied to that tool. I rely heavily on Photoshop’s color picker/eyedropper to help me choose colors since I have been known to have some color issues. :D But if you use a track pad or tablet device such as a Wacom Intous in Lightroom and you click on the color swatch to choose a color… as soon as you move your mouse out of the color palette, and try to sample a color in the image… the cursor changes to a regular one and you can’t do anything.

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Picking a color from the color palette is easy, moving the eyedropper out of the palette… not so much.

The secret is to make sure that you keep pressing the mouse or stylus as you drag from the color palette and the eye dropper will follow out of the palette and let you sample any color on the screen.

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Holding down the cursor and dragging out of the palette will allow the eyedropper to sample on the image

Now you can grab a section of green from the grass and use the Gradient tool to add some color to the upper corner of the image.

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Pick a color and use the Gradient tool to add more color

This works great to give kind of a colorful haze to your images or add to a lens flare. (Editor’s note… You may or may not care for the color I have chosen for this image… that is ok, the end result is to show you the effect, not create the greatest image in the world… you now have the power to choose and use any color you want for your images… so have fun!)

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Final image with color added

 

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I’m Giving Away 10-Copies of My “Photoshop For Lightroom Users” Book http://lightroomkillertips.com/im-giving-away-10-copies-of-my-photoshop-for-lightroom-users-book/ http://lightroomkillertips.com/im-giving-away-10-copies-of-my-photoshop-for-lightroom-users-book/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:16:28 +0000 http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7101 It's that time again! Let's give away TEN print copies of my "Photoshop for Lightroom Users" book. Just leave a comment here and you're entered - the drawing is on Friday evening. Good luck!

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Hi everybody — to help shake off yesterday’s “No Comment Monday” (save for a last-minute comment or two by Lyle) today I’m giving away TEN signed print copies of my book, “Photoshop for Lightroom Users.” 

To enter, just leave me a comment here, and you’re entered. I’ll pick 10 winners on Friday end of day; I’ll sign each one and get ‘em out to you no matter where you are in the world. Good luck everybody!

Here’s a video (below) that explains the book (that way, at least you’ll know what you might win).

Good luck everybody! (Note: in case you don’t win, or you want more info, here’s a link to the book on Amazon & Barnes & Noble).

Best,

-Scott

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Printing a Multi-Photo Layout? Consider “Draft Mode” http://lightroomkillertips.com/printing-a-multi-photo-layout-consider-draft-mode/ http://lightroomkillertips.com/printing-a-multi-photo-layout-consider-draft-mode/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:16:46 +0000 http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7093 When and why to use Draft Mode printing (and when NOT to use it).

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When I’m printing a multi-photo layout (like the one you see here) I turn on “Draft Mode Printing” (shown circled here in red) which sends a low-res preview version of each image to the printer, instead of making you wait for each high-resolution image to render, so the print comes out MUCH faster, but the quality is still great because the size of each image is so small.

Give this “Draft Mode Printing” a try next time you’re doing a multi-photo layout and you’ll be amazed at how great those images look even though they’re just the low resolution preview versions (in fact, I doubt you’ll be able to tell the difference from the full high-res originals).

Now, that being said: don’t be seduced by this draft mode printing — it’s just for these multi-photo layouts where you have a lot of small-sized images. I’ve talked to people who love draft mode printing so much, they use it for most everything because it’s so fast, but you will notice a difference if you’re printing just one or two images per page. :)

Let me know what you think of draft mode once you get a chance to try it.

Hope you find that helpful.

Best,

-Scott

P.S. Over on my daily blog at http://scottkelby.com I’ve got some BTS  images from my Dubai trip.

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It’s “The Lightroom Show” Episode #6 with Scott & RC http://lightroomkillertips.com/its-the-lightroom-show-episode-6-with-scott-rc/ http://lightroomkillertips.com/its-the-lightroom-show-episode-6-with-scott-rc/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:48:54 +0000 http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7087 It's time for another riveting (how's that for an adjective?) episode of our weekly Lightroom tips and techniques webcast, "The Lightroom Show" with me and RC.

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It’s Friday — you know what that means: It’s time for another episode of “The Lightroom Show.” We’ve been using your questions as the outline for the show, so I hope you find it helpful.

I just got back from Dubai last night, so I’m keeping this short and sweet — hope you enjoy the show and here’s wishing you a great weekend. :)

Best,

-Scott

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Sharpening is all in the Details http://lightroomkillertips.com/sharpening-is-all-in-the-details/ http://lightroomkillertips.com/sharpening-is-all-in-the-details/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:01:25 +0000 http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7058   Sharpening is one of those things that we all do […]

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Original file with no sharpening

Sharpening is one of those things that we all do, but we are never really sure if we are doing too much or too little. This tip helps you have a little more control.

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Full sharpening (so you can see it)

I have cranked the sharpening all the way up so you can see it… but you will want to probably not be this heavy handed. :D

Most of us can kind of figure out what Radius and Detail sliders do under Sharpening by moving the sliders back and forth, but Masking seems a little sneaky and hard to see. If you use The Option/Alt key while moving the masking slider you will now be able to see what areas are being affected. The white lines represent where the sharpening is being applied and the black areas are left untouched.

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Basic beginning level of Masking… everything is being sharpened

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Moving the slider right masks out areas that you don’t want sharpened

Once you let go of the Opt/Alt key, the image goes back to normal. Now you can be a little more confident to crank up the sharpening more than you may have in the past because you are only applying the sharpening in the key spots without messing up the skin and other areas.

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Full sharpening, but only in the key spots

 

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You Can Still Rate, Rank & Label While in Full Screen Mode http://lightroomkillertips.com/you-can-still-rate-rank-label-while-in-full-screen-mode/ http://lightroomkillertips.com/you-can-still-rate-rank-label-while-in-full-screen-mode/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:16:10 +0000 http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7054 When you’re in Lightroom’s Full Screen mode (just […]

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When you’re in Lightroom’s Full Screen mode (just press “f” to get there), you can still apply Flags, star ratings, Color Ratings. etc., while you’re in Full Screen mode (the tags you’re making are shown in lower left corner of the screen— see the red arrow here).

Also, if you press Shift-F, it toggles the window header on/off. Press it again and it hides the menu bar now, too. If you press Shift-F again brings them all back.

There ya have it — short and sweet!

Best,

-Scott

P.S. Above — that’s the view from the rooftop lounge at the hotel we’re staying at, at dawn yesterday morning. Shot with a 14mm super wide angle lens.

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Big Timesaver For Making Panoramas Starting in Lightroom http://lightroomkillertips.com/big-timesaver-for-making-panoramas-starting-in-lightroom/ http://lightroomkillertips.com/big-timesaver-for-making-panoramas-starting-in-lightroom/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:16:12 +0000 http://lightroomkillertips.com/?p=7047 Here's a real timesaving tip to use the next time you're stitching together a pano starting in Lightroom.

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Hi everybody! Greetings from Dubai! :)

If you shoot and stitch multi-photo panoramas (jumping from Lightroom over to Photoshop to use the Photomerge feature), you know that once you click OK in the Merge to Panorama feature, it can take take quite a while for the stitched together pano to appear — I’m talking even 5 or 10 minutes depending on how many images are in your pano and how fast (or slow) your computer is. What’s worse is, what happens if you wait all that time and when the images appears, even though Photoshop stitched it perfectly, you simply just don’t like it. Yup, it’s a pano, but you think it’s a boring one? You waited all that time for…well…nothing. You just hit delete and don’t save, right? Well, here’s a what to see the results much quicker so you don’t waste a bunch of time.

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Step One: Select the images in Lightroom you want to have Photoshop Stitch into a Panorama.

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Step Two: Go to Export and chose the “For E-mail (Hard Drive)” export preset and export these images. The For E-Mail (Hard Drive) preset gives you small sized, low quality JPEGs and once exported, we’ll open them in Photoshop, and then go under the File Menu; under Automate, and choose Photomerge and that pano will appear in seconds instead of 5 to 10 minutes. When the image appears (think of it as a low-res preview) if you don’t like the pano, just close it and click don’t save — you’ve only lost a minute or so.

If however, you like what you see in the low res preview pano, and now it’s worth the wait for the high res version, then you can go back to Lightroom; go under the Photo menu, under Edit In, and there choose Merge to Panorama to send those high-resolution images over to Photoshop to create a high resolution version of your pano.

Hope you find that helpful (I use this one all the time and it really pays off in time saved).

Have a great Monday everybody, and I hope to see you back here tomorrow.

Best,

-Scott

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