Black and White preference
Aug26

Black and White preference

Here is a quick tip to help you with your Black and White conversions… make sure that “Apply auto mix when first converting to black and white” is turned on in the Preferences panel under the Presets tab. This will give you a head start in tweaking and fine tuning your black and white mix instead of looking at a straight row of sliders and having to guess at the best mix. This is a very simple thing, but if you...

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Aged Photo Preset
Feb11

Aged Photo Preset

Here is a quick way to age your photos in Lightroom. Find the image you want to use and then press D to go to the Develop Module. In the Preset menus on the left go to the Lightroom Color Preset menu and click on the first one called oddly enough…      “Aged Photo.” Now you could finish here if it looks ok, but one of the things about presets is that they can work wonderfully on one image and then look like crap...

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Applying a preset to your Importing workflow
Jan28

Applying a preset to your Importing workflow

Mike Rodriguez polled his students to see what they would like to see in Scott and RC’s upcoming podcasts and I decided to steal one of his ideas… sort of. This is one of those tips that if you have never heard of it may make you curse because of how it can save you a lot of time from doing the same steps over and over again. As I was working on this blog post Arnaldo from video who is a good shooter and really working...

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The Lightroom 2015 Calendar Template Presets Are Here!
Jan13

The Lightroom 2015 Calendar Template Presets Are Here!

The awesome Ed Weaver updated his Lightroom Calendar Presets for 2015 and he added a new int’l date version. Big love to Ed for letting us share these. :)

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Lightroom 5 Presets: Fall/Autumn Color Boost
Oct07

Lightroom 5 Presets: Fall/Autumn Color Boost

It’s that time of year again. I taught a Lightroom seminar in Michigan last week, and as I drove around I saw people raking leaves (yuck!), and the trees starting to change color (cool!). So I figured it was time to release my Fall Color Presets again for Lightroom 5. TIP: If you’re looking for some Fall Photography tips, I posted some last week over on my personal landscape photography blog at www.mattk.com. These presets...

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Lightroom 2014 Calendar Template Presets
Dec03

Lightroom 2014 Calendar Template Presets

Hey everyone. Later this week I’m heading to teach my Lightroom seminar in Seattle. We’ve got almost 500 people signed up so it’s getting full but you can still probably grab a seat if you’re in the area. Now for some presets. The past few years I’ve featured some killer Lightroom Calendar Preset templates from blog reader, Ed Weaver. A few years ago, Ed contacted me with some calendar graphics that he...

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