My Most-Used Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Recipe
Feb17

My Most-Used Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Recipe

A couple weeks ago I did a Lightroom/Photoshop before and after video where I used Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 4. One of the things I like most about CEP4 is that you can add multiple filters and save them as a recipe. That way, you don’t have to manually go through and apply the same settings each time you use it. Another thing I like about CEP4 is that you can save those recipes and share them with other people. So...

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New Lightroom 4 Presets – The HDR "Look"
Jan16

New Lightroom 4 Presets – The HDR "Look"

I’ve mentioned before that coming up with new preset ideas has been pretty difficult these days. I feel like I’ve run through just about every preset combination possible in Lightroom. I mean, there’s only so many ways you can move a few sliders right It doesn’t take long before they all start looking the same (maybe with just a different name). That’s why I was really psyched when I saw the Lightroom 4...

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Lightroom Presets – Red River Greeting Cards
Jan09

Lightroom Presets – Red River Greeting Cards

Hey everyone. I’ve found some Lightroom templates from Red River that I thought I’d share. I don’t think they’re new but, well, they’re kinda new to me because I just found them. I’ve always been a big fan of Red River paper and I noticed that they have some greeting cards and templates for Lightroom 3 on their site. They even have a video on how to use the templates if you’re new to it....

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More Lightroom Calendar Presets
Jan03

More Lightroom Calendar Presets

Hey everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed the free Lightroom Calendar templates from yesterday (thanks again to Ed Weaver for creating and sharing them). Just like last year, blog reader (Thomas Ljungberg) was kind enough to create some more calendar print templates for those of you outside the US. You can download the templates for free. He also has the full PSD files available for €10 in case you’re interested. If you download...

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Free Lightroom Presets – Calendar Templates
Jan02

Free Lightroom Presets – Calendar Templates

Happy New Year everyone! I had an absolutely awesome holiday week. Lots of rest and relaxation and time to recharge, and I hope all of you did as well. I’m kicking off the first post of the year just as I did last year – free calendar presets. Blog reader and photographer, Ed Weaver, sent me a message on my Facebook account last year with some presets he’d developed. Once I saw his sample image I immediately said to...

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Lightroom and Retouching
Dec05

Lightroom and Retouching

Today’s post has two purposes: 1) To show you some retouching presets that I created a while back and, 2) to let you know I’m teaching a free live webcast tonight on retouching (part of NAPP’s Retouch Week). So… first. A while back I released some retouching presets for the Adjustment Brush. Since then, Adobe has also added some presets to the default list. So if you’ve got both, you’ve got a good...

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