Video Tip – Reordering Photos in a Slideshow

This is another one of those times where I started to write a tip down and realized it was so much easier to show you in a video. This is one I came across while preparing a slideshow last weekend. I wanted to move the order of the photos and let’s just say, I had a small problem. I’ll show you what happened and what I realized the trick is for reordering your photos. Click here to download the video to your computer....

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How Should I Teach Lightroom?
Mar18

How Should I Teach Lightroom?

Weird title for a post huh? After reading some comments from yesterday’s Before/After video with a Black and White example, it got me thinking. A few people commented that the video was a disappointment because not much of the work was done in Lightroom (and it used a 3rd party plug-in). Some even went as far as saying it was a promo for the plug-in. It was odd for me to read that because I was just showing the way I do it and...

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Tip – A Bunch of Crop Tool Tips
Mar12

Tip – A Bunch of Crop Tool Tips

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How Backing Up Just Saved My Butt
Mar11

How Backing Up Just Saved My Butt

You probably always hear people talk about backing up right? Well something happened to me recently that I figured I’d share in hopes that anyone not backing up, will start to. The Night Before My Trip to Dubai It all started last week. I taught at Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai. The night before I left I did as I always do every night – backed up my Mac with Super Duper (it creates a bootable backup of my entire drive). I have...

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The 5 Places I use Lightroom Presets The Most (And the least)
Mar09

The 5 Places I use Lightroom Presets The Most (And the least)

If you’ve ever looked into Lightroom’s Presets folder (Lightroom Preferences > Presets area) you’ll see there are actually a lot of different areas in Lightroom that have presets. So which ones do I use the most? 1. Import – This one is pretty much on autopilot for me. Whenever I import, I have a Metadata template defined (bottom section of the import dialog) with all of my contact and copyright information....

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Tip – The Quick Way To Panels
Feb19

Tip – The Quick Way To Panels

I just got back to my hotel room from the Photoshop 20th Anniversary Party in San Francisco. You know, I knew it was going to be fun, but I have to say it totally rocked. A big thanks to all that made it out for the event. The crowd was great and the people who came up to me before and after were just so nice. Everyone had a blast. But if you didn’t get to go, you can still stop by the 20th Anniversary website to catch the video...

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