How to use the Radial Filter to enhance portraits
Feb04

How to use the Radial Filter to enhance portraits

     Update: I didn’t realize there was a color cast… thanks for the heads up. I am red-green colorblind (Now don’t you feel bad :P) and so I have now converted the images to Black and White which won’t affect the tip, but should make the images easier to handle. I usually have my wife or kids color check things for me… but I forgot to this time.   “When should I use the Radial...

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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 on...

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Awesome Lightroom Tip For Sports Photographers (who use Macs)
Dec12

Awesome Lightroom Tip For Sports Photographers (who use Macs)

This is a workaround for getting a widely used (and beloved) feature in Photo Mechanic into your Lightroom-only sports photography workflow. We call it “The Sneaky Pete Play” — if you use Lightroom on a Mac, you’ll dig it.

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TIP: Making Your Own Custom Lightroom Splash Screen
Dec04

TIP: Making Your Own Custom Lightroom Splash Screen

This is a cool little tutorial from Craig McCormick from Destructive Pixels that lets you replace the Lightroom 5 splash screen with a custom one of your own, and the process is surprisingly simple. Thanks to Petapixel for pointing this one out…..

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Tip: Print Sizes Cropping Overlays
Nov20

Tip: Print Sizes Cropping Overlays

Lightroom has had different Cropping Overlays, like a Grid, the rule of thirds, the golden spiral and so on for years now, but in Lightroom 5 Adobe added an important new one that shows you Print Aspect Overlays (like a 5×7 crop, and 2×3, etc.).   To get to this Print Aspect Ratio overlay, get the Crop Tool, then press the letter ‘O’ until you see the overlay (shown here) with the ratios appearing in a small box beside...

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Some Cool Updates to Lightroom Mobile and the Web
Oct13

Some Cool Updates to Lightroom Mobile and the Web

Last week I got the chance to teach some Lightroom classes at Adobe Max and I figured I’d give you a quick report on some new stuff that Adobe announced for Lightroom Mobile and the web. First off, a HUGE thanks to anyone that came out to Adobe Max last week in Los Angeles. The Max conference has a very creative/designer feel to it, and it’s a ton of fun. But it was great to see Lightroom making more of an impact. For...

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