Opt/Alt key is your friend
Jun10

Opt/Alt key is your friend

I know a lot of you folks know this, but it is a great reminder that the Opt/Alt key in Lightroom is your friend. I like to think of it as the turbo button on video games… it just makes things go faster. For instance when you are trying to decide the white point of your image, holding down the Opt/Alt button while dragging the slider will change the view to show when the white point is clipping. The same can be done while...

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Cleaning up the image
Jun03

Cleaning up the image

A lot of times when you take an image, there are little things in the frame that can be a distraction. Our goal most of the time is to try to simplify or cut down on the distractions in the image. Using the spot removal tool is a big help and can be more powerful than you may think. I tend to automatically jump over into Photoshop to do any heavy lifting and cleaning because I find some of the tools more robust and intuitive…...

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Playing with Lightroom part 2
May27

Playing with Lightroom part 2

How many of you use the Target Adjustment Tool (TAT)? It is one of those wonderful little tools that can hide from you. So let’s have some fun and see what kind of mess we can make… the goal is not to create art, but play around and see how the tool works, and maybe something cool will develop. Of course usually the end result is quite ugly, but your learning more by playing outside the lines than playing it safe. So try...

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Playing around in Lightroom
May20

Playing around in Lightroom

One of the best ways to learn about something is to play around with it. Lightroom CC has added some new features including merge to panorama. Now we will probably all try out how it works the regular way, but I like to ask the “what if” questions and see what kind of trouble I can get into. This is often where I can find out how far I can push a feature or get unexpected results that lead me in new directions of...

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What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom — Part 3
May15

What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom — Part 3

It’s #3 on my list, and it has to do with being able to see a preview of something we (so far) can’t actually see a preview of — we just have to wait and see if it came out alright.

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Zoom tweak
May13

Zoom tweak

I will be honest, I am not sure when this tweak occurred, but I ignored it until today… so if it has been there for a while… move on… nothing to see here. However, I really like this tweak, because it helps the zoom act the way it should. Let’s say you want to zoom into an image such as Erik here, and you want to make sure everything is ok with his face… so you click on his ear with the zoom tool…...

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