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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Brush affects with LR CC
Apr29

Brush affects with LR CC

With the New Lightroom CC update, you can now use the brush to add or subtract affects to specific areas.  Now you can use the gradient tool and the radial filter tool more often, even when there are objects or people in the way that would normally get smeared with the same affect that you may only want applied to the sky. One of my favorite new ways to use this is to apply quick blur effects that I would normally go to Photoshop to...

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What the crop? Part 3: body parts
Apr22

What the crop? Part 3: body parts

When cropping people the general rule is to try to avoid cropping hands, feet and joints. When you crop at those points the image looks unfinished or haphazard, so try to crop between the joints. Here is a run down of cutting up bodies that would have Hannibal salivating. So try to be aware of where you are going to crop body parts so that you can avoid unnecessary tension… and happy cutting!

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