Aged Photo Preset
Feb11

Aged Photo Preset

Here is a quick way to age your photos in Lightroom. Find the image you want to use and then press D to go to the Develop Module. In the Preset menus on the left go to the Lightroom Color Preset menu and click on the first one called oddly enough…      “Aged Photo.” Now you could finish here if it looks ok, but one of the things about presets is that they can work wonderfully on one image and then look like crap...

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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. :D  “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...

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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...

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