Video – The Painter Tool
Sep11

Video – The Painter Tool

This week we’re going to take a look at the Painter tool. The Painter tool is actually part of Lightroom 1.1 and it was originally the Keyword Stamper tool in Lightroom 1.0. It was pretty cool then, but in 1.1 you can now “spray” on things other than keywords like Metadata, Develop Presets, and any type of labels or ratings. It’s actually very clever in the way it works and once you start spraying it’s...

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Video – DNG and Lightroom
Aug28

Video – DNG and Lightroom

The DNG format gets a lot of attention these days. But what is DNG format really, and what is its use? How does it affect what you do in Lightroom? Can I ask anymore questions? If you’re wondering the answers to either of the first two questions then you’ll want to check out this week’s video. I’ll cover the basics of the DNG format and why it may or may not be important to you. I’ll also go over how you...

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A "Real" Reason to use Quick Develop
Aug19

A "Real" Reason to use Quick Develop

Yep, you read correctly. If you’ve been looking to make sense of where Quick Develop in the Library module really fits in you’re not alone. I’ll be the first to tell you that I don’t find it very quick at all. However, Adobe’s Senior Director of Product Management, Kevin Connor, pointed out a very real use for it to me and once he did, I’ve found myself using it more lately. Click here to watch the...

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Video – Desaturated Effect
Aug14

Video – Desaturated Effect

The HSL/Color/Grayscale Panel is way cool when it comes to pumping up specific colors in your photo. I think the coolest part is that this is all being done to the raw file nondestructively. However, there’s a lot more you can do with this panel when you really start to experiment with it. Things that may normally require a trip to Photoshop can be done right in the HSL panel in Lightroom. In this week’s video,...

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Video – Behind the Scenes with Clarity
Aug07

Video – Behind the Scenes with Clarity

The Clarity slider was introduced a couple months ago with Lightroom 1.1. Up until now I’ve always told people it was the “make your photo better” slider. I’ve found out the hard way, though, that most folks want to know a little more of what’s going on. So that’s what this video is about. I dig down a little deeper into the Clarity slider, and show you what’s really going on and share how I...

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Real World Slideshows
Jul31

Real World Slideshows

Hey everyone. In this video I cut right to the chase and show you my favorite real world slideshow settings. I figured it this way… why show you everything about the slideshow module? Instead, I wanted to show you the settings that myself and most of the people I know use most. With a few quick changes you can create a killer template that you can reuse over and over again. So here it is. My real world slideshow template in just...

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