Video – Creating Versions (Virtual Copies)
May21

Video – Creating Versions (Virtual Copies)

I’d have to say that Virtual Copies are one of my favorite features in Lightroom. This is a feature that sneaks under most people’s radar, but I think they’re incredibly powerful. Think about it this way. How many times do you want to see your photo as say, a color photo – then maybe in black and white – then maybe even as a sepia-tinted photo? Imagine what a pain in the neck it would be to try and create...

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Video – My Top 10 Shortcuts
May15

Video – My Top 10 Shortcuts

This week’s video is taking a slightly different spin then usual. Usually, I show you some type of tool or technique in Lightroom but this time I’m showing you my top 10 favorite shortcuts. These are things that I use all of the time because they help me work faster. When I demo Lightroom I always have people come up to me and ask “How’d you do that so fast”. Sometimes I even forget because these...

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Video Tutorial – Printing with Borders
May09

Video Tutorial – Printing with Borders

I have to say that it’s pretty darn amazing to see that Lightroom users are already coming up with ways to tweak Lightroom and get it to do things it probably wasn’t originaly built to do. A while ago, at Photoshop World, I saw a demo at onOne Softeware’s booth about tweaking the identity plate in the Print module to print a border around a photo. I had also heard about a post on Sean McCormack’s blog where he...

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Monday Video – Loading New Develop Presets
Apr30

Monday Video – Loading New Develop Presets

This week’s video topic comes from the fact that I’ve been getting a lot of questions about presets in Lightroom. The ones that come with Lightroom, well… to put it plainly, they aren’t useful for much. However, that doesn’t change the fact that Develop presets can be very useful and are worth exploring. The thing is they’re really easy to create, but how do you go about moving them from one...

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Wednesday Video and Inspiration
Apr18

Wednesday Video and Inspiration

Yep… you read correctly. You’re getting a little bit of both today. VideoBefore Lightroom, cropping and straightening in Photoshop was a 2-step process. Plus, you kind of had to know the little tricks of the trade to straighten your photos because there really was no straighten tool (yes, I know about the Lens Correction filter but most folks never found it). That said, Lightroom has a pretty slick interface for...

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Video – Applying Edits to Multiple Photos
Apr12

Video – Applying Edits to Multiple Photos

Here’s a topic that comes up a lot in Lightroom. You process a photo using the Develop module. Then you realize you have about 100 other photos that were shot in similar lighting conditions and could benefit from the same edits you just did on that one photo. The natural question is how to synchronize the settings from that one photo to all of the others quickly. We’ll take a look at just that in the latest video. Click...

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