Selectively Improving Colors
Feb05

Selectively Improving Colors

Often when you’re editing a photo you’ll want to boost or reduce certain colors in your photo – not all of them. That’s where the HSL panel comes in. It lets you do just that, similar to what Photoshop’s Hue/Saturation adjustment does. However, there’s a sweet new trick in Version 1 of Lightroom that steps it up a notch. It’s a visual way to boost a color (or colors) in your photo. It gives...

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Clone and Heal in Lightroom!
Jan31

Clone and Heal in Lightroom!

Well folks, we’re a little off this week: the video is going up on Wednesday. The whole Lightroom Version 1 launch threw me off, but we’ll be back on schedule next week. Anyway, yep, you read the title correctly. Lightroom Version 1 has cloning and healing capabilities, and it does it all on the raw files non-destructively. Actually, there’s a little more to it and if you’re thinking that it’s just like...

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Customizing Your Identity Plate
Jan22

Customizing Your Identity Plate

If you look in the top left corner of Lightroom you’ll see a small area showing Lightroom’s product identity. But picture this. What if you could change that to show the name of your studio, your logo, or even the client’s name? Well, that is precisely what the Identity Plate is for. It lets you customize that area in Lightroom to say whatever you want. You can fill that area with text or even graphics to give the...

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Showing Off Your Photos on the Web
Jan15

Showing Off Your Photos on the Web

Once you’ve taken the time to get your photos looking good, you’ll inevitably want to share them. It may be your personal portfolio or perhaps you need to quickly get them up on a site so a client can review them. Lightroom’s Web module is an ideal place for this since it can automatically create some simple, elegant, great-looking web galleries. Best of all – it’s fast, so you’ll instantly get an...

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Getting Your Photos Out of Lightroom (Exporting)
Jan08

Getting Your Photos Out of Lightroom (Exporting)

Ever since I started teaching people about Lightroom, there has been one question that I keep getting. It seems everyone understands how to get photos into Lightroom and there are lots of tutorials on processing and editing those photos once they’re in. However, the one thing that I keep getting questions on is how to get your photos out of Lightroom. There’s not really a “Save” button like there is in...

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Slideshows and Music Go Hand-in-hand
Jan02

Slideshows and Music Go Hand-in-hand

Happy New Year everyone! Yesterday was New Years Day so I took the day off. But, I’ve got a new video for you today. Ever watch a slideshow without music behind it? Trust me, it ain’t fun. No matter how great the photography is, the silence totally kills it. It feels like it’s missing something. Frankly, it’s a very uncomfortable silence. Well, I’m sure you can see where this is leading. Lightroom has a...

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