Exploring Range Mask Options: Depth
May22

Exploring Range Mask Options: Depth

We’ve previously explored the Luminance and Color options for Range Mask, so let’s wrap up this series with a look at the Depth option. Note at the time of this writing, the Depth option currently only works with photos in HEIC file format captured on supported iPhones (7+, 8+, X, Xs, Xs Max, and Xr) using either the built-in Portrait mode or the Depth capture mode in the Lightroom camera. You can enable the Depth capture...

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How to Create Adjustment Brush Presets
Mar26

How to Create Adjustment Brush Presets

In 60-seconds or less, thanks to Lightroom wizard Benjamin Warde. πŸ™‚ Check it out: Cool, right? Have a great Tuesday! -Scott

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Simple Lightroom Trick For Better-Looking Skies
Feb22

Simple Lightroom Trick For Better-Looking Skies

Please don’t hate me because this is so easy, but it really does make a big difference. It’s a trick I’ve been using for years, and I think you’ll dig it. Come with me to Paris! This June I’m doing a hands-on travel photography workshop in incredible Paris, France and I want you to come (well, we can only host 12-people total, you can’t all come or it would be awkward). The details are over on my...

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How to Paint Straight Lines in Lightroom
Feb13

How to Paint Straight Lines in Lightroom

It’s easier than you’d think – check out my super quick video below (Note: there’s no audio – doesn’t need it). Don’t forget to hold that Shift-key, ya’ll. Easy peasy! πŸ™‚ Hope you found that helpful (and how about that crazy new stuff in Lightroom added yesterday, huh? Can I get a whoop, whoop!)? Don’t miss The Grid today at 4:00 PM ET live! My photography podcast is LIVE today at...

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Portrait Retouching in Lightroom: How To Remove ‘Hot Spots’
Nov30

Portrait Retouching in Lightroom: How To Remove ‘Hot Spots’

Today we’re tackling one from “The Vault” – it’s a Lightroom retouching technique (works in either Classic or CC) for reducing hot spots (bright specular highlights that make your subject look like they’re sweating). Soft specular highlights are good β€” shiny sweaty is bad, but we’re not going remove the highlight β€” we want to keep that in place β€” we just want to reduce the shine so the sweaty...

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Using The Brush To Edit Your Gradient
Nov06

Using The Brush To Edit Your Gradient

A quick, but important little video from Benjamin Warde on how to use the Brush tool in Lightroom Classic to edit a gradient you created with the Graduated Filter tool. This is way better than it sounds. πŸ™‚ Thanks, Benjamin! Hoping your Tuesday is even better than usual. πŸ™‚ Best, -Scott P.S. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for Rob’s...

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