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Before/After Intermediate Level Lightroom Tutorial

This one is for you intermediate-level users out there, and in the video, I move at that pace assuming you’re already fairly familiar with the Develop Module. Hope you find it helpful.

Well, there ya go. 🙂

Third time’s a charm

After my Monday B&W “debacle,” and then my Tuesday attempt to fix it, sure enough, one of my astute readers found an even easier way, saving a few more clicks. Hats off to “The Keeper of the Garden” who wrote:

“1. Select all photos (or those you want to assess in a B&W version) in your existing collection.
2. Create a New Collection, give it an appropriate name, and check the options to “include selected photos” and “make virtual copies”.

This way, there’s no need to delete anything from your first collection as the virtual copies were created together with the new collection, were included in that new collection, and LR Classic will automatically switch to that new collection.”

They were spot on (and thanks for sharing that with my readers). Here’s hoping that next week, I do a better job (but ya sure can’t count on that).

Stay healthy, vote early and vote often (kidding), and we’ll catch here next week for more mistakes and corrections. 🙂

Have a great weekend everybody! 🙂




  1. John H 12 October, 2020 at 05:52 Reply

    Love these intermediate tutorials, thank you! Did not know the clone-stamp technique to eliminate glow around trees, really helpful.

  2. L. Kelly Jones 11 October, 2020 at 21:42 Reply

    Scott, another excellent “before and after” tutorial! As you know, I think these pack more teaching in a small amount of time than anything else you do. I consider myself an “intermediate,” but in addition to reassuring me as to things I (think I) know, I ALWAYS learn something new.

    For instance, I have struggled with “tree glow.” Yes, you have taught us how to use the clone stamp to darken the edges, but I never considered using it inside the tree. DUH!

    Great work.

  3. Rudi 9 October, 2020 at 03:35 Reply

    Hey Scott, don’t worry too much about what you call a “debacle”. Shit happens to all of us. Have a nice weekend!

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