Using Virtual Copies and Snapshots
Oct11

Using Virtual Copies and Snapshots

The Snapshot and Virtual Copy functions inside Lightroom share some similarities and some significant differences. Each has a valuable place in a Lightroom workflow and it is important to understand the differences to use each of them effectively. Every adjustment you make to your photos inside of Lightroom is stored in the catalog file as a set of instructions that is only applied to copies created during some form of output (such as...

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Creating, Editing, and Managing Local Adjustment Presets
Sep27

Creating, Editing, and Managing Local Adjustment Presets

Nestled away under the Effect drop-down menu under each of the local adjustment tools (Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter, and Radial Filter) are a set of presets that are specific to these tools. Any preset made in any of those tools will be available to all.     Like the Develop presets found in the Presets panel, these presets are basically text files that hold some combination of settings dialed into the local adjustment...

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Cool Little Lightroom Radial Tool Tip
Sep01

Cool Little Lightroom Radial Tool Tip

Check this out: Above: Get the radial cool; lower the exposure a bit (here I took it down to -1.66), then drag it out over your image like you see here. It makes a circle (or an oval depending on how you drag). So far, so good. Above: Here’s the tip: If you want your oval to fill the entire image as large as possible, just hold the Command-key (PC: Ctrl-key) and double-click anywhere inside the oval. That’s it. Short....

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How to Remove Purple and/or Green Fringe (Chromatic Aberrations) in Lightroom
Aug18

How to Remove Purple and/or Green Fringe (Chromatic Aberrations) in Lightroom

Greetings from beautiful Seattle, where today I’m wrapping up the last Lightroom seminar in my week-long West Coast visit. I’ve had such a great time so far – seeing lots of familiar faces and making new friends along the way. I’ve got a red-eye flight home tonight where I’m gonna Zzzzzzzzz big time! 🙂 Hey, before we launch into this — my friend and colleague Erik Kuna did a guest post today over on my...

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When To Hit Lightroom’s Auto Tone Button
Aug07

When To Hit Lightroom’s Auto Tone Button

Hey, before we get to today’s tip, I just wanted to mention that today I announced my ’10th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™” – the full details are at this link – hope you can join us this year (the official date is Saturday, October 7th). OK, on to our tip: At my Lightroom seminar, I sometimes have someone ask, “Do you ever use the ‘Auto Tone’ button in the Develop module?” My answer...

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Adjusting Lightroom’s Spot Removal Tool Source Locations
Jul11

Adjusting Lightroom’s Spot Removal Tool Source Locations

Hi Gang – it’s Tuesday, I’m on vacation in Vegas, but luckily Lightroom Team Member Benjamin Warde stands at the ready with a very cool little tip (in less than 60-seconds, no less). Thanks, Benjamin! 🙂 BIG NEWS FOR TOMORROW! That’s right, I’m welcoming a new columnist here to Lightroom Killer Tips, it’s author, podcaster, Photoshop World instructor and Lightroom Guru, Rob Sylvan (whoo hoo!). I know...

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