More Tips for Managing Profiles
Sep11

More Tips for Managing Profiles

Last week we looked at some ways to help us manage existing profiles in the Profile browser. We also learned that changes we make to profiles in Lightroom Classic are also reflected in the Camera Raw plug-in (and vice versa). Let’s look at some other useful things to know. Importing New Profiles From the moment these new profiles we announced by Adobe there were third-party vendors selling or giving away additional profiles we...

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Tips For Managing Profiles
Sep04

Tips For Managing Profiles

Awhile back, Adobe revamped the entire functionality behind applying camera profiles to our photos in Lightroom Classic, Camera Raw, and the cloud-based Lightroom. They really took it up a few notches by giving us the ability to create custom profiles as well as install profiles from third-party suppliers. If you’re like me, you’ve probably explored the pre-installed ones, downloaded and installed a bunch, and possibly...

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Enhanced Skin Softening Technique in Lightroom
Aug26

Enhanced Skin Softening Technique in Lightroom

I’m just back from Photoshop World (it was incredible — I’ll share some pics and stories in a few days), but today I’m sharing a skin softening technique I picked at the conference from one of the instructors — Dutch photographer, and author of the book “Mastering the Model Shoot,” Frank Doorhof. It’s very simple, but very effective. It’s a combination of three sliders You use the...

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Fun Auto Straightening Tip
Jul24

Fun Auto Straightening Tip

Happy summer to all fellow northern hemisphere inhabitants. I hope you are finding fun ways to beat the heat and enjoy whatever summer has in store for you. I was grateful to get to spend some time in a lake up in Maine last week with friends and family, and editing some of the photos from that trip inspired this week’s Lightroom killer tip. I brought my little waterproof point and shoot camera along to the lake, and it was...

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How to Use Lightroom’s Color Mixer
Jul23

How to Use Lightroom’s Color Mixer

It’s named the Color Mixer in Lightroom CC (the Cloud version), and simply the Color Panel in Lightroom Classic, and the video above (from Adobe’s own Michelle Wei & Josh Haftel), shows how to adjust individual colors using the panel. NOTE: Their tutorial is using Lightroom CC (the cloud version), but the HSL / Color Panel works the same way in Lightroom Classic, but the interface looks slightly different (click...

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Instant Awesome Looks Using Creative Profiles in Lightroom
Jul15

Instant Awesome Looks Using Creative Profiles in Lightroom

Terry White did a great video on one of my favorite Lightroom features in years — the Creative Profiles. I found so many users who aren’t taking advantage of these profiles, and if that’s you, make sure you check out Terry’s video (above). This will open a whole new world of awesome looks the easy way. Thanks, Terry! I’m back from Japan I’ve been in Japan for the past 10-days on a family vacation with the...

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