Lightroom “Double Spotlight” Trick
Dec08

Lightroom “Double Spotlight” Trick

How to use the Radial Filter to not only add a spotlight effect, but the real trick is being able to add a 2nd spotlight, without removing the effect of the first one.

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Process Version 4 Heads Up
Nov22

Process Version 4 Heads Up

Along with the name change to Lightroom Classic, we also got a new default Process Version (I addressed the new Process Version names previously), Process Version 4. The new Process Version (PV) is what enables the new Range Mask feature in the local adjustment tools, as well as improvement to the Auto Mask function. For the most part, your experience with the new PV should be pretty seamless, as all new photos will default to PV 4,...

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Sharpening with the View Mask Feature
Nov21

Sharpening with the View Mask Feature

It’s Tuesday, and Adobe’s own Benjamin Warde has a 60-second (or less) video – this one’s on Sharpening with the View Mask feature (it’s way more helpful than it sounds). See, that’s pretty helpful now, right? Thanks, Benjamin. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you all have a rockin’ Tuesday! -Scott P.S. We’re about to unleash our Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals – it’s our lowest prices of the year on...

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Two Great Things About Stitching Panoramas in Lightroom
Oct24

Two Great Things About Stitching Panoramas in Lightroom

If you haven’t seen boundary warp, it’s like a Photoshop miracle inside of Lightroom ๐Ÿ™‚

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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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