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Lightroom Quick Tip: Changing Your Background Color

Hi gang, and happy Friday! 🙂

I know we’ve shared this one here before, but not everybody stops by every day (which is a darn shame I might add), but I saw that my in-house book editor Kim Doty shared this tip from the “Killer Tips” section of my Lightroom book on her Facebook page (by the way you should totally follow Kim on Facebook – she’s always doing cool giveaways and sharing tips and images and stuff – here’ the link to her page).

Anyway, this tip Kim shared was a shortcut for changing the background color of the area surrounding your images in Lightroom. Just right-click anywhere in the area surrounding your image and a pop-up menu appears (as seen below), and you can choose your new background color and/or add a pinstripe texture. Short, sweet, and to the point!


Since we’re so blatantly talking about our books, what the heck, let’s share Peter’s trailer for the book (below), so you hear it from him himself (like that “him himself” part? I hope Kim doesn’t see this, because as an Editor she would shoot me).

OK gang, I’m off to London!
I’m teaching my photography seminar there on Tuesday, and if you’re in the UK and you’re not one of the 300 or so photographers coming out to spend the day with me (and Brad), why the heck not? Come on out – you’ll learn a lot. I hope to see you there on Tuesday!