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Keeping Lightroom Classic’s Files in Check: Part 1 - As Lightroom Classic users we focus on the job it does with our photos, both in terms of managing them and processing them, but it is worth taking a moment to think about the footprint the Classic-related files leave on our computers, which when left unchecked only continues to grow over time. Disclaimer: Let’s just acknowledge that in the grand scheme of things your photos and videos will require far more storage space than your Lightroo...
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Making Sure You Don’t Miss Any Dust Spots On Your Image - This is such a great tip – I used to show this one in the Photoshop World “Lightroom Killer Tips” live session. You can also use this in conjunction with the Visualize Spots feature – another super-helpful tip from Benjamin Warde. Pretty handy, right? Thanks to everybody who posted a comment here yesterday I read every comment (always do). Anyway, thanks much for taking the time – it makes a difference. Have a great Tuesday everybody...
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Lightroom Adjustment Brush Trick For “Turning On The Lights” - Before we get to today’s tip, I have some terribly sad news to share. Winston Hendrickson, Adobe’s VP of Engineering for Lightroom and Photoshop passed away this weekend after a tough year-long battle with cancer. He was a dear friend, a reader of this blog, and he totally “got” Lightroom users because as a pro-sports photographer, he used it daily in his own work. I wrote a tribute to Winston on my daily blog — if you’ve got a ...
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Lightroom “From Flat to Fabulous” Tutorial (with downloadable RAW practice file) - Download this RAW image and follow along as we go from the RAW image straight out of the camera to the final image, learning how it’s all done every step of the way (this is a perfect tutorial to do this weekend, or ya know, tonight). But first…this: Head up: my full-day Lightroom seminar is about to kick off for 2018 in these cities: Houston (Feb. 26) San Antonio (Feb. 22) Atlanta (March 26) Milwaukee (March...
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Understanding the Lightroom Classic to Photoshop Workflow - Understanding the basics of how to take your photos from Lightroom Classic (works the same in earlier versions of Lightroom Classic too) to Photoshop and back again (and possibly back and forth more than once) can reduce frustration and increase efficiency. Configuring Preferences Let’s take a look at the External Editing options, which can be found by going to Lightroom > Preferences > External Editing (PC: Edit > Preferences > Ex...
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Customizing Your Lightroom Identity Plate - Hi, gang – it’s Tuesdays, and Adobe’s own Benjamin Warde has a brand new video on how to quickly customize your copy of Lightroom with your own logo and look. Check it out: Thanks, Benjamin! Here’s to having a way better than usual Tuesday! Best, -Scott P.S. Tomorrow my guest on The Grid (my live weekly photography show) is photographer Melanie Kern Favilla, and we’re doing blind photo critiques. Submit your images now if you want to be considered...
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Lightroom Adjustment Brush Tips for Beginners - Here’s a few quick shortcuts for using the Adjustment Brush for those of you just getting into Lightroom (or if you’ve been using Lightroom for a while, maybe you forgot about these, or never knew these existed, or just wanted a refresher). Ya know, stuff like that. Above: You’ll be changing brush sizes a lot, so you’ll want to know how to change brush sizes from your keyboard. By the way — the Adjustment Brush cursor you see above shows you t...
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Seven More Really Handy Lightroom Shortcuts - It’s Friday; the weekend’s almost here, so let’s kick it off by learning some really helpful shortcuts for Lightroom’s Library Module. Here we go: (1) Press ‘t’ to toggle the toolbar at the bottom of the thumbnail grid on/off. When it’s on, press and hold ‘t’ to temporarily toggle it off; release the “t’ to bring it back. (2) Press Option-1 to apply the first keyword in your current Keyword Set. Press Option-2, for the 2nd, Option-3 for the thir...
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Understanding the History and Snapshots Panels: Part 2 - Picking up from last week’s post, the History and Snapshots panel share some common traits. If you expand the Navigator panel you can hover your cursor over a history step or a snapshot and see the Navigator panel preview change to reflect the state of the photo at that time. Similarly if you click on a history step or a snapshot you will set the photo to the settings contained in that step or snapshot respectively and this updates th...
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How to Take Advantage of Lightroom’s Targeted Adjustment Tool - This tool is so awesome, but it’s also kind of hidden, and so a lot of folks don’t take advantage of it. Well, you can start 2018 unleashing this bad boy thanks to this quick 60-second video from Adobe’s own Benjamin Warde: Thanks, Benjamin! Hope you have a great Tuesday! -Scott P.S. I know a lot of you have been wondering when the McRib is coming back (I know that’s true, because a commercial on TV just now said so and they co...
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