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Color Range Mask Controls In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic

The new Color Range Masking and Luminance Masking tools in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic are a great way to bring more precision to your local adjustments.

Thanks to these new masking tools we can make much more precise changes to our images while working with Lightroom Classic's Adjustment Brush Tool, Radial Filter and Graduated Filter tools.

The Color Range Mask selects areas based on the colors that you sample using a new Color Range Selector tool whereas the Luminance Range Mask selects pixels based on their brightness value.

To use the Color Range Mask, you must first create some type of local change using either the Graduated Filter, the Radial Filter, or the Adjustment Brush tool. Once you have created a local change then you can select Color from the new Range Mask drop-down menu.

Next, use the new eyedropper tool (Color Range Selector) to target the colors that you want this local change to affect. For greater accuracy, click and drag rectangles around the colors that you want to select and / or use the SHIFT key to add up to five sample points.

Finally, adjust the Amount slider to expand or contract the edges of your new mask. Holding down the ALT key while you drag these sliders to see its effect on the selected areas.

Dragging either of these sliders to the right softens the mask and includes more areas. Dragging these sliders to the left contracts your mask and gives it harder edges.

It’s always tempting to drag the Amount / Smoothness sliders all the way down to zero but I warn you that doing so will often create unnatural artifacts and edges in your image. A little spill, a little softness, in our masks is generally a good thing.

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Nik Collection Sold To DxO

Happy news this morning for us Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic / Adobe Photoshop CC + Nik Software Collection users.

Learn more with the link below!

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How To Upgrade To Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic

Installing the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic upgrade can be a frustrating experience for current Lightroom users.

First, you need to be sure that you are installing the right program. As of October 2017, there are now two versions of +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom: Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC.

The names are important here. Adobe is rebranding the product that we have come to love over the past decade. What has called Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC or Lightroom v.6 in the past is now called Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic is not the same as the brand new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC v1.0 program that was also introduced this week. If you are interested in upgrading to the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC program, or if you are not currently an Adobe Creative Cloud customer, then this is not the right tutorial for you.

For additional information on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic upgrade process go to: https://www.focusphotoschool.com/how-to-upgrade-adobe-photoshop-lightroom-classic/

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What's New In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic?

The latest upgrades to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom were released this week. As of October 2017, the next generation of the +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom program that many of have been using for a decade is now called Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic.

The name is important here. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic is not the same as the brand new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC v1.0 program that was also introduced this week.

Follow the link below to learn more about the best new features in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic:
https://www.focusphotoschool.com/whats-new-adobe-photoshop-lightroom-classic/

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What's New In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic?

Adobe is changing the name of the product that we have come to love over the past decade.

What has called +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom until now, the desktop image editing and photo management application that many of us have been using for a decade, is now called Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic.

Watch this tutorial to see what's new in Lightroom Classic. Time-stamped highlights include:

(0:59) Improved Scrolling and Preview Walk Speed
(1:36) Additional Metadata Control Options In Lightroom's Export Dialog
(2:14) I dig into the really significant update that Lightroom Classic brings us which is the new Color Range / Luminosity Masking feature. This is the fun stuff that us photographer's are really going to use in our everyday image processing routines.

To learn more about how Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic and the brand new cloud-centric Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC differ please go to: https://www.focusphotoschool.com/huge-adobe-photoshop-lightroom-changes-october-2017/

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Huge Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Changes

Learn more about what's changing in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom today as Adobe releases their brand new cloud-centric Adobe Lightroom CC program and rebrands the existing Lightroom application as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic.

Don't let the name changes throw you and don't jump into either new program until you know exactly what you are getting.

Learn more at https://www.focusphotoschool.com/huge-adobe-photoshop-lightroom-changes-october-2017/

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Introducing Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC

The time's they are a changing. This morning Adobe is unveiling the latest versions of the Lightroom program that we photographers love.

There is a lot to dig into here but the most important thing to learn right off the bat is that the names have changed.

If you are currently an Adobe Photoshop Lightroom user then the next generation of the product that you know and love is now called Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic.

An entirely new program, one that involves cloud-based image and catalog storage, is also being released today with the name Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC.

More details coming soon...

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How To Make A Meteor Shower Composite Using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CC

You will find me outside tonight, and tomorrow night, just after sunset with my camera pointed up at the sky. Photographing the Perseid meteor showers is something that I look forward to each August.

This year though you have to get your shots in before the moon rises or else it will drown out a significant percentage of the shooting stars.

My advice: shoot time-lapse when expecting meteors. I give this advice for two reasons. A: Because video with the meteors streaking by as the stars rotate is always pleasing. B: Because you can easily composite together your favorite frames to make a still image that shows more meteors than you actually captured in any single shutter click.

Today's tutorial digs deep into that technique using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Layer Masks in Adobe Photoshop CC.

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom For Landscape Photographers Presentation

It was an honor to present this lecture on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom For Landscape Photographers live at the +B and H Photo Video Event Space in New York City last week. Many thanks to all who attended my presentations both in person and on the Facebook live stream.

Great photographs require beautiful light, a compelling composition, and post-processing precision. In this lecture I demonstrate valuable tools and techniques that you can use to take your landscape photography to exciting new places.

This presentation focuses on achieving maximum image quality and efficiency without unnecessary complexity using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC.

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What Is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom For Mobile? (2017 Edition)

The +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Mobile App is a great way for the Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers to display, enhance, and share their work from virtually anywhere in the world.

So what does Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Mobile offer? Well much like the desktop version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, this is a professional-grade digital photography workflow tool. Tops on my list of Adobe Lightroom Mobile’s strongest features is its elegant Presentation Mode.

With Presentation Mode enabled, you can hand your mobile device over to someone else and let them explore a Collection of your favorite photographs.

Lightroom for Mobile also offers most of the image editing tools that we are accustomed to using everyday in the desktop version.

With the latest round of updates (mid-2017) Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Mobile now includes all of the exposure, white balance, noise reduction, and the local adjustment tools that I rely on everyday while working on my images using the desktop version.

Now you can use this App to edit your raw files on your laptop, desktop, smartphone, or tablet. You can start working with one device then switch over to another device and pick up right where you left off.
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