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  • 10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #1

    Lightroom Killer Tips
    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:16 am
    Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to the blog (with an awesome series of tips), our good friend Mr. Rob Sylvan! Greetings! A huge thanks to Scott for reviving this series for new Lightroom users, and to both Scott and RC for giving me the opportunity to add 10 more tips. You can catch up with Scott’s earlier tips if you missed them. The original idea for this series derived from my experience as the Lightroom Help Desk for KelbyOne, which I’ve been doing since Lightroom 1.0 was released. The Lightroom and Photoshop Help Desk for is a feature of a KelbyOne membership, and I’ve been…
  • Removing Moiré Patterns in Lightroom

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    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:17 am
    Luckily, it’s something that I don’t run into a whole bunch, and I used to have to jump through a bunch of hoops in Photoshop when I did run into one of those pesky moiré patterns, but now Lightroom makes getting rid of them really quick and easy. While I’d like to think it only shows up on weird sports coats and dress patterns, the dreaded moiré sometimes shows up in the weirdest places — like the strap of a guitar. STEP ONE: If you look on the black guitar strap you can see a color pattern of large squares, especially up hear where our subject’s hair touches…
  • Practical De-hazing

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    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:01 pm
    If you ever go to a zoo, aquarium or any place that has you viewing animals behind plexiglass, then the new De-haze feature in Lightroom is perfect for you. I went out to Busch Gardens to shoot the animals… (fill in your own joke…) and just about every animal was behind the wonderful thick glass that a million kids and parents had made even better by smearing it with their handprints and other body parts. Most of the time the key is to try to find the cleanest/clearest sections, but I decided to see how good a job Lightroom can do with the dehazing. I took some shots through the…
  • The Top 5 Apps for Photographers (4 Of Them We Bet You’ve Never Heard Of)

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    Brandon Oelling
    10 Aug 2015 | 6:11 pm
    We’re not going to squabble about it here. There’s already lots of bickering about smartphone cameras and editing apps and how they will impact the photography industry. We’ll touch on that another time. This ain’t about the camera. This is about tech. Really cool tech. And we love tech. So when Cassie Phillips (a super tech girl) approached us about going beyond the standard coffee shop arguments, our eyebrows were raised. We said, “Find the best/coolest/obscure programs that photographers should be using … yet might not know about!” She did not disappoint. None of these are…
  • Making the Eyes Pop: Lightroom CC Update

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    Brandon Oelling
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:12 pm
    In recent years, we’ve taught you how to make the eyes pop in Lightroom 3 and Lightroom 4, and now we’re back with a slick new way of doing it in Lightroom CC. The main functionality I’ll discuss in this update has been available since Lightroom 5, but there’s a new addition to Lightroom CC that puts the icing on the cake. We’ll use two tools: the Radial Filter tool, and the Adjustment Brush tool. Let’s dig in. The Color of Iris First things first, process the entire photo to the point where you’re happy with it before doing anything else. Any adjustments to the overall image…
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  • 10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #3

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    4 Sep 2015 | 1:16 am
    #3: Know how to restore from a catalog backup OK, so now you configured your default catalog and you are backing it up on a regular basis. Congrats! Do you know how to restore from a backup catalog in the event that your working catalog is lost or corrupted? It is pretty straight forward, but it is not necessarily intuitive. I mentioned in a previous tip that the backup copy of the catalog is compressed into a zip file starting in Lightroom CC/6. Both operating systems have the ability to extract a file from a zip file, so you don’t need any special software. On Mac, just double-click the…
  • Practical De-hazing

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:01 pm
    If you ever go to a zoo, aquarium or any place that has you viewing animals behind plexiglass, then the new De-haze feature in Lightroom is perfect for you. I went out to Busch Gardens to shoot the animals… (fill in your own joke…) and just about every animal was behind the wonderful thick glass that a million kids and parents had made even better by smearing it with their handprints and other body parts. Most of the time the key is to try to find the cleanest/clearest sections, but I decided to see how good a job Lightroom can do with the dehazing. I took some shots through the…
  • 10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #2

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:16 am
    #2: Use the built-in catalog backup function While Lightroom doesn’t have any functionality for keeping your photo library backed up, it does have an excellent mechanism for regularly and automatically creating a backup copy of your catalog. After all, the Lightroom catalog is where all the work you do inside of Lightroom is stored, so why wouldn’t you want it backed up? Over the years I’ve heard from a few people who avoid the built-in catalog backup function because they already regularly backup the drive their working catalog is on, or because they have Lightroom configured to write…
  • 10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #1

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:16 am
    Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to the blog (with an awesome series of tips), our good friend Mr. Rob Sylvan! Greetings! A huge thanks to Scott for reviving this series for new Lightroom users, and to both Scott and RC for giving me the opportunity to add 10 more tips. You can catch up with Scott’s earlier tips if you missed them. The original idea for this series derived from my experience as the Lightroom Help Desk for KelbyOne, which I’ve been doing since Lightroom 1.0 was released. The Lightroom and Photoshop Help Desk for is a feature of a KelbyOne membership, and I’ve been…
  • Removing Moiré Patterns in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:17 am
    Luckily, it’s something that I don’t run into a whole bunch, and I used to have to jump through a bunch of hoops in Photoshop when I did run into one of those pesky moiré patterns, but now Lightroom makes getting rid of them really quick and easy. While I’d like to think it only shows up on weird sports coats and dress patterns, the dreaded moiré sometimes shows up in the weirdest places — like the strap of a guitar. STEP ONE: If you look on the black guitar strap you can see a color pattern of large squares, especially up hear where our subject’s hair touches…
 
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  • Why You Should (or Shouldn’t) Upgrade to Lightroom CC

    Nick Foreman
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:15 pm
    “Upgrade?! I’m using Lightroom 3 and it works just fine! I’m not spending the money.” That may be your stance when it comes to purchasing new editing software. The battle of good vs. good enough is always a bloodbath. Consider this; when you look at a price tag, is the cost equal to the value? And how do we measure the value? (*hint; value = time saved editing) So you need to ask yourself: “Should I fork over the money for the shiny new Lightroom CC?” “… Or will Lightroom 5 get the job done?” Updates Come In Many Forms The major updates to…
  • Your Personal Brand Just Got More Personal

    Brandon Oelling
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Stand out! Don’t be like everybody else! Personality! Style! We hear it all the time. We’re tired of hearing it. Today we’re doing something about it. Lately, we’ve talked about why you should watermark your images and how to do it proper-like. And, if you’ve been with us for any length of time, you know that we just have to take it a step further. Maybe drive it out to Outrageousville and buy some land out there. There are lots of fonts and styles that are available for you to craft your brand. But why be beholden to templates that everyone in the neighborhood has access to.
  • The Top 5 Apps for Photographers (4 Of Them We Bet You’ve Never Heard Of)

    Brandon Oelling
    10 Aug 2015 | 6:11 pm
    We’re not going to squabble about it here. There’s already lots of bickering about smartphone cameras and editing apps and how they will impact the photography industry. We’ll touch on that another time. This ain’t about the camera. This is about tech. Really cool tech. And we love tech. So when Cassie Phillips (a super tech girl) approached us about going beyond the standard coffee shop arguments, our eyebrows were raised. We said, “Find the best/coolest/obscure programs that photographers should be using … yet might not know about!” She did not disappoint. None of these are…
  • Making the Eyes Pop: Lightroom CC Update

    Brandon Oelling
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:12 pm
    In recent years, we’ve taught you how to make the eyes pop in Lightroom 3 and Lightroom 4, and now we’re back with a slick new way of doing it in Lightroom CC. The main functionality I’ll discuss in this update has been available since Lightroom 5, but there’s a new addition to Lightroom CC that puts the icing on the cake. We’ll use two tools: the Radial Filter tool, and the Adjustment Brush tool. Let’s dig in. The Color of Iris First things first, process the entire photo to the point where you’re happy with it before doing anything else. Any adjustments to the overall image…
  • 10 Simple Steps to Build Confidence as a Photographer

    Brandon Oelling
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Photo © Brandon Oelling For many photographers, using a camera or arranging an intricate lighting setup is as easy as 1-2-3. Pricing their work properly, showcasing their achievements, and feeling confident in their skills – that’s where things get tough. Lack of confidence is a common problem among photographers, especially in the beginning of their careers. There are many ways to gain confidence as a photographer, and we’re going to share them with you. These tips will help you when you feel despondent about your photography business or if something goes wrong unexpectedly. 1.
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  • Landscape photo processing walkthrough

    seanmcfoto
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:04 pm
    After doing the Photofocus Lightroom Hangout with Rob and Levi today, I took advantage of the sun actually being visible to go out and shoot some seascapes. It clouded over while there, but I still got a shot that could…
  • Maximum Workflow: Piccure+

    seanmcfoto
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
    The September issue of Photoshop User magazine is out now. Free to all Kelbyone members. For the Maximum Workflow column, I’ve looked at Piccure+, an application designed to correct lens issues automatically and give sharper images. There’s plenty of great…
  • Photofocus Hangout!

    seanmcfoto
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    I’m live with Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim on Tuesday for a Photofocus Hangout on Tuesday. I’ll be talking about the Web Module, along with making the most of it with 3rd party plugins, including my own. Set the date…
  • Free Instagram Multicolumn Print templates

    seanmcfoto
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:21 pm
    I love Instagram. I even use it as intended mostly: using photos I take on my phone, and uploading them immediately. Of course I do post photos of my work too, so it’s handy having some way of getting more…
  • Lightroom 6.1.1/CC 2015.1.1 and Camera Raw 9.1.1 Available

    seanmcfoto
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Lightroom has been updated to 6.1.1/CC 2015.1.1, with the matching Camera Raw 9.1.1 also available. This release of Camera Raw marks the final version that will be made for CS6, the last perpetual version of Photoshop released back in 2012.…
 
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  • Add a drive in

    mikecox
    3 Sep 2015 | 4:24 pm
    I've tried adding the sub-folder; Batch, the "2015 Aug 31" folder in Lr. I created Batch in Explorer, and added some images. I thought I could Sync the folder, and the Batch would be added but it wasn't. So I tried going to the folder, using Add from within Lr. I got this far, but all the options, except Cancel, are grayed out. Attached Images Add drive.jpg (38.2 KB)
  • LR doesn't see my photos on my ext HD

    LMP24
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:31 pm
    I have two OWC ext drives that are carbon copies of each other. LR recognizes my photos (48K) from one of the drives but only sees some of the photos on the other. I have tried adding the missing photos back to the catalog but LR says they are already imported, which is correct, but it doesn't see them and the folders have only a fraction of the images in them. LR sees all the photos with the other ext drive. I could understand if a few photos have been corrupted or if I had moved them outside of LR etc but the vast majority of the photos are not found by LR. Any suggestions appreciated.
  • Navigator Shortcuts?

    Pfredd
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:14 am
    Are there any Navigator keyboard shortcuts? I am specifically interested in "Go to the previous folder". I am in the process of cleaning up my library and am constantly moving photos from one folder to another. When I want to go back, I have to scroll through the Navigator. It would be really helpful if I could just do a keyboard shortcut. Thanks!
  • License question

    navi
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:36 pm
    I am an EU citizen. Can I purchase a license for standalone Lightroom (not CC) in any EU country (eg Amazon.de) and use the software in English or are licenses tied to the language of the country of purchase? Thanks in advance.
  • Epson RGB

    msmack
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:47 pm
    A friend is using the Epson P800 on Windows 10. Using Adobe RGB the images are printing very, very, dark. Using Epson RGB, they are much better. I have never heard of Epson RGB. Do you have any knowledge of what it is and why the images are better in that setting. Thank you.
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  • Lightroom and Windows 10 Compatibility

    Victoria Bampton
    19 Aug 2015 | 2:54 am
    Windows 10 has been available for a few weeks now, but the more cautious among us like to wait to see which bugs are likely to cause trouble. As a Mac user, I haven’t been watching the wider picture too carefully, but I can give you an update on the known issues that could affect your Lightroom use. Officially, “the latest versions of all Creative Cloud applications are compatible with Windows 10″ and they have “found no significant issues with running Creative Cloud products with Windows 10.”  (This includes the perpetual license for Lightroom 6 too.) Good…
  • What’s new in Lightroom CC 2015.1.1 and Lightroom 6.1.1?

    Victoria Bampton
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:39 am
    Just a little double dot update this time, which fixes a few bugs and adds additional new camera support. So what’s new?   There’s new camera support: Canon PowerShot G3 X Casio EX­100F Casio EX­ZR3000 Leica Q (Typ 116) Olympus AIR­A01 Panasonic Lumix DMC­GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC­FZ300 Panasonic Lumix DMC­FZ330 Pentax K­3 II Phase One IQ3 50MP Phase One IQ3 60MP Phase One IQ3 80MP Ricoh GR II Sony A7R II (ILCE­7RM2) Sony DSC­RX10M2 Sony DSC­RX100M4 Click to view the full list of supported cameras There are a few new lens profiles: Canon mount Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6…
  • Lightroom mobile for Android 1.2

    Victoria Bampton
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:50 am
    Lightroom mobile for Android has just been updated to version 1.2.  So what’s new? There’s a new Segmented Grid view: A new Crop mode: And the ability to copy and paste settings from one photo to another: Check Google Play on your Android device to install the update.   I’ve just finished rewriting my Lightroom mobile book to incorporate all of the recent changes in both the iOS and Android apps. If you’ve already purchased, you can download the update from the Members Area (and if you haven’t, you can buy it here!)       
  • Lightroom mobile book update

    Victoria Bampton
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:25 am
    * Update 20 July – The updated versions are now available * Hi guys, just a quick update on my Lightroom mobile for iPad and Android books. Since there have been so many changes over the last few months, both on the desktop and in the mobile apps (with more coming shortly), I need to update a lot of the information in the iPad/Android books, so I’m taking the opportunity to do a fairly significant rewrite. This means it’ll take a little longer than planned to release the updated eBooks, but they will still be free updates for anyone who has already purchased. I’ve…
  • What’s new in Lightroom CC 2015.1 and Lightroom 6.1?

    Victoria Bampton
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Just 2 months after Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6’s release, the first major dot release is available. If you’re a Creative Cloud subscriber, the update will be available in the Creative Cloud app, along with an update for Photoshop.  (Note that if you install Photoshop 2015, it uninstalls earlier versions of Photoshop by default.) If you have a perpetual license, go to Help menu > Check for Updates.  Unlike previous Lightroom versions, it’s now a patch installer rather than the entire program, so it’s a much smaller download. So what’s new?   CC…
 
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  • 10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #3

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    4 Sep 2015 | 1:16 am
    #3: Know how to restore from a catalog backup OK, so now you configured your default catalog and you are backing it up on a regular basis. Congrats! Do you know how to restore from a backup catalog in the event that your working catalog is lost or corrupted? It is pretty straight forward, but it is not necessarily intuitive. I mentioned in a previous tip that the backup copy of the catalog is compressed into a zip file starting in Lightroom CC/6. Both operating systems have the ability to extract a file from a zip file, so you don’t need any special software. On Mac, just double-click the…
  • Practical De-hazing

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:01 pm
    If you ever go to a zoo, aquarium or any place that has you viewing animals behind plexiglass, then the new De-haze feature in Lightroom is perfect for you. I went out to Busch Gardens to shoot the animals… (fill in your own joke…) and just about every animal was behind the wonderful thick glass that a million kids and parents had made even better by smearing it with their handprints and other body parts. Most of the time the key is to try to find the cleanest/clearest sections, but I decided to see how good a job Lightroom can do with the dehazing. I took some shots through the…
  • 10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #2

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:16 am
    #2: Use the built-in catalog backup function While Lightroom doesn’t have any functionality for keeping your photo library backed up, it does have an excellent mechanism for regularly and automatically creating a backup copy of your catalog. After all, the Lightroom catalog is where all the work you do inside of Lightroom is stored, so why wouldn’t you want it backed up? Over the years I’ve heard from a few people who avoid the built-in catalog backup function because they already regularly backup the drive their working catalog is on, or because they have Lightroom configured to write…
  • 10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #1

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:16 am
    Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to the blog (with an awesome series of tips), our good friend Mr. Rob Sylvan! Greetings! A huge thanks to Scott for reviving this series for new Lightroom users, and to both Scott and RC for giving me the opportunity to add 10 more tips. You can catch up with Scott’s earlier tips if you missed them. The original idea for this series derived from my experience as the Lightroom Help Desk for KelbyOne, which I’ve been doing since Lightroom 1.0 was released. The Lightroom and Photoshop Help Desk for is a feature of a KelbyOne membership, and I’ve been…
  • Removing Moiré Patterns in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:17 am
    Luckily, it’s something that I don’t run into a whole bunch, and I used to have to jump through a bunch of hoops in Photoshop when I did run into one of those pesky moiré patterns, but now Lightroom makes getting rid of them really quick and easy. While I’d like to think it only shows up on weird sports coats and dress patterns, the dreaded moiré sometimes shows up in the weirdest places — like the strap of a guitar. STEP ONE: If you look on the black guitar strap you can see a color pattern of large squares, especially up hear where our subject’s hair touches…
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    Nat Coalson
    11 Aug 2015 | 11:25 pm
    If you’ve found your way here, thanks! But this version of the EyeLevel Journal is no longer being updated. Please visit and bookmark the new address: EyeLevelJournal.com
  • New Abstract Photograph: Invaluable Lessons

    Nat Coalson
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Abstract photograph (negative) made in Seville, Spain. Features white outlines of rectangles against a black background. A large teal, horizontal strip dominates the lower third of the composition. Fine art prints available in any size and on any material. Also available as handpainted, mixed media Original on canvas. Contact us for a custom quotation. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Indigo Rhythms

    Nat Coalson
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Abstract photograph made in Zadar, Croatia features rich, saturated hues of red, magenta and purple, contrasting against deep blue and black. The slim, vertical orientation displays dynamic energy created by strong diagonal lines and rhythmic translucent bars. Fine art prints are available in any size and on any material. Also available as mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Balloons

    Nat Coalson
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Abstract photograph features soft circular shapes in yellow and turquoise. Fine art prints available in any size and any material. Contact us for pricing. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Interplanetary Traveler

    Nat Coalson
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Abstract photograph made in Paris, France. Horizontal image features a rough white square set against a textured field of deep browns and blacks, with diagonal lines and studded with blue specks. Fine art reproductions are available in any size and on any material. Also available as mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Contact us for custom pricing. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
 
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