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  • Tip: Lightroom Tips and My Sky Replacement Tutorial

    Lightroom Killer Tips
    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Last week, over at Kelby One, we did a free webcast for Photoshop World coming up in just over a month. We had videos and tutorials from lots of various Photoshop World instructors, and I jumped in to do a some quick Lightroom tips as well as a tutorial on replacing a not-so-great sky in landscape photos. Replacing the sky is one of those questions I hear about a lot. I’ll tell you up front, that in order for it to work, you need similar conditions. For example, if you take an image from a blah cloudy day, and try to replace it with a sky from a bright sunny or colorful sunset, then…
  • New Abstract Photograph: Heaven and Earth

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    Nat Coalson
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    This abstract photograph evokes ethereal feelings of gentle floating. I made this picture in Lecce, Italy.A soft palette of pastel blues and earth tones is arranged in a flowing, horizontal orientation that divides the picture in equal, vertical halves.This minimalist artwork is available as a fine art print in any size and on any material, including mixed media Original on canvas with acrylic embellishing. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Artigianale V

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    Nat Coalson
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
    I made this fine art abstract photograph in the underground cellar of a 19th century building in Barcelona, Spain. The vertical format, featuring strong, diagonal graphics, creates a lot of visual energy. The color palette is comprised of earth tones and ruddy hues in brush strokes set against a background of light gold with a very subtle grid pattern. This image is available for purchase as a fine art print in any size and on any material. It works exceptionally well in contemporary interiors and hospitality settings. It’s also available as a mixed media Original on canvas, hand…
  • New Abstract Photograph: La Hermosa Música

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    Nat Coalson
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    I made this fine art abstract photograph at the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Spain. (OK… just this once, I will tell you what it is: stained glass windows reflected on metallic wall tiles.) The picture is bold and dramatic, dominated by multicolored squares of varying sizes set against deep black. This image is well suited as decorative art for contemporary interiors. Fine art prints are available in any size and on any material. Also available as a mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Please contact us for your custom order. Click the image…
  • Lightroom 5.5 now available

    Lightroom Journal
    Sharad Mangalick
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:03 am
    Lightroom 5.5 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5.  The goal of this release is to provide support for Lightroom mobile, additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. Release Notes New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.5 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Fujifilm FinePix S1 Nikon 1 J4 Nikon 1 S2 Nikon 1 V3 Olympus OM-D E-M10 Panasonic DMC-GH4 Pentax 645Z Samsung NX3000 Sony DSC-RX100 III Sony A7S (ILCE-7S) Sony Alpha SLT-A77 II (ILCA-77M2) New Lens Profile…
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  • Tip: Lightroom Tips and My Sky Replacement Tutorial

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Last week, over at Kelby One, we did a free webcast for Photoshop World coming up in just over a month. We had videos and tutorials from lots of various Photoshop World instructors, and I jumped in to do a some quick Lightroom tips as well as a tutorial on replacing a not-so-great sky in landscape photos. Replacing the sky is one of those questions I hear about a lot. I’ll tell you up front, that in order for it to work, you need similar conditions. For example, if you take an image from a blah cloudy day, and try to replace it with a sky from a bright sunny or colorful sunset, then…
  • Lightroom Plug-In: If You’re Looking For Film Effects, Check Out Alien Skin Exposure 6

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:04 am
    Hey everyone. I keep getting asked about all of the Lightroom plug-ins out there, which is why (a while back) I created a plug-in category here on the site. One of the big areas I hear a lot about is film effects. Lately it seems that film effects have taken over the post-processing world. Look at the popularity of the VSCO Film presets for Lightroom (and many others that do something similar). Just about every photo app on the iPhone does ‘em too. Now, I do think the overall community out there wants to do most of their work in Lightroom which is why presets are popular. But when it…
  • TIP: Super Techie, But Important Catalog Tip & Lingo

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Catalogs and photo storage is always one of the most popular topics whenever I’m out there teaching Lightroom. So I thought I’d do a quick post on one of the core concepts of the Lightroom catalog: Referenced photos vs. Managed Photos. This especially comes to light with Aperture not being developed anymore, but it’s still something good to know about when it comes to Lightroom. It sounds really techie but it’s not that bad. If you’re just a casual Lightroom user, you really don’t have to worry about what the difference is and what Lightroom does. Most…
  • The Secret News About Lightroom 5.5

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Okay, maybe the news isn’t so secret anymore, but I wanted to post this quick video that Scott and I did because I think it’s addressing a concern of a lot of photographers out there. See, a bunch of people are jumping on the Adobe Photography Bundle where you get Lightroom and Photoshop for $9.99/month. Since then, there’s a question I’ve been hearing a lot lately and Adobe’s done something pretty cool to answer it. The question comes in two ways: 1) I just signed up for the photography bundle and I’m using Lightroom. But what happens if I decide I…
  • 3 Ways To Zoom In On Your Photos in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Since Lightroom is all about photos and most people like to see their photos larger on screen, I wanted to give you some of the shortcuts and secret handshakes to help make that happen 1. Just press the F key (for Full Screen) – This is definitely the simplest. Where ever you are in Lightroom, just press F for Fullscreen and Lightroom will show the photo full screen with all of the interface hidden. 2. If you want to zoom in to 100% (or some other amount), just go to the Navigator panel in the Library or Develop module. Then click the Fill, 1:1, or custom zoom option at the top left. Oh…
 
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  • Camera Raw 8.6 RC and DNG Converter 8.6 RC Now Available on Adobe Labs

    Sharad Mangalick
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Camera Raw 8.6 is now available as a release candidate on Adobe Labs for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC on Adobe Labs.  An update of DNG Converter is also available on Adobe Labs. As mentioned here, updates to Camera Raw 8 for Photoshop CS6 only include new camera support,  lens profile support, and bug fixes.  The new features listed in the release notes are only available in Photoshop CC. New Camera Support in Camera Raw 8.6 Release Candidate Nikon D810 Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4 Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 8.6 Release Candidate Mount Name Canon…
  • What happens to Lightroom after my membership ends?

    Tom Hogarty
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Since the launch of the Creative Cloud, Adobe has engaged in an ongoing dialog with the photographic community. We’ve tackled mobile workflows, provided ongoing enhancements and lastly, provided a membership plan tailor made for all levels of photographers. With the latest update to Lightroom 5.5 I believe we’ve also addressed a lingering concern in the community: What happens to my photographs after my membership ends?  With Lightroom 5.5, at the end of a membership, the desktop application will continue to launch and provide access to the photographs managed within Lightroom as…
  • Lightroom mobile iPhone, update for iPad now available

    Sharad Mangalick
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:05 am
    Today we’re announcing the immediate availability of Lightroom mobile on iPhone.  With the addition of the iPhone, Lightroom now seamlessly connects your desktop, iPad and iPhone. As with iPad, Lightroom mobile on iPhone extends your workflow beyond your desktop.  You can now use either your iPhone or iPad to review and edit images and sync the changes back to the Lightroom catalog at home.   And now with the 1.1 update for iPad, you can also apply star ratings to your images and also use the custom order that you’ve set within your collections. Once you’ve told Lightroom a…
  • Lightroom 5.5 now available

    Sharad Mangalick
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:03 am
    Lightroom 5.5 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5.  The goal of this release is to provide support for Lightroom mobile, additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. Release Notes New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.5 Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Fujifilm FinePix S1 Nikon 1 J4 Nikon 1 S2 Nikon 1 V3 Olympus OM-D E-M10 Panasonic DMC-GH4 Pentax 645Z Samsung NX3000 Sony DSC-RX100 III Sony A7S (ILCE-7S) Sony Alpha SLT-A77 II (ILCA-77M2) New Lens Profile…
  • Camera Raw 8.5 and DNG Converter 8.5 now available

    Sharad Mangalick
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:01 am
    Camera Raw 8.5 is now available as a final release for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC.  This release provides new features including new preview controls, the ability to modify graduated and radial filters, and a new visualization mask for graduated and radial filters.  In addition, this release also includes bug fixes, support for new cameras and new lenses.  DNG Converter 8.5 is provided for customers using versions of Photoshop older than Photoshop CS6. As mentioned here, updates to Camera Raw 8 for Photoshop CS6 only include new camera support, lens profile support, and bug fixes. …
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  • Clarity Volume 4 is out!

    seanmcfoto
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    Clarity Volume 4 is out now! Featuring 73 pages of goodness with articles from yours truly, Piet Van den Eynde, Kevin Kubota & Dave Delnea amongst others. For my article, we’ve moved into Develop, and take an in-depth look at the Basic Panel. Other features include Food Photography, Hollywood Glamor, and making ‘Indoor Clouds’ with liquids. CLARITY is a bi-monthly eMagazine published in PDF format for maximum compatibility with a wide range of devices. There’s also a subscription offer giving 8 issues of the magazine. Issues 1-4 right now, with 5-8 as they…
  • After CC is gone.

    seanmcfoto
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:22 pm
    It’s been there since 5.5 came out, but wasn’t announced-perhaps because of the hubbub of all the other Creative Cloud announcements; You can continue to access your photos in Lightroom even if you cancel your Creative Cloud. Yes, you heard that right. You can still keyword, print, make websites, etc etc. What you can’t do is use Develop or Map. You can however still use Quick Develop and Presets. Mobile Sync to Lightroom mobile is off the cards too, as you need a subscription for that. Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski have a video about it: Victoria Bampton has a post over…
  • Jeffrey Friedl on reducing large catalog size.

    seanmcfoto
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:53 am
    Often people will take blogs and do a rough edit then post.. but this post is so good, you need to go over there and read it yourself. Jeffrey Friedl (the King of Lightroom plugins), talks about a way of potentially making large catalogs much smaller. Handy for shorter back-ups and generally just tidier all round. So head on over to Jeffrey’s blog.
  • Essential Development 50% off until July 1st

    seanmcfoto
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:10 am
    My ebook with Craft and Vision ‘Essential Development‘ is on sale until July 1st. Get it 50% now-just $3.50 including 100 presets!
  • Camera Profiles for Fuji

    seanmcfoto
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Hey folks, I’ve looked at Fuji Profiles for Portraits before, but here’s a little video on all the new Fuji Profiles.
 
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  • Photo missing

    Sevenhats
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    Being new to Lightroom I have clearly done something catastrophically wrong, but have no idea what it might be. Photos I have sent from Lightroom to Photoshop CC to process and subsequently saving back to Lightroom in Tif format are then vanishing when I next switch on. There is an image but it is the unprocessed RAW (or Jpeg format, depending which camera I used) that I am getting. When I try and look at the saved Tif version I get a message saying 'photo missing'. Has anyone else experienced this. Most frustrating. Fortunately I have also been saving to a separate folder not in Lightroom so…
  • Installation following free trial

    Martina
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    I just completed a free one month trial of Lightroom. I purchased the Lightroom 5 CD and installed the software. Now, when I go to open the Lightroom, it still says that my trial has run out and my access is denied. PS, I am new to the Macbrook Pro, so my problem might be there! Thank you.
  • Exporting to jpeg - images with Watermarked text on a grey border

    Aaron Braganza
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:20 pm
    I would to learn how to create a watermark text on a grey border on every picture I export to jpeg. I can do normal watermarks in LR5 - but dont know how to get a grey border on the bottom of every image to have a text displayed on the grey watermark. Appreciate any feedback
  • Black & White import as Colour

    Jack Henry
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:20 pm
    I've just, for the first time, shot B&W in camera. When importing them into LR 5.5, they first appears as B&W during the import, but then 'magically' jump to colour. I have no develops settings during import turned on. I'm shooting raw and converting to DNG on import. Even if I leave them as NEF for import, it still happens. HELP!!!!!
  • LR 5.5 crashes during edit

    brian + gry
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Working in Lightroom 5.5 today, editing in develop module, and all of a sudden I get an error message that Lightroom has stopped working and Windows will close the program. Happened twice today, never happened before. Anyone esle have this happen? Any ideas as to cause/fix? The only thing different on the computer is that I subscribed to PS CC last week. Thanks for your help, Brian
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  • Get Your Site Running with CE4 and Lightroom

    Gene McCullagh
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:15 pm
    For many years now Lightroom has made it possible for you to create websites to showcase your images. The Web Module is an often overlooked part of the Lightroom experience. This may be so for any number of reasons. The heavy hitting modules ( Library Module  and Develop Module ) are where most photographers spend their time. The Web Module itself has always had more promise than delivery. Or, perhaps, users couldn't invest the time to learn how to manipulate the default Web Module assets. Whatever the cause, it has spawned more than a few third party plugins for Lightroom to make…
  • Lightroom, Model Releases, and the Cloud

    Gene McCullagh
    22 Jun 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Several months ago I wrote about how you can use Evernote and Lightroom together. (see Remember Everything: Lightroom and Evernote) Here is another way you can make Lightroom and Evernote help you with your workflow. Let Evernote hold your model releases and let Lightroom keep track of where they are. Lightroom has quite a few metadata fields in which you can store important information. But your Lightroom Catalog cannot hold PDF or other document files. This leaves the photographer to come up with a system to store model releases and link them up with the images they…
  • Using Adobe Illustrator with Lightroom

    Gene McCullagh
    17 May 2014 | 6:59 am
    Lightroom is very flexible when it comes to working with external editors. You probably already know that it will automatically detect if you have Photoshop installed and make that the default external editor. If you have other image editors like Pixelmator or Photoshop Elements you can add those as external editors too. Most of these pixel based editing programs will easily roundtrip back to Lightroom with a simple Save command.But sometimes you want to do things that most pixel based editors just can’t do (or at least can’t do well). One such artistic avenue is vector editing. That is…
  • Before/After - A New Video Series from Photography Concentrate

    Gene McCullagh
    4 May 2014 | 7:35 am
    You need a bookshelf. So you go to a large discount retailer near you and find a nice one. It comes in a box marked "Assembly Required." The next thing you know you have panels, shelves, and 122 assorted bits of hardware strewn across your floor while you ponder the mysteries of the instructions sheet.If you actually want a functional bookshelf then there isn't much room for creativity in this exercise. Bolt 24a attaches side panel C to shelf 2. Step by step. No deviations.But photography and Lightroom aren't like that. Sure, there are some things that need to be done in a certain…
  • Lightroom Goes Mobile

    Gene McCullagh
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
    With the recent release of Lightroom 5.4 your images are no longer tethered to your computer. Adobe now offers an iOS app called Lightroom Mobile and Lightroom on the Web. You now have a somewhat convenient way to work on your images from an iPad. You can run Lightroom Mobile on all versions of the iPad (except the 1st generation) and the iPad mini. The Lightroom Mobile app is available for FREE on the app store.This is a pretty complete offering considering that it is version 1. It makes me hopeful that the team has much more in store for us. After all, consider how…
 
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  • If you cancel your CC subscription, you’ll lose all your work… or will you?

    Victoria Bampton
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    There’s been a lot of discussion about subscription services and whether you’ll lose access to your work when you cancel your Creative Cloud subscription.This is particularly of concern to Lightroom users because your edits are stored non-destructively in the catalog. Of course you could export all of your edited photos to standardized formats before canceling your subscription, but that’s hardly ideal. So what do you do?Believe it or not, Adobe has been listening. A change was quietly made to the Lightroom 5.5 release to allay your fears.As long as you’re running…
  • What’s new in Lightroom 5.5 and Lightroom mobile 1.1?

    Victoria Bampton
    18 Jun 2014 | 10:49 am
    It’s that time again!  Lightroom 5.5 has just been released, with its usual camera updates and bug fixes, and there are some sneaky new features. At the same time, Lightroom mobile for iPad has been updated to 1.1 and the long-awaited Lightroom mobile for iPhone is now available too!  This might be a long blog post… Lightroom mobileNew Features on Lightroom for iPadStar Ratings! You can now click the flag in the lower right corner of Loupe view to change to star rating mode. Then swipe up or down to show the star rating overlay and select your chosen rating.Custom Sort…
  • Lightroom 5.4 bugs and Lightroom mobile workflow ideas

    Victoria Bampton
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
    Lightroom 5.4 and Lightroom mobile have been available for about 10 days now, and of course a few bugs have reared their ugly heads.  Here are the solutions and temporary workarounds:If Lightroom says “Sign in failure. Please try again later. (attempt to index a nil value)”, click here to view the tech note or here to view the forum thread with screenshots.Photos deleted from Lightroom mobile show as synced in Lightroom – there’s more information in this tech note.Some users with current CC subscriptions were showing as trial mode, but that should now be fixed.Some…
  • What’s new in Lightroom 5.4?

    Victoria Bampton
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A few weeks ago, ACR 8.4 was released as a Release Candidate, but there was no sign of a Lightroom 5.4 RC. That was unusual, to say the least, and frustrating for many photographers with the latest and greatest cameras. There was a good reason, however. 5.4 adds support for syncing to Lightroom mobile, allowing you access to your catalog from your iPad. We’ll come back to that in the next post but first, there’s the usual list of what’s new in Lightroom 5.4.Here are the update download links: Windows – Mac So what’s new?  Camera support, for a start:Canon…
  • Lightroom goes mobile with the release of the iPad version!

    Victoria Bampton
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Nearly a year ago, Tom Hogarty gave the first public sneak peek at Lightroom on the iPad on The Grid. Now it’s your turn to play! Adobe has just announced the public release of Lightroom mobile 1.0 for iPad.Initially released for the iPad (iPad 2 or later, or any iPad mini, must be running iOS7), with additional devices to follow, it allows you to sync your photos from Lightroom 5.4 on your desktop to the Lightroom Sync cloud, and back down to your mobile devices. Using the Smart Preview technology introduced in Lightroom 5, smaller versions of your photos, including raw files, can be…
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  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Blake Rudis!

    Brad Moore
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I cannot begin to start writing this post without saying thank you for this opportunity to both Brad and Scott. I threw my seat back when I saw the email come in from Brad asking if I could share my story, I think I ran around my basement (my office) holding my head pinching myself asking over and over if this was even real. After reading this post you will understand completely!Tuesday, March 18th 2014, we were sitting on the edge of the bed having a discussion about time and just how limited it was.“Babe, I have 3 things going on in my life right now that stretch me in every direction. I…
  • It’s Here! My New Book “The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes” is in stock!

    Scott Kelby
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    It arrived in bookstores sooner than we thought (yay!), and it’s here now, complete with bonus selective color image no one was expecting (and at no extra cost).Here’s the link to it on Amazon.com (both Print and Kindle version are in stock) and the Nook eBook version is available now at  Barnes & Noble.com and the print edition should be available there any minute.What’s the book all about? Check out the video below. :)Thanks to everybody around the world who has supported this book series from the start, and who enabled me to bring you this fifth part to the series.
  • Seven Quick Things To Start Your Monday Off Right

    Scott Kelby
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    1. Did you miss Thursday’s “Photoshop World-a-thon?” If you missed Thursday you missed out on a ton of Photoshop and Photography tips. Besides what “The Photoshop Guys” did live on the air (including my live shoot with a “Big ‘ol soft box”) a bunch of our instructors shared video clips of tips to air on the show, and it was literally packed-full of cool stuff (the idea of course, being we’d give you a sample of the stuff we’re teaching in our classes at Photoshop World Las Vegas and that you give you some idea of what we do for three…
  • Probably My Most Embarrassing Photography Story Ever

    Scott Kelby
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I thought’d I’d better tell this story myself before it takes on a life of its own, so on this past Wednesday’s episode of “The Grid” I went ahead and spilled the beans. I have already taken quite a bit of ribbing about it (including emails from friends poking fun, people calling, and even images sent my way), but I feel the only way to deal with this is to just put it out there, take my lumps, and try to move on.So, here’s a short excerpt from The Grid (above) where I explain what is probably my most embarrassing photography story ever (and those of you…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Wedding Photography Systems with Justin Wojtczak Take your wedding photography business to the next level with Justin Wojtczak’s systematic approach to building and running a successful wedding photography business. At the end of the day it is about the level of service you give your bride and groom, and Justin takes you through every step in the process of completing a successful wedding shoot, from the engagement session to the consultation, and from the wedding day itself to the delivery of treasured photographs. All along the way Justin shares pro-level tips, tricks, and techniques for…
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  • Never Lose Access to Lightroom!

    Laura Shoe
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography Program subscription for $9.99/month is a great deal in my opinion, based on what you get: Always up-to-date versions of Lightroom and Photoshop (no need to pay more to upgrade to Lightroom’s next major upgrade when it comes out!) Syncing to Lightroom mobile for the iPad and iPhone (and Android sometime this year) 2 GB of cloud storage A Behance.net pro account However, potential subscribers and users of Lightroom have had a major concern – if you stopped paying, you could lose access not only to Lightroom, but also to your Lightroom…
  • Working with History and Viewing Before & After in Lightroom

    Laura Shoe
    3 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    In this sample video tutorial from my Lightroom 5: The Fundamentals & Beyond video series, I show you all the different ways to view Before and After in Lightroom: Working with the History panel Using the “\” key Toggling on and off specific panel and tool work The Y/Y button I also show you how to change the definition of “Before” so you can compare any previous step to your current work. For best quality, hit Play, then click on the Youtube sprocket wheel in the bottom right and choose 720/HD.(For even better quality, consider purchasing the full series.) Check…
  • Adobe Releases Lightroom 5.5 with iPhone Mobile App

    Laura Shoe
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:15 am
    Today Adobe released Lightroom 5.5 along with Lightroom mobile for the iPhone. Along with the usual new camera support, new lens profiles, and bug fixes, the free Lightroom 5.5 update includes support for syncing with the new iPhone app, and a few other changes targeted at Lightroom mobile and Creative Cloud subscribers. Watch my video below to see the changes in action, or read on below the video for details. Creative Cloud subscribers: update through the CC app. Otherwise, to install the free update, if Lightroom doesn’t prompt you to update, go to Help>Check for Updates, download…
  • Adobe Releases Creative Cloud 2014 With Photoshop CC and More

    Laura Shoe
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:13 am
    Today in a live event Adobe announced the release of new versions of Photoshop CC and 13 other CC desktop apps, plus  Lightroom 5.5 (discussed in another blog post.) Photoshop CC 2014 new features of particular interest to photographers: Focus Mask, which allows automatic selection of in-focus objects. New motion blur filters in the Blur Gallery (with live preview): - Spin blur: cusomize an oval or circular motion blur - Path blur: create motion blurs along user defined paths Improvements to Content Aware Features to allow for better color blending In addition there are many design-related…
  • Free “Tour of Lightroom” Webinar This Saturday!

    Laura Shoe
    11 Jun 2014 | 6:12 pm
    [UPDATE: COMPLETED!] If you missed this webinar on “A Tour of Lightroom”, please sign up to my Lightroom newsletter below for more information on upcoming free webinars and alerts to new Lightroom video tutorials and articles! Join me Saturday, June 14, in this free webinar as I  discuss what makes Lightroom so attractive, explain how it works differently from other programs, and give you a tour of the fundamentals of the program (Library and Develop) by importing and processing a photo shoot. Whether you have never seen the program and are wondering if it is something you should…
 
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  • Tip: Lightroom Tips and My Sky Replacement Tutorial

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Last week, over at Kelby One, we did a free webcast for Photoshop World coming up in just over a month. We had videos and tutorials from lots of various Photoshop World instructors, and I jumped in to do a some quick Lightroom tips as well as a tutorial on replacing a not-so-great sky in landscape photos. Replacing the sky is one of those questions I hear about a lot. I’ll tell you up front, that in order for it to work, you need similar conditions. For example, if you take an image from a blah cloudy day, and try to replace it with a sky from a bright sunny or colorful sunset, then…
  • Lightroom Plug-In: If You’re Looking For Film Effects, Check Out Alien Skin Exposure 6

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:04 am
    Hey everyone. I keep getting asked about all of the Lightroom plug-ins out there, which is why (a while back) I created a plug-in category here on the site. One of the big areas I hear a lot about is film effects. Lately it seems that film effects have taken over the post-processing world. Look at the popularity of the VSCO Film presets for Lightroom (and many others that do something similar). Just about every photo app on the iPhone does ‘em too. Now, I do think the overall community out there wants to do most of their work in Lightroom which is why presets are popular. But when it…
  • TIP: Super Techie, But Important Catalog Tip & Lingo

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Catalogs and photo storage is always one of the most popular topics whenever I’m out there teaching Lightroom. So I thought I’d do a quick post on one of the core concepts of the Lightroom catalog: Referenced photos vs. Managed Photos. This especially comes to light with Aperture not being developed anymore, but it’s still something good to know about when it comes to Lightroom. It sounds really techie but it’s not that bad. If you’re just a casual Lightroom user, you really don’t have to worry about what the difference is and what Lightroom does. Most…
  • The Secret News About Lightroom 5.5

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Okay, maybe the news isn’t so secret anymore, but I wanted to post this quick video that Scott and I did because I think it’s addressing a concern of a lot of photographers out there. See, a bunch of people are jumping on the Adobe Photography Bundle where you get Lightroom and Photoshop for $9.99/month. Since then, there’s a question I’ve been hearing a lot lately and Adobe’s done something pretty cool to answer it. The question comes in two ways: 1) I just signed up for the photography bundle and I’m using Lightroom. But what happens if I decide I…
  • 3 Ways To Zoom In On Your Photos in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Since Lightroom is all about photos and most people like to see their photos larger on screen, I wanted to give you some of the shortcuts and secret handshakes to help make that happen 1. Just press the F key (for Full Screen) – This is definitely the simplest. Where ever you are in Lightroom, just press F for Fullscreen and Lightroom will show the photo full screen with all of the interface hidden. 2. If you want to zoom in to 100% (or some other amount), just go to the Navigator panel in the Library or Develop module. Then click the Fill, 1:1, or custom zoom option at the top left. Oh…
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  • Digital Photo Workshops Hangout: The Joys of Landscape Photography

    Rob Sylvan
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Our fall workshop series is coming up fast, and we’re getting into the swing of things with a special hangout that is all about landscape photography. My Digital Photo Workshops co-lead Randy Van Duinen and I will be joined by two of our guest instructors, Brian Matiash and Nicole S. Young, for an hour or so of sharing our favorite tips, gear advice, and post-processing techniques. The hangout is free to watch, and we’re even giving away 2 free passes to a future workshop, but you’ve got to be watching to win. Date: Thursday July 31st Time: 8 pm Eastern, 7pm Central, 6pm…
  • July Photofocus Lightroom Hangout: Mastering the Mobile Monster

    Rob Sylvan
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Just a heads up that our next Lightroom hangout on Photofocus is all about using Lightroom in a mobile world. Our special guest this month is Brian Matiash, the Global Photos Products Evangelist at Google, who knows a lot about using Lightroom on the go. My friends Levi Sim and Gerard Murphy will also be on hand to share their tips, perspectives, and insights on how to get the most out of Lightroom when you are on the move. We’re also giving away a free pass to Photoshop World Vegas, but you’ve got to be watching to win! Date: Wednesday July 30, 2014 Time: 1:00pm Eastern, 12:00pm…
  • Photofocus: Create Customized File Name Templates in Lightroom

    Rob Sylvan
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    In this Photofocus blog post I cover how you can create customized file name templates to suit all kinds of needs. There are a few places where you can batch rename photos in Lightroom. The most common is during the import process via the File Renaming panel of the Import dialog, but you can also batch rename by selecting photos in Grid view of the Library module before going to Library > Rename Photos. A less often used option is to rename copies created via export via the File Naming panel of the Export dialog. In each of these scenarios you can gain access to the various file name…
  • Lots of ways to learn Lightroom

    Rob Sylvan
    27 Jun 2014 | 12:25 pm
    I spend a large portion of my days helping people learn Lightroom in lots of different ways. I thought it would be useful to round them up a bit as we all have different learning preferences. If you are the type who just likes to have a good book at your side as you make your way in new software then I have a Lightroom 5 book just for you. If you need a bit more support in the form of video tutorials and the chance to ask an instructor questions as you go through the book, then I would encourage you to check out my Lightroom for Everyone class over at PPSOP.com. If you are already a KelbyOne…
  • Photofocus: Using Target Collections in Lightroom

    Rob Sylvan
    31 May 2014 | 10:58 am
    In this Photofocus blog post I cover how you can use the target collection feature to your advantage and speed up your workflow. It is a small, but very useful feature! You may have heard about collections, smart collections, and collection sets, but have you ever used a target collection? If you haven’t then I’ve got something pretty cool to share with you. The original target collection is the Quick Collection, which is found in the Catalog panel of the Library module. Continue reading at Photofocus.
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  • New Abstract Photograph: Harmony

    Nat Coalson
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    This is another fine art abstract photograph I made in the underground cellar of a historic building in Barcelona, Spain. The picture is dominated by three large, sweeping curves. The interiors of the curves are filled with luminous fields of colour in blue, pink and purple hues. Around the outside of the frame, the colours blend into rich gold and green hues.Imagery can evoke powerful emotions and memories. Sometimes, as with this picture, the feelings are pleasant and harmonious … yet ethereal and undefined. The abstract forms presented here are reminiscent of beautiful things like…
  • New Landscape Photograph: The Bass Rock

    Nat Coalson
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
    This landscape photograph shows Bass Rock, off the coast of North Berwick, Scotland, with a lone gannet flying in the blue sky.Bass Rock is a steep-sided volcanic rock, 107 meters (351 ft) at its highest point. It is home to the world’s largest single rock colony of gannets, with over 150,000 birds. Viewed from the mainland, the surface of the rock appears white due to the number of birds and their droppings.The rock is currently uninhabited, but historically has been settled by an early Christian hermit, and later was the site of an important castle, which was later used as a…
  • New Abstract Photograph: La Hermosa Música

    Nat Coalson
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    I made this fine art abstract photograph at the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Spain. (OK… just this once, I will tell you what it is: stained glass windows reflected on metallic wall tiles.) The picture is bold and dramatic, dominated by multicolored squares of varying sizes set against deep black. This image is well suited as decorative art for contemporary interiors. Fine art prints are available in any size and on any material. Also available as a mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Please contact us for your custom order. Click the image…
  • New Abstract Photograph: Artigianale V

    Nat Coalson
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
    I made this fine art abstract photograph in the underground cellar of a 19th century building in Barcelona, Spain. The vertical format, featuring strong, diagonal graphics, creates a lot of visual energy. The color palette is comprised of earth tones and ruddy hues in brush strokes set against a background of light gold with a very subtle grid pattern. This image is available for purchase as a fine art print in any size and on any material. It works exceptionally well in contemporary interiors and hospitality settings. It’s also available as a mixed media Original on canvas, hand…
  • New Abstract Photograph: Heaven and Earth

    Nat Coalson
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    This abstract photograph evokes ethereal feelings of gentle floating. I made this picture in Lecce, Italy.A soft palette of pastel blues and earth tones is arranged in a flowing, horizontal orientation that divides the picture in equal, vertical halves.This minimalist artwork is available as a fine art print in any size and on any material, including mixed media Original on canvas with acrylic embellishing. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
 
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