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Using Lightroom's Hue Panel to Green-Up Grass

Using Lightroom's Hue Panel to Green-Up Grass

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The HSL panel in Lightroom isn't one that often gets talked about or sees lots of use—especially the Hue section of that panel.  Moving the sliders in the Hue Panel can create some interesting color shifts that are unnatural and crazy. But this tool also has some amazing super powers when it comes to subtly changing the color of the grass and sky to better fit your vision for the photograph. Watch this video or follow the steps below to learn how you can change dead grass to a more healthy green or over-exposed mid-day sun grass to a prettier...

The Fun (and Importance) of Beautiful Packaging

The Fun (and Importance) of Beautiful Packaging

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We all know how exciting it is to book a session. That excitement carries into the day of the shoot and increases as we rush home to get those images on our computer for a real look at them. Often we get so excited about the beginning of the process and tend to forget our job does not end there. We still have to show the client the images, and then after they place an order, present them with their goods. To me, this is almost as much fun as taking the shots, I love packaging!  I love all things ribbons, bows,...

Editing Seniors With The Limited Edition Summer Collection + The Color Luxe Workflow Collection

Editing Seniors With The Limited Edition Summer Collection + The Color Luxe Workflow Collection

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This week's Editing Cheat Sheet is all about editing seniors, or any other subject your heart might desire, using the Limited Edition Summer Collection and the Color Luxe Workflow Collection together. I love using the different workflow sets offered by Pretty Presets in conjunction with my other Pretty Presets collections such as the Summer Collection because they really allow you to fine tune your edits to fit your own personal processing style. Here are some incredibly easy and varied edits using these two collections together. Love what you see? Add the Limited Edition Summer Collection and the Color Luxe Workflow Collection to your...

4 Tips for Shooting in Harsh Light

4 Tips for Shooting in Harsh Light

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While many of us love shooting in the soft light of late afternoon (and early morning!) we may often find ourselves shooting in harsh lighting conditions. If you find yourself in a situation with less than "ideal" light, here are some tips to help you make the most of it: WARM IT UP All too often, shooting in harsh light can result in washed out skin tones and surroundings. Adding some warmth in post-processing can help relieve some of the washed out tones, but keep in mind that a little goes a long way, so start off small and work...

Adjusting the Matte and Haze Effect of a Pretty Preset

Adjusting the Matte and Haze Effect of a Pretty Preset

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One of the questions we get asked a lot is about how to reduce the matte or haze effect of a preset. Some of the presets in our collections add a slight matte or haze effect to your image and it is easy to adjust if you know how. You can adjust the these effects using the tone curve!  Watch this video to learn how to adjust this effect or follow the steps below the video! Using the Tone Curve Both these effects are created using the Tone Curve Panel. The Tone Curve Panel is located just below the Basic...

Lightroom Tips Cheat Sheet + Monthly Budgeting Worksheet

Lightroom Tips Cheat Sheet + Monthly Budgeting Worksheet

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A few months ago we had a large thread in our Pretty Presets for Lightroom Facebook Group that included MANY members sharing their Lightroom tips and tricks.  That thread was helpful to SO many others that we thought it would make a helpful download to share with ALL our Pretty Presets friends!  As a special bonus, we've also included tips from our own incredibly talented team of mentors, too.   Lightroom Tips Cheat Sheet + Monthly Bonus Worksheet We're so excited to offer you these incredible resources which we hope will save you time and money in your business!  These tips...

Creating Blog Boards in Lightroom Using Lightroom's Print Module

Creating Blog Boards in Lightroom Using Lightroom's Print Module

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We get asked frequently if it is possible to use Lightroom to create collages to share on social media and blogs.  The answers is a big YES!  Not only is it possible but it is simple to do once you understand how to set your settings and add your images.  And once you create a blog template, it is easy to save them for use next time! Follow the steps in the video or instructions below the video to easily create collages for your blog or social media! Getting Started To create a blog board in Lightroom's Print Module, you...

Understanding Focal Length: Which One is Right for Your Subject?

Understanding Focal Length: Which One is Right for Your Subject?

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Whether you just picked up your first camera last week or you’ve been shooting for years, focal lengths can still be tricky. Not only is it important to understand the difference between them visually, but it’s also important to understand which one to select for each subject you’re shooting. Let’s see if we can break it down some. We’ll start by comparing a few of the most popular lengths. I stood in the same place (roughly 4-5 ft from my subject) for each shot so you can see how focal length affects your field of view and your relation to...

Video Editing In Lightroom: How To Apply Your Favorite Pretty Presets to Video

Video Editing In Lightroom: How To Apply Your Favorite Pretty Presets to Video

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Did you know that you can edit video in Lightroom? In this tutorial, we will show you Lightroom's video capabilities, how to make basic adjustments, capture a still frame, and how to apply your favorite Pretty Presets to a video. Note - Keep in mind that Lightroom will only allow you to edit all the frames as a whole, so you will not be able to splice video clips together, and any adjustments you make to exposure and color tones will be applied to the video in its entirety. IMPORTING You import video the same way you would a photo,...

2016 Mother's Day Giveaway + SALE

2016 Mother's Day Giveaway + SALE

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MOTHER'S DAY GIVEAWAY! We wanted to have some fun this week, and what better way, than with a fun GIVEAWAY + SALE.  Enter to win for your chance to win a $100 gift card to Pretty Presets, $100 gift card to Pretty Actions and a Kelly Moore Riva bag ($149 value). It's easy to enter and takes less than a minute.  Enter to win below.  There will be 3 winners!   Giveaway details: Giveaway ends on Wednesday midnight EST.  Winners will be announced Thursday morning so we can hopefully get this into your hands in time, or shortly after Mother's...

5 Must-Know Shortcuts for Lightroom's Brush Tool

5 Must-Know Shortcuts for Lightroom's Brush Tool

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Here at Pretty Presets we are all about saving you time so that you can spend more time with those you love and less time on the computer.  Shortcuts are another way that you can save time in Lightroom. These 5 Lightroom shortcuts for the brush tools are MUST-KNOW! Adjustment Brush Tool Shortcuts K—Open the Brush Tool/Close the Brush Tool This is the most basic shortcut you need to know and it will save you from having to click the "Done" button or clicking "Close".  All you need to do is type the "K" key to open the Brush Tool and...

3 Things You Might Not Know About the Split Toning Panel

3 Things You Might Not Know About the Split Toning Panel

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You love the look of your favorite presets, but have you ever investigated to see how they're created? Lightroom is a masterful tool and its split toning panel is one of many awesome elements. Here are a few things you might not know about split toning. Where is the Split Toning Panel? Split toning is located on the right hand side right underneath the HSL panel. (Hint: right click on any of the panels and select "solo mode" if you prefer to open one panel at a time. My OCD thanks me.   What Does It Do? Split toning affects...