Free Training: Editing With Lightroom Presets, Brushes and Graduated Filters

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  Editing with Presets, Brushes & Graduated Filters in LIghtroom Thank you so much for attending. We had such a wonderful time and enjoyed all of the fantastic questions at the end, too. Be sure to watch it through to the end, so you can check out the Q&A session also. During the webinar Amanda shared: How to install presets, as well as how to create a shortcut so the next time  you install presets it will be quicker. How to edit images with presets, both for a "clean edit" and a special creative look. How to create a snapshot to...

Fixing Wrinkles on a Background Using the Spot Healing Tool in Lightroom

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Last month, Erika of Erika Marie Photography posted a photo in the Facebook Group where she had done lots of cloning and healing in Lightroom instead of taking the photo into Photoshop.  Since many think that cloning in Lightroom not as good as Photoshop, we are on a quest to prove them wrong. We loved her edit and wanted to let you see a video of how she uses the cloning and healing tool in Lightroom.  Go ahead and try it on one of your images.  It won't take long before you aren't taking many images into Photoshop any more!...

Workflow Wednesday: Getting a Correct White Balance

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  Fixing White Balance with The Eye Dropper Tool Getting the proper white balance on your images is an important factor in editing.  The more you edit photos, the more you will be able to see when the white balance is wrong and how to fix it.  Lightroom's eye dropper tool can be a HUGE help to get the white balance right.  Watch Amy in this video use this tool to get it just right!   Fixing Blue and Red Casts Start this video at about 6 minutes in to watch Amy as she fixes a blue cast and red...

How to Create Candid Moments With Your Children

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I photograph what I love, and love what I photograph. I always find myself looking at beautiful spaces and old fences, overgrown nooks and crannies seeing photographs in my mind. I love being inspired by a setting or a child and I actually see myself taking the photo. My friends will attest to me calling them with 20 minutes notice that I need their child for some crazy photo that I see in my mind! Even my own children have started to recognize that look in my eye. I never thought that what started as wanting to take a decent photo...

Workflow Wednesday: Editing Haze

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Editing hazy images can be tricky.  But you don't need to throw away those images. Amy shows us how to edit them to make them look their best!  

FREE WEBINAR: Getting It Right In-Camera

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Getting It Right In Camera + Free Cheat Sheets/Notes For You! Do you find yourself spending too much time editing to fix problems with your images? Enjoy this fantastic recording from our live training all about getting it right in camera. During our time together we will talk about the exposure triangle, using manual mode, how to meter for optimal exposure, how shutter speed affects focus, and more. Be sure to enjoy the FREE CHEAT SHEETS/NOTES to the class by clicking on the button below.  Thanks for being here and enjoy the video and notes.

Workflow Wednesday Video Tutorials: Removing Green Color Casts, Cloning Large Objects, and Portrait Editing Workflow

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Using Pretty Presets Perfect Portrait Brushes to Fix Green Cast One of my favorite sets here at Pretty Presets is the Perfect Portrait Workflow Bundle.  It bundles the Workflow Clean Edit Presets with the Perfect Portrait Brushes.  The Workflow Clean Edit set is amazing at giving a nice clean edit to your image.  The Perfect Portrait Brushes provide all the little finishing touches that take your portrait to the next level. Watch this bundle transform this beautiful portrait. Editing Portraits with the Clean and Creative Set and the Perfect Portrait Brushes These two portraits were beautiful out of the camera,...

Video Tutorial: How to Clone in Lightroom

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How to Clone in Lightroom We hope you enjoy this video on cloning in lightroom!  Special thanks to Amy Phipps for putting this together for us. Some Additional Tips for Cloning: If you need to clone a smaller area next to a larger area that you've already cloned, you can move the the already cloned area out of the way to allow you access to that spot you need to clone. Once you're done cloning that that small area, simply move your larger clone backgo over clones areas with a skin smoothing brush to make it look more seamless. That...

The Lightroom Lab: An 8-Week Course to Mastering Lightroom

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***SOLD OUT*** We'll be offering again next year, see you then! We're so excited to launch our brand new 8-week course on Mastering Lightroom! We've had requests for this type of course for years, and are so thrilled to finally be able to offer it to you. The nine lessons covered in the Lightroom Lab are comprehensive and are designed to help you learn core principles and then gradually build your skills. By the end of the eight weeks you will have a deeper understanding of Lightroom and be able to use it confidently and effectively.Your teacher will be Amanda...

4 Days to Sharper Photos: Sharpening in Lightroom

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In the last 3 posts, we have talked about how to get sharper images in-camera.  Today, I am going to share how to take an already sharp image and give it a little bit more sharpening in Lightroom. **NOTE: You can’t make an out-of-focus image instantly sharp in Lightroom. Sharpening a blurry photo in Lightroom will do nothing except for sharpen the blurry pixels.  This isn’t a fix for a badly out-of-focus image.** As you begin to move each slider in the Detail panel, hold down the ALT/OPTION key while adjusting each.  As you do this you will see the...

4 Days to Sharper Photos: Good Light and Good Lenses

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Hopefully, you are well on your way to sharper images.  Hopefully you have figured out your camera’s focus settings and you have practiced and understand how depth of field and shutter speed can help you out. This post is going to focus on the role good light and good lenses play in getting sharper photos. Good Light and a Good Exposure You need good light for sharp photos.  Good light helps in so many ways but it is super helpful with sharp photos.   When determining whether a photo is sharp or not, we generally look to the subjects eyes...

Mini Session Edit With Pretty Presets

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Mini Session Edit with Pretty Presets