Mini Session Edit With Pretty Presets

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Mini Session Edit with Pretty Presets

Workflow Wednesday Edits

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Workflow Wednesday Edits

4 Days to Sharper Photos: Depth of Field and Shutter Speed

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Sharper photos won’t just happen.  Hopefully you have spent some time learning a little more about your camera and how it focuses.  Hopefully you’ve realized that manual focus is NOT the key to sharper photos.   This post is going to focus on Depth of Field/Aperture and Shutter Speed and how they can help you get sharper photos. Depth of Field Depth of Field is quite simply the amount of your photo between you and the furthest you can see that is in focus.  Sometimes people think that their photo isn’t sharp a because it isn’t properly focused when in...

5 Ways to Customize Your Pretty Presets in Lightroom

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One of the most asked question on our Pretty Presets Facebook Page and in the Pretty Presets Facebook Group is, “The preset I applied is too much.  How do I tone it down?” Or, “Is there a way to lower the opacity of a preset?” Today, I thought I would address this question in a blog post because there are several different ways to adjust your presets in Lightroom and the way you choose to adjust them may be different depending on the preset you apply. **Disclaimer: It is really hard to adjust a preset if you know very little...

Workflow Wednesday - Working with Heavily Backlit Images, Underexposed Images and More!

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Workflow Wednesday Each week we do a "Workflow Wednesday" in our blog.  We give you the chance to share your unedited image and we offer to show you what can be done in Lightroom to help enhance the image and show you the workflow we used.  Special thanks to Amy Phipps and Gayle Vehar for putting together this incredible Workflow Wednesday lineup.  If you see them in the group, be sure to thank them.  Enjoy the videos. If you would like to be a part of our group on facebook, click here to join! Workflow Wednesday - Underexposed Black and...

4 Days to Sharper Photos: Getting Sharper Photos In Camera

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As photographers, it is a given that we want sharper photos straight from the camera.  But we don’t always know exactly what to do to get those sharper photos.  This short series will help you get sharper photos from the moment you press the shutter button--no waiting to try and fix it later in Lightroom! Focus in the Right Place The first place our eye almost always looks in a photograph is the eye. Eyes are drawn to eyes.  If the eyes aren’t sharp in our photo or the focus falls on something different than the eyes, the photograph just...

4 Tips for Using Print Templates

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  Using the Print Templates Module in Lightroom is a fun way to create collages of photos to share on Facebook, your blog or website.  We even have some FREE Print Templates available for you to download here on our site. Today, I am sharing 4 tips that will help you get the most out of using our Free Print Templates in Lightroom’s Print Module. 1. Installing Print Templates Installing print templates in Lightroom is similar to installing any other type of preset.  You need to unzip the file you download, copy the folder that has the .lrtemplate files inside....

Workflow Wednesday: Cloning Objects in Lightroom

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Gayle put together some incredible edits this week and recorded them. The first and most viewed video this week was about cloning objects in Lightroom 6. Be sure to check it out below and enjoy the other edits as well. Cloning Objects in Lightroom Adding Contrast with the Color Luxe Lightroom Presets  View more from the Color Luxe Collection   Editing with the Luminous Collection  View more from the Luminous Collection  

7 Days to Mastering Manual Mode: Practice Your Way to Perfection

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  To be completely honest, this is the most unglamorous part of teaching people to shoot in manual mode.  No one wants to hear that they are going to have to practice over and over to get this down.  We want everything now.  We want to read about it one day and be perfect at it the next. But the truth is that you are going to need to practice this over and over for a while before you get it down perfectly.  And then, you are going to have to practice some more before you can do it quickly...

Using the NEW Filter Brush in Lightroom 6 and Lightroom Creative Cloud 2015

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This was really one of the features I was most excited about when I saw what was being introduced in the newest version of Lightroom!  It is such a handy tool and it makes customizing the Luminous Collection presets a breeze!  Check out this video or follow along below to see exactly how this new feature works!     You'll see the Filter Brush Tool when you click on either the Graduated Filter or the Radial Filter.  It won't be activated for you to click on until you actually have a Radial Filter or Graduated Filter activated on your photo!  To...

Essentials To Editing in Lightroom Training

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  ESSENTIALS TO EDITING IN LIGHTROOM TRAINING COVERS: During this one hour online class we will discuss how to speed your workflow and edit efficiently with adjustment brushes, graduated filters, the tone/curve panel, and then how to add a beautiful watermark before sharing your image on the Internet. The topics covered in this training are: • what adjustment brushes are and tips for being successful with them • how to use the graduated filter for a realistic and natural edit • the basics of the tone/curve panel and how to quickly enhance your image with it • how to create...

How to Layer Presets Using the NEW Luminous Collection

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Layer presets is something that we get asked about A LOT.  Not ALL presets can be layered.  However, MANY in our collections can. We want to share with you exactly how to do this. Remember: You can't ruin your photo by playing around with it.  Lightroom's history is FOREVER.  You can always go back in time to the edit you loved.  Also know that Snapshots and Virtual Copies are a great way to play around with your photo and save different editing versions.   Find Out More About the Luminous Collection